2010-04-25 Sun 10am - Revenge of the 50 Fixed Women!

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  • Ladies,

    I am pleased to announce the date for the Revenge of the 50 Fixed Women ride.
    Route to be announced, but it will be a short easy paced ride around some of the quieter roads of London. You do not need to ride fixed to come on this ride, all Ladies, all bikes welcome.

    START: JUBILEE GARDENS (Near the London Eye) 10am (arrive from 9am please - earlier we leave, the quieter the traffic)
    ICE CREAM STOP: Battersea Park
    FINISH: The Old Ship - Hammersmith Riverside

    Route : http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3666534­
    Printable Route PDF (A3) https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0Bz_­wb57f4UeaOTJjMmY2NWQtZjZhNi00M2Q5LWJhMzY­tOTNkZGNiOGQyZTgw&hl=en_GB

    Top Tips:

    1. Check your bike before you come on the ride, make sure your tyres are pumped up and your brakes work
    2. Bring a spare tube in case you get a puncture (they are quicker than patches)
    3. Stay together when possible, don't filter in traffic unless you know where you're going!
    4. If you have a mechanical/puncture shout out, we will stop and wait and fix it - no-one will be left behind.
    5. If you see a massive hole in the road, shout out and point at it so the person behind you doesn't ride into it
    6. If I or someone else shouts something out pass it back down the group so the people at the back can hear it.
    7. Be careful when riding in groups, some are not used to it - look and signal before you move if necessary
    8. Don't block the whole road - leave a lane for car traffic (especially on busier roads)
    9. Don't jump lights unless the junction ahead is being corked by other riders, we can re-group on the other side of the junction.
    10. Put my phone number in your phone - in case you lose us completely (it's in the phone numbers thread)
    11. If it's a nice day, bring snacks etc there is a nice outdoor area on the river outside the pub

    List!

    1. Clefty
    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
  • It's my birthday the day before, so this is shaping up to be a bright weekend indeed

    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
  • Suggestion for a notable ladies monument ... The Edith Cavell Monument - near Trafalgar Sq - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EdithC­avellmemorial.jpg

  • Nice one Julia, I'll add that to my list - any more suggestions are welcome.

  • The lady herself - Victoria ...
    ... and ...
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery - Kings College London
    She has a statue in Waterloo Place (off the Mall).

  • Victoria Tower Gardens (by houses of parliament) - statue of Emmeline Pankhurst

  • You mustn't miss this:

    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
    5. Adaplace

    Can't wait! Teapots (amy) pointed something out about the tags that made me laugh.

    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
    5. Adaplace
    6. Habbi
    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
    5. Adaplace
    6. Habbi
    7. tricitybendix
  • Woo! nice one and ending in roast dinner!

    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
    5. Adaplace
    6. Habbi
    7. tricitybendix
    8. Teapots
  • Hahah and so the tags have started..I'm looking forward to them - they were hilairious last year - 'Gash Dash' was a particular favourite. Boys I want originality please, no tag reposts from last year!

  • Looking forward to it!

    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
    5. Adaplace
    6. Habbi
    7. tricitybendix
    8. Teapots
    9. aimka
    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
    5. Adaplace
    6. Habbi
    7. tricitybendix
    8. Teapots
    9. aimka
    10. miss_socks

    yay! i'm in, of course! kings would be a good stop, not just for florence, geek points for rosalind franklin!

  • Indeed and the Royal Free, which was the first teaching hospital to admit women.
    Also thinking of including Brompton Cemetary, as it's lovely to ride through and Emmeline Pankhurst is buried there.

    And if we're going geeky, then we have to pass by Ada Lovelace's blue plaque in Mayfair!

    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
    5. Adaplace
    6. Habbi
    7. tricitybendix
    8. Teapots
    9. aimka
    10. miss_socks
    11. kattiep
    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
    5. Adaplace
    6. Habbi
    7. tricitybendix
    8. Teapots
    9. aimka
    10. miss_socks
    11. kattiep
    12. Deluka
  • I just had a vague poke around google looking for the routes that the London suffragette marches took, and came across this awesome article from The New York Times, November 22, 1911 which features a rowdy lady aristocrat on a trike - link

  •     1. Clefty
    
    1. Wicksie
    2. Konijn
    3. Long&Winding
    4. Adaplace
    5. Habbi
    6. tricitybendix
    7. Teapots
    8. aimka
    9. miss_socks
    10. kattiep
    11. Deluka
    12. Clara
  • PANKHURST, Sylvia (1882-1960),
    Campaigner for Women's Rights, lived here.
    120 Cheyne Walk, SW10

    1. Clefty
    2. Wicksie
    3. Konijn
    4. Long&Winding
    5. Adaplace
    6. Habbi
    7. tricitybendix
    8. Teapots
    9. aimka
    10. miss_socks
    11. kattiep
    12. Deluka
    13. Clara
    14. PicKle

    In there like swim wear!

  • Ooohhh! I would love to but will be in cornwall that weekend!

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