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Old 05-05-02, 11:17 AM   #1
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First charity ride

My first charity ride today, 23 mph NE wind and heavy rain

Still it was only 12 miles, and I finished it earlier than most of the kids who were riding with their parents. Next year I must get to the start line earlier, so that I don't spend the first five miles crawling behind cyclists going at a pace I find uncomfortably slow.

I'm hoping to get a place on the group from work who'll be doing the London to Brighton this year.

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Hi RichardD

We have the same weather here today...
Can you tell me where I could find out about rides
in the UK?

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Hi RichardD

We have the same weather here today...
Can you tell me where I could find out about rides
in the UK?

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Mine was just locally advertised. There's quite an active Audax group over here - try pmail StewartP - he's a regular audaxer.

Edinburgh Cycles Cooperative (can't recall the website) do rides north of the border.

www.Bikemagic.com is good for MTB events.

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Next year I must get to the start line earlier, so that I don't spend the first five miles crawling behind cyclists going at a pace I find uncomfortably slow.


Edinburgh Cycles Cooperative (can't recall the website) do rides north of the border.


And to avoid those who only ride a bike for charity. i nearly got taken out twice on Glasgow-Edinburgh by people who were not used to cycling in crowds and were tripping over each other.


try http://edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk
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How does a charity ride work? Do you have to find sponsors that pledge mony per distance? Or is it just to make people aware of the cause?
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Over here it's a case of finding sponsors. This one was organised by volunteers and funded by a local firm, with sponsorship going to any local charity of the riders choice. Some are organised by a specific charity.

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