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Looking forward to ….. #BRing02022020

Never let it be said that we might be short of a new idea …. or to re-hash an old one. In The New Year there will be an old favourite #Tryanuary and then it will be time for #BRing02022020

Starting on 02022020 and continuing until 12022021 why not

KEEP CYCLING

and have a go at

GREATER MANCHESTER B:RING v.2020

aka #BRing02022020

 

More updates to follow soon!

 

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MERCHANDISE PRICE DROP – BETTER VALUE THAN EVER! AND IN PIE NEWS…..

PRICE DROP ON B:RING MERCHANDISE!

Slightly dated – still as stylish!

Shirts: were £26.40 now £18.48 – save! 30%

A2 (unframed) Posters: were £8.40 now £5.00 – save! over 40%

 

COMING SOON! #marksthepielines

A new project to link together the best pies – by bike!

#marksthepielines will be a series of rides featuring the best of sustenance for two wheeled travellers

Already bound to be included will be homes of the tastiest pies that we have come across while giving our fullest and most detailed consideration to route planning ….. never knowingly passing a good pie emporium is a mantra to which many cyclists would, we would wager were we gamblers, willingly NOT withstand …..

We will not suggest that these are the only pies – rather that if you cycle down this way a fine pie will never far lead you astray

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Busy times! #FlixtontoFulford coming soon! (#notTheTubesWorldTour 19 May)

Been a bit busy recently with inaugural ‘Ride Hope:Hope to be a Tour Guide’ swiftly followed by a trip to #TdY and then our very own #RideoffourHope and a quick spin round Manchester courtesy of Tour de Manc.

 

Next up #FlixtontoFulford taking used inner tubes to Cycle of Good in Stoke on 19 May. Not sure that anyone is up for riding an elephant bike even though the main route is across the flatlands of Cheshire. Let us know if you think that could be you – or if you fancy the elephant suit (really!  … pics to follow!).

 

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BBBB Cherbourg:Dieppe! Flixton:Fulford! Gentle Cheshire Midweek Meandering! RIDEoffourHOPE!

In Brexit Busting Bike Bus news the Cherbourg:Dieppe pathfinder was a pretty great success! Absent any major hiccup there was wine! Biere! Snoring! Very pleasant weather and splendid – tho’ not very challenging – cycling!

‘Le winter training #1 d’excellence’ took place just a week after the last really cold snap and it was really very pleasant to traverse the quiet roads and cycle paths of the Cotentin peninsula and Calvados.

BBBB (2nd ed.) le Dunkerque:Dieppe is in planning stages now so if you wish to participate in this pathfinder get in touch with GetToTheCoast. Dates yet to be confirmed but it will likely be either 3-7 July (with potential TdF viewing) or 4-8 September.

Meanwhile the alphabet of alliteration continues to fill up with a new addition to the F’in selection – Flixton:Fulford. This ride will be inaugurated on 19 May when there will be a delivery of used inner tubes to Cycle of Good We are promised an elephant suit for a suitably bold rider and an elephant bike for anyone willing to try one out! This is a free ride-along provided by GTTC as part of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. There will be support in form of the bus driven by a volunteer which will carry any spare tubes which you might wish to bring to deliver to the project in Stoke.

We have been pleased to provide some very enjoyable gentle rides out to Cheshire. Featuring stops at Moulton we have travelled the Whitegate Way and Delamere Forest amongst other places on ‘Gentle Cheshire Wednesdays’ (wot? no alliteration?) ok – more properly called ‘Midweek Meanders’.

Finally in this news update ….. the return of RIDEoffourHOPE. Another ride-along with free support provided by GTTC this year to be run on Saturday 4 May. Hope Hospital! Hope Inn! Hope beer! Hope Derbyshire! All in a day’s riding!

 

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Ride HOPE:HOPE to be a TOUR GUIDE!

HOPE:HOPE (or, more fully Holyhead – Hope (Fli.) – Hope (Derbys.) – Hull) is one of a number of iconic rides on the GTTC alphabet of alliteration!

Now GTTC offer you a bespoke shorter version over two days to experience many of the learning issues which will ultimately be required if you want to become a Tour Guide!

two days cycling and learning * pleasant leafy lanes in flatlands of Cheshire plain * challenging climbing into the Peak District * comfortable accommodation * plentiful refreshment

also features

*substantial historic, cultural, and industrial heritage experiences *

* Chester – Roman Walls – Cheshire – mines – Peaks – caves *

* two nights accommodation *

* all meals *

 

* 28  – 30 April from £335 *

 

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New addition to alliteration alphabet!

This morning saw a tweet by one Katie Deacon @Katie_Cakes ~

If you were me would you go to Helmsley or Harrogate tomorrow? There must be cake!

You can guess what followed – an immediate trip to Green Flag Route Planner! Transpires that its only a hop skip and a cycle from Harrogate to Helmsley and so was formulated another great GTTC addition to the alliteration alphabet.

Not yet sure when the first edition will be inaugurated but we note that TdY is coming on soon and we’ll already be in that neck of the woods for that so it might be that we can do it then….

 

Oh the lovely joys of social media! A great tool if/when you can button it when/if necessary!  Thanks for the inspiration Katie! There shall be cake!

 

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‘Park and Ride’ in Cheshire! and #socialmedia

Very much enjoyed an outing to Moulton and westbound including stops at Whitegate Station Cafe and Manor Farm, Tattenhall (Old Ma’s)

 

This is an example of stressless gentle riding for those who are looking for relaxation and a bit more fitness rather than a lung- and leg- busting challenge such as Hope:Hope, or FFin’ ABC (both (c) GTTC!)

 

Starting and finishing at The Lion, Moulton with an opportunity for a refresher before beating the rush hour home! That’s what we call ‘Park and Ride’ at GTTC!

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And in more modern news ‘hashtagging’ is here! Hoping not to attract the wrong kind of attention with #allthebestdates here are some upcoming planned rides

13 March short cycle: Irlam Astley and back on the canal (it is very flat)
27 March short cycle: Irlam, Warburton, Dunham
10 April longer ride: Cheshire (‘we like it flat’) venue tbc
24 April short cycle: tbc

 

 

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Fully booked! And more to come!

Cherbourg – Dieppe

le winter training #1 d’excellence‘ GTTC’s innovative Brexit Busting Bike Bus cycle Cherbourg to Dieppe now fully booked! Being run on a not for profit pathfinder basis this is the first time we have ventured over the channel.
Even though the whole produce of France may not easily be available after March we are sure that further European cycling opportunities will present themselves soon!
Why not contact us for other opportunities to experience cultural delights of France before the gates come crashing down!

Midweek short (and longer) cycles!

Dates for upcoming Wednesday long and short rides in spring! After the maximum refreshment and excitement levels reached on ‘Leisurely Cheshire 13 02 19‘ we are sure that these will be in demand!
The rides will be aimed at moderately competent (on short routes) and intermediate (longer rides) cyclists.
The premise is that anything strenuous is unwelcome! So its a great opportunity to do a bit of social cycling!
27 February longer ride: Cheshire lanes and ice cream
13 March short cycle: Irlam and canals
27 March short cycle: Irlam, Warburton, Dunham
10 April longer ride: Cheshire (‘we like it flat’)
24 April short cycle: tbc
More details coming soon!

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the end of #Tryanuary …..

Greater Manchester B:Ring publicity whistle stop tour with highly refreshing sojourn at Project 53 Knutsford with Alex and just in time for #tryanuary with Boom Juice, 1924, and Sidekick (ok, so not strictly speaking a flight but pretty much as good as, with three halves)

….. and also only just in time for Dunham Porter, Bridgewater Blonde and Lymm Bitter with Dave at the Lymm Brewery Tap where there were two flights

Looking forward now to

And then of course it’ll be time for ‘le winter training #1 d’excellence’ – the brexit busting bike bus pathfinder tour Cherbourg – Dieppe! (see more details below!)

 

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‘le winter training #1 d’excellence’

AKA (the Brexit Busting Bike Bus) Cherbourg – Dieppe pathfinder expedition!

Very pleased today to circulate an update to a select group of afficionados who have expressed interest in participation in this altogether brilliant coastal detente european flavour grabbing history interrupting – just kidding – lively meander.

(Alliterating is all very good but the key is knowing when to stop).

 

We’re off in March. And back in time for Brexit! Before stockpiling is precluded!

 

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