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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?

    Cheers

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    Donating member Richard D's Avatar
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    Originally posted by poululla
    Hi RichardD

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

    Cheers
    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.

    Richard
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    Originally posted by Richard D
    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
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    Richard
    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?
    Thanks
    Joe

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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.

    Richard
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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