Pics

Can be found here:-  Mick Hall photos

Rider Times

Thanks to everyone who came and rode with us at the Cliddesden Ride It event, the mountain bikers had plenty of mud to contend with on Saturday and the road riders on Sunday saw their fair share of muddy country lanes as well.

You can download rider times from this weekend’s Cliddesden Ride It! using the links below -

Saturday MTB Rider Times

Sunday Sportive Rider Times

Excel Rider Times

One of the most common queries we get after the rider times are published is ‘Can I have them in Excel?’ and the short answer is ‘no’.

We know most people just want them for general interest to see how they compare and we can completly understand that. However, for insurance and legal reasons we try hard to ensure that our events are in no way seen as races or as having any competitive element. One way we do this is by only providing results that can’t easily be ranked and it’s for the same reason that we don’t normally provide number boards for bikes or set gold, silver and bronze time targets.

Part of the appeal of the rides for many is seeing how long it takes them to complete the course, we totally get that and that’s why we time you but that’s a personal challenge and not a competition against other riders.

Update 9/11/12

Just found out about a By Way closure on the MTB route. Please follow our arrows and not the GPX files ( Short road section instead )

Update – Pre-event email has gone out with “Nottingham” in the title – all info is correct for Cliddesden though

Update 8/11/12

There’s no denying that we’ve had a rubbish summer, no riding in the countryside in the hot summer sun for us. Well my ride today reminded me how beautiful this land of ours can actually be! It was a crisp, bright  morning when I set out and the first couple of hundred meters were a bit chilly. After a few short rises my body temperature came up and I settled in for the ride. It was then that I could take the time to appreciate the autumn colours as the trees along the route turn to copper and yellow. It’s like this most of the route ( I did the road Long loop today but I have driven parts of the other routes and the MTB is going to be even prettier) and most of the ride is out in the rural countryside. Enjoy!!

Some information for the weekend

Helmets

Please  BRING YOUR HELMET TO REGISTRATION. You will not be able to register without it and it might be a long walk back to car if you forget it.

Parking

There is limited parking at the event centre. Once this is full we have overflow parking about 300mtrs away – please follow directions of the marshals.

Toilets

There is a limited amount of loos at the event centre. If you are 50/50 before you leave home, I’d go then as the queue will be shorter and it’s probably going to be a more pleasant experience :-)

Village hall

The event centre is a nice village hall. Please help us to keep it this way by removing as much dirty clothing as possible before entering. This is mainly aimed at the MTBer’s who will be getting a bit dirtier than the roadies :-)   ( Last time it looked like riders can gone into the loos with back packs and turned 360degrees, wiping mud all over the cubicle doors and wall :-(   )

MTB Ride

We’ve not been out yet but historically Cliddesden is one of our mucky rides…….. Please try to ride on the trails and not around the mud which causes erosion and damage to the countryside. It’s England in the winter – embrace the mud :-)

It’s not a race!

Please give way to other trail users, walkers, horse riders etc. If you come across a Horse, please let the rider know you are there in plenty of time and follow their instructions. Remember, if you spook the horse it might hurt you or other people and you are responsible for you actions and the consequences!!

Sportive

The roads are in winter conditions. Even if it’s sunny there is every possibilty that tractors will have come out of muddy fields and spread it all along the roads in sections. There is also fallen leaves, gravel and the odd pot hole to contend with. It’s not as bad as it sounds, there were about 3 small sections in the Long Loop, but please be vigilant and prepared to mend a pucture. We really don’t recomend lightweight, thin tyres or TUBs – it might be a long wait if you get a flat out in the sticks.

This is not a race!!

Please obey the highway code, stop at junctions and only ride two abreast where it is safe to do so – not on main roads or winding country lanes where cars travelling at speed will not be able to see you and stop!!!! If you cause and accident, you are responsible for the consequences and any costs.

Maps

I will try post up maps for both days by tomorrow night. These are for info only and you will get a hard copy at registration.

Now online.

MTB

Sportive

GPX files

Everyone who has pre-entered will have received a pre-event mail that has links to the GPX files and a guide to show you have to view them interactively. If you have not received this by 7pm tonight please check your junk folder or any other email addresses you might have used in the past. If it’s still not there, email dean.stacey@evanscycles.com and I’ll check your entry and send the link. If you have not pre-entered then you can down load the files from our computers in the morning, please don’t email me asking for them

See you all there!

Dean