CYCLING; Ride of Britain 2012


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ladies & Gents,

I was gonna post this in the thread ' need a new pushbike' - and then I read some of it...Jeez

< deep breath>

Last year I rode a mate's Halfords road bike from Edinburgh to London in company with some ver gallant Service wounded ( and 1 racy lady) .....' So What?'

Now, if you like, it's your turn....

SSAFA Forces Help Ride of Britain
If you are looking to challenge yourself this year, please support SSAFA Forces Help and take part in the Ride of Britain 2012 from 12th - 16th September!

500 Miles, 5 Days, Edinburgh to London

This five day cycle from Edinburgh to London will take you on a unique adventure through some of Britain's finest countryside, bright city lights and military establishments, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience.

Inspiring the team this year is Highlander Craig Paterson who recieved a bullet to the head whilst serving in Afghanistan in July 2011. During his treatment and recovery period, Craig's family stayed at the SSAFA Norton House, Selly Oak and is taking part in the Ride of Britain 2012 to thank SSAFA for the help we provided.

What to expect?
Expect excellent feed stations en route to your hotel and a support crew who transport your luggage. Riders will also be supported by experienced ride leaders, medical support and mechanical services to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible.

If you have always wanted to do something truly challenging, this is the event for you!

To register your place or find out more information please visit the website
or contact us by email
or on 0207 463 9297.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help has made an unfailing commitment for over 125 years to our Armed Forces, supporting 50,000 serving personnel, veterans and their families every year.
The way the previous thread spilled over 8 pages of people calling each other **** sums up how the spirit of Arrse has changed since the bad old days when Noah was a boy and Pontius was the pilot.

Take a dekko - have a think - have a pop, if you fancy it.

' There is no TRY...either DO..or DO NOT '

Peace & Lurve y'all

Don Cabra


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This is the 2012 route....suspect if you are based at Catterick, Coningsby or Colchester you'll be seeing these folk arriving

Via Kelso and Rothbury.

Distance: 112 miles
DAY 2 Newcastle to York
Via Annfield Plain, Bishop Auckland and Catterick.
Distance: 111 Miles

DAY 3 York to Boston
Via Selby, Thorne, Gainsborough, Lincoln and Coningsby
Distance: 109 Miles

DAY 4 Boston to Colchester Via Holbeach, Wisbech, Ely, Newmarket, Sudbury and Colchester.
Distance: 110 Miles

DAY 5 Colchester to London
Via Tiptree, Molden, Billaricay and Romford.

More HERE if you're interested

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