Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Just got my entry back.
The London To Brighton Night ride.
I did not enter that early so a bit worried about having a start number of 438--I am hoping there are a lot more riders on the event and I am expecting thousands. The route is slightly different to the Normal ride in the summer so hope it is well signposted. They won't give out the actual route till a few days before to stop the Residents on the route having too many checking out the route beforehand.
There are certain rules laid down and it is that your bike has to be legal in every sense for night riding. Obviously lights front and rear and they state a rear red reflector. Hope they realise that my rear lamp has a reflector incorporated in the lens. It is also a rule that the pedals have to have reflectors fitted to them and coloured amber. Stupid rule but it is a reg for UK night time riding. However--"""If you cannot fit reflectors to your pedals then please use a reflective trouser clip or band""" They also state that you may find using a head torch on the night helpful- especially at the rest stops. 60 miles and I won't be stopping but the head torch will be usefull for finding the route signs if there are not many entries.
Now this is an easy ride with only one hill at the end that will get the heart rate up a bit. But i like the optomism of the organisors. Taken from the Route card------It's 60 Moonlit miles to Brighton and we hope you enjoy every star along the way
With our record of rain so far this year- Just hope I wont have to get the waders out
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.