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    Senior Mumbler steve2k's Avatar
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    Looking for a cycling challenge

    I'm looking for something to motivate me to get on my bike.

    I do the 'round the harbours' bike ride each summer, it's a 32 mile ride around Portsmouth with the BHF.

    I'm looking for something a bit more of a challenge in the UK, south coast if possible, but something I can do in a weekend.

    Ideally it'd need to be an organised event that I can't put off.

    Does anyone know of anything?

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    Have you asked around your local clubs (or looked at their websites)?

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    Check out the Audax calendar, there are some well organised rides from Denmead near you.

    Whilst Audax rides are mainly self sufficient and you have a route sheet to follow [no route markers] Pam & Dave always organise them well.
    Or pop on a ferry and check out the Isle of White organised rides. There is one that goes right around the island approx 60 miles.
    Don't stop pedalling

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    Senior Member Fixedwheelnut's Avatar
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    Don't stop pedalling

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve2k
    I'm looking for something to motivate me to get on my bike.

    I do the 'round the harbours' bike ride each summer, it's a 32 mile ride around Portsmouth with the BHF.

    I'm looking for something a bit more of a challenge in the UK, south coast if possible, but something I can do in a weekend.

    Ideally it'd need to be an organised event that I can't put off.

    Does anyone know of anything?

    http://murl.se/19054


    have a chat with the riders in www.cyclingplus.co.uk forums, they are mostly from the Uk

    And google for cyclo sportives if you fancy a challenge like the hilly 100 or the dragon ride in Wales

    good luck
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    Senior Mumbler steve2k's Avatar
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    Thanks all,
    fixedwheelnut - the isle of wight ride looks perfect.

    Cheers, Steve

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    have you consider trying to do the Trans Pennine Trail over a few week first weekend do say Southport to Liverpool then get the train back next weekend get train to Liverpool and so on it would be a big achievement to have cycled the width of the UK I did this not long ago it was very rewarding and you can get a certificate too to hang on your wall.

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    Senior Mumbler steve2k's Avatar
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    Thanks all, I actually took on the Isle of Wight ride, 62 miles around the Isle of Wight on the 6th of May. I managed to complete 69 miles in 5:45 (we got a bit lost so ended up doing more than the advertised 62 miles) which I'm really proud of as there were some painful hills. (being a clyde, most hills are painful)

    I'm now looking for a century ride in the UK in the autumn, I'll start another post.

    Thanks again for the advice.

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    Hi Steve2k. Motivation is what comes by riding regularly. once you get into a really fit mode. You soon realize what motivation means, as you cant wait to get on your bike again.
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