2017-04-30 Isle of Wight Randonnee

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  • It's that time of year again...

    100km/55km - your choice.

    Free to enter. Entry open now.

    REGISTER HERE cycleisland.co.uk

    @MrT4 and I will be camping at Kite Hill Caravan Park kitehillfarm.co.uk £7.50 per person per night.

    We'll probably go geared but I guess it's whatever floats your boat. Route is now fixed and is clockwise each year.

    Possible plan:

    Train mid-morning/midday on Sat 29th from Waterloo to Portsmouth.
    Ferry to Ryde
    Arrive in Ryde
    Cycle to accommodation
    Head to shops/pub for booze/food
    Have nice evening in a pub
    Randonnee on Sunday
    Recover in pub, whilst nailing the pub quiz :p
    Head back to Ryde to catch ferry late morning early afternoon on Monday (bank holiday)
    Train back to London by mid-afternoon

    Who's in? All welcome :)

  • Sounds really good - I'll try and make this, geared.

  • Very sorely tempted.

  • In for this.

  • I'm interested (if we're free), I'll check with ms moog

  • Sounds great, I'll check my work schedule!

  • Ferry goes to Fishbourne not to Ryde. Catamaran goes to Ryde, it is quicker but a little more expensive, though it can work out cheaper if you buy a train ticket to Ryde from London as it includes the crossing.
    Fishbourne is closer to Kite hill and The Sloop has been rehashed and is being renamed.

  • Just seen this thread, will try and make a plan for next weekend. Post early next week once I have re-arranged things.

  • Gah. When did that happen?
    Anyhoo, will evaluate options this weekend.

  • catmaran with train ticket included is always a good option.

    if the stars align i might daytrip it this year.

  • just seen this - tempted to day trip it too

  • It's all about the ride back on the bank holiday Monday.

    Think I'm too unfit for those shenanigans this year.

  • @T4NY4We did the catamaran in 2014 as well. In to and out off Ryde.

  • Did we? Hmmph. Memory fail

  • So I'm in for camping, and have convinced the girlfriend to come along. Now to convince her that she's plenty capable of this given she's done a 200k audax!

  • Coolio!
    We're keeping an eye on the weather. Might not make a decision until Friday...

  • But how could it be a proper bank holiday without rain?!

  • So how are people feeling about the weather?

  • Haven't ruled out going, but not enjoying the prospect of rain & drizzle all day...decision will be made late this afternoon I feel.


  • I don't like AccuWeather.

  • The Met Office reckons it will rain in the afternoon but should be clear in the morning. Still keen I think, I'll just bring overshoes...

  • Officially bailing. Want to do it some time over the summer, when weather is good

  • Could do it tomorrow, weather supposed to be clear!

  • Tbh if we're not doing it on the proper day with all the other participants I'd rather wait and do a weekend with proper good weather.

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2017-04-30 Isle of Wight Randonnee

Posted by Avatar for t4ny4 @t4ny4