2013-10-19 - London Borough Spiral Ride

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  • A ride through all 32 London boroughs (and the City of London) ending at the statue of King Charles I in Trafalgar Square, the point at which you are 0 miles from London. We'll be departing from Sidcup Place at 0730 sharp. We hope to finish before dark, but we might not so it would be a good idea to bring lights. The weather looks a bit damp, mudguards are advisable.

    It's about 180km, mostly flat.

    Sidcup Place pub at the start has agreed to open at 7.15am to prepare food for us for our 7.30am depart. They're offering hot baps filled with either fried egg, sausage or bacon @ £1.99 each. Costa tea @ £1.79 each. Costa coffee @ £2.50 each. If you want any of that, you must book in advance by 3pm on Friday 18th, by adding yourself to the list near the end of this thread.

    There will be regular brief stops for food, drink and toilet:

    • 28km: Tesco, Oldfields Rd Sutton, SM1 2NB
    • 58km: San Remo Cafe, Northolt, UB5 6UR
    • 81km: Tesco, Coppetts Center, N12 0SH
    • 122km: McDonalds/KFC, Claps Gate Lane, E6 6LG
    • 155km: Tesco, Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7NL

    I will be running a GPS tracker on my phone ( greenalp.com/RealTimeTracker/­ ) so if you have an android phone and you want to be able to find the group, install this app and add earthloop as a friend.

    The route: ridewithgps.com/routes/3530209





    (that's http:// ridewithgps.com/routes/3530209 if you can't see the embedded route)

    A google maps view of the route against the borough boundaries: goo.gl/maps/nqRpX

    Previous discussion: https://www.lfgss.com/thread111264.html

    Summary of previous discussion:
    "Let's do all 32 London Boroughs in a day" - robertyoghurt
    "in a spiral" - Indra
    "you can't hit a borough more than once" - yarklad
    "So a 130km of hellish Outer London urban sprawl, then another 50 of busy as fuck zone 1?" - lemonade

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
  • This will be a serious challenge, I don't mind trying to lead for a few miles now that I've figure my garmin out.

    I pretty much know the inner NW stretch.

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
  • Totally bonkers ride. In.

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. Idiot
  • Broke the list already...

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
  • looks hideous but still can't resist.

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
    9. blue fleet
  • I reckon on 15 hours+ to complete this. Totally mental. I'm in.

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
    9. blue fleet
    10. Hairnet
    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
    9. blue fleet
    10. Hairnet
    11. Paramounted
  • Editing route

  • Done, knocked a few km and a lot of traffic lights off around the final bit.

    ridewithgps.com/routes/3201341





  • This is fucking crazy. In.

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
    9. blue fleet
    10. Hairnet
    11. Paramounted
    12. Eamesy
  • loony, in

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
    9. blue fleet
    10. Hairnet
    11. Paramounted
    12. Eamesy
      ƐƖ. Boner
  • worst ride idea ever

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
    9. blue fleet
    10. Hairnet
    11. Paramounted
    12. Eamesy
      ƐƖ. Boner
    13. shinkuu kiss
  • Such a mammoth ride surely needs it's own T shirt design...

  • Great effort Earthloop, totally in

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
    9. blue fleet
    10. Hairnet
    11. Paramounted
    12. Eamesy
      ƐƖ. Boner
    13. shinkuu kiss
    14. alasdair
    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
    9. blue fleet
    10. Hairnet
    11. Paramounted
    12. Eamesy
      ƐƖ. Boner
    13. shinkuu kiss
    14. alasdair16. AirTime
  • This looks stupid, probably in.

  • It is a great idea for a ride, have been looking to do something like this before. Only problem is that I am away that week :-(

  • Ridiculous. I love it.

    1. Robertyogurt
    2. Earthloop
    3. Indra
    4. Mespilus * Provisional offer to lead km 48 to 72
    5. Mespilus minor
    6. LHL
    7. Idiot
    8. HORRO
    9. blue fleet
    10. Hairnet
    11. Paramounted
    12. Eamesy
      ƐƖ. Boner
    13. shinkuu kiss
    14. alasdair
    15. AirTime
    16. YAL
  • This reminds me a bit of the M25 ride Corlis organised:
    https://www.lfgss.com/thread70039.html

    That was more fun that it sounds.

  • such a good idea, if it goes well i'd definitely be up for a repeat when I'm back from uni

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2013-10-19 - London Borough Spiral Ride

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