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JamieF

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Aug 2019
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    Not too late. Coming back same day - possible train times above.

  • in Campagne
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    UPDATES:

    The cafe that we were expecting to go to in Brasted will be closed, so we're intending to go to the Landemare Cafe at Chartwell instead. This makes the route about 3 miles longer in total and involves a little detour after Brasted before rejoining the original route near Ide Hill. I've edited the route to put this detour in:
    https://www.strava.com/routes/15017195

    Also, there are now three groups, not two, each with different departure times:

    A group: leaving from the town hall at 8am, riding fast ("B+ pace") and doing a 100-mile route which is largely the same as the others, but once down in Sussex diverts away from Herstmonceux and instead heads further west to take in Beachy Head and Eastbourne before rejoining the route as we head east along the coast: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30917819

    Social: leaving at 8:30am and going at relatively gentle pace (13-14mph)

    B group: leaving at 9:00am and going at a moderate pace (16-17mph)

  • in Campagne
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    The August Bank Holiday is coming up which means it's time for John Summerhayes's annual lengthy club ride known as the 'Summer Saunter'. This year it will be heading down to Hastings on the south coast on Sunday 25th August. Here is the intended route for everyone to download: https://www.strava.com/routes/15017195

    This is the route we tried last year, but had to abandon halfway due to torrential rain. This year we might have two groups, with the faster group setting off a bit later (see schedules below).

    John says:
    "Meet at Waltham Forest Town Hall at 8:30 am. Proceed though Wanstead, Forest Gate, East Ham and Becton then cross the river at the Woolwich Foot Tunnel. Slight climb over Shooters Hill then down to Eltham, onto Chislehurst and Orpington. Once south of the Thames the route is very open and green. At 20 miles London is now behind us. Onto Downe and then a 25% climb up to Cudham. We then drop down to Brasted for coffee and cakes etc. Estimated time of arrival around 11:00-11:15.
    With more climbing we head towards Chartwell then Ide hill, then it's downhill to Bough Beech. Afterwards we head to Chiddingstone, Fordcombe, Stone Cross, Groombridge, Eridge Station, Marks Cross and Rotherfield. This part of the route is undulating. We then climb up to Mayfield (with a stop for refreshments) then downhill to Heathfield and Cade St. Then on to Herstmonceux Castle. After this it's a flat ride across Pevensey Levels to Pevensey and still a flat coastal ride to Bexhill. The very last leg is a ride along the beech cycle path to Hastings. We then head to the Station to book the journey home. In the past it's been a special price of £10 each for a family of 4. Or as some are already doing you can book a B&B for the night and storm back the next day, as it's the Bank Hols.
    The last and most important item on the agenda is to find a good place to eat. With good food in comfortable surroundings with safe parking for the bikes. We all settled for Wetherspoons last time.
    I hope to see you on the ride."

    Here is an approximate schedule for the normal 'sauntering' group going at a fairly leisurely pace (averaging about 14mph / 22-23kmh, once out of London):
    Meet at 8:30am at the town hall. Depart by 8:40am, cross the Thames around 9:30, stop at Brasted from 11:00-12:00 (possibly here?), get to Mayfield by 2pm, leave again at 2:30pm, be at Herstmonceux Castle around 3:45pm and Hastings by 5:30pm.

    There is talk of a possible second group going at a faster pace (aiming for 17mph / 27kmh) and setting off a bit later. A possible schedule for this could be:
    Meet at 9:00am at the town hall and depart by 9:10. Cross the Thames around 10:00, stop at Brasted from 11:30-12:15, stop at Mayfield 1:45-2:15, be at Herstmonceux Castle around 3:15pm and Hastings by 4:30pm.

    Here are some possible direct trains:
    16:50 (gets to London Bridge at 18:25)
    17:31 (gets to London Bridge at 18:55)
    17:50 (gets to London Bridge at 19:25)
    18:31 (gets to London Bridge at 19:56)
    18:50 (gets to London Bridge at 20:25)
    19:50 (gets to London Bridge at 21:25)

    Tickets cost between £10 and £14 and John says it should be possible to get group tickets for groups of four at £10 per person.
    John would like to know ASAP roughly how many people are intending to ride, so if you are planning to come please email him at irongate@talktalk.net

  • in Campagne
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    For a while, some routes were being posted in this thread so there are some more to look at there, but that thread also hasn't been used for quite some time.

    Someone started a Lea Valley group on ridewithgps a couple of years ago or so and there are more routes there. There are also various routes which were made on Strava, which obviously won't be in the ridewithgps group, and lots of routes which were only posted to Facebook. It will take quite a while to get them all together (and to edit any which don't go via High Beach), but ultimately it should be possible to have a page on the website with lots of routes on.

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  • in Campagne
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    Bump!

    Some of us were talking last week about trying to get together a depository of various routes for rides so that whoever is choosing the club run route on any given week has easy access to a range of routes to choose from. I had a vague ghost of a memory that we had already done this before, and after some digging around I've found this neglected thread which hasn't been touched for over 3 years.

    Unfortunately, most (or maybe all) of the routes here would need to be updated as things have changed a bit in the last few years. It used to be that the 'fast group' (in the days before A/B/C/Social) didn't go via High Beach, but now all groups do (for the second pick up), so the routes would need go that way.

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    Results courtesy of Edward:
    Overall LVCC
    1 Matt Steel Shaftesbury 2.19.70
    2 James Hutchins Shaftesbury 2.19.80
    3 Peter Armitage Islington CC 2.25.20
    4 1 Colin Ross LVCC 2.37.90
    5 2 George Kemp LVCC 2.38.00
    6 3 Aidan Kerrigan LVYC 2.43.40
    7 4 Thomas Hewins LVCC 2.48.80
    8 5 Simon Wakinshaw LVCC 2.49.5 (special bronze medal)
    9 Steve Flin Shaftesbury 2.52.60
    10 6 Lee Lavery LVCC 2.53.40
    11 R Pisolkar Shaftesbury 2.56.40
    12 Alexis Turcas 2.57.20
    13 7 Jamie Fake LVCC 2.58.9
    14 Alfie Salmon 2.58.90
    15 8 Trevor Whittock LVCC 2.59.10
    16 Ed Harris Private 3.05.10
    17 9 Keerthi Angammana LVCC 3.05.70
    18 Nick McAuliffe Shaftesbury 3.05.80
    19 10 Maddie Heywood LVCC 3.09.00
    20 Graham Irvine 3.09.80
    21 Alex Flin Shaftesbury 3.14.40
    22 11 Becky Clacy LVCC 3.15.50
    23 Lawrence Bellamy Shaftesbury 3.16.70
    24 12 Russel Hodges LVCC 3.17.70
    25 13 Phil Laing LVCC 3.18.30
    26 14 Dan Haines LVCC 3.26.50
    27 15 Adam Bishop LVCC 3.29.0
    28 16 Martin Wicks LVCC 3.33.40
    29 17 Mehrdad Safaieh LVCC 3.39.58
    30 18 Emily Chilton LVCC 3.46.16
    31 19 Louise Davidson LVCC 3.50.20
    32 20 Daisy Collinge LVCC 4.04.21
    33 21 Sanna Parikka LVCC 4.16.80
    34 22 Jemma Taylor LVCC 4.19.7

  • in Campagne
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    The August Bank Holiday is coming up which means it's time for John Summerhayes's annual lengthy club ride known as the 'Summer Saunter'. This year it will be heading down to Hastings on the south coast on Sunday 26th August. John says:

    *"Meet at Waltham Forest Town Hall at 8-30 am. Proceed though Wanstead, Forest Gate, East Ham, Becton, Woolwich Ferry, slight climb over Shooters Hill then down to Eltham, onto Chislehurst and Orpington. Once south of the Thames the route is very open and green. At 20 miles London is now behind us. Onto Downe and then a 25% climb up to Cudham. We then drop down to Brasted for coffee and cakes etc. Estimated time of arrival, 10-45 to 11-00 am.
    With more climbing we head towards Chartwell then Ide hill, then it's downhill to BoughBeech, afterwards we head to Chiddingstone, Fordcombe, Stone Cross, Groombridge, Eridge Station, Marks Cross and Rotherfield. This part of the route is undulating. We then climb up to Mayfield, ( a stop for refreshments) then downhill to Heathfield and Cade St. Then on to Herstmonceux Castle. After this it's a flat ride across Pevensey Levels to Pevensey and still a flat coastal ride to Bexhill. The very last leg is a ride along the beech cycle path to Hastings. We then head to the Station to book journey home. In the past it's been a special price of £10 each for a family of 4. Or as some are already doing you can book a B&B for the night and storm back the next day, as it's the Bank Hols.
    The last and most important item on the agenda is to find a good place to eat. With good food in comfortable surroundings with safe parking for the bikes. We all settled for Wetherspoons last time.
    I hope to see you on the ride."*

    NB - the Woolwich Ferry doesn't actually start running until 11:30am on Sundays, so I think the plan is to use the foot tunnel there

    Here is the intended route for everyone to download: https://www.strava.com/routes/15017195

    Timings
    I have looked at Monika's data from the 2013 version of the Summer Saunter which also went to Hastings with Monika's average speed approximately 13mph. They set off from the town hall at 9:10, crossed the foot tunnel at Woolwich between 9:50 and 10:10, got to Brasted at 12:05 (having taken a longer route out of Orpington than is intended this year), stopped for refreshments and left again at 1pm, had a 25-minute stop north of Chiddingstone, presumably for a mechanical, then there seemed to be an off road section near Crowborough where I can only assume everyone got lost for a bit (!) and eventually arrived at Mayfield at 4:10pm for more refreshments. Set off again at 4:30pm, got to Herstmonceux Castle by about 6pm and finally t0 Hastings Pier by 7:30pm and then a train at about 8:20pm.

    If we are meeting at 8:30am this time, then a resasonable schedule could be as follows:
    Depart by 8:40am, cross the Thames around 9:30, stop at Brasted from 11:30-12:30, get to Mayfield by 3pm (assuming no mechanicals and as this route avoids the confusion near Crowborough), leave again at 3:30, be at Herstmonceux Castle around 5pm and Hastings by 6:30pm.

    Here are some possible direct trains:
    18:50 (gets to Charing Cross at 20:48)
    19:19 (gets to Victoria at 21:28)
    19:50 (gets to Charing Cross at 21:48)
    20:22 (gets to Victoria at 22:28)

    Tickets cost between £10 and £14 and John says it should be possible to get group tickets for groups of four at £10 per person.

    John would like to know ASAP roughly how many people are intending to ride, so if you are planning to come please email him at irongate@talktalk.net

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