'Longer' Pudding Ride 2012/13 Edition
8:00 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
Need to change my login from guy0 to guido
8:59 Thu, 8 Nov 2012
'People riding there and back?
17:29 Wed, 26 Dec 2012
Yes, seem to recall last year we left at 7 and met Lee on the route. Worked out well.
9:16 Thu, 27 Dec 2012
Is this the route Lee?
8.00-8.05 at the corner of Station Road/Nottingham Lane?
9:22 Thu, 27 Dec 2012
I'd most probably be riding there & back.
20:55 Fri, 28 Dec 2012
@Richardb. Yes that is the official route, but we never seem to get round it! I am therefore going to tweak it a bit - taking out the Colston Bassett loop and instead we will go up the hill out of Stathern, across to Eaton and Branston and up the hill towards Croxton and then back to Eastwell and across the top and back down to Clawson. I shall post the modified route next week.
8:34 Sat, 29 Dec 2012
I will be driving out there.
Lee what will the approx mileage be of the modified route?
11:42 Sat, 29 Dec 2012
Sounds good. I'll ride there and back with you Herve.
16:37 Sat, 29 Dec 2012
Let's form a train, shall we? Anyone wants to suggest a start time? 07:00 rolling out of Beeston? Does that work? What is the roll call?
17:16 Sat, 29 Dec 2012
I'm riding from Beeston.
2:01 Sun, 30 Dec 2012
I'm not sure what route you want to take Herve, I mapped a route down and back with the ride. It's around the 85 mile mark in total, and about 21 miles to get to the start. maybe need to leave Beeston at 6:45 unless we plan to blast it there at 20 mph.
23:14 Tue, 1 Jan 2013
We need to check with Richard who met Lee en route last year.
23:28 Tue, 1 Jan 2013
I made a mistake with the distance, it's 21 miles from Long Eaton to the start. It'll be around 16ish from Beeston.
Are you thinking of an intercept or something then Herve? We have a start location and a time of 8am to get there by.
23:36 Tue, 1 Jan 2013
I'll go with the flow but since Richard did it last week (with an intercept) I was going to tag along if he does the same this year; if not happy to leave earlier and follow your route Nick. I'm easy.
0:23 Wed, 2 Jan 2013
I just really knocked that up to get an idea of the ride distance. Whichever way anyone wants to go is fine with me.
1:06 Wed, 2 Jan 2013
Ask the expert.
Can you let us know your usual commute route and average journey time please?
7:50 Wed, 2 Jan 2013
University, Wilford, Ruddington, Bradmore, Keyworth, Widmerpool, Willoughby to meet at junction of Station Road/Nottingham Road (just above Old Dalby) is about 15 miles. If you go via Bradmore, Wysall, Willoughby it's a bit shorter, but there is Windmill Hill.
The longer Pudding Ride is rolling, but with a couple of decent climbs out of Stathern and Branston. Will post route later.
10:53 Wed, 2 Jan 2013
Thanks Lee, for those riding out I think a 7am sharp departure from Argos should do it, but am happy to leave a little earlier to allow a more leisurely ride out.
17:42 Wed, 2 Jan 2013
Okay. I'll be at 07:00 at Argos Richard.
17:48 Wed, 2 Jan 2013
Revised route here
A bit shorter than usual, but it'll still take a good 2 hours or so.
19:12 Wed, 2 Jan 2013
Would like to join you on this , will you be setting off at racing snake speed? Or will it be moderate enough for ladies of a certain age?!!!
21:48 Wed, 2 Jan 2013
Are you wanting to ride there and back Sally? It will be a steady ride out. We could set off a little earlier if people want?
22:05 Wed, 2 Jan 2013
As a relatively new member, I was wondering what the significance of the name 'pudding ride' was so I googled it and found this:
There's food involved! Thanks dude, sounds great!
It's not supposed to rain so I was toying with the idea of bringing the good bike. The description has made me think again though.
16:29 Thu, 3 Jan 2013
You're sounding like a triathlete Tom! Is that spur enough? :P
19:09 Thu, 3 Jan 2013
6:32 Fri, 4 Jan 2013
OMG, Richard, if you set off any earlier, it will be today! Do you mean I should set off before 7 am, and you all catch me up! Too late to change the start time I think It would be nice to be collected after the eating bit, but being without the use of a helicopter, I will be cycling there and back. Probably slower on the way back......
6:37 Fri, 4 Jan 2013
17 Mile ride out by this map, please if you are riding out be at Argos for 6.55am.
We will leave at 7am sharp.
See you in the morning Lee.
17:39 Fri, 4 Jan 2013
I'll be there to leave for 07:00 Richard.
17:42 Fri, 4 Jan 2013
Synchronise watches.... on my mark it will be 18:29.....Oh drat it took me too long to press submit.....18:30 on my....
18:29 Fri, 4 Jan 2013
6:33 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
Great stuff Lee, Ali and freinds.
A nice ride around the Vale, some nice climbs, fast rolling sections and only the odd lost rider. A great selection of food and drink. Thanks again.
13:04 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
Cheers Lee and the chef's at Buttery Hall. Great morning out, I think the 2nd hardest ride I've done, not that long but my legs were in poor shape before I started so it felt like cycling through treacle all day. I think Wetherspoons are going to cook my lunch.
13:19 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
From the Beeston Road Club representative a big thank you for the ride and especially the catering at Lee's - excellent food from Alison and helpers. Thank you.
I look forward to more inter-club mingling. Although I should probably join you now!
17:38 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
Err, Nick, you already HAD lunch!!
Brilliant day for it, thank you to Lee and Alison plus extra kitchen staff, for hosting and feeding us. No chance of mal nutrition in BCC!
Think, or would like to think, I worked off afew calories on the way back, trying to stay on wheel of The Beeston Boot TT Champion, who doesn't seem to register inclines !
A great day all round!
17:42 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
That was 2nd Breakfast, I only had a bacon roll as I wasn't really hungry then. Chilli and Chips for lunch.
17:46 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
A great ride, until I bonked and dropped off the back, thanks to Mark, Rich and Dave for shepherding me to the venue and providing gels and chocolate, and to Emma for giving me a lift home and to Lee and family of course for the excellent spread, this is getting to sound like an Oscar's speech
18:36 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
@ Richard, good to chat with you today.
Just register through the Join BeestonCC button and also email me when you have done so at: email@example.com
19:03 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
What a great day out. Thanks to Lee, your friends and family for putting on a such a special treat. Looking forward to a big curry now to fill my hollow legs.
19:32 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
Thanks Lee & Co from Mark and EmmaB looking forward to next year!!
@martin, I have never seen a chocolate bar vanish so fast!!
20:07 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
The big question now is, which Mark is going to shepherd home the bonkers in 2014..? Place your bets!
22:41 Sat, 5 Jan 2013
those mark's really are great.
12:31 Sun, 6 Jan 2013