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lincolnsmariner
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Quoted from MaccaBilk


Riding round Grimsby at a steady speed won't prove anything. You need to see if you can deal with some of those mighty hills on the A46 (Caistor, Swallow, Cabourne etc). That's a true benchmark as to whether you can make it all the way to Lincoln...and back[b][/b].


It is one way only. GY to Lincoln.
At the moment gtfc, lcfc the telewag, the echo, viking fm, and lincs fm have all said they will help promote the event.

People are worried about fitness so trying to lobby the higher institue into offering some fitness classes, going well at the moment, got a provisional yes but they will get back to me once all details have been sorted.



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If this does go ahead, and we can arrange donations through Paypal, I will donate £100 to the cause
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The one thing we need now is some concrete yes'. More people must want to do it. Fishy day out!
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I think the bike you will be riding will have the biggest effect, a standard mountain bike we all have wont be very good for the job, I am not saying go buy tour de france style bikes but you will need a bike capable of going 40 miles lol sounds simple but alot of bikes wont be able to get there without any problem whatsoever, I am no expert but other places are? Velo sport in Clee High St might be able to give us some tips or even sort us out with some safety gear, who knows maybe some free. They seem to specialise in more long distance riding, I am basing this on the bikes in the window, never been in to be honest. just an idea.

If it is to be done every detail needs to be perfect, as you know it wont be easy but count me in  
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Thanks Wembley08, much appreciated! We're looking at doing donations through the Cancer Research UK website, if we do it for them.
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Thanks Wembley08, much appreciated! We're looking at doing donations through the Cancer Research UK website, if we do it for them.


Maybe you guys should actually be doing it to raise funds for the Grimsby Town Supporters Trust?

The fact that this thread has got far more coverage than the one about the Trust on a GTFC Message Board is another thing...


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I see what you mean, if i were to ride round Grimsby for 2 hours at a steady speed, maybe up to Ravendale and places like that that would be ample training.


If you want some good hills to train on, can I recommend one near Ashby cum Fenby - go through and out of the main village, ignoring all the side lanes until you reach a T-junction.  Turn right here.  You will come to a hill near Thoroughfare Farm that is pretty testing - it will take you onto the Barton Street.  Turn left at the top of the hill, then you will eventually come to a crossroads.  Turning left will take you to Grainsby and right to Wold Newton.  The Wold Newton hill is ace ... a right killer.  

(And all this without reference to a sat nav!)







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just mentioned this to wife......her  exact reply was .....you are fvcking joking ...you wont even get to Caistor you fat slob......and my bike is an old mountain bike type of thing

just out of curiosity what are the ages of them saying yes ....i am 44 this year  and unfit


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I think the bike you will be riding will have the biggest effect, a standard mountain bike we all have wont be very good for the job, I am not saying go buy tour de france style bikes but you will need a bike capable of going 40 miles lol sounds simple but alot of bikes wont be able to get there without any problem whatsoever, I am no expert but other places are? Velo sport in Clee High St might be able to give us some tips or even sort us out with some safety gear, who knows maybe some free. They seem to specialise in more long distance riding, I am basing this on the bikes in the window, never been in to be honest. just an idea.

If it is to be done every detail needs to be perfect, as you know it wont be easy but count me in  


excellent post.
We need suggestions on things needed so me or leon can ring relevant companys to ask for some kind of donations in exchange for free publicity.

This has the potential of being national news so companys will want to get involved, so please put what we need and suggestions of places that could/would donate.


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Jon is 20 (?) and I am 18. I am not what you would call fit, but one of the rules of the ride would be to not leave anyone behind. In other words the slowest leads the pack.
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