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Title: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on March 08, 2011, 07:19 PM
Okay, every year we do a small ride around the streets of London for a chosen charity.....As some of you may know i work in the NHS and the people at work asked if i would do something for them instead?
So come September 11th myself, Griff, Spike371 and Level have signed up to do a London to Brighton ride on our BMXs  :idiot2:

part of the Trust that i work for is called The St Marks Trust and is nationally known as one of the best bowel and intestinal Hospitals in the country, they perform ground breaking surgery and were one of the first places to do bowel cancer screening.

We have put a couple of justgiving sites together, Griff has done a seperate one due to his firm promising to match the first 500 he raises, so please feel free to donate a few quid to either of them (it all goes to the same place i guess) and if anyone else wants to join us (there is a couple of others from my Trust doing it as well) then please feel free and just let me know so i can send you the links  :daumenhoch:

http://www.justgiving.com/Projects-team-st-marks - pickle's page
http://www.justgiving.com/54milesonabmx - Griff's page



Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 08, 2011, 08:37 PM
come on radsters get your names down and join us  :daumenhoch:

hoping enough of us will sign up and we'll be able to raise a great big chunk of cash this year, as well as take over Brighton with the BMX   8)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Gashead on March 08, 2011, 08:45 PM
Let me check that I'm available and I'll do it too  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 08, 2011, 08:50 PM
Let me check that I'm available and I'll do it too  :daumenhoch:

great stuff - I'm booking the Monday off so I can sit in a bath full of sudocrem  :D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on March 08, 2011, 08:58 PM
Lol! Great stuff nick.....you know it makes sense!  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 08, 2011, 09:50 PM
wondering what sort of training you need to do to prepare yourself for 54 miles on a BMX saddle? how about the craggy island training plan?

bit of this
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44453000/jpg/_44453076_tedbikepa203.jpg)

plenty of this  :LolLolLolLol:
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTuzqzMlK0gK4N2i-1bu0_TTpA2DQnjpv5NbnPECqcR4LkKrI0T)



Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: dirtyvans on March 10, 2011, 11:29 AM
I've always fancied doing this on a bmx  :daumenhoch: count me in

as i live in brighton i've joined in the last few miles before  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 10, 2011, 11:59 AM
I've always fancied doing this on a bmx  :daumenhoch: count me in

as i live in brighton i've joined in the last few miles before  :LolLolLolLol:

Another one! our band of idiots is growing by the day  :daumenhoch:
Let Pickle know when you have signed up so he can add you to the team list

So will you be riding up the night before???   :D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 10, 2011, 09:18 PM
been messing about on pc after scanning my race plate - wanted to see how it might look as I was worried I wouldn't be able to fit many sponsor names on there
should have plenty of room actually even after putting the St Mark's logo on (sorry pickle couldn't resist giving it the Brighton 'rainbow' treatment   :angel:)
will do the real one in proper colours  ;D

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/raceplate.jpg)

anyone else up for this?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 11, 2011, 10:15 AM
Team RAD page now set up - anyone that's signed up & using justgiving.com (whichever charity) can join
just go to http://www.justgiving.com/teams/BMXlondontobrighton and hit the join button

taking suggestions for team photo/logo now  :daumenhoch:

cheers

griff
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on March 11, 2011, 10:29 AM
just linked my page to it John, you need to accept it though  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Woz on March 11, 2011, 01:18 PM
Think you guys might be needing some of this - better place a bulk order!  ;D

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ab249/woz_photo/Saddlesore.jpg)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 11, 2011, 01:31 PM
Think you guys might be needing some of this - better place a bulk order!  ;D

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ab249/woz_photo/Saddlesore.jpg)

yeehaw! that looks like just the job
you fancy joining us? could do with at least another ginge in the team :daumenhoch:
(I'll put my own cream on)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on March 14, 2011, 12:30 PM
I've joined and totally up for this!

It's going to break me as a man, but hey... I've got 3 boys already and the missies ain't having anymore!

Come on you guys, I bet we make the News at 10!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on March 14, 2011, 12:33 PM
i just hope we make Brighton by ten!  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 14, 2011, 12:54 PM
started putting up posters at work & today my bike stand arrived from CRC - hoping to put the haro on display at work soon and generate a bit of PR there :daumenhoch:

now we just need to find some more idiots lovely people to join us in our quest  :D
and a logo for the Team RAD page  ;)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on March 14, 2011, 02:25 PM
i just hope we make Brighton by ten!  ;D

10 o'clock on the Monday is more likely  ;D

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on March 14, 2011, 09:11 PM
Yeah, you gotta love that F**KER at the end!!!!!!!!


(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/y251/King_Jut/Screenshot2011-03-14at210205.png)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 14, 2011, 09:23 PM
Justin! you shouldn't show people that until after they've signed up FFS   ;D

actually I'm not sure if I like the look of 'the beacon' but at least the last bit is downhill

now let's see if anyone else signs up  ::)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on March 14, 2011, 09:43 PM
Ohhh!!!!! I'll be leaving now. Sorry

Think I'll be tempted to set the GPS on my Iphone and see what the old DB will max out at! That downhill defiantly make is worth while!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 14, 2011, 09:51 PM
Ohhh!!!!! I'll be leaving now. Sorry

Think I'll be tempted to set the GPS on my Iphone and see what the old DB will max out at! That downhill defiantly make is worth while!


 ;D  I will resist the urge to put a bigger cog on the front!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on March 14, 2011, 09:53 PM
Everyone has been telling me about that 'little' hill at the end  :(
Still, after 46 miles im sure we wont give in to it  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on March 14, 2011, 09:56 PM
Not a chance mate, we stick together, keep the pace up and take it in turns at the front to pull each other to the top.
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 14, 2011, 10:11 PM
trust me - you DON'T want to ride in my slipstream  :shocked:

can we still stop for a nice ploughman's and a pint on the way?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on March 14, 2011, 10:17 PM
Does slipstream even work at 4mph?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 14, 2011, 10:22 PM
every little helps  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 15, 2011, 11:46 PM
evening radsters

since we've now had a month of fundraising between us, just wanted to give you a quick update on the Team RAD total in the pot  :daumenhoch:
current total raised is 535 (including fundmatching but not including the gift aid that goes on top  :daumenhoch:)

still plenty of time to get your names down for this, but the sooner you take the plunge the more we can raise  8)

cheers

griff
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: CD17 on March 16, 2011, 04:41 PM
What time are you lot setting off ?

I'll look out for you, as I fly past you on my Road bike  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 16, 2011, 04:59 PM
What time are you lot setting off ?

I'll look out for you, as I fly past you on my Road bike  ;D

road bike? pfffft

are you doing this ride too? join us on our proper bikes - you can still wear a road biker's spandex freddie mercury suit and bellend shaped helmet if you like  :daumenhoch:

think we'll need to set off quite early, not sure how that bit works yet tho
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: CD17 on March 16, 2011, 07:42 PM
What time are you lot setting off ?

I'll look out for you, as I fly past you on my Road bike  ;D

road bike? pfffft

are you doing this ride too? join us on our proper bikes - you can still wear a road biker's spandex freddie mercury suit and bellend shaped helmet if you like  :daumenhoch:

think we'll need to set off quite early, not sure how that bit works yet tho

I would love to, but I'm not totally off my fooking head  ;D

No seriously I've been doing this for the last few years as part of team TP (Travis Perkins) my brother is a director so we get food stops, lifts there & back, it is a good day out + I love the road biker's spandex freddie mercury suit and bellend shaped helmet's   :-* & I look good in it  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 19, 2011, 08:54 PM
just checked the Team RAD page at http://www.justgiving.com/teams/bmxlondontobrighton/ and it's already at a whopping 540 - including the fundmatching from my work that puts us dead on 900  :daumenhoch:

still a long way to go before the day, but just imagine how much we could raise if we had a few more team members on board...

come on guys let's see some more of your names on the list and some more BMXs in Brighton  8)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: skki3330 on March 19, 2011, 09:27 PM
Seriously are you guys gunna be doing this on old skool bmx's???
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 19, 2011, 09:44 PM
oh yes  :daumenhoch: doesn't have to be old school, could be new school if that's more appealing?

you interested?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: skki3330 on March 19, 2011, 09:51 PM
Griff im already doing this ride in June on my old 97 Kona Uhu, im not sure if my old legs will take it on a bmx  :crazy2:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: dan-dare on March 19, 2011, 09:55 PM
How many miles is it??
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on March 19, 2011, 10:01 PM
How many miles is it??

54 miles mate  :D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 19, 2011, 11:04 PM
Griff im already doing this ride in June on my old 97 Kona Uhu, im not sure if my old legs will take it on a bmx  :crazy2:
there you go! that's the perfect training session  :daumenhoch:

dan that picture in your sig is class  :)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: skki3330 on March 19, 2011, 11:28 PM
so how many peeps doing it? and what time are ya starting out?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 19, 2011, 11:59 PM
so far there's 4 of us confirmed on BMX - Pickle's got a couple of mates on MTBs doing it as well

waiting for confirmation from messrs Gashead and Dirtyvans but more the merrier - and Team RAD can raise a stack of cash  :daumenhoch:

not sure on start time yet but will probably need to be reasonably early!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 20, 2011, 03:59 PM
thinking of getting one of these  :daumenhoch:
https://parkersofbolton.co.uk/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=1327&SEName=velo-deluxe-30mm-thick-gel-saddle-cover-fit-all-saddles

anyone tried one?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: skki3330 on March 21, 2011, 08:26 AM
Id just tie a pillow over ya normal seat  :)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: StellaAtoiz on March 22, 2011, 08:36 AM
I am doing it on my trusty Brompton - but well done guy's on the fund raising effort so far - I will get a donation over to you in a bit :daumenhoch:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/tt244/StellaArtoiz/All%20New/DSCF3001.jpg)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 24, 2011, 04:43 PM
I am doing it on my trusty Brompton - but well done guy's on the fund raising effort so far - I will get a donation over to you in a bit :daumenhoch:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/tt244/StellaArtoiz/All%20New/DSCF3001.jpg)

now THAT doesn't look very sensible, but then it does have gears.....! feel free to ride with our pack until you get bored and race off into the distance

The Team RAD total, including match funding and Gift Aid currently stands at £1,234  :daumenhoch:
Still got 171 days to go, so plenty of time to sign up and join in  :)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: QUADROPHENIA on March 26, 2011, 06:59 AM


you wont need a fat saddle, couple of mates done it on bmx a few years ago, done it under 6hrs, you always see people on bmx bikes doing it, do it on a unicycle to be different, would love to come but i going to interbike in LAS VEGAS
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: ED209 on March 26, 2011, 07:27 AM
thinking of getting one of these  :daumenhoch:
https://parkersofbolton.co.uk/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=1327&SEName=velo-deluxe-30mm-thick-gel-saddle-cover-fit-all-saddles

anyone tried one?

hold on John... SURELY you will be sat on your much loved Elina UL for the 54 miles. You love those seat SO MUCH that will be 54 miles of pure joy for ya  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on March 26, 2011, 10:13 AM
thinking of getting one of these  :daumenhoch:
https://parkersofbolton.co.uk/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=1327&SEName=velo-deluxe-30mm-thick-gel-saddle-cover-fit-all-saddles

anyone tried one?

hold on John... SURELY you will be sat on your much loved Elina UL for the 54 miles. You love those seat SO MUCH that will be 54 miles of pure joy for ya  :daumenhoch:

Despite its faultless beauty everyone knows the Elina, like pretty much every other 80s BMX seat was sadly not also designed for comfort - it will be there under the squashy padding and the delightful snakepost is still visible to all  ;)

unicycle next year Pete  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: ED209 on March 26, 2011, 11:14 AM
thinking of getting one of these  :daumenhoch:
https://parkersofbolton.co.uk/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=1327&SEName=velo-deluxe-30mm-thick-gel-saddle-cover-fit-all-saddles

anyone tried one?

hold on John... SURELY you will be sat on your much loved Elina UL for the 54 miles. You love those seat SO MUCH that will be 54 miles of pure joy for ya  :daumenhoch:

Despite its faultless beauty everyone knows the Elina, like pretty much every other 80s BMX seat was sadly not also designed for comfort - it will be there under the squashy padding and the delightful snakepost is still visible to all  ;)

unicycle next year Pete  :daumenhoch:

Faultless Beauty?

Should have gone to...

(http://burgesshillcc.intheteam.com/site/images/965/specsavers_logo_rgb%281%29.jpg)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on April 06, 2011, 01:45 PM
since the nice weather's started I thought it might be worth a little bump for this - 158 days until we do it, so still plenty of time to join up and do a bit of training  :daumenhoch:

so far I've managed a few runs of about 8 miles with no problems at all (thanks to the gel padding in that seat cover!) but with padded shorts as well and a whole day to do it 54 should be a breeze

just checked the team fundraising total and with matchfunding/gift aid included we're already a few pence over 1,400  :)
I've found that people at work have been surprisingly generous with their donations (much more so than for previous trekking/running-type stuff) and it's also been a very good way to come out of the 'bmx closet' :daumenhoch:

just think how much we can raise with a few more riders on board.......

DO IT!
(http://www.envisionacademy.org/blogs/dma/uploaded_images/196217268_1703431390_AMC-MP-Starsky-Hutch-BenOwen-761907.jpg)


Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on April 18, 2011, 02:56 PM
I've been doing my part with 30 plus on the road bike and a ten mile on the DB. Which took its toll and i've proper bust the BB now! new one from Evil Bay should arrive in the next few days.

Also, managed to get my ugly face in the local rag, much to the amusement of everyone I know. Had some pretty good feedback from a few local companies regard sponsorship. but nothing in the form of a donation yet.

Oh, and Rob Ridge gave me 25, such a nice chap.


Me, looking like a dick! The rest of you guys got a mention too, which was nice http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/localnews/8954266.Son_s_inspire_dad_s_charity_bike_ride/

Peace
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on April 18, 2011, 03:59 PM
I've been doing my part with 30 plus on the road bike and a ten mile on the DB. Which took its toll and i've proper bust the BB now! new one from Evil Bay should arrive in the next few days.

Also, managed to get my ugly face in the local rag, much to the amusement of everyone I know. Had some pretty good feedback from a few local companies regard sponsorship. but nothing in the form of a donation yet.

Oh, and Rob Ridge gave me 25, such a nice chap.


Me, looking like a dick! The rest of you guys got a mention too, which was nice http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/localnews/8954266.Son_s_inspire_dad_s_charity_bike_ride/

Peace

great work mate - hope this generates a few more quid in your collection!!!
I'm up to 10 miles per session now on the haro - so far my harris is holding up well thanks to padded seat cover  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: skki3330 on April 18, 2011, 10:06 PM
1400 well done boys  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on May 03, 2011, 10:14 PM
Team RAD in the news  :daumenhoch:
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040230.jpg)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: brettypeeps on May 03, 2011, 10:22 PM
Awesome Griff
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: QUADROPHENIA on May 04, 2011, 06:10 PM


FFS ..
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on May 05, 2011, 01:52 PM
Well done Griff!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: skki3330 on May 05, 2011, 09:35 PM
That is bloody top stuff fella
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on May 05, 2011, 09:38 PM
dammit - just noticed the valve caps on the front and rear wheels aren't aligned  :-[
will I be excused considering I'm sitting on the bike?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: monkian on May 05, 2011, 09:47 PM
Great stuff :4_17_5:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on May 23, 2011, 02:40 PM
just to give you a quick update - Team RAD's current total (including fund matching and gift aid) is a whopping 1559.23! Not bad for a few eejits on children's bicycles...

there's still time to sign up btw  ;)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on May 26, 2011, 10:04 AM
That's awesome John!  i've got the Assassin at work today with the plan to ride the 20 miles home....but the weather's not looking good so might not happen  :-\

great stuff getting in the local rag  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on June 14, 2011, 09:50 AM
Quick update for anyone that's interested - Team Rad's current total is 2,314.23 for the L2B run :)

89 days left until our little adventure, so still plenty of time to join up / do a bit of fundraising
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on June 14, 2011, 09:57 AM
That's awesome John!!  I haven't really got going with the fund raising yet at work or home as it's a little far away.....will kick peoples arses nearer the time  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: QUADROPHENIA on June 19, 2011, 10:22 AM
i see griff yesterday, tbh i think he should have left 2 weeks ago if he wants to get there on time  :-\
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on June 19, 2011, 08:36 PM
i see griff yesterday, tbh i think he should have left 2 weeks ago if he wants to get there on time  :-\
you don't have to worry dear pete, i've started carb loading already
 :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: showtime on July 05, 2011, 12:18 AM
i did this on a Torker in '92 & it wasn't that bad. OK we did it with the heart foundation lot but it was easier than we thought it would be & tbh if you hadn't had to ride near 50 miles to get to it the beacon would be do-able (almost!)
we did it in under 5 hours & that included stops for nosebleeds etc as i was a bit dehydrated from the all day sesh the day before  ::)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on July 22, 2011, 12:00 PM
I knew it all along, but public transport is fooking shite

did a bit of research today to try and sort out a train time to get to Clapham Common from my nearest station (Bracknell or Wokingham) on the Sunday morning
reckon we'll need to be setting off pretty early so was aiming to get there for about 8:00
Turns out there isn't one  ::) The train website helpfully suggested getting one at midnight (overnight stay in South London park...?  :shocked:)

Best option I found is to drive 11 or so miles to Slough and then get on the 6:46 to Paddington
Since my Haro is not a folding bicycle it looks like I'll also be banished from the tube line that goes to Clapham Common

Ho-hum, should change the page I set up to 60milesonaBMX I suppose  ;D
What time are the rest of Team RAD expecting to get there?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on July 23, 2011, 12:06 AM
If we all get there Saturday afternoon, maybe we could start then  ;D

Might get to Brighton the same time as everyone else then  :2funny:

Its gonna be a long day dude  8)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: 4416 on July 28, 2011, 01:19 PM
Ok, I,m not a hardcore member on the Radbmx forum but would love to join in. Just dusted of an old supergoose 2 , just needs a seat and to be built up. Just pulled out of a 5 day stage race the week before, so need something to aim for. Where do I sign up properly for the ride and were do I put money raised ?

Might wimp out and have bibshorts on under my "normal" shorts  ;)


Cant get myself to put a water bottle holder on a BMX, so will be a rucksack job...

Been a prat, just found the link to the charity page...sorry too many head injuries.
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on July 28, 2011, 01:32 PM
Ok, I,m not a hardcore member on the Radbmx forum but would love to join in. Just dusted of an old supergoose 2 , just needs a seat and to be built up. Just pulled out of a 5 day stage race the week before, so need something to aim for. Where do I sign up properly for the ride and were do I put money raised ?

Might wimp out and have bibshorts on under my "normal" shorts  ;)


Cant get myself to put a water bottle holder on a BMX, so will be a rucksack job...

Been a prat, just found the link to the charity page...sorry too many head injuries.

found the links anyway now so just in case anyone else needs it
This link http://www.doitforcharity.com/doitforcharity-cycle-ride-2011.aspx?c=4371&ad=charitypage should take you straight to registration to raise money for Pickle's hospital (which is a great cause) but if you want to do it for another charity there's loads to choose from at http://www.doitforcharity.com/difc-london-to-brighton-cycle-2011.aspx

Once you sign up get a justgiving page and it can be linked to the Team Rad group page ;)
http://www.justgiving.com/teams/BMXlondontobrighton

Trying my best to get there for an 8:30 start (depending on public transport)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on July 28, 2011, 01:53 PM
Sounds a good time john, we can discuss it at MK  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on July 28, 2011, 02:12 PM
Sounds a good time john, we can discuss it at MK  :daumenhoch:

 :daumenhoch:

probably about time I started proper training instead of loafing about and eating kebabs
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: 4416 on July 28, 2011, 03:56 PM
Thanks Griff, should just about be able to make MK on the Sunday, hope to catch up with some old faces there and some of you loons that want to ride 56 miles on a small wheeled bike.

Might let my supergoose 2 go and build up my unused repo Kuwi KZi I bought when living down under. Worth trying to sell frames at MK ?....safer than the bay of evil ?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on July 28, 2011, 04:41 PM
Thanks Griff, should just about be able to make MK on the Sunday, hope to catch up with some old faces there and some of you loons that want to ride 56 miles on a small wheeled bike.

Might let my supergoose 2 go and build up my unused repo Kuwi KZi I bought when living down under. Worth trying to sell frames at MK ?....safer than the bay of evil ?

nice one mate - I'll be there both days so come & say hello
I think lots of people are selling stuff - I'm looking to sell a mk1 Asco Pro Turbo frame myself so will probably be taking that along

cheers

griff
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: 4416 on July 28, 2011, 05:36 PM
Just told the Mrs about this little adventure, she said " I thought you have packed in road racing"


Christ women...were not racing to Brighton.....hope not !
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on July 28, 2011, 08:37 PM
racing? f**k that
I'll just be happy to get there

let me know if you need any help with the admin mate  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: 4416 on August 06, 2011, 08:23 PM
Hope to catch up with you on sunday Griff !
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on August 08, 2011, 10:42 AM
If I don't have enough todo I'm thinking of knocking up a tee design, so we have something to keep from the event. I wont be selling them, but will give you guys the design so you can get yours printed in the colour and size you want. was thinking of using http://www.spreadshirt.co.uk/

What cha think?

J
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 09, 2011, 12:05 AM
sorry missed you 4416 - did you make it to MK?

level I think pickle's sorted some t-shirts from st. marks but not 100% sure.. rob can confirm
nothing to stop you from having one though!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on August 09, 2011, 07:42 AM
yep i can get official T's from St Marks.

Once you register it i'm sure it asks what size you want?  ???
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 09, 2011, 09:32 AM
yep i can get official T's from St Marks.

Once you register it i'm sure it asks what size you want?  ???

don't remember tbh, but then my memory is not what it was  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on August 10, 2011, 10:09 AM
Sorry, thats me just being a little special!

I kinda ment like a "team RAD, London to brighton 2011" maybe a route or something on it as well.

but ignore me, I really just need sleep. lots and lots of sleep.

J
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on August 16, 2011, 07:42 AM
right then guys, we need to start making plans for this now.


I will speak to the organisers at work and get a definate meeting point (although i think it's Clapham common) then we need a time (try for 8am??) then we need to decide what the general feeling is for when we arrive?  are people hving a beer and then going back home, or going to bed down at a Travel lodge and make a night of it?

i haven't thought to much about what to do once we gt there  :-\
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 16, 2011, 10:28 AM
right then guys, we need to start making plans for this now.


I will speak to the organisers at work and get a definate meeting point (although i think it's Clapham common) then we need a time (try for 8am??) then we need to decide what the general feeling is for when we arrive?  are people hving a beer and then going back home, or going to bed down at a Travel lodge and make a night of it?

i haven't thought to much about what to do once we gt there  :-\

have been sending emails to the difc people to try and get exact details (still haven't received my info pack and wanted to check it wasn't lost in post)
as far as I now it's starting in clapham common though. have looked into public transport my way (which is pretty much non-existent esp. on a sunday) and best time I can make it is going to be around 8:30 - I need to drive to slough and dump car there, then train it to paddington @ 6:46 and ride 6 miles through war-torn london village to the start point. any remaining rioters will probably be tucked up in bed so should be safe enough  ;D
I'm flexible on getting back as have booked the monday off - if anyone is headed back up that way & can accommodate me & my bike then I'm more than happy to chip in for petrol etc, otherwise can just see how the night goes & get the train back the next day  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 16, 2011, 03:28 PM
Just had an email from the organisers - turns out this is starting from tooting bec common now instead of clapham
For anyone in Brighton we'll be finishing at Hove No 1 Lawn, adjacent to the King Alfred Leisure Centre and alongside Hove Street

On the plus side this is a shorter route than going from clapham, but seeing as public transport is so shit that just means I have to ride further to get to the start line  :tickedoff: from what I can see I'm not able to take my bike on the tube down there from paddington
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on August 16, 2011, 07:42 PM
john, let me know what time you will get tp paddington and i will meet you and we'll go together  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 16, 2011, 07:54 PM
john, let me know what time you will get tp paddington and i will meet you and we'll go together  :daumenhoch:

it's due in at 7:20am (that's the first train of the day from slough)  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on August 16, 2011, 07:58 PM
cool.....we'll work it mate  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 16, 2011, 08:08 PM
I reckon I'll be fooked before we get going leaving the house that early  ;D

btw I think I found a way to hook up a bottle cage to a bmx - ordered one of these http://cyclestore.co.uk/productDetails.asp?productID=21110&categoryID=1090

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on August 19, 2011, 12:31 PM
jeeze, I need more that 500ml of water. I've got one like this, 2.5 ltrs of water. Mind you, it site next to your back, so after an hour its warm, after 2 you could make a coffee with it!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 19, 2011, 12:39 PM
I'm sure we'll get chance to refill on the way  :daumenhoch:
didn't fancy carrying a sweaty rucksack so travelling light and making do with a small bag for tubes/mini pump etc that I can put on handlebars

really hope it doesn't piss down  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on August 19, 2011, 12:46 PM
I gotta catch a train on sat, and stay over in town, then ride, then stay over in Brightion, then a train home to Dorset. I reckon I'll be needing new clothes on sunday!

Whats everyone taking spares and parts wise?

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 19, 2011, 12:57 PM
I'll be taking my 'cool tool', a mini pump and a couple of tubes (+ beer money for afters)

Pickle will probably need about 5 chains as he usually snaps at least one an hour

You may wish to consider a large tub of arse cream for when you've finished - unless you've got that seat padded
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on August 19, 2011, 01:09 PM
Okay, for those that have registered through the www.doitforcharity.com website you should've got a document emailed back to you containing all the info.

Basically the route is laid out with pink arrows all along the way.  at about half distance there is a pub where we all get free lunch!  :daumenhoch:  but basically it's not a race, so we stop whenever we need to for breaks and water/energy drinks  :)

we need to all be at Tooting bec by 9am so we can all register and set off.  my work mates and i will be there and we're probably going to drive my mates car down on the saturday and park it up, then i'll drive back and we will use his estate car to travel back on Sunday evening.

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on August 19, 2011, 02:08 PM
Im going for the padded seat... and padded riding shorts!

Tubes, pump and a few tools (on BMX's)!

I'm so looking forward to this ride, its going to be epic!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 19, 2011, 02:46 PM
Okay, for those that have registered through the www.doitforcharity.com website you should've got a document emailed back to you containing all the info.

Basically the route is laid out with pink arrows all along the way.  at about half distance there is a pub where we all get free lunch!  :daumenhoch:  but basically it's not a race, so we stop whenever we need to for breaks and water/energy drinks  :)

we need to all be at Tooting bec by 9am so we can all register and set off.  my work mates and i will be there and we're probably going to drive my mates car down on the saturday and park it up, then i'll drive back and we will use his estate car to travel back on Sunday evening.



that sounds like a good plan rob -  except by the halfway stage they might have started serving dinner
do you think there'll be any room for a +1 on the way back? can offer petrol money/cuddles by way of compensation
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on August 19, 2011, 05:17 PM
i'm sure we could fit you in somehow, he's got an A6 estate so should be room, i will ask on Monday  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 19, 2011, 05:21 PM
i'm sure we could fit you in somehow, he's got an A6 estate so should be room, i will ask on Monday  :daumenhoch:

nice one rob, just let me know  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 26, 2011, 08:40 PM
managed (after sending a few emails!) to find out my rider number, so I've had a mess about with photoshop and put a raceplate design together  :daumenhoch:
still got room for a few more sponsors' names and have been badgering a few people at work who already promised to support

Jaymz hope you don't mind I nicked a couple of your designs for that 'factory-rider' look  ;D

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/raceplate2.jpg)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on August 26, 2011, 09:15 PM
1 of my work collegues is hopefully driving me into London on the Sunday morning, then driving down to Brighton to bring me home, so i will be loading his van with spares  ;D ;D

Cant believe this madness will be starting in just 3 weeks  :idiot2: :idiot2:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 26, 2011, 09:39 PM

Cant believe this madness will be starting in just 3 weeks  :idiot2: :idiot2:

make that 16 days!

I've managed to find some cheap digs, got a cheap rail ticket too (5.55 back to victoria on Monday)
just need to find somewhere to park in london now and hope that no-one burns out the car while I'm away

whereabouts are you coming from spike?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on August 26, 2011, 11:24 PM
Coming up from Folkestone, Kent mate  8)

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 26, 2011, 11:59 PM
Coming up from Folkestone, Kent mate  8)



that'll be a nice early start for you then  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on August 27, 2011, 07:36 AM
Will probably be driving to tooting myself so I hope the cars will be okay  :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 27, 2011, 02:27 PM
Will probably be driving to tooting myself so I hope the cars will be okay  :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch:

let me know if you find anywhere to park  :daumenhoch: did try one of those websites where people rent out their own drives etc but no answer - so had a look on google street view to see if I could find a street without permit parking. best I found so far looked to be west drive, not too far away but no idea if dodgy or not
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on August 30, 2011, 11:32 AM
hey Griff,

what website did you buy the train ticket from?
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 30, 2011, 11:22 PM
hey Griff,

what website did you buy the train ticket from?


here mate http://www.southernrailway.com/
was a bit cheaper than trainline.com - let me reserve a bike space too
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 30, 2011, 11:41 PM
had a little mess about on photoshop/spreadshirt and knocked this up
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/ScreenHunter_01Aug302336.gif)
just in case it starts getting dark the design is on the back and is reflective  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on August 31, 2011, 07:43 AM
That looks great John, how much to get em made for us?   ???

i'll have an XL mate if you're gunna get em done  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on August 31, 2011, 10:20 AM
That looks great John, how much to get em made for us?   ???

i'll have an XL mate if you're gunna get em done  :daumenhoch:

The wheel design's on spreadshirt.co.uk - will post a link as soon as I can get onto site and make it publicly available ;)
[edit] here's the link http://637217.spreadshirt.co.uk/
don't forget - if you want a 5% discount code just ask the helpdesk people anything via email and there'll be a link in their reply
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 02, 2011, 03:02 PM
if there's anyone left out there that wants to sponsor me - I'm having my race plate made up early next week (see below)
everyone that sponsors me before the weekend's up gets their name added to the plate, no matter what the amount  :daumenhoch:

why not go without one pint this weekend and instead give it to Rob 'Tower of Strength' Pickle's bum hospital? after all you never know when you'll have to visit Dr. Jellyfinger...

cheers

griff
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/raceplate2.jpg)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 05, 2011, 10:20 AM
still plenty of time for peeps to bung us a few quid sponsorship  :daumenhoch:

links to the justgiving pages are on page 1.................any amount however small is all welcome  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 06, 2011, 08:40 PM
my t-shirt arrived today - looks fookin ace
can't tell from the crappy phone pic but the reflective material really catches the light (had to turn light off & use a torch as using a flash just wouldn't work!)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/IMAG0206-1.jpg)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 06, 2011, 09:09 PM
That's cool john.......i hope this Fooking weather gets better though!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 06, 2011, 09:34 PM
That's cool john.......i hope this Fooking weather gets better though!

me too! forecast has changed again, now says 'scattered showers & wind' instead of 'partly cloudy' (I preferred the last one)

(http://i.uk.imwx.com/global/images/52x52/39.png)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: aerostylie on September 06, 2011, 09:39 PM
go guys, hope you have a totally rad day this sunday and raise tonnes for charity :4_17_5:

popped some sponsorship into Robs just givin  ;)

Respect to y'all 8)

at least it won't be snowing griff, although it would cool your burning asses  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 06, 2011, 09:47 PM
just booked my train ticket to london... feel slightly sick, lol

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on September 06, 2011, 10:07 PM
Was making plans to get to London today as well.

Need to leave home about 5.30am  :idiot2:

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 06, 2011, 10:12 PM
with 5 days to go the money's definitely started rolling in :daumenhoch:
just done a quick tot-up, counting fund-matching and gift aid....

so far the Team RAD total is 3,261.23!

fookin buzzin  :)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Pooch on September 06, 2011, 10:14 PM
Right!!! I'm meeting you lot at Brighton to buy you a beer or 2.. Who's going to be there??? ;)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 07, 2011, 07:39 AM
Be great to see you at the finish line Pooch, deffo have a beer or two and some fish n chips before setting off home  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 07, 2011, 09:31 AM
My mom, dad & mrs griff will be waiting somewhere

And I think I'll be ready for a beer & some fish and chips too - I know the ramsdens in Brighton but not sure if it's any good nowadays...
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 07, 2011, 10:37 AM
me too, my wife and 3 boys are driving up to watch me cross the finish line.

beer and chips..... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 07, 2011, 01:35 PM
just had a look at latest weather forecast..........  :'(

then tried another site for a second opinion.....

I hope they're both wrong as currently they're saying Brighton's gonna have heavy rain and 30mph winds on Sunday  :shocked:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 07, 2011, 01:39 PM
yeah it's not looking great weather wise John  :-\

i think one forecast had thunder in there as well somewhere along the way  ::)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on September 07, 2011, 02:18 PM
Let's hope there tail winds then  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 07, 2011, 03:40 PM
could always get a few of these from argos  ;D
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3334467.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:11527|cc:|prd:3334467|cat:sports+and+leisure+%2F+bikes%2C+cycling+and+accessories+%2F+bike+clothing+%2F

don't think they do any in black though pickle
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 07, 2011, 03:43 PM
well if they don't come in black i'm out!  :yahoo_silent:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 07, 2011, 04:00 PM
Shame Rob, yellow would suit you  :-*

I hope that Del kept a copy of my decal designs, have a feeling that I might need another set by the end of this!

Got my bike in the office today so I can show people just how unsuitable it will be as a long distance machine, hoping to generate a few more sponsors too  ;)

Fingers crossed for a gap in the clouds!!!!!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Pooch on September 07, 2011, 07:37 PM
What time do you think you'll be getting in as Akgoff is coming to.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 07, 2011, 08:24 PM
What time do you think you'll be getting in as Akgoff is coming to.  :daumenhoch:

no idea but will probably be setting off about 8:30
if you want to PM me your number I'll send you a text when we get to the top of beacon hill (should have a much better idea by then as it's the last big one before the finish)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Pooch on September 07, 2011, 08:29 PM
What time do you think you'll be getting in as Akgoff is coming to.  :daumenhoch:

no idea but will probably be setting off about 8:30
if you want to PM me your number I'll send you a text when we get to the top of beacon hill (should have a much better idea by then as it's the last big one before the finish)
Pm coming over..
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 07, 2011, 09:39 PM
I'm aiming to get there for 8, I've got your number griff but no one else's. I'll PM the guys , then I'm going to rebuild be BB (again) and polish the heap.
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 08, 2011, 07:35 AM
Yeah we plan to get there for 8am and hopefully set off before 8.30 (with any luck) i've PM'ed you my mobile so we can let eachother know if there's any problems.

The weather looks pretty shyte for Sunday so i'm going to smear vasoline all over my lovely chrome  ;)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 08, 2011, 09:48 AM
i'm going to smear vasoline all over

I'm going to try a bit of 'nottz science' and put some LIDL clingfilm over my decals to keep the grime off  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 08, 2011, 09:52 AM
just had a look at the met office weather site and it's saying heavy showers at the starting point and heavy rain at the finish line  :-\  ::)

also wind of 30mph with gusts of up to 50mph FFS!!   :2gunsfiring_v1: :2gunsfiring_v1:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 08, 2011, 09:56 AM
just think of all the money raised pickle, forget about the rain and the howling wind........


 :D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 08, 2011, 10:04 AM
oh yeah!!  so far (with gift aid) we've raised 2,838   :shocked:

should have more coming in soon as well  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 08, 2011, 11:16 AM
oh yeah!!  so far (with gift aid) we've raised 2,838   :shocked:

should have more coming in soon as well  :daumenhoch:

mate don't forget there's another wedge coming from my work, they promised to fund-match the first 500  ;)
Still a few peeps to tap up at work - after taking my bike into the office yesterday they now know how small (but heavy) my haro is  ::)
would be tempted to use the silverfox as it's a lot lighter, but as the seatpost is stuck tight I can't get it to a good height for road riding
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 08, 2011, 11:22 AM
i think with the wind we'll be getting, weight will be a good thing!  ;D  (as he tucks into another digestive)  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 08, 2011, 11:42 AM
i think with the wind we'll be getting, weight will be a good thing!  ;D  (as he tucks into another digestive)  :daumenhoch:

just looked again and still none of the weather sites are disagreeing with each other  :'(
I see that the winds will be coming from the SW too, so no chance of using a sail for extra propulsion...!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 08, 2011, 12:36 PM
we will earn every chip and flake of fish mate when we get there!!   ;D


i just hope we're all laughing still by the time we do get there
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 08, 2011, 02:12 PM
I just hope my bike makes it!

picked up 2 new inner tubes and a padded seat cover today (get that baby to fit tonight) packed a set of allen keys, driver set and a multi tool, set of cable ties and a pair of tire levers. wet weather jacket, padded shorts (wet denim in no fun) sunglasses and a mesh back.

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 08, 2011, 02:35 PM
I just hope my bike makes it!

picked up 2 new inner tubes and a padded seat cover today (get that baby to fit tonight) packed a set of allen keys, driver set and a multi tool, set of cable ties and a pair of tire levers. wet weather jacket, padded shorts (wet denim in no fun) sunglasses and a mesh back.



no cape?  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 08, 2011, 03:25 PM
thanks man, I knew i'd forget something! think I'v got one from Niagara Falls somewhere!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on September 08, 2011, 05:55 PM
Just sorted my snorkel and flippers, but gutted i cant find my goggles anywhere  :'(  :LolLolLolLol:



Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 09, 2011, 03:16 PM
well if i don't get online later this evening.......see you all on Sunday morning about 8 ish at Tooting Bec  :daumenhoch:


i'll be the one in the wet suit  ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 09, 2011, 03:26 PM
think we'll be easy enough to spot among all the road-bikers in their gimp suits

still trying to coax a few more donations out of people at work, the ones I don't reach today will get a visit from me when I get back in next week!

see you sunday big boy
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 09, 2011, 03:32 PM
still cant believe were doing this! already mentioned to Griff, if this goes well... Lands end to John 'o' Groats is next on the list!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 09, 2011, 04:42 PM
still cant believe were doing this! already mentioned to Griff, if this goes well... Lands end to John 'o' Groats is next on the list!

& I already told you.. no #@*& way!  ;D
I might be a bit soft in the head but that's never gonna happen

wouldn't mind a crack at the mongol rally or scum run (don't know any mechanics though)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 09, 2011, 05:29 PM
yeah, he did say that!

If anyones interested, i'll be posting images and stuff from the start to the finish (as long as my batt holds) to twitter @level_ is the user if anyone wants to see the pain were in and see if we make it...
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 09, 2011, 06:10 PM
Yeah I'm gunna bang updates on FB as well  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: BENDYCAT ELEVENTEEN on September 09, 2011, 09:29 PM
Who's going to be down waiting at the finishing line ? 
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 09, 2011, 09:44 PM
Does anyone know the finish line postcode
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on September 09, 2011, 10:01 PM
Does anyone know the finish line postcode

Is that for the sat nav incase they have taken the markers away before we get to them  ;D ;D
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 09, 2011, 10:32 PM
yeah, told the misses just to find the lycra wearing roadies relaxing on the beach, then find something else todo for the next 4 hours!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 09, 2011, 11:59 PM
Does anyone know the finish line postcode

all I know is what they put in the email "The route will finish at Hove No 1 Lawn, adjacent to the King Alfred Leisure Centre and alongside Hove Street."

postcode for the start is SW16 1RU
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Pooch on September 10, 2011, 12:02 AM
Who's going to be down waiting at the finishing line ? 
Me and iguff on bikes :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 10, 2011, 07:47 AM
didn't sleep much last night  :shocked: also had a couple of BMX-related dreams  ;D
think I'd better try and have an early night tonight......!

see you in Tooting tomorrow!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 10, 2011, 08:21 AM
See you in the morning john, its going to be epic!!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 10, 2011, 08:55 AM
Does anyone know the finish line postcode

all I know is what they put in the email "The route will finish at Hove No 1 Lawn, adjacent to the King Alfred Leisure Centre and alongside Hove Street."

postcode for the start is SW16 1RU

Scary, I never got an email with that in! Ive got one saying congratulations I've got a space tho. Will try and call them today.

I actually slept well lastnight, and currently waiting in bed for breakfast. I should do stuff like this more often. Lol
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 10, 2011, 08:57 AM
I'm off down there this arvo to drop my mates car down near the finish line, still got my fingers crossed for the weather!!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 10, 2011, 02:14 PM
just put some LIDL clingfilm round my decals to try and stop all the wet grimy shit ruining them

nottz science  8)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on September 10, 2011, 04:36 PM
See you in the morning john, its going to be epic!!

Epic is not a word I'd have used Rob, more like insane  ;D

Weather is looking a lot better than it did at the start of the week  8)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 10, 2011, 06:16 PM
See you in the morning john, its going to be epic!!

Epic is not a word I'd have used Rob, more like insane  ;D

Weather is looking a lot better than it did at the start of the week  8)

I'm keeping the clingfilm on for now  ;D
Got my vinyl print for the plate today, just put the bottle cage and padded seat cover on it too so thought I'd slap up a few pics for the purists to drool over  :daumenhoch:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040532.jpg)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040534.jpg)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040535.jpg)

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: skki3330 on September 10, 2011, 07:58 PM
Good luck to you all, insane is deffo the word for it!!! your all going to walk like cowboys for a week  :laugh:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Pooch on September 10, 2011, 07:58 PM
you guys are brilliant and we will see you at the finish line :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 10, 2011, 08:44 PM
you guys are brilliant and we will see you at the finish line :daumenhoch:

 ;D don't wait up!!!

just had a big plate of chinese takeaway - I think the correct sports training term is called 'carb-loading'
will be an early night tonight, 6am start tomorrow  :shocked:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Andy68 on September 10, 2011, 08:48 PM
Good luck fellas!!!   :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: NORTY40 on September 10, 2011, 08:58 PM
Good luck lads , hope you have a great day  :4_17_5:  I have started sweating just thinking about doing it  ;D

Well done on the fundraising  :daumenhoch:

Don't think the cling film wrap will catch on though Griff !!

Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 10, 2011, 09:06 PM
thought about foil but that's been done already  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 10, 2011, 09:18 PM
Not long back from Brighton as we dropped my mates car down there for the trip back......so we've gotta get there else his car is stranded  :LolLolLolLol:

Fooking warm down there today!

See you all in the morning guys  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Gashead on September 10, 2011, 09:24 PM
All the best lads  :4_17_5:


And the tyres are on the way  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: BENDYCAT ELEVENTEEN on September 10, 2011, 09:37 PM
sorry can't make it in the end  :'(  good luck boys  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Shiner on September 10, 2011, 09:38 PM
Good luck lads

 :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: rick1970 on September 10, 2011, 09:45 PM
Have a great day tmoz boys and girls hope the sun shines and griff i'd be filling that bottle with a few redbulls yer gunna need it   :LolLolLolLol:  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: curtispro on September 10, 2011, 10:07 PM
Good luck to you all, you are all crazy but I take my hat off to you, hope the weather stays kind and no permanent damage is done  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Hootski70 on September 11, 2011, 07:56 AM
Good luck to you all  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 11, 2011, 09:09 PM
well we set off at 8:30 this morning and got to the finish line at 4:30 (only 8 hours!)
weather wasn't too bad, bit drizzly but the headwind was a bastard at times. the reputation of 'The Beacon ' is very well deserved  :shocked:

had a nice hot soak when I got in, think I'll sleep well tonight

pickle, justin & mark was great riding with you today  :daumenhoch:

if anyone wants to make a donation the link's here http://www.justgiving.com/teams/BMXlondontobrighton

cheers, griff

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040550.jpg)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040579.jpg)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Nigelb on September 11, 2011, 09:20 PM
Well done lads  :daumenhoch:......and got there safely in good time too.

Griff your arse is going to sore in the morning and not just from the bike ride either  :)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: brettypeeps on September 11, 2011, 09:24 PM
Awesome work guys.  I would have loved to have done it with you but thirty was to much for me earlier this year :daumenhoch:

Brilliant Job well done :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 11, 2011, 09:45 PM
Well that was awesome!!!! Had a hot soak in the bath and Mrs pickle had dinner waiting when I got back  :daumenhoch:

As you said john, it was superb riding with you guys and I saw mark come in at the end....well done fella, I have to say I wasn't sure you were going to make it but hats off to you and everyone else  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: rick1970 on September 11, 2011, 10:38 PM
Well done guys i hope you raised a good few quid which im sure you did  :daumenhoch: oh and griff didnt yer take an allen key to straighten them bars  :LolLolLolLol:  :daumenhoch: again well done lads ..
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Jt on September 11, 2011, 10:54 PM
Well done guys.
 :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 11, 2011, 11:06 PM
Excuse this if its a little random. Just got in after driving 3 1/2 hours home.

A top ride with top blokes went down today. We showed our heels to plenty of faster bikes, especially tucking in and drafting down the big slopes only. The bikes went well, nothing broke or fell off but they did gain a few more creaks.

All the other riders were talking about the madmen on BMX's, that was nice, especially as most didnt know it was us!

And finally, thanks to you guys for making this ride just plain amazing.

Oh, and did I mention the massive cheer we received when we crossed the line?

Bad photos here http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/level_/

Goodnight.
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 12, 2011, 07:26 AM
It was great riding with you yesterday Lee........it was fooking hard work but such a great day and an awesome welcome by everyone at the finish line  :daumenhoch:

all of us at the start (with no idea of what was to come)  ;D
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/b339/robertbransby/IMAG0319-1.jpg)
a quick break as we came out of the M25
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/b339/robertbransby/IMAG0322.jpg)
10 minute break at the top of the beacon (what an right fooker that was to walk up!!)  :shocked:
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/b339/robertbransby/IMAG0326-1.jpg)
at the end with my work mate who did it on his road bike and finished 2 hours infront of us
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/b339/robertbransby/IMAG0328-1.jpg)

fook me do i ache this morning!!!   :shocked:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: spike371 on September 12, 2011, 08:19 AM
OMFG!!!!!

What a day.  Great weather, great bunch of guys, great fun.  Ok i lied about the last part  ;D ;D

Ive never done anything so insanely bizarre in the past, and at more than time i did question my sanity  :idiot2:

it was superb riding with you guys and I saw mark come in at the end....well done fella, I have to say I wasn't sure you were going to make it but hats off to you and everyone else  :4_17_5:

TBH Rob, on more than one occasion i considered giving up, but as the miles ticked away it seemed pointless.  When you have done 40+ miles, the last 10 or say are not worth giving up on  ;D

So glad i finished, although im knackered today

Top result all round guys  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 12, 2011, 10:15 AM
few more pics - couldn't wait to upload them all last night as I was fookin knackered and bed was calling me

like lambs to the slaughter  ;D
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040563.jpg)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040560.jpg)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040562.jpg)
off we rolled........
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040566.jpg)

and 8 hours later...
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040568.jpg)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040569.jpg)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/ad120/gr1ff1ngton/bmx/P1040575.jpg)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Swivel on September 12, 2011, 10:18 AM
Well done guys, top stuff  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: oldschoolace on September 12, 2011, 10:21 AM
Nice one fellas, top notch effort there  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: beard1973 on September 12, 2011, 10:30 AM
Well Done Guys...  :daumenhoch:

Top Work and great to see Spike (Mark) rockin' it up for Team BURNERWORLD.

 :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Shiner on September 12, 2011, 11:10 AM
Well done guys

 :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: ED209 on September 12, 2011, 11:18 AM
I want my money returned  >:(

I thought you were doing there... and back  :angel:

 :smitten: well done fellas ... rather you than me  :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: M5AT on September 12, 2011, 11:27 AM
Blood good effort lads  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: monkian on September 12, 2011, 11:34 AM
Tremendous effort lads. Well done :daumenhoch:
Glad the weather wasn't too bad. Sorry I couldn't get out to see you role in.
Working Sunday :-\

12 months to recover I guess ;D ;)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: kungfunky on September 12, 2011, 10:20 PM
great work lads  :daumenhoch: I've been on some epic rides in my time but never on a kids bike  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: aerostylie on September 12, 2011, 10:48 PM
Respect  :4_17_5:

well done you guys, you must feel a great sense of achievement completing it 8)

20'' rules

lands end - john o groats next year  :D (griff i's joking )
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 12, 2011, 10:57 PM
you're not wrong paul, was very tough in places but some of the down hill bits were fantastic, especially the high speed blast down through the town  :daumenhoch:
buzzing that with the help of lots of generous people we've managed to raise a good chunk of money for a worthy cause that doesn't get much attention normally, back at work tomorrow so hoping it's not over yet!

seriously recommend this to anyone for next year (paul I think you'd love it  :daumenhoch:)
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: aerostylie on September 12, 2011, 11:37 PM
buzzing that with the help of lots of generous people we've managed to raise a good chunk of money for a worthy cause that doesn't get much attention normally,

recommend this to anyone for next year (paul I think you'd love it  :daumenhoch:)
spot on griff, there's a lot of good peeps about and anything like this can only be good publicity :daumenhoch:

yep love the mileage/band of brother cammaradere as the worcester ride proved griff, so echo the recommendation, will consider next year if can sort logistics :) 
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: Mattdub on September 13, 2011, 01:12 PM
Well done guys , superb  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: priv on September 13, 2011, 07:45 PM
well done boys :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: in2bmx on September 13, 2011, 07:56 PM
Well done lads .  :daumenhoch: 
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: pickle on September 13, 2011, 08:06 PM
Cheers guys......neck is frozen today but all aches have gone  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: level on September 15, 2011, 08:08 PM
So... what's next? we doing this again next year?

I'm in!
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: griff on September 15, 2011, 08:49 PM
I'm happy to let someone else savour the experience next year  ;D, still trying to think 'what next' but also mindful that I've had a lot off money off people for this and probably need to cool the sponsored events for a bit

would seriously recommend it to anyone though - was a great day  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: London to Brighton team RAD 11th September
Post by: chownie on February 15, 2016, 09:08 AM
Just read up on this as really looking forward to it this year!  It's nuts but I've never been quite normal lol.