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Also, do we have to go via the A46? I've spotted a way via Scartho to Market Rasen where we meet the A46 there, but what are the hills like going out that way via Binbrook and Tealby, anyone know?
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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...



I have already invested in various GTST schemes, surely people can decide who they donate money too without being made to feel bad about it.

Also i feel Cancer Reseach UK is more worthy of my cash than GTST
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How much would a tranny  cost to rent?



Is this the porno thread again?
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I wanted to do CRUK so that we would have some common ground with Lincoln after Jacksons fight with it. My mum is also having chemo now so I have wanted to do some charity work for a while.
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Is this the porno thread again?


You'll have us moved to the non-football thread if you're not careful.
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I dont want to raise money for the club, hate to sound like a screwge, but I think we all give them enough of our hard earned.
Also, mention to a company were doing it for grimsby town fc they are hardly going to bite your hands off are they, Cancer research is more than a worthy cause, I'm with you on this LH, everyone can relate to it.
And best wishes to your mother  
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Things needed, feel free to add to.
Bikes fairly obviously
Safety gear, Inc. helmets, hi vis vests..
A tranny van and mini bus
specially printed tee shirts with names and sponsorship on them


you need some high vis jackets/ vests and helmets

i would also suggest a good pair of cycling shorts - covering 40 miles in footy shorts on a rubbish saddle is going to cause some considerable pain.
i wear a hydration pack when i go riding mines a camelback but there are cheaper versions out there.

your bike is going to have to well maintained. i would also suggest not using mountain bike tyres with a deep tread - the rolling resistance these cause is like adding miles onto your journey especially on tarmac. if your not wanting to payout on semi slicks fits some old worn out treads (ask at a bike shop for some for free) just make sure the side walls are strong. deraileurs will need a tweak up and possibly new cables as there will be a lot of gear changes in the 40miles.

god help you if you are on steel frames

puncture repair kits and pumps
chain tool (only any good if you have a chain that can be split ie not cheap ones)
multi tools are helpful with 4,5,6,8mm allen keys, pliers for cables and flat screwdriver for tweaking deraileurs
good saddle (i use a grooved one for long rides to stop my balls going numb - not nice)

from asda for a few quid you can buy this in a set for like £8 -

i would wear gloves
make sure you set up the bike to keep your back straight and that your saddle is at a height so that your legs are at 95% stretch.

i'd wear my SPD pedals for optimum power output from the legs. my riding shoes have a stiff sole for power transfer, wear light well ventilated trainers.
if it is raining for the entire journey you are going to want to have shoes that are not going to weigh as much as your bike!

it is easily doable if you take your time, i've taken my dad who is unfit on a trip round the ladybower which was nearly 40 miles on rough paths and it took 7 hours with plenty of stops.

stay hydrated and i suggest glucose drinks - you'll sweat and need to keep your nutrients up.

for the tees - get the iron on transfer packs from tesco and make up what you need unless you can get it done cheaply or buy some fishy tshirts and modify the back for the bike ride.

goto B&Q, focus and get some free 3 gallon buckets for collections.

i might be up for it but i'm waiting currently need a new rear hub and wheel rebuild (not cheap) i would be up for the photography/ check pointing with the car with first aid kit/ water/ TOOLS! i ahve all the tools of the trade and a tool box full of spares etc.

hire a white van for £60 (discount for the cause) then just the diesel from GY to lincoln and back again. the only problem with this is whether you will make more than the £60.

on a positive i have done this before for lincs cricket/ scouts before and we have made 100's for the cause. your cause is much bigger and related to more people so more people are likely to give to the cause. it wold be cool if a percentage could go towards the club though or summats.

hope that helps
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Great help, thanks CM. Would be good to have someone of your experience in our backroom staff.
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