Free cycle event to start in city

Free cycle event to start in city

Free cycle event to start in city

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A CHALLENGING 29-mile cycle event will start from Southampton on Sunday.

The SkyRide event will start at 10am at the Peace Fountain in Andrew’s Park, before setting off into the Hampshire countryside.

It will follow the banks of the River Itchen to Bishopstoke before taking in Upham, Bishop's Waltham, Wintershill and Horton Heath.

It is free, but anyone wanting to take part needs to register at www.goskyride.com/southampton.

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3:24pm Thu 21 Aug 14

From the sidelines says...

Challenging? 29 mostly flat miles?

All shall have prizes.
Challenging? 29 mostly flat miles? All shall have prizes. From the sidelines
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6:03pm Thu 21 Aug 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

From the sidelines wrote:
Challenging? 29 mostly flat miles?

All shall have prizes.
Show off !! ; )
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: Challenging? 29 mostly flat miles? All shall have prizes.[/p][/quote]Show off !! ; ) 100%HANTSBOY
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8:08pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

From the sidelines wrote:
Challenging? 29 mostly flat miles?

All shall have prizes.
That's a round trip too and is nothing compared to the 50 VERY hilly miles I cycled to the highest point in Hampshire and back with a friend, me on my modern day hybrid and him on the 1930's 3-speed that he had which ran rod actuated brakes, very tempermental thing it was.
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: Challenging? 29 mostly flat miles? All shall have prizes.[/p][/quote]That's a round trip too and is nothing compared to the 50 VERY hilly miles I cycled to the highest point in Hampshire and back with a friend, me on my modern day hybrid and him on the 1930's 3-speed that he had which ran rod actuated brakes, very tempermental thing it was. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -1

8:36pm Thu 21 Aug 14

good-gosh says...

I went to buy a bike this morning – honest truth - not for any saintly sympathies for the environment but just to pop about town easy. First question to the desk chappie: Have you got a 3 speed bike cos I don’t need 18 gears, with drum brakes cos they work better in the wet? Desk chappie's eyes roll while he thinks deeply, wondering why I'm not a dedicated follower of bike fashion. I took that as a 'no'. OK, second question: If I leave a bike outside a shop around here for a few minutes, will it be there when I come out? He sucked his teeth, shook his head and saved me £500.
I went to buy a bike this morning – honest truth - not for any saintly sympathies for the environment but just to pop about town easy. First question to the desk chappie: Have you got a 3 speed bike cos I don’t need 18 gears, with drum brakes cos they work better in the wet? Desk chappie's eyes roll while he thinks deeply, wondering why I'm not a dedicated follower of bike fashion. I took that as a 'no'. OK, second question: If I leave a bike outside a shop around here for a few minutes, will it be there when I come out? He sucked his teeth, shook his head and saved me £500. good-gosh
  • Score: 1

10:25pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

good-gosh wrote:
I went to buy a bike this morning – honest truth - not for any saintly sympathies for the environment but just to pop about town easy. First question to the desk chappie: Have you got a 3 speed bike cos I don’t need 18 gears, with drum brakes cos they work better in the wet? Desk chappie's eyes roll while he thinks deeply, wondering why I'm not a dedicated follower of bike fashion. I took that as a 'no'. OK, second question: If I leave a bike outside a shop around here for a few minutes, will it be there when I come out? He sucked his teeth, shook his head and saved me £500.
You were doing it wrong, for a start, it's INCREDIBLY rare that you'll find bikes with drum brakes as they're an obsolete technology(it's getting hard to even find cars with them fitted), 3-speed is easy to find and it should be common sense that if it's not locked or bolted down, it's liable to be stolen, what you should have said was "Do you have a 3-speed bike and a good lock I can look at please?", many locks these days come with a frame mount for when you're not using them.
[quote][p][bold]good-gosh[/bold] wrote: I went to buy a bike this morning – honest truth - not for any saintly sympathies for the environment but just to pop about town easy. First question to the desk chappie: Have you got a 3 speed bike cos I don’t need 18 gears, with drum brakes cos they work better in the wet? Desk chappie's eyes roll while he thinks deeply, wondering why I'm not a dedicated follower of bike fashion. I took that as a 'no'. OK, second question: If I leave a bike outside a shop around here for a few minutes, will it be there when I come out? He sucked his teeth, shook his head and saved me £500.[/p][/quote]You were doing it wrong, for a start, it's INCREDIBLY rare that you'll find bikes with drum brakes as they're an obsolete technology(it's getting hard to even find cars with them fitted), 3-speed is easy to find and it should be common sense that if it's not locked or bolted down, it's liable to be stolen, what you should have said was "Do you have a 3-speed bike and a good lock I can look at please?", many locks these days come with a frame mount for when you're not using them. Ginger_cyclist
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