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Ian and Nicks GRAN FONDO RIDE 29th AUGUST 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by lagazzettadellabici on July 10, 2010


Under the wonderful banner of LAMBSTRONG my good friends Ian and Nick are organising a big group ride on the 29th August if anyone would like to join in and ride with a great bunch of people. Both of them can be contacted through twitter or if you don’t use twitter please feel free to email me and I’ll pass on your details. I’ll pass you over to Ian to explain the details.


GF lamb


Ever wondered what your twitter friends really looked like? Want to know if they used the best picture they had of themselves for their avatar? Or do you just fancy a ride with some nice people? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then YOU are invited to come and ride the first Gran Fondo Lambstrong. It’ll be a 110-ish km social ride around the rolling countryside of leicestershire on sunday 29th august – that’s bank holiday weekend. The ride isn’t a sportif or a race, just a social gathering to enjoy some good riding, good company and a beer and lunch afterwards. The plan is this: we’ll meet at the griffin inn in swithland where we’ll be able to park up and (if i can arrange it) use the facilities. We’ll then ride out through the rolling countryside of england’s smallest county, rutland and around england’s largest man-made lake. we’ll stop for coffee and a cake at the cafe on it shore (right next to rutland cycling) before heading back. there will be plenty of chances for more stops or to cut the ride short if you don’t fancy the whole thing. Leicestershire was chosen for both its central location and because the hills shouldn’t be too much for anyone. There is an etape hotel pretty close-by where a couple of people are planning on staying the night before. It is also leicester’s sky-ride the following day if anyone fancies hanging around for that… We’ll finish the ride back at the pub in time for their excellent sunday lunch. i’ll book tables in advance once we know who is coming. There will be no entry fee, no marshalls, no support, no timing chips, no attitude. there will be decent food, stylish riding and sunshine* get in touch on twitter if you fancy it.

ian and nick 

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  1. mary said, on July 11, 2010 at 12:39 am

    i am soo jealous! i wish i could join! 😦


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