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Lands End / Re: Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on Today at 02:47:41 pm »
But to be honest a 45 minute ride at each end isn't the end of the world  ;)

Unless of course you are 45 minutes from the end of the world...  :)
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Lands End / Re: Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Tony Ferrari (Nomad) on Today at 12:27:32 pm »
I will admit, I do have the "nice wife" option should I choose  ;D

I'm sure she wouldn't mind dropping me off in the van at Plusha, retreating back to the comfort of our friends house then picking me up from the finish on the Saturday.

But to be honest a 45 minute ride at each end isn't the end of the world  ;)
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Lands End / Re: Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on January 27, 2020, 06:54:06 pm »
I'm selling my trailer.... Too much faffing around... Where I live (near Popham) I might just as well drive or bike there. Do the trial and drive or bike back.
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Lands End / Re: Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on January 27, 2020, 06:52:20 pm »
Anyone with a nice wife like mine will find that as I did for many years the plan is both to take the bike to Plusha (van or trailer) She can then drive a short way to the finish and stay the night have an easy morning and wait at the finish
Actually because my bike this year is a bit uncertain and I may have to use a 65 year old one I am doing class O thats a start in Bridgewater so not sure what  would be best solution for her but if I had a suitable towing car and trailer  she could do the Trial as well  (she did it in a FWD last year but we were lucky it was dry)  we could pick the trailer up on the way back.!

I have a nice wife...…. However she cannot drive..... (Probably going to learn in a couple of years.).
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Lands End / Re: Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on January 27, 2020, 06:50:58 pm »
OK so starters leave Plusha first, interesting to know


No. It rotates or goes in the order that they can get facilities for the start.

I do not know which is the start order this year.
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Lands End / Re: Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Tim Kingham on January 27, 2020, 06:30:14 pm »
Anyone with a nice wife like mine will find that as I did for many years the plan is both to take the bike to Plusha (van or trailer) She can then drive a short way to the finish and stay the night have an easy morning and wait at the finish
Actually because my bike this year is a bit uncertain and I may have to use a 65 year old one I am doing class O thats a start in Bridgewater so not sure what  would be best solution for her but if I had a suitable towing car and trailer  she could do the Trial as well  (she did it in a FWD last year but we were lucky it was dry)  we could pick the trailer up on the way back.!
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Lands End / Re: Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Tony Ferrari (Nomad) on January 27, 2020, 01:57:47 pm »
OK so starters leave Plusha first, interesting to know
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Lands End / Re: Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on January 27, 2020, 01:47:32 pm »
Hi. Yes you are correct...

One year a friend elected to start from Plusha in Cornwall instead of the next and his usual start from Popham, so he could get an earlier number.

He ended up being the last competitor away from Plusha…….  So he was a minute earlier.....   ;D
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Lands End / Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Tony Ferrari (Nomad) on January 27, 2020, 12:27:06 pm »
I'm considering entering the Land's End but wanted to clarify something regarding start points.

Am I correct in thinking that starting at Popham or Cirencester just means a couple of hours of road work heading east as compared to heading west if starting at Plusha and both "easterly" starts are just designed to assist those coming from 'up country'?

Although both Popham and Cirencester are closer to home (near Bicester) I have friends who live in St Austell so i could base myself there for the weekend, this has the advantage of being only 45 minutes from both Plusha and the Finish respectively.

I didn't want to miss out on anything by electing to start in Cornwall  ;D
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Bikes and Bits For Sale / Beta Alp (200] Rear Hub
« Last post by John Kenny on January 26, 2020, 03:15:17 pm »
Hi,

I have a brand new and unused rear hub for a Beta Alp 200 if anyone is in the market for one.

Bought for a special project that never materialised.

Fits the later model.

£85 posted.

Cheers
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