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Posted by: LH, July 9, 2008, 11:59pm
Please put your name here if you will ride to Lincoln for the away fixture on August the 30th and/or you will sponsor us to do it.
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 10, 2008, 12:13am; Reply: 1
Its more than a few years since I got on a bike and I smoke too much so I'll not volunteer to ride a bike.But as it was my small joke which sparked this madness I will donate a small chunk of my childrens inheritance to the cause should you pull it off.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 12:15am; Reply: 2
I dont think its a case of if, there seems to be enough interest so were going to try and sort the small details so it can go ahead.
Obviously anyone who has ever helped organise something like this please try and help out as ive never done anything like this and cant speak for leon but dont think he has either.
so Volunteers for the ride, donations and also someone with a brain would be very helpful lol
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 12:19am; Reply: 3
I have tried to organize a sponsored leg waxing at NAFC, but it never took off. Maybe lukeo will ride with us, unless he's playing for the internet mariners.
Posted by: barralad, July 10, 2008, 5:45am; Reply: 4
Afraid my 40 mile bike riding days are long gone. I will gladly sponsor anybody tho' for this excellent cause.
Posted by: bigdavemariner, July 10, 2008, 6:16am; Reply: 5
try getting in touch with cleethorpes rugby club. think its them thats doing a sponsored bike ride? sure it was in the paper last night. they might be able to give you abit more info on how to set it up and if there are any insurance requirments etc

I'm far to top heavy to be riding a bike that far. I'll be in the car all the way there and all the way back :) I prefer my method of transport to have 3 pedals rather than 2, and a roof :)
Posted by: Mariner16, July 10, 2008, 7:40am; Reply: 6
Sod it, I'm up for it, as long as I can find a way of getting my bike back to cleethorpes due to no trains (I'd go home via sheffield not with the hoardes of town fans who would travel on the train home)
Posted by: Biccys, July 10, 2008, 8:19am; Reply: 7
As I stated before, I live in Lincoln so I'd be cheating if I did it, but I'll chuck in a silver farthing to sponsor you. What's the Charidee? I suggest getting in touch with both clubs to get some exposure too. You'll probably get invited onto the pitch before the game (and get in for nowt!)
I did a sponsored walk from Louth to BP for a friendly game against Barnsley years ago and got onto the pitch and a hearty round of applause! I was offerd a seat in the Main stand but wandered round to the Pontoon. Ungrateful barsteward that I am!
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 8:47am; Reply: 8
having serious doubts if i could bike that far ....but am considering ....will advise as a wrestle with my soul
Posted by: NewtoN, July 10, 2008, 9:27am; Reply: 9
thinking about it but i'll have 2 get in some sort of shape lol
Posted by: BIGChris, July 10, 2008, 9:30am; Reply: 10
It is a long way to cycle without training.
I'm far too unfit and old to complentate participation however I'd be pleased to sponsor the guys (& gals?) for a very worthy cause
Posted by: Tony_Clifton, July 10, 2008, 9:45am; Reply: 11
Can you imagine cycling up the hill leading up to The Swallow?!!  There's probably another 30 miles after that.  Not on your life.  Plus I ain't got a bike.....
Posted by: Biccys, July 10, 2008, 9:47am; Reply: 12
You can borrow mine Tony....
Posted by: Impish, July 10, 2008, 10:03am; Reply: 13
Sounds like  a great idea, well done!  Hope you dont mind, but I have posted your thread and the one from your OS on our busiest board which currently is      http://www.lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/

If you go to club forum I have pasted it in there, it may help raise some sponsorship, or give ideas/help etc
Posted by: marinerian, July 10, 2008, 10:33am; Reply: 14
I don't own a bike plus my fitness it would do my health more damage then good, the idea is good, plus I don't fancy smelling like an arab in Cairo whilst watching Town! And Yes I have been to Cairo!  :P
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 11:03am; Reply: 15
Seems we have a fair bit of support. I have email town already asking for some support from them and Jon is speaking to Lincoln today. The biggest stumbling block is whether the Police will let us do it on a big police game like this one, but I'm pretty hopeful that we won't be told we can't do it. I'll start training today.
Posted by: marinerian, July 10, 2008, 11:07am; Reply: 16
You will be  lucky if the police let you do it before a local Derby where there has been trouble in recent years!
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 11:09am; Reply: 17
Yeah I see what you mean, but we'd aim to get into Lincoln two hours before kick off. The most we'd need would be one copper on a pushbike or even motorbike just to follow us in. That's just a drop in the ocean compared to the police we've seen at SB or BP over the last few years.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 10, 2008, 11:11am; Reply: 18
got to hand it to you guys - i used to do a lot of mountain biking on my kona but riding potentially 6-7 hours in the saddle there are back (76.3 miles) was normally classed as a days ride for me and that when i was doing that kind of thing every week! your unlikely to average much over 12mph.

i'll certainly donate!!
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 11:14am; Reply: 19
Yeah, we'd be setting off early and taking a steady speed. Hopefully take 4 to 5 hours each way (if we were to do it each way) and make a shed load of cash for a good cause.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 11:22am; Reply: 20
if i plump on the go on then side ...there will be no way in  heaven i will ride back ....if it is to be a t2 way affair ...you can count me out ...would definatley need some sort of van to bring my bike back
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 12:54pm; Reply: 21
Well if you are offering to help one way then that is welcomed. We would also need backroom staff such as safety car drivers, first aiders and water boys so any help is welcome.
Posted by: MaccaBilk, July 10, 2008, 1:07pm; Reply: 22
I think this will take you guys over 6 hours each way. I've done this trip before and it is a real killer; there are some big hills in the first 2 hours and if you're not in any sort of shape you'll have a struggle.

I think you're better off hiring a transit as a support vehicle. You can keep bottled water in it for the way there and you can chuck your bikes in the back for the trip home. You'll also need a contingency in case someone has a mechanical failure at Holton-le-Moor or somewhere else remote like that.

Good luck fellas.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 1:09pm; Reply: 23
and i think some one should contact every pub we pass on the way just in case they decide to donate a pint  to each rider.......or is that just my dread of biking past an open pub
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 1:23pm; Reply: 24
I definitely agree with that idea. Bacon and Egg sandwiches all round as well. The ideal contingency plan would be a few spare bikes in the back of a van I suppose this might mean a bike lend appeal to anyone who could lend. How much would a tranny van cost to rent?
Posted by: marinerian, July 10, 2008, 1:27pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from MaccaBilk
I think this will take you guys over 6 hours each way. I've done this trip before and it is a real killer; there are some big hills in the first 2 hours and if you're not in any sort of shape you'll have a struggle.

I think you're better off hiring a transit as a support vehicle. You can keep bottled water in it for the way there and you can chuck your bikes in the back for the trip home. You'll also need a contingency in case someone has a mechanical failure at Holton-le-Moor or somewhere else remote like that.

Good luck fellas.


I agree with Maccabilk, it will take some doing for you guys to complete this,Lincolnshire luckily has few hills (you should try walking back from Chesterfield town centre to where I lived after a night out, now that makes the hill at Lincoln look flat!

If you are going to do it you will need to get stregnth in your calf muscles as they will go tight very quickly.

Remember the average person can do around 10mph, after many miles this speed will slow down!

if you can do it then fair play but for many of you it will cause much pain
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 1:31pm; Reply: 26
It will, but it will be well worth it if we manage to do it and town issue Lincoln with a good thrashing.
Posted by: Impish, July 10, 2008, 1:37pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from LH
It will, but it will be well worth it if we manage to do it and town issue Lincoln with a good thrashing.


In your dreams matey!  muhahhaha  ;)
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 1:49pm; Reply: 28
i am definatley thinking about it ......and if it is a yes .....i will have to get into training .....but besides turn up with my bike i will be unable to offer little more in support.......should some one either approach cancer reaserch for sponser form or knock out some offical looking sponserforms on their comp

has anyone had any replies from Footie clubs ...police .....and we need at least 5 to 6 weeks to organise and get sponsership  so should we set a date for a cut off  for when we decide if we do it or not ....in my opinion we want at least 6 to do it other wise it becomes tthe  domain of the keep fit freaks who could do it in their sleep
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 1:59pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from Brazilnut
i am definatley thinking about it ......and if it is a yes .....i will have to get into training .....but besides turn up with my bike i will be unable to offer little more in support.......should some one either approach cancer reaserch for sponser form or knock out some offical looking sponserforms on their comp

has anyone had any replies from Footie clubs ...police .....and we need at least 5 to 6 weeks to organise and get sponsership  so should we set a date for a cut off  for when we decide if we do it or not ....in my opinion we want at least 6 to do it other wise it becomes tthe  domain of the keep fit freaks who could do it in their sleep


Having just spoken to LCFC they are more than happy to back it as much as possible. ie via there website match day programs and also will allow charity buckets inside the ground. Waiting for the police liason officer to get back to me, but spoke to a copper at work today and he said they wouldnt block it and would more than likely provide a bike escort.

St Johns ambulance are also prepared to offer a volunteer to drive along to provide all first aid which is fantastic.

Going to get on the phone to telewag and echo to see if they are willing to back it.
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:04pm; Reply: 30
I think from this board we have 5 or 6 people willing to do it. Just emailed Dave Smith with the details. I shall knock up some provisional sponsor forms now.
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 10, 2008, 2:06pm; Reply: 31
I think some people are underestimating how difficult it would be – you might want to get a few concrete yes’s before you start organising stuff
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 2:09pm; Reply: 32
even if thing falls flat on it's face i would like to thank everyone  for all there efforts  ...it is quiet up lifting that a jokey remak on a thread about no trains  could lead to a substansial amount of money being raised
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:09pm; Reply: 33
Definitely. It is falling into place quite well, just need the definites. I am definitely up for it.


I definitely haven't said definitely this much before.
Posted by: barriner, July 10, 2008, 2:11pm; Reply: 34
Not been on here for a day or so so only just caught up with the thread. I would deffinately give it a go, if enough interest is raised and enough people to go I am up for it. Will do anything for a good cause, and to watch the mariners aswell cant go wrong.
Whos names are in the hat already? LH and biccys seem to be only posters for certain at the stage.
Posted by: MaccaBilk, July 10, 2008, 2:12pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from LH
Definitely. It is falling into place quite well, just need the definites. I am definitely up for it.


I suggest that you get you bike lubed up on Saturday morning and have a trial ride to Market Rasen; that's the half-way point.

That will give you a good indication if it is physically possible for you before taking things too far. The last thing you want is an egg-on-face moment on the day and end up missing the match.
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:17pm; Reply: 36
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.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 2:21pm; Reply: 37
just got some one i know to approach Network Rail to chuck in some sponsership as it is their engineering work that has lead to this bike ride ....awaiting  a reply..................looks like if that comes off i will have to do it
Posted by: MaccaBilk, July 10, 2008, 2:23pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from LH
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.


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.
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:25pm; Reply: 39
Yeah but you don't jump straight into a sprint, you have to jog a bit first. A few weeks of riding round town and then a few trial runs up to MR.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 2:28pm; Reply: 40
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.

Posted by: Wembley 08, July 10, 2008, 2:34pm; Reply: 41
If this does go ahead, and we can arrange donations through Paypal, I will donate £100 to the cause
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:35pm; Reply: 42
The one thing we need now is some concrete yes'. More people must want to do it. Fishy day out!
Posted by: barriner, July 10, 2008, 2:36pm; Reply: 43
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  :)
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:37pm; Reply: 44
Thanks Wembley08, much appreciated! We're looking at doing donations through the Cancer Research UK website, if we do it for them.
Posted by: MaccaBilk, July 10, 2008, 2:39pm; Reply: 45
Quoted from LH
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...
Posted by: marinette, July 10, 2008, 2:40pm; Reply: 46
Quoted from LH
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!)
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 2:41pm; Reply: 47
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
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 2:41pm; Reply: 48
Quoted from barriner
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.
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:44pm; Reply: 49
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.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 2:45pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from LH
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.


ill be leading the pack then lol
Im quitting smoking for this, and im so unfit so its not just how old you are.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 2:46pm; Reply: 51
stuff i am old enough to be your dad ..............is no one older thinking of doing this ............wheres Flash when you need him ...he is good for a charity event
Posted by: MaccaBilk, July 10, 2008, 2:47pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
We need suggestions on things needed


You need to look into obtaining Public Liability Insurance. If someone has an incident during the ride (heart attack, falls off, hits someone else etc) then you, as organiser may well be liable if it is found that you did not take adequate measures beforehand to mitigate all health and safety risks to a level that is considered reasonable.

Yes, it's bollox, but it is worth covering your behind beforehand rather than trying to do the same whilst on remand...
Posted by: Mariner16, July 10, 2008, 2:47pm; Reply: 53
I'm in, and I'm 22. I often cycle from Barton to Cleethorpes but it's not the same...there's hardly any hills the size of what they are out of town
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 10, 2008, 2:48pm; Reply: 54
Ok, thats fine and seems a easy way of donating
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:52pm; Reply: 55
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
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:53pm; Reply: 56
Agree with Macca. Don't fancy missing the match cause I'm in a cell for knocking over some old bid.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 2:54pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from MaccaBilk


You need to look into obtaining Public Liability Insurance. If someone has an incident during the ride (heart attack, falls off, hits someone else etc) then you, as organiser may well be liable if it is found that you did not take adequate measures beforehand to mitigate all health and safety risks to a level that is considered reasonable.

Yes, it's bollox, but it is worth covering your behind beforehand rather than trying to do the same whilst on remand...


Thats already being sorted.
Cancer research are willing to help provide insurance on this.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 2:55pm; Reply: 58
Quoted from MaccaBilk


You need to look into obtaining Public Liability Insurance. If someone has an incident during the ride (heart attack, falls off, hits someone else etc) then you, as organiser may well be liable if it is found that you did not take adequate measures beforehand to mitigate all health and safety risks to a level that is considered reasonable.

Yes, it's bollox, but it is worth covering your behind beforehand rather than trying to do the same whilst on remand...


if we all singed a disclaimer would that not clear that up
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:56pm; Reply: 59
Come on, more people we want 15!
Posted by: Mariner16, July 10, 2008, 2:56pm; Reply: 60
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?
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 2:58pm; Reply: 61
Worse.
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 10, 2008, 3:01pm; Reply: 62
Quoted from MaccaBilk


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
Posted by: BIGChris, July 10, 2008, 3:01pm; Reply: 63
Quoted from LH
How much would a tranny  cost to rent?



Is this the porno thread again? ;D
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 3:02pm; Reply: 64
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.
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 3:04pm; Reply: 65
Quoted from BIGChris



Is this the porno thread again? ;D


You'll have us moved to the non-football thread if you're not careful.
Posted by: barriner, July 10, 2008, 3:12pm; Reply: 66
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  :)
Posted by: Citymariner, July 10, 2008, 3:30pm; Reply: 67
Quoted from LH
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
Posted by: Citymariner, July 10, 2008, 3:31pm; Reply: 68
ooops the longest post EVER
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 3:39pm; Reply: 69
Great help, thanks CM. Would be good to have someone of your experience in our backroom staff.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 10, 2008, 3:44pm; Reply: 70
i would love to do the ride but would be up for helping out.

the one time living in lincoln pays off i end up helping on a bike ride! typical hehe!
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 3:44pm; Reply: 71
well that is me out ...bike is steel .....tyres  big tread ...frame steel ...shorts  basic not cycling ...gloves non existant ....tools  missing....chain cheap....saddle  slightly padded but not much......hydration pack ..never heard of one so no idea what one is never mind a camels pack.....trainers normal...pedals blocks of wood just about

have fun you lot
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 3:47pm; Reply: 72
The more of a challenge the more it will be worth it.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 3:49pm; Reply: 73
Quoted from Citymariner
i would love to do the ride but would be up for helping out.

the one time living in lincoln pays off i end up helping on a bike ride! typical hehe!


i can say the same, was looking forward to getting up at 8ish and going into town and walking to sb!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 10, 2008, 3:50pm; Reply: 74
hydration pack is what i use (its like a small rucksack with a resevoir and tube running from it for drink) if you ain't got one fill a water bottle  ;)

my suggestions will just make things easier - they are not essential by any means!!

although i stick by the paded cycle shorts and good saddle - i'm yet to sow my seeds yet to create mini citymariners and i want my swimmers to be at least with their 25cm proficency badge  ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 3:50pm; Reply: 75
Quoted from Brazilnut
well that is me out ...bike is steel .....tyres  big tread ...frame steel ...shorts  basic not cycling ...gloves non existant ....tools  missing....chain cheap....saddle  slightly padded but not much......hydration pack ..never heard of one so no idea what one is never mind a camels pack.....trainers normal...pedals blocks of wood just about

have fun you lot


Sorry brazil your kinda of not getting out of it that easy, ive been told of a company that might be willing to lend/donate bikes for this event!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 10, 2008, 3:55pm; Reply: 76
wow thats awesome!! get us a semi decent bike (ie good working order) and i'm up for it!
Posted by: barriner, July 10, 2008, 4:02pm; Reply: 77
Sorry Brazil he is right your not out of it that easy :)
I dont even have a bike I had to sell mine when I bought the car, I was going to borrow or even buy a cheap one. [justify][/justify]
If a company will lend bikes that would be perfect!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 4:04pm; Reply: 78
i threw mine out last year, so was gonna buy one but hopefully they will supply them.
Posted by: Helgy, July 10, 2008, 4:12pm; Reply: 79
It's a good idea the Lincoln directors and fans walked over hot coals to raise money for a cancer charity and with Jacko fighting cancer it would be a good choice.
LCFC are keen on the charity side of things.
http://www.redimps.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10440~1340353,00.html
I am sure plenty of imps fans would support this.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 10, 2008, 4:13pm; Reply: 80
Quoted from Citymariner
hydration pack is what i use (its like a small rucksack with a resevoir and tube running from it for drink) if you ain't got one fill a water bottle  ;)


does cider go flat in these hydration packs ... if it doesnt they seem like a great idea

right  hands up all those who actually think thwey can do it ...on what they have now .......i will not train much but am keen as mustard ....but as said twice the age of most of you so would want to show you up(can i hang on to support vans wing mirror up the hills )
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 10, 2008, 4:16pm; Reply: 81
It seems like one hell of a task, but one famous saying is, "put your heart and mind to it, and anything is possible" Everyone is doing this for a certain reason.
Ill struggle to do it, but im confident of completiting it, im very unfit and will be giving up drink and cigs for this, drink from now till sept :'( :'(
Im not gonna over do the training, just a couple of miles of walking each day to gear up then do couple of miles riding, including going up hill lincoln. :S
Posted by: barriner, July 10, 2008, 4:32pm; Reply: 82
Quoted from Brazilnut


right  hands up all those who actually think thwey can


I'm in
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 4:46pm; Reply: 83
Definitely in. I probably won't train as much as I should but I will start biking to work and footy training in the next few weeks. Can't say I'd go as far as giving up drinking til September though! Maybe we should ask Lincoln to put us a 3 course meal on for when we get there and a few pints.
Posted by: barralad, July 10, 2008, 6:11pm; Reply: 84
I cannot believe that all this has happened since I posted at 5:30 this morning.

I have a serious underlying cardiac health problem which puts participation out of the question. I would love to help though so if anyone can think of a job for me I'd be delighted. Perhaps helping in the support vehicle.

Four friends of mine are biking from the Eiffel Tower to the Dock tower in a week later this month. I could ask them for tips and also whether they have any of their equipment/drinks etc. left.

Anxious to help....  

The people who post on here are amazing...A throw away comment a couple of days ago and it's grown to this. Fantastic....
Posted by: Buckley Biker Boy, July 10, 2008, 6:15pm; Reply: 85
i'm definitely up for it but have to be convinced that route, timings etc. are properly organised. super idea but we would look like proper fools if it went pear shaped!
Posted by: marinerian, July 10, 2008, 6:44pm; Reply: 86
If it is organised properly, I would be prepared to help, contact media organisations etc to get this the coverage it deserves.

But AND I STRESS BUT: it has to be organised in a proper manner, get GTFC  and LCFC involved...maybe a few players to promote it from each team, official forms will have to be made, look into insurance for an event and contact local charities to raise money for, businesses to sponsor and donate gear etc.

There is a lot to do, but least the match is over two months away!

Maybe get both captians and both youngsters (Bennett & Hone) who were nominated for league two player of the year to help back it, by doing that would add a lot of credibility! I'm sure Jackson would want to show his support as would players and fans who have had relatives suffer with cancer.

What would the campaign be called...Bike for life? or something like that. Lets get serious ideas rolling as it needs to be started now!

I will contact Humbeside and Lincolnshire police by email, then maybe organise a meeting, look how much is needed to be raised rtc.
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 10, 2008, 7:17pm; Reply: 87
I may be up for it, i'm going to see if i can bike up some of the hills on the wolds this weekends, if it goes well then i'm in. Oh and it would be useful to loan a bike if that company's up for it.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 10, 2008, 7:33pm; Reply: 88
i'm also going to see how badly i am after a 10 mile bike ride on my CBR which i need to get fixed :P

i'll let you no, but i cannot believe a joke by ice has turned into me suggesting this and it turning into something that looks very likely to happen
Posted by: gary_elton, July 10, 2008, 7:39pm; Reply: 89
The wheels on the bike go round and round.... round and round.....round and round.... you do all realise
that when you get there to watch the game you will have to sit down... and there aint none of yer gonna
wanna do there cos yer sphincter will be like a knot and wont allow it......  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Posted by: barralad, July 10, 2008, 7:43pm; Reply: 90
Quoted from marinerian
If it is organised properly, I would be prepared to help, contact media organisations etc to get this the coverage it deserves.

But AND I STRESS BUT: it has to be organised in a proper manner, get GTFC  and LCFC involved...maybe a few players to promote it from each team, official forms will have to be made, look into insurance for an event and contact local charities to raise money for, businesses to sponsor and donate gear etc.

There is a lot to do, but least the match is over two months away!

Maybe get both captians and both youngsters (Bennett & Hone) who were nominated for league two player of the year to help back it, by doing that would add a lot of credibility! I'm sure Jackson would want to show his support as would players and fans who have had relatives suffer with cancer.

What would the campaign be called...Bike for life? or something like that. Lets get serious ideas rolling as it needs to be started now!

I will contact Humbeside and Lincolnshire police by email, then maybe organise a meeting, look how much is needed to be raised rtc.


Agree Ian. The benefits are enormous if it's done properly but it is a hell of a long way. Our CAR doesn't like Cabourne hill much!! We need to have the route carefully planned. I wouldn't discount the route out the back through Binbrook because I think there are marginally less severe hills. It should also be safer as in less traffic. One of the issues for the A46 I'd guess will be the need for marshalls etc. to keep cars advised of the event. I'd guess the riders will be well spread out. Probably need refreshment stations along route and first aid unless you have the first aid in the van. Surely some firm will lend us a transit for the day?  The firm in Grimsby near the station (Ready Rent a Car?) have a branch in Lincoln as well.
Posted by: gary_elton, July 10, 2008, 7:48pm; Reply: 91
Barralad the best sponsored bike rides go at the pace of the slowest and stick together.... less dangerous , easier to police/escort and control...
Sod the traffic on the A46... they are used to being stuck behind tractors and caravans so a few cyclists won't hurt anything.... probably overtake
a tractor anyway.... c'mon Bosty... bring yours along as escort ?  :)
Posted by: barralad, July 10, 2008, 8:03pm; Reply: 92
Quoted from gary_elton
Barralad the best sponsored bike rides go at the pace of the slowest and stick together.... less dangerous , easier to police/escort and control...
Sod the traffic on the A46... they are used to being stuck behind tractors and caravans so a few cyclists won't hurt anything.... probably overtake
a tractor anyway.... c'mon Bosty... bring yours along as escort ?  :)


I bow to your superior knowledge (meant genuinely). Perhaps the Police will have (any) guidelines necessary. Where is Bosty by the way??
Posted by: marinerian, July 10, 2008, 8:17pm; Reply: 93
It needs to be decided who is doing what, who is going to be in charge...who is going to organise..who will liase with the police...who will be in charge of first aid etc?
Posted by: gary_elton, July 10, 2008, 8:19pm; Reply: 94
Nurses.... thats whats needed....nurses...lots of them.... I volunteer to look after the nurses.... :P :) :o ;D
Posted by: marinerian, July 10, 2008, 8:28pm; Reply: 95
I'll have a word with my friend, she follows Lincoln for her sins, and is training as a nurse and if Town win I can tease her as her lad plays for Lincoln...god we had better win!
Posted by: paulfcb, July 10, 2008, 8:36pm; Reply: 96
If I was fit enough and had a decent bike I'd be up for this. It's a big ask for those who are not fit enough. I must've done the route hundreds of times in my car and yes, some of the hills are bad. Good luck to those taking part. The acid test will be riding past The Salutation Inn without going in for a pint. Maybe that's just me!  ;D
Posted by: marinerian, July 10, 2008, 8:58pm; Reply: 97
Here is a cycle route- it has being given 8/10 for difficulty...i wish I owned a bike I may get fit and take part!

http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/Grimsby_to_Lincoln-Cycle-Route-370.html
Posted by: gary_elton, July 10, 2008, 9:03pm; Reply: 98
The first bit takes you out to one side..... then again a bit on the side... nurses.. Hooo !  NURSES !!!
Posted by: marinerian, July 10, 2008, 9:04pm; Reply: 99
Careful Gary you have a woman in your life!
Posted by: gary_elton, July 10, 2008, 9:05pm; Reply: 100
Reminder.... must get woman another nurses outfit.... Hoo !!! NURSES !!!!!
Posted by: marinerian, July 10, 2008, 9:09pm; Reply: 101
Unfortunately the modern day nurses uniform isn't very fetching, not like the fantasy type of nurses uniform!
Posted by: gary_elton, July 10, 2008, 9:25pm; Reply: 102
Good ones are available from Ann Summers shops..... allegedly.... ;)
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 10, 2008, 9:37pm; Reply: 103
Quoted from marinerian
Here is a cycle route- it has being given 8/10 for difficulty...i wish I owned a bike I may get fit and take part!

http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/Grimsby_to_Lincoln-Cycle-Route-370.html


that route gets better after stainton le vale (sp?) that area is quite bad. Also below the map, landmarks to see: Tealby Pub :P
Posted by: Citymariner, July 10, 2008, 9:38pm; Reply: 104
has this turned into a porno thread again  ;)

thinnk there is defo the need for a trial run to iron out any prooblems that may be incurred!

(and thats not related to the nurses and/or nurses uniforms)
Posted by: LH, July 10, 2008, 10:01pm; Reply: 105
Right, I think all who want to take part should PM me and say whether they want to ride or they want to help organize. I think a special role should be given to lincolnsmariner as he has done a lot of ringing round today to get things kicked off. I would also like to say that if you physically, mentally, medically whateverly can to get your bottom on your bike and get pedaling with us because the more people we have involved the more money we can make. The route may be 8/10 but it'd so worth it if we made £8/10,000 from it.

Being a film and tv student I have some vital contacts that could and would make this a success, notably a sky sports news reporter. We have also told the local papers (GET and Echo), local radio (lincs fm, viking) and I will see if I can get some contacts from Look North and calendar.

One job someone can do is ring round some bike shops in the local area to see if anyone can lend anything such as bikes and helmets. Then we need to see if Banaman will help us print some shirts with sponsors on them.

Big thank you to everyone who has said they will help so far, hopefully we will do it and raise loads of cash for this great cause.
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 9:17am; Reply: 106
I have a transit van that I'd be happy to lend anyone. Trouble is it''s for sale and not insured at the mo. It's taxed & tested, just sat at the side of the road in Lincoln with a For Sale sign on it! It's a bit of a heap in that it's N reg'd and 190000 miles on it, but she's a diesel and would pull your house up Caistor hill, if only at 10 mph! Is there a dispensation for insuring a vehicel on a day to day basis? I'm not sure.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 11, 2008, 9:38am; Reply: 107
i am old but up for it ...was thinkin is it possible...plausable for maybe a couple of the oldies like mysef who doubt their own fitness to say share a bike and do 10 mile sections....obviously he younger lot who do it all would et more plaudits but if i could do 10 then rest for 10  do another 10  it would make it more achievable...and maybe 1 spare bike so we all ride into lincold at end

only a thought
Posted by: MaccaBilk, July 11, 2008, 9:49am; Reply: 108
Quoted from Biccys
Is there a dispensation for insuring a vehicel on a day to day basis? I'm not sure.


You can insure your van for the day (or I think the minimum is for a week).

You'll only want 3rd Party insurance so I'll cost you around 20 quid I expect.
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 10:37am; Reply: 109
In that case, I'd be happy to help with the van.(Providing I still have it in August, which thinking about it, I may not :( ) I'll look into the insurance thing. (I'd appreciate a bit of contribution to the diesel though as it's not the most economical thing I've ever owned!)
Would people to want me to just transport the bikes back to GY or be a support vehicle too? I think a "normal" car would be better as a support vehicle with a bike rack for spare bike/bikes. Incidentally I have a bike rack too which I'm happy to let someone use.
Posted by: The_Laughing_Mariner, July 11, 2008, 11:06am; Reply: 110
Just a thought, there will a shed load of traffic on the A46 that day,
Apparently there is a football match on and loads of Town fans will be going by bus and car, as there are no trains..............:-)
you could cause jams all the way back to Morrisons
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 11, 2008, 11:11am; Reply: 111
Just a thought, there will a shed load of traffic on the A46 that day,
Apparently there is a football match on and loads of Town fans will be going by bus and car, as there are no trains..............:-)
you could cause jams all the way back to Morrisons


Or you could take a tow rope and attach it to my bumper as I go past you. You'd be there in 40 mins!
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 11:15am; Reply: 112
Just a thought, there will a shed load of traffic on the A46 that day,
Apparently there is a football match on and loads of Town fans will be going by bus and car, as there are no trains..............:-)
you could cause jams all the way back to Morrisons


I'd think that the majority of Town fans that go from GY will be leaving 1-2 hours before Kick off. We're likely to be nearly there by then!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 11:15am; Reply: 113
Seems we might be going via binbrook so would avoid the a46 direct(ish) route.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 11:26am; Reply: 114
we could do the tour de frace trick of heavy weight fishing line tied to a bottle cork. with the cork in your mouth you can get towed along!
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 11, 2008, 11:28am; Reply: 115
Now did you mean Tour de France or Tour de Farce.
Posted by: marinerian, July 11, 2008, 11:48am; Reply: 116
Quoted from 75


Or you could take a tow rope and attach it to my bumper as I go past you. You'd be there in 40 mins!


They'd be quicker on a bike with no wheels than with your driving trying to tow them ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 12:18pm; Reply: 117
Ok guys,
Spoken to DI Andy Pearsons which is lincolns liason police officer for the club, he has informed me the police are more than happy for us to do it.
Ive got to email him with further details and he will try and provide some support for us (i.e escort/sponsership)
Nice fella untill he said we better be setting off now if we are to get here for the 30th  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 12:41pm; Reply: 118
This was the one thing that was going to stop the whole thing so there isn't any going back now! I was thinking an easy way to do the route would be to have a car with a spare bike on top follow us and then every 10 or so miles have a checkpoint where somebody could have drinks ready and help us shake the cramp out and stuff. I was also thinking, its quite flat from caenby corner isn't it? Is there a way of getting to there through the binbrook way to Caenby corner?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 12:45pm; Reply: 119
we need to find out which is the best route so i can give details on to the police, as they are looking to provide an escort for us, Local media also would like to know as they are going to be running the story, radio will also be giving out traffic warnings on the day which is fantastic.

So which would be best route.
Posted by: barriner, July 11, 2008, 12:48pm; Reply: 120
If you sort out a rough route that you think would be best, just as a trial I will drive it tomorrow, come back and give my verdict on it. Taking into account fatigue, safety, checkpoints, will set the milecounter thing in my car see the actual distance etc etc.
I have tomorrow off work (I have been working saturdays in preseason) so I would like to fill my day time somehow.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 12:50pm; Reply: 121
Great help thank you. I think there is a route on page 5 ish that I would like to adapt to go in through a main road, just so people see it happening. Most would be town fans heading in so we could get some honks of support!
Posted by: barriner, July 11, 2008, 1:07pm; Reply: 122
if you message me it with the adaptations I will be happy to give it a test run in the car, or anyone with other suggestions, the less hills the better I am thinking.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 1:30pm; Reply: 123
Just been suggested a route, Blundell Park to Great Coates through to Aylesby. Aylesby to Caistor by the back road and then thorugh to Caenby Corner that way. Anyone recommend this?
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 2:07pm; Reply: 124
It's fooking hilly through Caistor way, having done it many, many times over the past 8 years! Can I suggest looking at http://www.multimap.com as they do an option for "Walking" and it's 36.73 miles from BP to SB... There's probably scope to "adjust" this route but I can't do it from work!
THe route I always use now, albeit to the North part of Lincoln is to Louth and through Wragby. Again, hellish hills that way, both up and downhill though. Couple of nice pubs on the way though....!
Posted by: barriner, July 11, 2008, 2:12pm; Reply: 125
I found a route that misses the A46 completly, hewitts ave to louth road (a16) then right at ludborough follow road untill a T junction right again onto the a157 past wragby then into lincoln?
Is that to confusing?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 2:12pm; Reply: 126
Quoted from Biccys
It's fooking hilly through Caistor way, having done it many, many times over the past 8 years! Can I suggest looking at http://www.multimap.com as they do an option for "Walking" and it's 36.73 miles from BP to SB... There's probably scope to "adjust" this route but I can't do it from work!
THe route I always use now, albeit to the North part of Lincoln is to Louth and through Wragby. Again, hellish hills that way, both up and downhill though. Couple of nice pubs on the way though....!


i dont fancy riding pished, i wanna get to the bank to see us stuff the gimps.
pubs off am afraid! lol
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 2:14pm; Reply: 127
Quoted from barriner
I found a route that misses the A46 completly, hewitts ave to louth road (a16) then right at ludborough follow road untill a T junction right again onto the a157 past wragby then into lincoln?
Is that to confusing?


how hily is the route? and miles, time frame etc
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 2:14pm; Reply: 128
I think we should get Lincoln to get us some meals ready for when we get there, accompanied by beer. Lots of beer. Anybody who can recommend a route please do. We need to give the routes to our media sources and stuff.
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 11, 2008, 2:18pm; Reply: 129
I went the A157 way to lincoln this morning, there are a few bad hills but is mainly downhill from Hainton (9 miles from Louth). There is 1 very bad hill at Grimblethorpe (what a name) though.
Posted by: barriner, July 11, 2008, 2:27pm; Reply: 130
Quoted from NewtoN


how hily is the route? and miles, time frame etc


I am only doing it on autoroute but I put we will be biking 10mph on all roads but streets, which I put as 6, and it says the route is 40.8 miles, and should take 4 hours 32 minutes with them figures I put in. I suspect a 15 minute stop every hour? So add another hour, which makes 5 and a half hours! which is still very optimistic  :-/ thats if everything runs smootly of course.

The main route taken to lincoln via the a46 is 39 miles, if we go via caistor its 45, and bigger badder hills too.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 2:29pm; Reply: 131
Im gonna sort the idea for food and drink this end, either through LCFC or ill get use of our restuarant at work if we have time.
Im sorting out the donations of drink and energy bars from local supermarkets, asda are willing to do a raffle for us and donate a prize so theres so money that will go towards the cause.
If we get enough people i can organise the friday for us to go into morrisons helping packing bags that will raise alot of money.

The company i was told about bike hire is no longer doing hiring so im gonna lobby some companys that might help, i was told about one near somerfield in town (gy) if anyone knows what its called or a number so i can call them?
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 2:36pm; Reply: 132
Is that that elsfal? I'll be on the checkout at morrions on the friday night anyway. I'll just have a word and get the buckets on all the checkouts.

http://www.multimap.com/directions/?qs_1=Grimsby+Town+FC&countryCode_1=GB&qs_2=Lincoln+City+FC&countryCode_2=GB&mode=walking&mapData=916%2C917%2C1000#map=53.38791,-0.26809|11|4

Just found this route. I reckon we'll have to look at setting off at 5am to give us a chance of getting there for 11ish.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 2:38pm; Reply: 133
yes it's elsfal but now it's moved to fareborough street, round the corner from lambert road, where ellis used to be
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 2:42pm; Reply: 134
its actually on winteringham road haha
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 2:44pm; Reply: 135
same thing they merge together
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 2:46pm; Reply: 136
Drinks and energy bars are sorted, they shall be kindly donated by tescos.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 2:48pm; Reply: 137
What about beer?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 2:57pm; Reply: 138
Erm i didnt think i would ask, so no lol
Posted by: barriner, July 11, 2008, 2:57pm; Reply: 139
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Drinks and energy bars are sorted, they shall be kindly donated by tescos.


brilliant! is that in lincoln or in grimsby? and what drinks and bars are they? how many?
Well done anyway.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 11, 2008, 2:58pm; Reply: 140
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Drinks and energy bars are sorted, they shall be kindly donated by tescos.


Hells bells. I reckon you lot are gonna pull this off! I'm thinking about taking part myself. I don't have a bike though. Maybe, I can borrow one from my chum, Trevadinhio. Seems a bit ambitious for a fat, ageing Vicar like me. I'm off on my hols the day after so I would have 2 weeks to recover in the Carribean. I think I'd need it! I'll give it some thought.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 3:00pm; Reply: 141
Quoted from 75


Hells bells. I reckon you lot are gonna pull this off! I'm thinking about taking part myself. I don't have a bike though. Maybe, I can borrow one from my chum, Trevadinhio. Seems a bit ambitious for a fat, ageing Vicar like me. I'm off on my hols the day after so I would have 2 weeks to recover in the Carribean. I think I'd need it! I'll give it some thought.


cmon vicar u cnt b worse thn me, the fact that ppl r playing down my chances is making me more determined to do it and will hopefully get more money fromthe doubters :)
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 3:01pm; Reply: 142
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Drinks and energy bars are sorted, they shall be kindly donated by tescos.


good on ya lincolns

what else needs sorting

we need an updated checklist
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 3:01pm; Reply: 143
Go on, you know you want to. Just think of it as a free way of getting to the match. We'll making an absolute trawler load of money. I'll be honest, I don't even have a bike. It got robbed. I'll be looking on the board at work tonight.
Posted by: marinerian, July 11, 2008, 3:02pm; Reply: 144
Who is organising sponsor ship of the event?

We need to hit some of the massive companies in the area as well as small companies...I have some ideas who wants the PM with these in?
Posted by: MaccaBilk, July 11, 2008, 3:03pm; Reply: 145
Here's your route if you go via the A46. This website also gives you the elevation, so you can see how bad the hills are. The site takes a minute to load as there's a lot of Javascript to initialise, but stick with it. To show the elevation, click the 'settings' box and then turn on 'show elevation' in the left hand menu that appears.  

http://www.mapmyride.com/route/gb/cleethorpes/517637783

This will give you the chance to play around with it and work out the best route. Setting this up took around 5 minutes, it's not complicated.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 3:05pm; Reply: 146
I'll take them Ian.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 3:11pm; Reply: 147
Quoted from marinerian
Who is organising sponsor ship of the event?

We need to hit some of the massive companies in the area as well as small companies...I have some ideas who wants the PM with these in?


ill have the pm lol
im ringing round everywhere, ive also got an appoint with st barnabas hospice here in lincoln to help provide me with little details that need sorting i.e public liabilty etc etc

I do need someone to do one thing. The tesco is willing to provide this but they need a letter it is in grimsby, so if anyone wants to volunteer in writting a letter and taking it in would be fantastic.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 3:12pm; Reply: 148
I'm sorry again to everyone but I am going to have start a poll on the cause.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 3:13pm; Reply: 149
jon i'll speak to you tonight at winterton but u want me 2 arrange an appointment with the st. andrews hospice?
Posted by: marinerian, July 11, 2008, 3:19pm; Reply: 150
Quoted from 75


Hells bells. I reckon you lot are gonna pull this off! I'm thinking about taking part myself. I don't have a bike though. Maybe, I can borrow one from my chum, Trevadinhio. Seems a bit ambitious for a fat, ageing Vicar like me. I'm off on my hols the day after so I would have 2 weeks to recover in the Carribean. I think I'd need it! I'll give it some thought.


What about if we did 20+ miles each. We are both not in great shape, but gives us a reason to start training, and will show fattys can do their bit to mate...only a suggestion. I need a bike too arrrggghhh better find a job me thinks..does anyone have one of them going?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 3:20pm; Reply: 151
Marinerian im trying to get some kind of bike shop to sponsor us by donating bikes for the event. Shall try and have an answer by tuesday.
As for your pm great idea.
Posted by: marinerian, July 11, 2008, 3:24pm; Reply: 152
Thanks mate I am at Winterton tonight so come over and have a chat...I have too much free time so can try to sort some things out, get Compass and Radio Lincs involved.

Will any Lincoln fans be joining us make it a true charity event of good sportsmanship
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 3:31pm; Reply: 153
Quoted from marinerian
Thanks mate I am at Winterton tonight so come over and have a chat...I have too much free time so can try to sort some things out, get Compass and Radio Lincs involved.

Will any Lincoln fans be joining us make it a true charity event of good sportsmanship


i'm sure we can organise something where as stagecoach bring a bus load of them over in the morning if they are interested that is, or maybe they can meet us half way?

but we'll have a chat about it 2night at winterton :)
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 3:31pm; Reply: 154
I think I'll approach Look North. See if they'd cover it.
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 11, 2008, 3:34pm; Reply: 155
Right, I will attempt to pull together a website for this event this weekend. Already spoken to LH and Lincolnsmariner about this. I was going to see how things went before revealing it but fck it, i'll commit to doing my part in this way. I am anything but a professional website builder so it's going to be relatively basic but hopefully acceptable. i have a decent plan of what i'll include. This thread is getting a little long to be the sole information centre so hopefully this will help out.

Given this ambitious (from my point of view) idea, have we decided on a name for the event? I've heard 'Ride for Life' suggested and not heard a better one.

Will hopefully have something in time for very early next week.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 3:35pm; Reply: 156
Bike to the Bank. Ride for Cancer?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 3:36pm; Reply: 157
Quoted from MeanwoodMariner
Right, I will attempt to pull together a website for this event this weekend. Already spoken to LH and Lincolnsmariner about this. I was going to see how things went before revealing it but fck it, i'll commit to doing my part in this way. I am anything but a professional website builder so it's going to be relatively basic but hopefully not embarrassing. i have a decent plan of what i'll include. This thread is getting a little long to be the sole information centre so hopefully this will help out.

Given this ambitious (from my point of view) idea, have we decided on a name for the event? I've heard 'Ride for Life' suggested and not heard a better one.

Will hopefully have something in time for very early next week.


great news, if you need any help with it give us a PM :)

i'm gonna ring round local companies see if they'll do there bit etc
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 3:36pm; Reply: 158
just to let you know, danny north as volunteered to do some pr work for us, i.e get involved with pics and other things, he said its great what were doing and he would do it if he wasnt playing lol
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 3:38pm; Reply: 159
We should ask the club to lend us a member of staff for it. One of the office staff maybe?
Posted by: LukeyJ, July 11, 2008, 3:39pm; Reply: 160
How are the bikes getting down to there or from there if it's 1-way?
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 11, 2008, 3:42pm; Reply: 161
I know an excellent photographer (with all professional equipment) who will take photos on the day for us.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 3:43pm; Reply: 162
Im trying to get a minibus from ready-rent-a-van got to speak to someone tomoro, but someone said they should do it.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 3:44pm; Reply: 163
Quoted from LukeyJ
How are the bikes getting down to there or from there if it's 1-way?


there is a transit being organised to take the bikes back to grimsby, i think lincolnsmariner is organising the bikes to be placed in morrisons yard.

hope this answers your question
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 3:45pm; Reply: 164
Quoted from LukeyJ
How are the bikes getting down to there or from there if it's 1-way?

some one has volunteered to take them back in there tranny van
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 3:47pm; Reply: 165
Bloody Nora, this is actually gonna happen!!! Great work everyone involved. My offer of my crappy van has been overtaken by events (thankfully!) but I'm happy to throw my hat into the ring to help out in any way I can. Lincolnsmariner, drop me a pm if you need me to do anything Lincoln end. Again, brilliant work  Oh and LOVING the "BIKE TO THE BANK" name for the event! Another Poll I feel?
Posted by: psgmariner, July 11, 2008, 3:48pm; Reply: 166
Quoted from MeanwoodMariner
I know an excellent photographer (with all professional equipment) who will take photos on the day for us.


So do, I if it is the same one we are thinking of...

Good idea.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 11, 2008, 3:49pm; Reply: 167
i suggested earlier that i share the journey with some one ...no reply

BP Vicar mutes it ....and marinerian is straight in there offering to share


sulks of into corner unloved....................just been and got a new tyre for steel 3 tonne bike so i can practice


no body loves me............................
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 3:50pm; Reply: 168
i'll get on to that rental company near curry's 2mora and see if they can give us a reduced price on a van or even for free, i hear they also have a branch in lincoln so thats helpful.

Bike to the Bank should be the name :P
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 3:52pm; Reply: 169
Maybe you 3 could split it 3 ways then. If we could do 4 you could do a stage each. Anyone who wants to be involved will be involved. Big thanks again to everyone.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 3:54pm; Reply: 170
If people want to share the journey they are more than welcome to,
the sponsorship forms will be produced on wednesday by barnabas got an appointment to see them.
Newton for the appointment at st andrews ill sort that because i need to check me shifts at work, but av booked 2 weeks off from 21st july.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 3:58pm; Reply: 171
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
If people want to share the journey they are more than welcome to,
the sponsorship forms will be produced on wednesday by barnabas got an appointment to see them.
Newton for the appointment at st andrews ill sort that because i need to check me shifts at work, but av booked 2 weeks off from 21st july.


ok lincolns i'm available to attend the appointment if needed
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 11, 2008, 3:58pm; Reply: 172
Can we get a poll asap on the name of this monster of a project.

'Bike to the Bank' is good but does it lack a bit of a link to charity? It seems people already like it though so perhaps it's fine.

'Ride for Life' is similar to the annual 'Race for Life' charity event which may be a good or bad thing.

Im not really an ideas man so i wont attempt to come up with my own suggestions!
Posted by: marinerian, July 11, 2008, 4:00pm; Reply: 173
I'll happily come along with any of you, i had my doubts at first but this is steam rollering in awsome fashion. Newton has my email address, I will send you it to mate
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 4:00pm; Reply: 174
Well as we have decided on 50% CRUK 25% to each hospice it'll have to be bike to the bank. Ride for Life is a bit of a downer for a hospice isn't it? Although having said that it would be quite positive.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 4:01pm; Reply: 175
Quoted from MeanwoodMariner
Can we get a poll asap on the name of this monster of a project.

'Bike to the Bank' is good but does it lack a bit of a link to charity? It seems people already like it though so perhaps it's fine.

'Ride for Life' is similar to the annual 'Race for Life' charity event which may be a good or bad thing.

Im not really an ideas man so i wont attempt to come up with my own suggestions!


maybe incorporate the two?


Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 4:01pm; Reply: 176
Bike to the Bank, Ride for Cancer. Blundell Park, Cleethorpes - Sincil Bank, Lincoln 30/8/08

or my suggestion was
"the fishy expadition (spelling?)
charity bike ride bp-the bank"
or something like that

Im hoping to get some fishy t-shirts as the main sponsor as seen as the idea came from this site.
Posted by: marinerian, July 11, 2008, 4:01pm; Reply: 177
Bike ride for Life is my suggestion!
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 4:03pm; Reply: 178
Hm, they are a bit similar though. Ride for lives?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 4:07pm; Reply: 179
how about Life Cycle ?
Posted by: kiss a fish, July 11, 2008, 4:08pm; Reply: 180
Giz a pag someone!   :P  

I will definately donate to your chosen charity  :)
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 4:12pm; Reply: 181
regarding helmets, doubt i'll wear one but maybe if we got them in a colour which we could write on the players could sign them and we could sell em off to help towards the cause.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 11, 2008, 4:13pm; Reply: 182
Quoted from marinerian


What about if we did 20+ miles each. We are both not in great shape, but gives us a reason to start training, and will show fattys can do their bit to mate...only a suggestion. I need a bike too arrrggghhh better find a job me thinks..does anyone have one of them going?


Blakey, I've decided to do it but it's gonna be the full and daunting tab if I do.

It looks like I've managed to borrow a bike for a few weeks so I intend to start training 3 times a week. I'm unfit as you know (we play in the same footy team) but I've lost a bit of bulk recently and I reckon this would help me lose a bit more weight too (can't hurt unless I keel over!) Would be good if we could train together? Will discuss tonight at Winterton m8.
Posted by: kiss a fish, July 11, 2008, 4:13pm; Reply: 183
Quoted from NewtoN
regarding helmets, doubt i'll wear one but maybe if we got them in a colour which we could write on the players could sign them and we could sell em off to help towards the cause.


I would comment on that but I think it would belong in the non-footy thread  ;D  ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 4:18pm; Reply: 184
Quoted from 75


Blakey, I've decided to do it but it's gonna be the full and daunting tab if I do.

It looks like I've managed to borrow a bike for a few weeks so I intend to start training 3 times a week. I'm unfit as you know (we play in the same footy team) but I've lost a bit of bulk recently and I reckon this would help me lose a bit more weight too (can't hurt unless I keel over!) Would be good if we could train together? Will discuss tonight at Winterton m8.


I shall be there, i dunno how many know me or newton but ill be with citymariner as well so please feel free to discuss in detail.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 4:19pm; Reply: 185
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


I shall be there, i dunno how many know me or newton but ill be with citymariner as well so please feel free to discuss in detail.


ian knows me lincolns so we can chat
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 4:20pm; Reply: 186
Quoted from kiss a fish


I would comment on that but I think it would belong in the non-footy thread  ;D  ;D


shhh :P
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 4:21pm; Reply: 187
Cycle to Sincil
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 4:26pm; Reply: 188
Great news, just got off the phone to elsfall??
They at the minute have there bikes loaned out to someone doing a sponsored bike ride, and i have to ring back at the end of the month has there expecting them back by then, and they are more than happy to lend us the bikes!!!!
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 4:27pm; Reply: 189
Fantastic news Lincs!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 4:29pm; Reply: 190
Now what else needs sorting?
clubs sorted (nearly)
press sorted
bikes sorted
drinks sorted
gonna ring round some companys tomoro for sponsor ship.
am i forgetting anything?
Oh yer police nearly sorted
st johns volunteer sorted
Minibus / van  nearly sorted???
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 4:31pm; Reply: 191
Defibrilator?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 4:32pm; Reply: 192
sorted one lol thats for my personal use only tho im sorry.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 4:46pm; Reply: 193
Need to ask Lincoln if we could have a pint waiting for us. I'm sure people would agree with me, that is exactly what we'd want at the other end. Oh and maybe if they could put their reserve team out. I'll ask at Mozzers tonight if we could have buckets on the tills.
Posted by: marinerian, July 11, 2008, 5:52pm; Reply: 194
Quoted from 75


Blakey, I've decided to do it but it's gonna be the full and daunting tab if I do.

It looks like I've managed to borrow a bike for a few weeks so I intend to start training 3 times a week. I'm unfit as you know (we play in the same footy team) but I've lost a bit of bulk recently and I reckon this would help me lose a bit more weight too (can't hurt unless I keel over!) Would be good if we could train together? Will discuss tonight at Winterton m8.


Yes mate I am up for that, my froend has an exercise bike I can use too, so that should help mate too, come around and use it set up a training schedule!
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 5:54pm; Reply: 195
I'm proud of you guys!
Will Fishy t-shirts be the order of the day?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 5:59pm; Reply: 196
Fantastic, can i just let you in a small secret im trying to get town to let some of u guys do a training session with dave moore, and get some tips from him and also the higher institue, gonna ring gy college on monday regarding that, would any of you be interested in some free fitness training?
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 11, 2008, 6:00pm; Reply: 197
yer i'd need it!
Posted by: Biccys, July 11, 2008, 6:07pm; Reply: 198
http://www.multimap.com/directions/?qs_1=Grimsby+Town+fc&countryCode_1=GB&qs_2=lincoln+city+fc&countryCode_2=GB&mode=walking&mapData=917#map=53.39446,-0.26809|11|4

This is the multimap route by selecting "walking" but is all roads so probably the SHORTEST route. As for hills.... hmmmm... Suppose one of the riders could scope it out beforehand!
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 11, 2008, 6:07pm; Reply: 199
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Fantastic, can i just let you in a small secret im trying to get town to let some of u guys do a training session with dave moore, and get some tips from him and also the higher institue, gonna ring gy college on monday regarding that, would any of you be interested in some free fitness training?


From what I hear, Dave Moore is a beast who would have me vomiting in 3 minutes flat. No thanks.

Posted by: Flying Scotsman, July 11, 2008, 6:18pm; Reply: 200
Can't make any firm promises at present, will have to check with my doctor, having had 4 minor strokes in a week some years ago.  Nevertheless, I would love to take part in my own small way. I think that you are all to be commended for putting in the effort to raise cash for such an admirable cause. We all know someone who has sadly died suffering from cancer of some sort or another.

As I will be the tender age of 62 when the bike ride takes place, I better get checked out first.

As I live in Scotland, I will probably need a couple of hours start on you guys/gals. But seriously, what I would like to do is cycle from up here to Sincil Bank, and raise as much money as I can on the way through. If I am allowed to make the cycle ride from here, I,ll have words with the local press, and ask them to spread the word to all the local newspapers on my route, in order to raise as much money as possible on the way down. I will also talk to the local police and ask for them to appraise the local forces on my route to be aware of what is happening.

Question for lincolnsmariner. What time do you think you will all arrive? Would like to be there to meet you.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 6:20pm; Reply: 201
Were hoping to arrive in lincoln at 10.45-11am
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 6:25pm; Reply: 202
Ok guys little confusion has arisen what time is kick off
i was on the understanding it was 12pm yet club website says 3
the home match has been changed to a 12pm not the away one.
Posted by: Flying Scotsman, July 11, 2008, 6:26pm; Reply: 203
ok Hope to see you there. It all depends on the medics.
Posted by: tarka, July 11, 2008, 6:29pm; Reply: 204
Quoted from MaccaBilk


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...


No, it's a very worthy cause.  I'll happily sponsor someone and, if you need any assistance from GTST in some way, please let us know.

Good luck!!

Oh, and my company has a van if you need one.
Posted by: tarka, July 11, 2008, 6:35pm; Reply: 205
Quoted from gary_elton
Nurses.... thats whats needed....nurses...lots of them.... I volunteer to look after the nurses.... :P :) :o ;D


I'm a nurse Gary.....will I do?!!

Posted by: gary_elton, July 11, 2008, 6:41pm; Reply: 206
Ermmm.... ermmmmmm gotta be lady nurses..... sorry Tarka....
damn.... equality these days just ain't right sometimes....
Lady nurses pleeeeeeeeze..... free uniforms provided........  :o
narrow escape there , methinks.....   :o
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 6:41pm; Reply: 207
Quoted from tarka


I'm a nurse Gary.....will I do?!!



Im a trained first aider and we shall also be followed in a car by st johns ambulance volunteers who are more than happy to help us.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 11, 2008, 6:42pm; Reply: 208
Quoted from tarka


I'm a nurse Gary.....will I do?!!



Somehow, I don't think looking after Tarka is what Dave had in mind.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 6:42pm; Reply: 209
This is now officially the most replied to thread on the fishy, along with bye bye buckley next poster gets it to be the biggest.
Posted by: gary_elton, July 11, 2008, 6:45pm; Reply: 210
Ermmmm I think you mean what Gary had in mind BP , bit early to be
on the juice innit ?  ;)
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 6:47pm; Reply: 211
Quoted from tarka



Oh, and my company has a van if you need one.



that would be great tarka, would it be available for the whole day etc PM lincolnsmariner or myself with detials of availability
Posted by: BobbyCummingLegend, July 11, 2008, 6:48pm; Reply: 212
Quoted from marinerian

Will any Lincoln fans be joining us make it a true charity event of good sportsmanship


You would like to think so, wouldn't you? The rivalry with Lincoln has always been a generally friendly one.

Maybe the Imps fans would consider a similar event for the return fixture - with the proceeds split in the same way, of course.

Posted by: gary_elton, July 11, 2008, 6:49pm; Reply: 213
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
This is now officially the most replied to thread on the fishy, along with bye bye buckley next poster gets it to be the biggest.


SSSHHHHHHHH !!!! You'll have fishy and gtfc82 back on the other thread in no time.....  ;)
Posted by: Flying Scotsman, July 11, 2008, 6:51pm; Reply: 214
Is that in size or numbers?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 6:52pm; Reply: 215
Quoted from BobbyCummingLegend


You would like to think so, wouldn't you? The rivalry with Lincoln has always been a generally friendly one.

Maybe the Imps fans would consider a similar event for the return fixture - with the proceeds split in the same way, of course.



Im lobbying lincoln fans to join us at the half way stage, this to bring both fans together and to get more coverage regarding the event.
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 11, 2008, 6:54pm; Reply: 216
Can anyone confirm Kick off time?

I always thought it was 12pm but have now seen 3pm
Posted by: Flying Scotsman, July 11, 2008, 6:55pm; Reply: 217
Sorry, my previous posting was about the biggest reply to a topic on here.
Posted by: tarka, July 11, 2008, 6:56pm; Reply: 218
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


Im lobbying lincoln fans to join us at the half way stage, this to bring both fans together and to get more coverage regarding the event.


Maybe we could get the Imps Trust involved?  Let me know if you want me to sort that.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 6:56pm; Reply: 219
Quoted from Wembley 08
Can anyone confirm Kick off time?

I always thought it was 12pm but have now seen 3pm


No idea, gonna ring the clubs on monday to confirm time. If it is 3pm this is one reason the police could knock it back still.
Hopefully now its progressed so far and have numerous companies involved they wont.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 6:58pm; Reply: 220
Quoted from tarka


Maybe we could get the Imps Trust involved?  Let me know if you want me to sort that.


Please, if thats possible.
Im in contact with the media and marketting manager at Lincoln who is providing alot of help and sorting various things for me.
Im going to try and get a signed club from both teams to raffle or auction off on ebay.
Posted by: barralad, July 11, 2008, 7:01pm; Reply: 221
Quoted from LH
This was the one thing that was going to stop the whole thing so there isn't any going back now! I was thinking an easy way to do the route would be to have a car with a spare bike on top follow us and then every 10 or so miles have a checkpoint where somebody could have drinks ready and help us shake the cramp out and stuff. I was also thinking, its quite flat from caenby corner isn't it? Is there a way of getting to there through the binbrook way to Caenby corner?


The A15 (the road from Caenby Corner to Lincoln) is flat, straight but also one of the most dangerous roads in Britain. The amount of HGV traffic on there is unbelievable. I'd seriously look at the route Brigsley/Ashby Cum Fenby/ Ravendale/Binbrook/Tealby/Market Rasen and then joining the A46. . The climbs are fairly gradual (apart from the one leading up to bully head crossroads) and you go DOWN the two biggest hills (into Binbrook and into Kirmond le Mire) Part of the route is a National Cycle Route so is considered very safe.

I have contacts with the local St Andrews Hospice so could contact them if needed. I've already had over £200.00 pledged from people I know/work with/family in memory of my wife even though I can't do the ride.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 7:03pm; Reply: 222
Quoted from barralad


The A15 (the road from Caenby Corner to Lincoln) is flat, straight but also one of the most dangerous roads in Britain. The amount of HGV traffic on there is unbelievable. I'd seriously look at the route Brigsley/Ashby Cum Fenby/ Ravendale/Binbrook/Tealby/Market Rasen and then joining the A46. . The climbs are fairly gradual (apart from the one leading up to bully head crossroads) and you go DOWN the two biggest hills (into Binbrook and into Kirmond le Mire) Part of the route is a National Cycle Route so is considered very safe.

I have contacts with the local St Andrews Hospice so could contact them if needed. I've already had over £200.00 pledged from people I know/work with/family in memory of my wife even though I can't do the ride.


we have a police escort so it should be okish.

£200.00 is that for the bike ride??
Posted by: barralad, July 11, 2008, 7:08pm; Reply: 223
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


we have a police escort so it should be okish.

£200.00 is that for the bike ride??



The £200.00 is what people I have contacted are willing to contribute as sponsorship to the riders.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 7:10pm; Reply: 224
Thats fantastic news.
Thank you for asking around.
Posted by: BobbyCummingLegend, July 11, 2008, 7:12pm; Reply: 225
Quoted from LH


Being a film and tv student I have some vital contacts that could and would make this a success, notably a sky sports news reporter.



Hmmmm. Maybe your mate at Sky could have a word with the Soccer a.m. production team? Imagine the publicity if you could get one of the crew to get on their bike.

Oh, and bags I ride behind Hells Bells!

Posted by: tarka, July 11, 2008, 7:20pm; Reply: 226
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


Please, if thats possible.
Im in contact with the media and marketting manager at Lincoln who is providing alot of help and sorting various things for me.
Im going to try and get a signed club from both teams to raffle or auction off on ebay.


I have sent an email....will let you know!

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 7:21pm; Reply: 227
Quoted from tarka


I have sent an email....will let you know!



Thank you for the support.
Posted by: barralad, July 11, 2008, 7:23pm; Reply: 228
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Thats fantastic news.
Thank you for asking around.


The least I can do. I'm gutted I can't do the ride but when I asked my G.P. it was 10 minutes before he could stop laughing. When he did it was to ask what hymns I wanted at my funeral service! Every penny that is collected towards dealing with the abomination that is cancer in all it's forms is money well spent! Hopefully buckets won't be big enough. You young lads are a credit to your generation and GTFC.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 7:27pm; Reply: 229
Quoted from barralad


The least I can do. I'm gutted I can't do the ride but when I asked my G.P. it was 10 minutes before he could stop laughing. When he did it was to ask what hymns I wanted at my funeral service! Every penny that is collected towards dealing with the abomination that is cancer in all it's forms is money well spent! Hopefully buckets won't be big enough. You young lads are a credit to your generation and GTFC.


we are just glad that we can help some good causes through the aid of the two football clubs and a bike
Posted by: gary_elton, July 11, 2008, 7:28pm; Reply: 230
Quoted from barralad


The least I can do. I'm gutted I can't do the ride but when I asked my G.P. it was 10 minutes before he could stop laughing. When he did it was to ask what hymns I wanted at my funeral service! Every penny that is collected towards dealing with the abomination that is cancer in all it's forms is money well spent! Hopefully buckets won't be big enough. You young lads are a credit to your generation and GTFC.


Barralad you said young lads, and yet you know full well Marinerian and the Vicar are taking part.....
you will have gone straight to the top of their Christmas Card lists.....  ;)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 7:30pm; Reply: 231
If they survive till xmas lol
I think anyone taking part is doing a fantastic thing, and its something we shall all remember and being able to tell everyone about and something to be very proud about.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 11, 2008, 7:31pm; Reply: 232
Quoted from gary_elton


Barralad you said young lads, and yet you know full well Marinerian and the Vicar are taking part.....
you will have gone straight to the top of their Christmas Card lists.....  ;)


Cheeky twit!!! I'm in the prime of my life I'll have you know.

However, it may amaze some to discover Marinerian is 27 (age, not stones)!!!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 7:31pm; Reply: 233
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
If they survive till xmas lol
I think anyone taking part is doing a fantastic thing, and its something we shall all remember and being able to tell everyone about and something to be very proud about.


if we are ok after this one we'll have to look at branching further afield :P

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 7:39pm; Reply: 234
Quoted from NewtoN


if we are ok after this one we'll have to look at branching further afield :P



speak for yourself!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 7:40pm; Reply: 235
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


speak for yourself!


lol whats that lincolnsmariner u fancy bornemouth? :P
Posted by: barralad, July 11, 2008, 7:55pm; Reply: 236
Quoted from gary_elton


Barralad you said young lads, and yet you know full well Marinerian and the Vicar are taking part.....
you will have gone straight to the top of their Christmas Card lists.....  ;)


Weeelll it will save me having to send myself one :P

I genuinely assumed that because those two still played local football that they indeed class as young....
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 8:12pm; Reply: 237
Quoted from NewtoN


lol whats that lincolnsmariner u fancy bornemouth? :P


haha in your dreams!
Although will be cheaper than coach....
could this be a start of something??
Posted by: gary_elton, July 11, 2008, 8:22pm; Reply: 238
Quoted from 75


Cheeky twit!!! I'm in the prime of my life I'll have you know.

However, it may amaze some to discover Marinerian is 27 (age, not stones)!!!


To let you into a little secret , my folks used to baby sit Marinerian... when he got older ( about 7 or 8 )
he used to come and admire my car ( just up the road from where he lives ) as it was decorated with
union jack flags, scarves , stickers and stuff.... bless him....  but promise you wont tell anyone... ok ?  ;)
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 8:24pm; Reply: 239
Quoted from gary_elton


To let you into a little secret , my folks used to baby sit Marinerian... when he got older ( about 7 or 8 )
he used to come and admire my car ( just up the road from where he lives ) as it was decorated with
union jack flags, scarves , stickers and stuff.... bless him....  but promise you wont tell anyone... ok ?  ;)


he's gonna love u :P
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 9:21pm; Reply: 240
i wanna be on when he sees that!! haha!

well i've PM'd LH, i'm up for the bike ride now, gives me a project to fix up the old bicycle!

given me the chance to design a new sig too hehe  ;)
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 9:23pm; Reply: 241
Citymariner, could you use your amazing photoshop skills to design a badge? I think we decided on the name being Bike to the Bank.. please correct me if I'm wrong.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 9:23pm; Reply: 242
And as if by magic..
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 9:27pm; Reply: 243
lol i can change the name i was just thinking on my feet for 'bike for the fight'.

i'll owrk out a heading one including the desired charities/ clubs etc.

its me and the gf's 3 1/2 year anniversary (yes i know it sounds silly the 1/2 years but hey if it means i get some i ain't complaining) and here i am doing this lol
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 9:29pm; Reply: 244
lh i got 2 more names to add to the list, how many is it in total now?
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 9:30pm; Reply: 245
I think about 13. Come on 2 more for a nice number!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 9:34pm; Reply: 246
I think when this hits the news next week more will get involved.
I think the media interviews start on thursday so lh and anyone else who wants to get involved with photos and interviews for the GET need to let me know asap so i can try and get a time when your all free.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 9:37pm; Reply: 247
I'll definitely do it at this end. Anybody else want their picture took on a bike with Danny North?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 9:42pm; Reply: 248
Quoted from LH
I'll definitely do it at this end. Anybody else want their picture took on a bike with Danny North?


i'll give lh a hand :)
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 9:42pm; Reply: 249
i can't do wednesday of thursday  :o meeting my new class!

any good LH:



oh and anyone who is doing the t-shirts i have all the RAW images of the fishy logo etc. from the t-shirts we did earlier in the year

could we use the spare ones we have to modify for the bike ride at £12 a pop if we can get the printing for free?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 9:44pm; Reply: 250
Quoted from Citymariner
i can't do wednesday of thursday  :o meeting my new class!

any good LH:



thats immense city

cheers for this!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 9:45pm; Reply: 251
any alterations are a clik of a mouse away so any critique welcome!
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 9:47pm; Reply: 252
That's great City. Do you think it'd be unrealistic gettin proper cycling shirts with the printing on? By that I mean easy to get hold of and done, not fit over my beer belly.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 9:52pm; Reply: 253
err you mean the tight fit stuff?

cos i'm gonna have to buy a corset to look any good in one lol!

my white roma shirt requires me to hold my breath when a fit lass walks past lol

http://www.owayo.com/en/screen_frameset_bike.htm?gclid=CP2FjYvbuJQCFQyN1QodqHvaTA

https://secure.thecyclejersey.com/store-new/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3&zenid=c245b5f497e687066bce0d307f0ae26d
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 9:53pm; Reply: 254
i think cotton tee's are fine to be honest

i was intending wearing a fishy t-shirt with the rides intentions printed underneath or similar cos i could then wear one of my berghaus tops underneath to soak that sweat away!
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 9:54pm; Reply: 255
Don't necessarily have to be skin tight do they? Unless we do just have white tees with the main sponsors on the back and shirt sponsors on the sleeves.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 9:59pm; Reply: 256
cycle shirts are the skin tight ones.

i agree we can just get away with normal tees with the sponsors and cause on it.

i'll have a go at mocking one up.
Posted by: gary_elton, July 11, 2008, 10:05pm; Reply: 257
Excuse me if I missed anything here , are you gonna take orders for T-Shirts/Sweatshirts too with the money going
into the pot for the fund... could do well , the design is very good....
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 10:17pm; Reply: 258
Quoted from gary_elton
Excuse me if I missed anything here , are you gonna take orders for T-Shirts/Sweatshirts too with the money going
into the pot for the fund... could do well , the design is very good....


was just thinking the same, either way, what ever we are wearing must be able to get sponsor printing on the back, this is one clause been added by most companys ive spoken to so far.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 10:18pm; Reply: 259
That's a good idea actually. We'd have to do pre orders though I should think so we don't over order. We'd like a welcoming party so if we were to do shirts, anyone with one would HAVE to be there.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 11, 2008, 10:24pm; Reply: 260
Quoted from LH
That's a good idea actually. We'd have to do pre orders though I should think so we don't over order. We'd like a welcoming party so if we were to do shirts, anyone with one would HAVE to be there.


couldn't we ask the club for some training tops and modify them?
Posted by: gary_elton, July 11, 2008, 10:24pm; Reply: 261
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


was just thinking the same, either way, what ever we are wearing must be able to get sponsor printing on the back, this is one clause been added by most companys ive spoken to so far.


Don't think anyone will have a problem with that.... you seem to be doing very very well so far...
power to your elbow matey , may the Gods be with you and grant you and your associates every success.....

This is amazing....
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 10:25pm; Reply: 262
right photoshopping my anniversary away but....

along the lines of:



?? - sponsor could be added to the rear when finalised witht eh charities moved to the front - these can be created into 2 images that brings down the price of printing - unless we can get a sponsir in which case they use the arms as a place to advertise

*edit* like this:



may lead to:

Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 10:29pm; Reply: 263
Quoted from NewtoN


couldn't we ask the club for some training tops and modify them?


them training tops aren't so easy to print onto - although they would be perfect material for the ride!!

just been on the hospices sites and they are advertising 6k runs 10k bike rides ours is about 60k!!
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 10:35pm; Reply: 264
City, they are good. Maybe we could make the logos smaller and in a horizontal line underneath the main headline. Then move it down a bit for our main unofficial sponsor. then donate sleeves and stuff to  smaller sponsors. Maybe approach Banaman for free printing for some shirt space.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 10:35pm; Reply: 265
Quoted from Citymariner
right photoshopping my anniversary away but....

along the lines of:



?? - sponsor could be added to the rear when finalised witht eh charities moved to the front - these can be created into 2 images that brings down the price of printing - unless we can get a sponsir in which case they use the arms as a place to advertise

*edit* like this:



may lead to:



the second ones are perfect!
im gonna email the companies ive already got involved them to let them know about the designs.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 10:36pm; Reply: 266
Quoted from gary_elton


Don't think anyone will have a problem with that.... you seem to be doing very very well so far...
power to your elbow matey , may the Gods be with you and grant you and your associates every success.....

This is amazing....


Hopefully everything is pretty much sorted and what isnt will be sorted by wednesday.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 10:37pm; Reply: 267
Also I think for costs we should have everything in solid black if we can.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 10:38pm; Reply: 268
Regarding the t-shirts does anyone know any companys in grimsby/cleethorpes that does printing that i can get in touch with to get them to do it?
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 10:40pm; Reply: 269
Banaman near the newish tesco.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 10:45pm; Reply: 270
ooops didn't read your second post:

Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 10:47pm; Reply: 271
if we can get the colour for free then that wouold really make it - if not its not quite as striking:


Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 10:50pm; Reply: 272
See what you mean, but yeah like that. Could we have rider names over the top of the back?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 11, 2008, 10:54pm; Reply: 273
if we were to individulise for the riders i suggest we buy some t-shirt transfers from tesco and do those bits ourselves - they iron on quite simply i did a citymariner bit for the back of my fishy t-shirt for when i wear it.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 11:10pm; Reply: 274
does anyone know if this printing shop is open tomoro, got to come and sort some things that end so was gonna go in and show him the designs.
Try and find out if he will be willing to do them for free or a little cost.
Posted by: LH, July 11, 2008, 11:39pm; Reply: 275
An idea my dad suggested was to get Youngs and whoever sponsors Lincoln to see if they'd do it. Also can any riders please PM me with a full name and a comment on why they are doing the ride for the website please.
Posted by: marinerian, July 11, 2008, 11:43pm; Reply: 276
Quoted from 75


Cheeky twit!!! I'm in the prime of my life I'll have you know.

However, it may amaze some to discover Marinerian is 27 (age, not stones)!!!


I'm 26 you tosser  ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 11, 2008, 11:45pm; Reply: 277
Quoted from marinerian


I'm 26 you tosser  ;D


yet u look like ur 60+ in ur facebook pics lol





JOKING
Posted by: marinerian, July 11, 2008, 11:46pm; Reply: 278
Quoted from gary_elton


To let you into a little secret , my folks used to baby sit Marinerian... when he got older ( about 7 or 8 )
he used to come and admire my car ( just up the road from where he lives ) as it was decorated with
union jack flags, scarves , stickers and stuff.... bless him....  but promise you wont tell anyone... ok ?  ;)


Gary is right, Ron and Brenda used to look after me if mum and dad went out. I used to lve Gary's car draped in Town flags etc. as he will tell you at 8 I was very passionate about Town and this was despite only living in Immingham for 5 years and my dad not liking football.

I used/still do wear my Town shirts around Chesterfield and other places, all ways been proud to be Town
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 12, 2008, 12:17am; Reply: 279
Quoted from marinerian


I'm 26 you tosser  ;D


Hard life mate. You should get a refund on your folicles.
Posted by: marinerian, July 12, 2008, 12:23am; Reply: 280
Quoted from 75


Hard life mate. You should get a refund on your folicles.


Hope your not going to wear your famous Matalan denim shirt for the ride mate

On a serious not has anyone approached gyms for sponsorship or so we can use cheap to train?
Posted by: DavidB, July 12, 2008, 12:33am; Reply: 281
This is a superb initiative - congratulations to all. Wonderful positive publicity for the Club, and for a very worthy cause.

I'll do it provided I can sort out my bike or hire one.
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 12:34am; Reply: 282
Not yet, but i just emailed Dave Smith asking for Ironman Dave Moore to train us.
Posted by: DavidB, July 12, 2008, 1:08am; Reply: 283
Thinking ahead to the game (so I'm assuming we make it!), I wonder what the ticket sale arrangements will be at Lincoln - I'd be gutted to bike all the way there knowing I'd failed to get a ticket (or 5 - including the 'support crew') because of some tricky ticket sale conditions.

I wonder if there's any arrangement we can get with either Club so we can make sure we can buy tickets?
Posted by: barriner, July 12, 2008, 1:14am; Reply: 284
just got back from work, had to read 5 pages to catch up! progress is being made. I even turned down a pizza on the way home.

I was thinking the same as DavidB, I cant see it being too hard to get tickets anyway, but just to be sure, am not keen on biking there and then not getting in!

Oh aswell good news about elsphal and the borrowing of the bikes, how many do they have? did they say? by the sounds of things, only citymariner has a bike capable of the journey.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 12, 2008, 2:03am; Reply: 285
Hey guys, fantastic idea, thought this was a joke when I read it the other day but fair play. I'm hoping to do my bit and join in the ride, could do with shedding a few pounds and got plenty of family who have been affected by Cancer so would love to help out!

UTM

Posted by: barralad, July 12, 2008, 9:07am; Reply: 286
Josh: Check your p.m's
Posted by: marinette, July 12, 2008, 10:04am; Reply: 287
It's brilliant the way this has taken off - I'm surprised how quickly things are being organised.  Well done for going ahead with it and not allowing any obstacles to get in the way.  Also impressed that the Vicar resisted the offer to just do half the distance and is hell bent on doing the full thing!

I can't commit myself to anything big like this, but I'll certainly make a donation to your cause.  Good luck!
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 12, 2008, 10:17am; Reply: 288
could you list who you think is doin what
and then the apropriate victims sorry volunteers can confirm either way

i know i have confused matters as will do ...might not do...want to do ...will share the distance etc.....trust me if i bike 60k  i will never again ive you lot advance warning of no trains

been on bike for about a mile and my bum hurts.......help

Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 12, 2008, 10:17am; Reply: 289
Quoted from marinerian


Hope your not going to wear your famous Matalan denim shirt for the ride mate

On a serious not has anyone approached gyms for sponsorship or so we can use cheap to train?


It's Armani for Godsake. Gym my bottom. This bike thing will be a stroll in the park for an athlete such as myself.  ;D
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 12, 2008, 10:38am; Reply: 290
FAO Citymariner

Could you please email me the PSD file for your banner? I'm working on a website and the gradient of the jpg is causing me Photoshop issues. (haven't designed one for a very long time). We need to use your banner as the "branding process" has already begun.

I've PM'd you the details.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 10:40am; Reply: 291
Quoted from Brazilnut
could you list who you think is doin what
and then the apropriate victims sorry volunteers can confirm either way


i know i have confused matters as will do ...might not do...want to do ...will share the distance etc.....trust me if i bike 60k  i will never again ive you lot advance warning of no trains

been on bike for about a mile and my bum hurts.......help



i think we now have 15 or 16 riders, leon can list all whos doing it has hes taking care of that side of things, ive organised everything with companies and the charities as well as clubs and media, to date, with help from others along the way.

Dont worry about will he wont he, i think most people are having the same feelings, but because everything has progressed so quickly we know its serious so they are willing to do it.

Anyone who takes part whether it being behind the scenes or actually riding a bike is doing such an amazing thing for the club and the chosen charities and i dont think anyone could say otherwise.
Posted by: marinerian, July 12, 2008, 11:23am; Reply: 292
It is the fear of failure I am dreading, 60 KM is a bloody long way, but there again if we start early and allow 8 hours we will all get there in the end ;D

I realise it isn't a race and it is about earning as much money as possible  :)
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 11:28am; Reply: 293
Yeah, I suppose about half way we'll all want a sit down so we will need to set off horribly early. I don't think many expect all of us to do the whole track so having some sub riders for some of the stages will be good so would anybody else want to join in?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 11:31am; Reply: 294
it is quite easily dooable over the time frame of 6-8 hours

over 6 hours:

60/6 = 10km = 6.21 miles

so a steady pace of 6mph will do it - i have done oreinteering on foot pushing the 5/6mph barrier.

when you break it down like that it looks more managable.

i'm off to gym later to test my theory on a hard gradient if i can average 6mph on a more extreme circuit it will show how this run will do.

what is the exact route as i can take my GPS tracker and get an exact altiutde profile graph to show the fluctuations in height and gradient.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 11:33am; Reply: 295
Quoted from 75
FAO Citymariner

Could you please email me the PSD file for your banner? I'm working on a website and the gradient of the jpg is causing me Photoshop issues. (haven't designed one for a very long time). We need to use your banner as the "branding process" has already begun.

I've PM'd you the details.


Email and PM sent

Barralad - PM sent
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 11:35am; Reply: 296
Matty Bird has said he will help us with promotion of the event and is really impressed at what we are doing.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 11:42am; Reply: 297
thats what we want a bit of backing from players!

i'm so excited by all of this - i've started to go on academic shutdown with it coming to the end of the year but this has sparked me back to life!!
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 11:47am; Reply: 298
Mini Bus sorted. Off to get a new bike to train on now! Back later.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 11:51am; Reply: 299
Quoted from LH
Mini Bus sorted. Off to get a new bike to train on now! Back later.


ready rent a van have kindla donated a 15 seater mini bus on the condition that we have a driver and somewhere where it can be securely locked up for the weekend as it wont be returned till monday.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 12:47pm; Reply: 300
is that for getting people back from the biking/ carry equipment?

if so where are the bikes going to go?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 12:49pm; Reply: 301
The bikes will be going in a transit van, which im hoping lincoln fire brigade will allow us to park in there training yard at sincil bank.
the mini bus is for taking people back.
Obviously for us josh we got to then ride home from sincil bank, easy for me though not so much you still have to ride up hill  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: BIGChris, July 12, 2008, 1:03pm; Reply: 302
Do you have a driver for the mini bus?

If not I'll do it. There is now way I could think about cycling more than a few hundred yards


























Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 1:07pm; Reply: 303
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
The bikes will be going in a transit van, which im hoping lincoln fire brigade will allow us to park in there training yard at sincil bank.
the mini bus is for taking people back.
Obviously for us josh we got to then ride home from sincil bank, easy for me though not so much you still have to ride up hill  ;D ;D ;D


you can get fooked if i'm biking up steep hill after this!! haha

there is loads of concrete space behind the stacey west (the samll stand without the windows) surely it could be parked there?

sounds like a good offer from bigchris regarding the driving!

forgot to add - look athe views and replies on this thread for 3 days worth of stuff! unbelievable!! hope this isn't costing too much in webhosting!!!
Posted by: barriner, July 12, 2008, 1:09pm; Reply: 304
Right chaps, I said yesterday I would drive the routes and make some notes on them I will set off in an hour or so I think I have beat the weather (I am a bit of a girl driving in the rain nevermind biking in it!)
I am going to go there via the route, a16, a631, a157 and a158 into lincoln, which is the route head to louth, make a right at ludborough and through wragby
I will come back the way A46 to middle raisen, then to market raisen, onto the B1203 which goes through tealby binbrook then heads back to waltham.
I think they was the routes suggested, I got them printed off on autoroute anyway, does everyone agree there the best two?

Thanks for the offer of helping out Marinerian, I going to set off soon as I got some plans later and would like to set off now and your not on the board at the minute, thanks again for the offer.

I will report back about 5ish
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 1:11pm; Reply: 305
I need volunteers!
On wednesday (if players are free) we are doing a photo shoot with the telegraph at blundell park.
I need 4 or 5 people to come down who dont mind being in the picture.
i will also be there, ive got to contact the club and a couple of players to arrange a time but anyone free on wednesday after noon please pm me as soon as possible.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 1:11pm; Reply: 306
thats cool

the route with the least milage is going to be critical - i'm going to do similar with my GPS to check the variance in altitude and gradients as it would be better to cycle a few extra miles on the flat than have to deal with hills. i have a program called GPStuner that is for this kind of stuff!
Posted by: barriner, July 12, 2008, 1:20pm; Reply: 307
Quoted from Citymariner
thats cool

the route with the least milage is going to be critical - i'm going to do similar with my GPS to check the variance in altitude and gradients as it would be better to cycle a few extra miles on the flat than have to deal with hills. i have a program called GPStuner that is for this kind of stuff!


According to autoroute the 2 are not so far apart in milage, it does not mention anything about altitudes and gradients like your gadget does, thats why I am going to drive it, have a look for myself. We need to get confirmation on the route, to inform the police for the escort if thats whats happening and the radios on the traffic news front etc
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 1:27pm; Reply: 308
Do we need to bike to have bikes for Blundell Park or anything special like that
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 1:30pm; Reply: 309
erm well im not coming on my bike for the photo, have a meeting in the morning with st barnabas, then dashing for the train.
If anyone wants to come on there bikes, even if we just get two bikes i think that would be ok.
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 1:32pm; Reply: 310
Well just been to get my bike and its for collection on Weds. Got work before so it might be a bit tight but I'm sure I could get it there. Thanks for offering to drive the bus Chris, I think we'll have to take you up on that.
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 12, 2008, 1:35pm; Reply: 311
Website update:

I've purchased the web address http://www.biketothebank.co.uk and have uploaded most of the pages. I'm told it will take 24-72 hrs before it can actually be seen. It is fairly basic but Citymariners fancy banner makes it look ok!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 1:36pm; Reply: 312
Quoted from MeanwoodMariner
Website update:

I've purchased the web address http://www.biketothebank.co.uk and have uploaded most of the pages. I'm told it will take 24-72 hrs before it can actually be seen. It is fairly basic but Citymariners fancy banner makes it look ok!


thats fantastic.
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 1:36pm; Reply: 313
Thanks a lot MM, I'll pm you the names and comments in a bit.
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 12, 2008, 1:40pm; Reply: 314
Quoted from LH
Thanks a lot MM, I'll pm you the names and comments in a bit.


Dont worry about getting everything i asked for - that was a really exhaustive list. If you just a have a couple of names then thats enough to start. We can add other info if and when we get it.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 1:45pm; Reply: 315
my eyes just pricked with pride!

its sounds strange but i have never felt so dedicated to something!

i think we have all had someone close to us suffer from the big C

my grandad had stomach cancer
my gf's dog had liver cancer - sounds strange but that dog meant the world to me
my bro has just come through a cancer scare

if our minds and bodies don't get us through these 60km the thoughts of the people we are doing it for will!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 1:48pm; Reply: 316
Quoted from Citymariner
my eyes just pricked with pride!

its sounds strange but i have never felt so dedicated to something!

i think we have all had someone close to us suffer from the big C

my grandad had stomach cancer
my gf's dog had liver cancer - sounds strange but that dog meant the world to me
my bro has just come through a cancer scare

if our minds and bodies don't get us through these 60km the thoughts of the people we are doing it for will!!


Excellent post.
My gran and grandad both died because of cancer,
Just the pure thought of pride should get us through it.
Its taking shape quite quickly and nicely.
Just a few stumbling blocks to get over but they should be sorted by wednesday.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 12, 2008, 1:56pm; Reply: 317
my 11 year old wants to do it ....obviously it is not on .......but i said i would ask would do you think be poss  for him to have is bike in the van , ride with the support cars,van and maybe  just do the last 5 into lincoln
Posted by: Abdul19, July 12, 2008, 2:03pm; Reply: 318
Fantastic cause this lads, well done to all of you. I'll definitely be sponsoring you lot on this.

What time are you planning to set off though, because isn't there still a chance of it being moved to a 12.00 ko?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 2:06pm; Reply: 319
If it is moved to a 12pm Ko we shall be setting off at 5am (ish) if it stays at 3pm were looking at 7 or 8am ish
Brazil has volunteered to do the photo along with me leon (lh) and newton any more volunteers??????
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 2:11pm; Reply: 320
i'm sure that will be fine!

a few have mentioned how they not be ablet o complete all of the ride but want to get stuck into some of it!!

he can make himself useful though and give ou water on route and everything - i'm sure he'll love that!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 2:11pm; Reply: 321
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
If it is moved to a 12pm Ko we shall be setting off at 5am (ish) if it stays at 3pm were looking at 7 or 8am ish
Brazil has volunteered to do the photo along with me leon (lh) and newton any more volunteers??????


what time is the photo?

Posted by: BIGChris, July 12, 2008, 2:12pm; Reply: 322
I probably could do the photo but as I am only (perhaps?) driving the mini bus you don't want me there do you?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 2:14pm; Reply: 323
don't see why not - without us all doing our bit it on't happen!! your an integral cog to the great machine  :)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 2:16pm; Reply: 324
The photos are hopefully at 3.30pm i need to sort it first with the club as they have a match so hopefully it will be just before they set off for there friendly.

Anyone welcome we have 5 riders in the photo chris come along if you want.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 2:21pm; Reply: 325
can't make that mate but seems you'll have enough!

i'm just installing autoroute 2007 so will be able to do some detailed planning etc.

popping to gainsborough later to pick up my bike to fix up etc. hehe loving this!
Posted by: DavidB, July 12, 2008, 2:21pm; Reply: 326
Quoted from LH
Yeah, I suppose about half way we'll all want a sit down so we will need to set off horribly early. I don't think many expect all of us to do the whole track so having some sub riders for some of the stages will be good so would anybody else want to join in?


I like the idea of opening this up so as many as want to can do 'part of the ride' - even if it's only the first couple of miles from BP (or great if some Imps fans could join us for the last few to SB - shows that there's some things bigger than local rivalries or even football!).

I've got this picture in my head of lots of people getting behind this (echoes of the spirit of the Wembley trips) and taking part in some way and it being a great advert for the Club and its fans..it's got the potential to build into quite an event  - but perhaps best to plan around a solid core idea and then let it develop from there and see what happens...
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 12, 2008, 2:47pm; Reply: 327
Great response so far, however could someone post a "recap" of what we have and what we need at the minute as there are so many posts to go through.

e.g. how many guys we have biking, supplies that are needed or already have etc
Posted by: NewtoN, July 12, 2008, 2:48pm; Reply: 328
we have about 15-18 riders atm and jon (lincolnsmariner) is the guy to ask about what is needed
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 2:56pm; Reply: 329
Quoted from Wembley 08
Great response so far, however could someone post a "recap" of what we have and what we need at the minute as there are so many posts to go through.

e.g. how many guys we have biking, supplies that are needed or already have etc


We have amout 20 riders.
A mini bus is being donated (with provisons) from ready rent a van that Bigchris shall be driving??
Tescos are going to be donating the drinks and energy bars
asdas are going to donate a prize to raffle off in store
Tarka is in touch with lcfc supporters trust to see about prizes to be donated off that end.
Ive got a meeting wednesday with st barnanbas and cancer research who are doing th sponsor ship forms
meanwood mariner is puttin together a website for us
both clubs are advertising this, more details monday
Had an interview with the get and they are doing photos and interviewing others wednesday
Got an interview with echo (lincolns paper) next week in appealing for more imps to join in.
If ive missed anything or want to know anymore please ask.
Waiting for reply from banana gyms regarding free membership for u guys.

what we need:
Emergency supplies, i.e puncture repair kits and things like that.
Im gonna pm tarka regarding his offer of a transit van, someone else also offered one i think.
Theres not much left to sort. But if anyone can think of anything missed please pm me so i can try and sort it.
Printing on t-shirts...
Fishy t-shirts for those who dont have them, ive managed to get 15 for £100 so im gonna ask some companies to pay for them :D
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 12, 2008, 2:58pm; Reply: 330
Thats great, thanks. I lost track with the amounts of posts on here!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 12, 2008, 2:59pm; Reply: 331
the st andrews hospice, whats happenin with this?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 3:00pm; Reply: 332
Quoted from NewtoN
the st andrews hospice, whats happenin with this?


Ive rang and left a message for the fundrasing co-ordinator to contact me asap, more details when availble, hopefully ill set up a meeting with them for wednesday evening after photo shoot.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 3:14pm; Reply: 333
halfords or even asda and tesco may bea  good source for puncture repair kits etc.

i have bike pump and some tools etc. that can be used.

if we ride in a pack then we will all be able to help each other out and hopefully not require so many of each tool etc.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 3:17pm; Reply: 334
Quoted from Citymariner
halfords or even asda and tesco may bea  good source for puncture repair kits etc.

i have bike pump and some tools etc. that can be used.

if we ride in a pack then we will all be able to help each other out and hopefully not require so many of each tool etc.


Ive tried halfords unfortuntly they do a charity of the year so wont donate from head office, so im gonna go see the gy and lincoln stores.
tesco probs will they are donating drinks etc
dunno bout asda there slightly funny.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 3:31pm; Reply: 335
my GF says that sainsbury's have alwasy been good to her regarding school stuff

having said that if there is a punchure repair per 5 riders they are only 99p each.

my dad says that wilkinson have a good range of stuff bike related they might be worth a shout!


- he's just been to morrisons to look for some repair kits but they don't have any in gainsborough
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 3:35pm; Reply: 336
Quoted from Citymariner
my GF says that sainsbury's have alwasy been good to her regarding school stuff

having said that if there is a punchure repair per 5 riders they are only 99p each.

my dad says that wilkinson have a good range of stuff bike related they might be worth a shout!


- he's just been to morrisons to look for some repair kits but they don't have any in gainsborough


we dont sell bike kits at my mozzers dunno about leons.
Im gonna approach sainsburys regarding sponsorship or donations of kits etcetc
Wilkinsons have some good stuff so will also contact them.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 3:38pm; Reply: 337
if not i don't mind donating say 5 puncture repair kits unless we hit a road made of drawing pins it ain't going to be that bad! we are not over cross counrty at least!

could do with 3 pumps that do both presta and schrader valve types (i have for both types and a foot pump)

http://www.geocities.com/cyqlist/valve.html
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 3:43pm; Reply: 338
Quoted from Citymariner
if not i don't mind donating say 5 puncture repair kits unless we hit a road made of drawing pins it ain't going to be that bad! we are not over cross counrty at least!

could do with 3 pumps that do both presta and schrader valve types (i have for both types and a foot pump)

http://www.geocities.com/cyqlist/valve.html


Wilkinsons will donate things like bike accessories.
trying to get hold of sainsburys but slightly difficult at the moment.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 3:44pm; Reply: 339
Ok guys i need a list of companies in grimsby/cleethorpes that you think we should contact regarding donations or sponsorships, any with previous history would be great. cheers.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 3:46pm; Reply: 340
might be worth starting a new thread for that Jon
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 4:17pm; Reply: 341
just setting up a facebook group at the minute
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 4:27pm; Reply: 342
Liking the facebook group josh.
Posted by: lislemariner, July 12, 2008, 4:32pm; Reply: 343
I'd like to take part as a rider. Who do i have to contact please?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 4:36pm; Reply: 344
contact lincolnsmariner or LH through the Private Message (PM) function

welcome aboard!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 4:37pm; Reply: 345
Quoted from Citymariner
contact lincolnsmariner or LH through the Private Message (PM) function

welcome aboard!


Or email me on marinersboi@hotmail.com
if anyone has any ideas/suggestions or would like more info please pm me or contact via email.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 4:37pm; Reply: 346
oh and jon the website address is biketothebank.co.uk you've written ridetothebank.co.uk
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 4:40pm; Reply: 347
thanks for that josh lol
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 4:40pm; Reply: 348
facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56445865250 (6 members already and 1 i know is city fan!)

your email jon has been added to the facebook page - is that alright?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 4:49pm; Reply: 349
Quoted from Citymariner
facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56445865250 (6 members already and 1 i know is city fan!)

your email jon has been added to the facebook page - is that alright?


Yup thats fine can add my mobile number as well, so that people can in touch in various of ways.
as ive asked everyone who joins to add everyone in there friends list, the more people the more media will want to cover it, and the more word spreads about it.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 12, 2008, 5:27pm; Reply: 350
I've built a basic BIKE TO THE BANK website. Still in the early stages though.

Reading the Fishy, it looks like someone's building one already? If so and it's better than mine (not hard) the go with that one. Mine is very basic at mo. I stopped developing it when I read someone is building a proper one.

http://bpvicar.bravehost.com/index.htm

Let me know what you think chaps
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 12, 2008, 5:28pm; Reply: 351
Quoted from 75
I've built a basic BIKE TO THE BANK website. Still in the early stages though.

Reading the Fishy, it looks like someone's building one already? If so and it's better than mine (not hard) the go with that one. Mine is very basic at mo. I stopped developing it when I read someone is building a proper one.

http://bpvicar.bravehost.com/index.htm

Let me know what you think chaps


Pad this out.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 12, 2008, 5:31pm; Reply: 352
Quoted from alvinghammariner


Pad this out.


I will if required but I think someone's building one already? Will need help with content (route) etc if I am to continue.
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 12, 2008, 5:34pm; Reply: 353
yer someone is making another one its just i finished a scentence and found pad this out everywhere.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 12, 2008, 5:35pm; Reply: 354
Quoted from alvinghammariner
yer someone is making another one its just i finished a scentence and found pad this out everywhere.


haha. It's a reminder for me! lol

Posted by: gary_elton, July 12, 2008, 5:36pm; Reply: 355
Quoted from alvinghammariner
yer someone is making another one its just i finished a scentence and found pad this out everywhere.


sniff.... sniff.... ahhhh aromatic threads......   ;) another first for the fishy....
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 5:56pm; Reply: 356
well nay good bits you have done vis can be uploaded onto the other site. the other site has a dedicated web address so it has an advantage.

i thinkit is meanwood mariner who is doing it vic so get intouch matey.

also looking at the site - i think thats the worng st barnabas:

this is the one in lincoln: http://www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 12, 2008, 6:00pm; Reply: 357
Quoted from 75
I've built a basic BIKE TO THE BANK website. Still in the early stages though.

Reading the Fishy, it looks like someone's building one already? If so and it's better than mine (not hard) the go with that one. Mine is very basic at mo. I stopped developing it when I read someone is building a proper one.

http://bpvicar.bravehost.com/index.htm

Let me know what you think chaps


Hi Vicar, yes, i've been building a website since last night and i've bought the web address for us. I think mine could be improved by some of the images you have managed to get together though.

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 6:13pm; Reply: 358
Quoted from Citymariner
well nay good bits you have done vis can be uploaded onto the other site. the other site has a dedicated web address so it has an advantage.

i thinkit is meanwood mariner who is doing it vic so get intouch matey.

also looking at the site - i think thats the worng st barnabas:

this is the one in lincoln: http://www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/


thats the right st barnabas josh.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 6:14pm; Reply: 359
Quoted from MeanwoodMariner


Hi Vicar, yes, i've been building a website since last night and i've bought the web address for us. I think mine could be improved by some of the images you have managed to get together though.



which/what images are you after? Josh is in charge of all image pr. not that he knows it lol
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 12, 2008, 6:21pm; Reply: 360
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


which/what images are you after? Josh is in charge of all image pr. not that he knows it lol


I've pinched a few from various sources. Feel free to save any files you find useful. I can only think of Josh's main banner or my mini banner.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 6:22pm; Reply: 361
at home i have done all the assocaited images in paintshop pro removing the white background so they blend in.

if you want them i can ge them to whoever by the end of the night - im at my mam and dads right now cooking em fajita's

still online though to keep checking things  ;)
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 6:22pm; Reply: 362
Quoted from 75


I've pinched a few from various sources. Feel free to save any files you find useful. I can only think of Josh's main banner or my mini banner.


i have got the images for doing the t-shirts as well vic
Posted by: NewtoN, July 12, 2008, 6:24pm; Reply: 363
Quoted from Citymariner
at home i have done all the assocaited images in paintshop pro removing the white background so they blend in.

if you want them i can ge them to whoever by the end of the night - im at my mam and dads right now cooking em fajita's

still online though to keep checking things  ;)


mmmmm fajita's, nice and healthy 2 :P
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 6:24pm; Reply: 364
Quoted from Citymariner
at home i have done all the assocaited images in paintshop pro removing the white background so they blend in.

if you want them i can ge them to whoever by the end of the night - im at my mam and dads right now cooking em fajita's

still online though to keep checking things  ;)


someone has volunteered to do a brochure for us so he may well need images, along with meanwood mariner who is setting up the website.

Someone pinch me, i cant believe all this has happened in less than 3-4 days!!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 6:25pm; Reply: 365
Quoted from NewtoN


mmmmm fajita's, nice and healthy 2 :P


Ill stick to my gammon steak thats under the grill lol
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 12, 2008, 6:27pm; Reply: 366
This lot has got me into Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I haven't touched them for years! I've improved a lot over the last few hours!! These versions are all shiny and new. Loads better than the stuff I used to use.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 6:31pm; Reply: 367
yeah i use dreamweaver 8, photoshop cs3 and paint shop pro X2

its so 'spangly' compared to the old days say 6-7 years ago!

all i can say is thank god for fast broadband and torrent sites - i could never afford this software!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 6:32pm; Reply: 368
Quoted from 75
This lot has got me into Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I haven't touched them for years! I've improved a lot over the last few hours!! These versions are all shiny and new. Loads better than the stuff I used to use.


never used them.
some one asked me about his wife doing the ride, maybe n3il not sure, but we now have a lady ride.
Lislemariner has volunteered to do it. and she has riding experience so bp ur ok, we have someone to give u mouth to mouth
She bikes i think she said 11 miles aday.
She shall also be doing the photoshot on wednesday to give the photos more diversity
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 6:36pm; Reply: 369
Quoted from NewtoN


mmmmm fajita's, nice and healthy 2 :P


too right - i'm on a health trip now!

giving up my binging for moderation!
Posted by: barriner, July 12, 2008, 8:06pm; Reply: 370
Right after long last I am back, I took the routes as I said earlier. Through wragby on the way there and through market/middle raisen on the way back. Was a nice drive too.
I am hoping you all trust me on this one, but the way there (via wragby) is much better. It is 2.4 miles longer though at 40.8 miles. it is much flatter and roads seemed more peaceful with less traffic.
The way back whcih took us through binbrook was like a section of a rally stage, steep hills everywhere through binbrook, I am sure city mariners GPS will agree with me on that, very twisty but when in market raisen and onto the a46 it was very direct very flat and was even a nation cycle route in one place. At 38.4 miles this route is shorter but I think will be alot more tiring.

I would like some one else to try out the route I recommend just as a second opinion.
PM me for details of the route if you want it anyone.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 8:09pm; Reply: 371
Quoted from barriner
Right after long last I am back, I took the routes as I said earlier. Through wragby on the way there and through market/middle raisen on the way back. Was a nice drive too.
I am hoping you all trust me on this one, but the way there (via wragby) is much better. It is 2.4 miles longer though at 40.8 miles. it is much flatter and roads seemed more peaceful with less traffic.
The way back whcih took us through binbrook was like a section of a rally stage, steep hills everywhere through binbrook, I am sure city mariners GPS will agree with me on that, very twisty but when in market raisen and onto the a46 it was very direct very flat and was even a nation cycle route in one place. At 38.4 miles this route is shorter but I think will be alot more tiring.

I would like some one else to try out the route I recommend just as a second opinion.
PM me for details of the route if you want it anyone.


thanks for that, can you pm me more details on the route so u can agree on it (you and josh) so i can let the police know our route.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 12, 2008, 8:10pm; Reply: 372
Quoted from Citymariner
yeah i use dreamweaver 8, photoshop cs3 and paint shop pro X2

its so 'spangly' compared to the old days say 6-7 years ago!

all i can say is thank god for fast broadband and torrent sites - i could never afford this software!


You mean you don't pay for it?? Of course, as a Vicar I couldn't possibly steal software.  ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 12, 2008, 8:17pm; Reply: 373
Quoted from barriner
I would like some one else to try out the route I recommend just as a second opinion.
PM me for details of the route if you want it anyone.


I went that way the other day, it's not too bad apart from Grimblethorpe (like i said earlier).
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 8:20pm; Reply: 374
Quoted from alvinghammariner


I went that way the other day, it's not too bad apart from Grimblethorpe (like i said earlier).


is there any way of avoiding it, although it does have a certain ring to it, being were doing this in association with Grimsby town fc
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 12, 2008, 8:22pm; Reply: 375
i can't think of a way to avoid it i couldnt on duke of Edinburough (sp?) but will try to find an alternative around there.
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 8:27pm; Reply: 376
Bloody hell, I go to work for a few hours and come back to 3 more pages. Thanks to everyone who has contributed some more to this. Big news.

Morrisons have given me the day off so I can participate. They have also said we can do bucket collections, on condition that a couple of us go in and pack bags for a few hours. It's not really that harder work and will help us massively when it comes to a final figure.

They also gave me the day off on Friday for when I go to the test at Headingley, but that doesn't really matter much.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 8:29pm; Reply: 377
Quoted from LH
Bloody hell, I go to work for a few hours and come back to 3 more pages. Thanks to everyone who has contributed some more to this. Big news.

Morrisons have given me the day off so I can participate. They have also said we can do bucket collections, on condition that a couple of us go in and pack bags for a few hours. It's not really that harder work and will help us massively when it comes to a final figure.

They also gave me the day off on Friday for when I go to the test at Headingley, but that doesn't really matter much.


Ill do the bag packing, its been a while since i been into a decent morrisons staff canteen lol
i want the staff rates tho not the vistor rates....talk about a rip off lol
Posted by: barriner, July 12, 2008, 8:37pm; Reply: 378
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


is there any way of avoiding it, although it does have a certain ring to it, being were doing this in association with Grimsby town fc


Its not too bad to be fair its nothing on the scale of binbrook, its gradual at the most. there is a way round it but its complicated and it could be just as bad we dont know. Its lots of little side roads may even be longer by the looks of google earth.
I will simplify the route as best as I can for you in the message, its quite nice its pleasing on the eye I will give it that.
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 8:37pm; Reply: 379
How do you do the bike to the bank sig? I just tried imgsrc ing it didnt work though.
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 8:45pm; Reply: 380
Can we also start a petition for John Fenty to do a stage on this? Surely he would be up for it. I asked Dave Smith if any office staff would join in.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 8:47pm; Reply: 381
Quoted from LH
Can we also start a petition for John Fenty to do a stage on this? Surely he would be up for it. I asked Dave Smith if any office staff would join in.


John fenty is back in at gtfc on monday ive emailed asking him to do the final stage, i.e riding in to sincil bank from the lincoln city boundries.

As for the image copy the image location and copy and past it on the signature bit on member center, the highlight it and press the img button

link for image
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c398/joshualane/charitysig2teams.jpg
Posted by: Welwynmariner, July 12, 2008, 9:46pm; Reply: 382
Quoted from barriner
Right after long last I am back, I took the routes as I said earlier. Through wragby on the way there and through market/middle raisen on the way back. Was a nice drive too.
I am hoping you all trust me on this one, but the way there (via wragby) is much better. It is 2.4 miles longer though at 40.8 miles. it is much flatter and roads seemed more peaceful with less traffic.
The way back whcih took us through binbrook was like a section of a rally stage, steep hills everywhere through binbrook, I am sure city mariners GPS will agree with me on that, very twisty but when in market raisen and onto the a46 it was very direct very flat and was even a nation cycle route in one place. At 38.4 miles this route is shorter but I think will be alot more tiring.

I would like some one else to try out the route I recommend just as a second opinion.
PM me for details of the route if you want it anyone.

Looking at the Sustrans site National Cycle Route 1 covers a stage between Hull and Lincoln and looks to have a spur into Grimsby. It squares with the route through Wragby and it looks like you can join it at Beelsby. See http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/upload/public/attachments/636/North_Wolds_and_Coastal_Area_Cycling_Map_2005__v6.pdf
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 9:53pm; Reply: 383
good job my sig isn'y copyrighted lol!!

i can't tell me apart from other posters now though lol.

right i'll have a look at the route.

i've sorted out my bike now the only thing i can't find is my trip computer for my bike - would be really good if i could find it to make sure we were on track.
brakes need a tweak and ai can't find my front deeraileur so i'm down to 8 gears - hardcore riding hehe

getting fenty in on it would be great too!!
Posted by: Steve_gtfc, July 12, 2008, 9:56pm; Reply: 384
Just wanted to say well done with all the progress that has been made so far, its a great idea and a great cause. Only saw the thread tonite and its took me a good hour to read all 26 pages. Thinkin of also committing myself as a rider if work allow me 2moz.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 9:57pm; Reply: 385
bully them and say its for a good cause!!
Posted by: Steve_gtfc, July 12, 2008, 10:04pm; Reply: 386
I will m8, i am working for asda over the summer b4 i start my pgce. Saw em raffling a town shirt today n wondered wat they were doing. Will ask them if they want me or will let me do ne fundraising in store or if the store wants to sponsor me or anything.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 10:22pm; Reply: 387
just finished my PGCE. graduate on the 15th. good luck mate!

if you need any help or owt let us know and i'll do what i can!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 10:31pm; Reply: 388
i think were soon gonna be over run with town supporting teachers....at least kids will finally get a bit of sense taught.....
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 11:25pm; Reply: 389
Steve I have just been talking to Ken one of the managers at Asda (a Lincoln Fan) He is going to give Luke OHara the day off so I'm sure if i ask nicely he will do the same for you. Also donating puncture kits and helping with printing. That is 3 of the top 4 supermarkets on board now.
Posted by: DavidB, July 12, 2008, 11:42pm; Reply: 390
What a response!

Never known something take off quite like this before... beginning to snowball, well done to all involved in getting this rolling. I think it could get quite big - it's obviously striking the right chords for many people - but we need to keep our feet on the ground and just wait and see how it develops....
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 11:47pm; Reply: 391
Quoted from LH
Steve I have just been talking to Ken one of the managers at Asda (a Lincoln Fan) He is going to give Luke OHara the day off so I'm sure if i ask nicely he will do the same for you. Also donating puncture kits and helping with printing. That is 3 of the top 4 supermarkets on board now.


i dont think we can include mozzers in that yet...will try and sort them tomoro!
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 11:52pm; Reply: 392
Morrisons Cleethorpes are backing us;)
Posted by: Citymariner, July 12, 2008, 11:53pm; Reply: 393
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
i think were soon gonna be over run with town supporting teachers....at least kids will finally get a bit of sense taught.....


my new school has lincoln city as their community football!! NOOOOO, i'm gonna have to get the PE subject leader role and get that changed.

defo having a mighty mariner in the classroom!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 12, 2008, 11:55pm; Reply: 394
Quoted from LH
Morrisons Cleethorpes are backing us;)


morrisons is in grimsby not cleethorpes!
i wud ask for ur store number but ur checkout u wont know that lol
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 12, 2008, 11:59pm; Reply: 395
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
i think were soon gonna be over run with town supporting teachers....at least kids will finally get a bit of sense taught.....


Haha i'm a bike riding primary school teacher, just to add to the teacher gang!

Got my season ticket today and have done my first few miles training today too. Can't wait for this bike ride now, going to be a great event for the town i feel!

UTM!!!
Posted by: LH, July 12, 2008, 11:59pm; Reply: 396
Store 075, and it is in Cleethorpes Parliamentary Constituency by one inch.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 12:03am; Reply: 397
Quoted from tellnoramariner


Haha i'm a bike riding primary school teacher, just to add to the teacher gang!

Got my season ticket today and have done my first few miles training today too. Can't wait for this bike ride now, going to be a great event for the town i feel!

UTM!!!


i'm lookng forward to it but i'm not wishing away the holidays!! i'll be back in school a few days after with achey legs no doubt!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 12:06am; Reply: 398
Quoted from Citymariner


i'm lookng forward to it but i'm not wishing away the holidays!! i'll be back in school a few days after with achey legs no doubt!!


i got work at 7am the following day :-/ :o :o
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 12:07am; Reply: 399
Quoted from LH
Store 075, and it is in Cleethorpes Parliamentary Constituency by one inch.


Im shocked honestly am shocked!
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 13, 2008, 12:14am; Reply: 400
Quoted from Citymariner


i'm lookng forward to it but i'm not wishing away the holidays!! i'll be back in school a few days after with achey legs no doubt!!


Haha yeh me to, just the monday to recover but i'm hoping it'll be the hangover that'll need the recovery and not the legs because i'm gunna need a bl00dy good drink afterwards!!!  :)

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 12:16am; Reply: 401
Quoted from tellnoramariner


Haha yeh me to, just the monday to recover but i'm hoping it'll be the hangover that'll need the recovery and not the legs because i'm gunna need a bl00dy good drink afterwards!!!  :)



Shud we get all the teachers to ride together?
Seems to be 4 or 5 so far
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 13, 2008, 12:16am; Reply: 402
Yay I got the 400th post on this thread too, this thread is madness!!!!

Yeh a teacher group sounds like a good idea, as long as others don't feel left out...  ;)

I hope I don't have a problem keeping up though, i've got a lot of training to put in this next month!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 12:33am; Reply: 403
right well i've looked at the route that i was sent and i agree it looks good.

i've plotted it into google maps:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=5269748654256473771,53.436020,-0.059500%3B5837399813837823271,53.385810,-0.111610&saddr=DN35+7PY&daddr=A18%2FLincoln+Gate+%4053.436020,+-0.059500+to:LN5+8ld&mra=pr&via=1&sll=53.481508,-0.444946&sspn=2.003833,5.668945&ie=UTF8&z=8

so you can have a look would be cool if we went down lincoln high street in a procession
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 1:09am; Reply: 404
Quoted from Citymariner
right well i've looked at the route that i was sent and i agree it looks good.

i've plotted it into google maps:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=5269748654256473771,53.436020,-0.059500%3B5837399813837823271,53.385810,-0.111610&saddr=DN35+7PY&daddr=A18%2FLincoln+Gate+%4053.436020,+-0.059500+to:LN5+8ld&mra=pr&via=1&sll=53.481508,-0.444946&sspn=2.003833,5.668945&ie=UTF8&z=8

so you can have a look would be cool if we went down lincoln high street in a procession


seems good way ill send that to the police tomorrow.
The ending wud mean we dont end up at sincil bank, so we shall change it so we go on to the high street and straight down, all the way down to south park corner and then cycling up to fire station into sincil bank?/?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 2:26am; Reply: 405
hang on i'm encoding still for google earth so people can view it as if they were actually doing it and i'll try and get it to sincil bank (i have used their postcode!)

right here is a a route direct to sincil bank - not via the high street - it won't let us as its not a through road

plus the police won't want 20 odd bikers going down lincoln highstreet during peak shopping.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=6816985315348040469,53.445550,-0.050580%3B13449709572850550773,53.434260,-0.065210%3B8601450355646891767,53.362246,-0.126116&saddr=dn35+7py&daddr=A16+%4053.445550,+-0.050580+to:A18%2FLincoln+Gate+%4053.434260,+-0.065210+to:A157+sincil+bank,+lincoln&sll=53.362026,-0.341949&sspn=0.502363,1.417236&ie=UTF8&ll=53.315288,-0.291138&spn=0.502914,1.417236&z=10

i have just encoded the route for google earth - no small task it has taken hours!!!!

so if you have google earth or if you don't the FREE link is below

http://earth.google.com/

open this file:

http://www.mediafire.com/?1jbwmgjtgtm

click play and you can fly like a bird on a 3d satelite route of the ride

EVEN better - you can enter flight sim mode and fly around in either a prop place or an f16!!!  you gotta love technology!
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 13, 2008, 7:37am; Reply: 406
just seen the route....them hills at Louth roundabout are massive...stuffing hell

dont feel tooo bad this morning despite first ride yesterday ...bike in repair shop  should have back by Thurs

loads of things keep going through my mind ...silly stuff really
are we taking spare clothes to change into  or will we sit and watch match in sweaty stuff
do we take off the Fishy t shirts  when out of town then put them back on again as we enter Lincoln so we look presentable  or do we just have new tshirts to put on

in the back of the transit will there be any one  doing repairs while a spare bike is used....ie puntures  snapped cables

will there be anyway of fixing buckets to side of car/van for passing motorist to chuck change in

20 odd riders  can you get  20 bikes in a transit
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 7:58am; Reply: 407
Quoted from Brazilnut
just seen the route....them hills at Louth roundabout are massive...stuffing hell

dont feel tooo bad this morning despite first ride yesterday ...bike in repair shop  should have back by Thurs

loads of things keep going through my mind ...silly stuff really
are we taking spare clothes to change into  or will we sit and watch match in sweaty stuff
do we take off the Fishy t shirts  when out of town then put them back on again as we enter Lincoln so we look presentable  or do we just have new tshirts to put on

in the back of the transit will there be any one  doing repairs while a spare bike is used....ie puntures  snapped cables

will there be anyway of fixing buckets to side of car/van for passing motorist to chuck change in

20 odd riders  can you get  20 bikes in a transit


The t-shirt question is up to everyone's own choice.
Weve had 4-5 volunteers asking to go in the support veichles so sure can sort them doing repairs.
It might be a good idea for us to take clothes to get changed into, i know i will be.
As for passing cars, im sure there will be something we could do.
We have so far been offered two transits so im sure well be ok.

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 7:59am; Reply: 408
Quoted from Citymariner
hang on i'm encoding still for google earth so people can view it as if they were actually doing it and i'll try and get it to sincil bank (i have used their postcode!)

right here is a a route direct to sincil bank - not via the high street - it won't let us as its not a through road

plus the police won't want 20 odd bikers going down lincoln highstreet during peak shopping.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=6816985315348040469,53.445550,-0.050580%3B13449709572850550773,53.434260,-0.065210%3B8601450355646891767,53.362246,-0.126116&saddr=dn35+7py&daddr=A16+%4053.445550,+-0.050580+to:A18%2FLincoln+Gate+%4053.434260,+-0.065210+to:A157+sincil+bank,+lincoln&sll=53.362026,-0.341949&sspn=0.502363,1.417236&ie=UTF8&ll=53.315288,-0.291138&spn=0.502914,1.417236&z=10

i have just encoded the route for google earth - no small task it has taken hours!!!!

so if you have google earth or if you don't the FREE link is below

http://earth.google.com/

open this file:

http://www.mediafire.com/?g3tzb5mnt3n

click play and you can fly like a bird on a 3d satelite route of the ride

EVEN better - you can enter flight sim mode and fly around in either a prop place or an f16!!!  you gotta love technology!


And i always thought i was good with technology! LOL

Kinda worried cos am now off to work and dont finish till 6, just wundering how many pages im gonna have to catch up with lol
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 11:13am; Reply: 409
i'll watch the route in a minute never got round to it last night at 2am lol!

as for the clothing:

you get cold on a bike! there will be times when i'll want to show off the t-shirt but as soon as i get into the ride then i'm likely to have my waterproof on to keep the wind off.

i will need a change of clothes because i can't walk around in my SPD shoes and i'm not walking into SB in my cucling shorts - they make it look like i'm wearing a nappy!!!!

Right i've been asked to list the sponsors by Jon, so far i have:

Tesco
Asda
Wilkinson
Ready Rent A Van

is there anymore so far as i need to PM these to meanwood mariner to put on the site.
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 13, 2008, 11:31am; Reply: 410
Don't want to distract you fellers from all these admirable tasks your all performing but  how many riders have you got so far.Just being inquisative really as I'm impressed how fast things have moved in four days.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 11:35am; Reply: 411
over 20 riders ice
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 13, 2008, 11:38am; Reply: 412
Wow,they are either very brave or foolhardy.Hats off to them.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 11:40am; Reply: 413
Quoted from 9
Wow,they are either very brave or foolhardy.Hats off to them.


i no i'll be hurting afterwards

Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 11:41am; Reply: 414
currently writing letters to the sponsers for lincolns to dispatch tomorrow
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 12:05pm; Reply: 415
cool newton

i'm just preparing the images for current sponsors.

does my list above look as complete as it is at the moment?
Posted by: bigdavemariner, July 13, 2008, 12:06pm; Reply: 416
wihtout sounding disrespectful or cheeky, get someone to proof read them first Newton. not saying you cant spell or anything, as I'm the worst for it, but you want the letters to sound professional. its worth getting a few people to read them and read them again before sending them :) At least that way you're likely to iron out all the mistakes and then more likely to get a positive response.

hope this post comes across in the right way, im in no way being negative about anything.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 12:07pm; Reply: 417
i don't mind being  a proof reader. the GF is good at it too

if you want to send them to plastic_head(at)msn(dot)com i can look em over and get them back to you.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 13, 2008, 12:17pm; Reply: 418
i have never seen so many e-mail address s being banded about ....we are all fvcked  for internet forgery now

the proof reading i understand what you mean...sometimes you hear it in your head and you keep reading it  that way and sometiomes you have missed a word or wrote LOOK instead of LUCK.....i am sure he will understand  for once we have a thread were no one is getting at anyone else ...there are no two sides to the argument ....we are all victims together......even the spelling police are letting it go
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 13, 2008, 12:19pm; Reply: 419
Quoted from Citymariner
the GF is good at it too
.


enough said
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 12:19pm; Reply: 420
Quoted from bigdavemariner
wihtout sounding disrespectful or cheeky, get someone to proof read them first Newton. not saying you cant spell or anything, as I'm the worst for it, but you want the letters to sound professional. its worth getting a few people to read them and read them again before sending them :) At least that way you're likely to iron out all the mistakes and then more likely to get a positive response.

hope this post comes across in the right way, im in no way being negative about anything.


don't worry dave i no my spelling isn't the best and always have people check them, think lincolnsmariner asked me because of previous writing of match reports etc

i don't see this as in a negative manner, as it has to be done properly for maximum result and effect
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 12:23pm; Reply: 421
should have a complete one by around 4ish, i'm gonna hit the exercise bike for a couple hours first
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 12:25pm; Reply: 422
Quoted from Brazilnut


enough said


;)

I uploaded the wonr ggoogle earth file the right one is in place now:

http://www.mediafire.com/?1jbwmgjtgtm
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 12:38pm; Reply: 423
WOOHOO Danny North is now a member of the facebook group - Bike to the Bank!!!
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 13, 2008, 12:43pm; Reply: 424
because i struggle to to spell IT never mind work it could someone post a link to the facebook group.....believe it or not never been on facebook and i dont want to join unless i have too
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 12:46pm; Reply: 425
link is now at the bottom of my sig - dunno whether you can view it without being a member though.

i'll sort out a myspace on too as that does not require a login

***YES you can view without being logged in***
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 13, 2008, 2:34pm; Reply: 426
Whats happening with the gym hire/ bike hire/ Dave Moore? I am going to test myself later today to see how i get on.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 3:04pm; Reply: 427
**update**

donations:

can be made through paypal at: bikeforthefight@live.co.uk (couldn't get biketothebank due to the word 'bank')

log into your paypal account, go to send money and enter the above email address to make a donation. this feature will eventually be added to the website. paypal have a feature whereby donations buttons can be created and customized supplying the web admin with the HTML code to get it sorted through a simple cut and paste. very kind of them!

http://www.paypal.co.uk/uk

Correspondence can be sent via:

-thefishy PM system
-marinersboi@hotmail.com
-plastic_head@msn.com
-bikeforthefight@live.co.uk
Posted by: USAMariner, July 13, 2008, 5:38pm; Reply: 428
Gentlemen, I admire your determination in doing this and for that I take my hats off to you. As someone who has dealt with family members who have suffered from this horrible disease, I could not think of a more deserving charity to donate too.

I will definitely be following this thread over the next couple of months and look forward to hearing the outcome.

Good Luck to you all!!!

If t-shirts do get printed for the occassion and are available to purchase, count me in for 1
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 7:43pm; Reply: 429
Quoted from alvinghammariner
Whats happening with the gym hire/ bike hire/ Dave Moore? I am going to test myself later today to see how i get on.


Gym hire i find out about tomoro.
Bike hire, these are going to be donated by elshall(?) but not 100% at the minute has all his bikes are out on another charity event at mo, have to ring back at end of month, so shall be trying other companies as well to make sure we have a plan b.
Anything that involves clubs will be sorted tomoro, as john fenty returns to the office tomoro.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 7:46pm; Reply: 430
On other news...
Were hoping to hear back from a major sponsor tomorrow, who im hoping will donate food and drink that will go on the buffet, im hoping lcfc will allow us to have in one of there function rooms.

We now have 9 LCFC fans joined up.
Shall be interviews in all local media this week.
The sun are aware of the story and are following the progress, no replies from other nations as of yet.

Does anyone require further information?
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 13, 2008, 7:52pm; Reply: 431
Good update thanks.
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 7:53pm; Reply: 432
Evening lads and lasses, yet more progress I see. I would also like to add my email to this list of contacts - harding_leon@hotmail.com
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 8:08pm; Reply: 433
Oh please pm me all your names (riders) and email addresses. Would like to arrange a training day or something in the not too distant future.
Posted by: barralad, July 13, 2008, 8:12pm; Reply: 434
Master Newton: Just sent you a draft of the letter for sponsors. Do with it as you see fit!!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 8:30pm; Reply: 435
Quoted from barralad
Master Newton: Just sent you a draft of the letter for sponsors. Do with it as you see fit!!


thanks barra, i have past it on to lincolnsmariner
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 13, 2008, 8:31pm; Reply: 436
Have sky sports news or/and setanta sports news been contacted?
Posted by: barralad, July 13, 2008, 8:32pm; Reply: 437
Quoted from NewtoN


thanks barra, i have past it on to lincolnsmariner


OK matey
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 8:32pm; Reply: 438
Also, anybody involved - would you rather stay behind in Lincoln for a bit before we go home or rent out a function suite for a bit of a party and a well deserved drink when we got back to Grimsby? Maybe if Mr Fenty is nice to us he'd give us McMenemys if it isnt busy?
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 8:32pm; Reply: 439
Quoted from Wembley 08
Have sky sports news or/and setanta sports news been contacted?


Yes, and soccer am.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 9:02pm; Reply: 440
Quoted from LH
Also, anybody involved - would you rather stay behind in Lincoln for a bit before we go home or rent out a function suite for a bit of a party and a well deserved drink when we got back to Grimsby? Maybe if Mr Fenty is nice to us he'd give us McMenemys if it isnt busy?


think we deserve a party after this, plenty of beer and pies please!
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 9:04pm; Reply: 441
Agreed. Just wondered what everyone would like to do? All town fans would be invited and we'd bring the buckets down so that we could raise a bit there.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 9:09pm; Reply: 442
yeah a party would do me too!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 9:18pm; Reply: 443
Quoted from LH
Agreed. Just wondered what everyone would like to do? All town fans would be invited and we'd bring the buckets down so that we could raise a bit there.


If anyone has any contacts in any local bars in gy that wouldnt mind helping us out in arranging a celebration/party afterwoods, please let us know.

Im hoping to arrange a buffet at lcfc with beer!

I think were all gonna be in need of alcohol!

With it being a huge day tomorrow, with police, st johns and contact from both clubs and major sponsors, there should be lots for you to read and get your heads round.
Lets just hope it all goes the way we need/want it to.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 9:20pm; Reply: 444
on another note there are now 65 members on the facebook site, so sooner they can get clikcing on the website and we can keep the news updated sooner we get some donations rolling in!!

Diane North has left a nice comment ( i think this is Danny's mum? )

i hoping tomorrow is going to be a good day!!
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 9:34pm; Reply: 445
I need 4 people. Each to take one league in england and spread the word. I will take League Two, just need another 3 please lads and lasses.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 9:35pm; Reply: 446
what is required?

oh and the route on video:

Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 9:36pm; Reply: 447
Actually, let's leave it til the actual site is uploaded. We need to write a 4 line max explanation of what we are doing followed by a link. Have we any donations so far?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 9:39pm; Reply: 448
yup £5!!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 9:40pm; Reply: 449
Quoted from LH
Actually, let's leave it til the actual site is uploaded. We need to write a 4 line max explanation of what we are doing followed by a link. Have we any donations so far?


is this meaning more like 50 words - a line depends on the eidth of your monitor lol!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 9:40pm; Reply: 450
Just had an email from John Fenty asking me to get in touch with dave smith regarding the players appearing in the pictures, Fitness sessions with dave moore, gifts to be donated.
So i will sort that tomoro.

He did avoid the bit about him joining in with the ride tho  ;D ;D ;D.

So John knowing you read this and are aware of this, come get on your bike.
Like i said we dont expect you to ride all the way even to Isaacs hill will do! You have my email address.....
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 9:47pm; Reply: 451
100 words at a push Josh. I already emailed the smithmeister.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 9:50pm; Reply: 452
might be worth asking frequently visited website to put a little section on the website with the paypal link, i'll get cracking on with that now actually
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 9:51pm; Reply: 453
my mum made a good suggestion earlier, GMTV and BBC breakfast - i could do that now if we want to?
Posted by: barralad, July 13, 2008, 9:52pm; Reply: 454
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


If anyone has any contacts in any local bars in gy that wouldnt mind helping us out in arranging a celebration/party afterwoods, please let us know.

Im hoping to arrange a buffet at lcfc with beer!

I think were all gonna be in need of alcohol!

With it being a huge day tomorrow, with police, st johns and contact from both clubs and major sponsors, there should be lots for you to read and get your heads round.
Lets just hope it all goes the way we need/want it to.


Jon: Replied to your e-mail.

Somebody said McMenemeys. At least that way the club gets the bar takings which should be huge!! ;D
Posted by: paulfcb, July 13, 2008, 9:52pm; Reply: 455
Quoted from Citymariner
what is required?

oh and the route on video:


Good work on that Josh. Whenever I go from Cleethorpes to Lincoln, which as you know is a lot I use the a46. What's the reasoning behind avoiding this route?

Posted by: BIGChris, July 13, 2008, 9:53pm; Reply: 456
Quoted from paulfcb

Good work on that Josh. Whenever I go from Cleethorpes to Lincoln, which as you know is a lot I use the a46. What's the reasoning behind avoiding this route?



The hills!
Posted by: barralad, July 13, 2008, 9:55pm; Reply: 457
Quoted from LH
I need 4 people. Each to take one league in england and spread the word. I will take League Two, just need another 3 please lads and lasses.


I don't mind doing one league. I'll take League 1. Begging letters to the Scunts whatever next!!

Will start tomorrow.
Posted by: paulfcb, July 13, 2008, 9:57pm; Reply: 458
I missed the start of how all this came about. Can anyone enlighten me please?
Posted by: Smodgie, July 13, 2008, 9:57pm; Reply: 459
How about advertising the bike ride in the local libraries as that could help the coverage as well. I work in one of the libraries and I could speak to someone about the possibilty of it and see if sponsorship forms could be placed on the desk.

What you guys are doing is brilliant and you should be extremely pleased with yourselves.
Well Done  :).
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 10:01pm; Reply: 460
chris that answer apitimises nail on the head more than any other!!

we've had a member (barriner) drive some routes looking at distance/ traffic and terrain.

the route is the flatest, least congested but as a down side is about 2-3 miles longer - however it is likelt ot be 'less effort'

i'm going to do the route soon wither by bike or car with my GPS tracker to get the full low down on the terrain which will be plotted into GPS tuner and 3D route builder so we can organise breaks etc.

LH - don't hesitiate mate get on with those emails etc. fern and phil will love it. there is alwasy time for small news stories during the morning breakfast, i oftern find nice and informal makes watching the news that little bit easier at 6am!

LH: i can knock out 100 words of what we are doing - i've done a similar thing on the facebook site, just needs fine tuning really.

Newton: i can get you the HTML code for the paypal link if you wish? this allows the webmaster to cut and paste it into the site with ease (its alaredy done for the new site)

PaulFCB: don't want to leave you out - hows things mate!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:01pm; Reply: 461
Quoted from LH
my mum made a good suggestion earlier, GMTV and BBC breakfast - i could do that now if we want to?


Can do, more press the better.
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 10:01pm; Reply: 462
Great idea. We need a poster that can be printed in black and white which we can put in all shop windows around Freshney Place and all over Grimsby.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 10:01pm; Reply: 463
Quoted from Smodgie
How about advertising the bike ride in the local libraries as that could help the coverage as well. I work in one of the libraries and I could speak to someone about the possibilty of it and see if sponsorship forms could be placed on the desk.

What you guys are doing is brilliant and you should be extremely pleased with yourselves.
Well Done  :).


i'm doing some posters as we speak - they can be hosted as a .PDF so they can be printed off by others to place where they please.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 10:02pm; Reply: 464
Quoted from paulfcb
I missed the start of how all this came about. Can anyone enlighten me please?


no trains running to lincoln on that day due to lincoln upgrading the points.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 10:04pm; Reply: 465
Quoted from paulfcb
I missed the start of how all this came about. Can anyone enlighten me please?


my big mouth!
Posted by: Steve_gtfc, July 13, 2008, 10:04pm; Reply: 466
Quoted from LH
Steve I have just been talking to Ken one of the managers at Asda (a Lincoln Fan) He is going to give Luke OHara the day off so I'm sure if i ask nicely he will do the same for you. Also donating puncture kits and helping with printing. That is 3 of the top 4 supermarkets on board now.


Yes please if you could m8, hes not my immediate line manager but if he could have a quiet word with Tony then that would be great. I mentioned it to my other supervisor 2day about raising money and i should be seeing the store manager some time this week. I will make myself known to Ken when i c him bcos im fairly new and work in the car park so doubt he has the foggiest who i am.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 10:07pm; Reply: 467
Quoted from Citymariner


Newton: i can get you the HTML code for the paypal link if you wish? this allows the webmaster to cut and paste it into the site with ease (its alaredy done for the new site)



yes plz josh
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:09pm; Reply: 468
any chance of slowing down with the posts even im losing my mind, busy sending emails to news and companies and trying to do that and keep up on here is extremely hard. LOL






that is a joke, keep posting children lol
Posted by: paulfcb, July 13, 2008, 10:10pm; Reply: 469
Quoted from Citymariner


no trains running to lincoln on that day due to lincoln upgrading the points.

LMAO

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:11pm; Reply: 470
They laid new tracks last year, new points this....anyone wanna guess what next years will be....new platforms??
Posted by: Steve_gtfc, July 13, 2008, 10:14pm; Reply: 471
Know the feeling, go to work, come home and there is another 5 pages to read.

Went for the 1st bike ride this eve after work to blow off the old cobwebs and ended up being 2 hours, dusted down the old bike that has not been used since paper-rounds about 8 years ago  ;D
Posted by: gary_elton, July 13, 2008, 10:15pm; Reply: 472
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
They laid new tracks last year, new points this....anyone wanna guess what next years will be....new platforms??


You should see my platforms... hark back to the seventies... 4 inches high and no messing.....
good job I only wear 'em for an hour or so....  :)
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 13, 2008, 10:17pm; Reply: 473
BBC breakfast will give you an interview LH, they always have small, for good causes news on.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:18pm; Reply: 474
Quoted from gary_elton


You should see my platforms... hark back to the seventies... 4 inches high and no messing.....
good job I only wear 'em for an hour or so....  :)


That took a while to work out and all i will say is.....no comment.
Posted by: kiss a fish, July 13, 2008, 10:18pm; Reply: 475
All these threads and posts are slowing my computer down   :-/
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 13, 2008, 10:21pm; Reply: 476
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


That took a while to work out and all i will say is.....no comment.


He is sheltering you at that,he didn't want to scare you too much,he failed to mention his makeup bag ;)

Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 10:23pm; Reply: 477
Breakfast telly emailed. I still can't believe the massive attention this has received. Everyone I tell is really impressed and everyone has helped is a hero in my eyes.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:25pm; Reply: 478
Quoted from 9


He is sheltering you at that,he didn't want to scare you too much,he failed to mention his makeup bag ;)



I know i said diversity in this, but sorry gary but if your thinking of doing drag we may have to reconsider your offer ;D ;D ;D talk about all off us needing a nurse never mind u! lol
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 10:25pm; Reply: 479
Citymariner, is it possible to have a Blue Peter style totaliser?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:26pm; Reply: 480
Quoted from LH
Breakfast telly emailed. I still can't believe the massive attention this has received. Everyone I tell is really impressed and everyone has helped is a hero in my eyes.


we are progressing very quickly, shall discuss everything in detail on wednesday???
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 10:27pm; Reply: 481
Yeah - I can't help thinking we need some sort of meeting. Maybe we could have a final briefing after the Chesterfield match on the 20 somethingth of August.
Posted by: Green27, July 13, 2008, 10:27pm; Reply: 482
Haha contact Blue Peter!

UTM
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:30pm; Reply: 483
Well we need to sort a few things, espically the media side of things, so a meeting once every couple of weeks me thinks?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:30pm; Reply: 484
Quoted from Green27
Haha contact Blue Peter!

UTM


when i see u posted on here, i thought u was gonna use ur decent idea of the engine shed not those pratts at Blue peter!
go do some more training!
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 10:31pm; Reply: 485
Yeah. Are you coming for our Grimsby's next top model photoshoot on weds?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:33pm; Reply: 486
I shall be yes, going to try and work it around my meetings.
The photo shoot might be moved to Thursday morning due to town playing, depends what gtfc say about the usage of them and time they want to leave etc etc
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 13, 2008, 10:39pm; Reply: 487
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Well we need to sort a few things, espically the media side of things, so a meeting once every couple of weeks me thinks?


May be difficult to get everyone together in person. Why not have a meeting in the Fishy chatroom at a pre determined time? Easy enough?

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:42pm; Reply: 488
Quoted from 75


May be difficult to get everyone together in person. Why not have a meeting in the Fishy chatroom at a pre determined time? Easy enough?



yup good idea.
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 10:43pm; Reply: 489
Amen to that.
Posted by: paulfcb, July 13, 2008, 10:43pm; Reply: 490
Quoted from 75


May be difficult to get everyone together in person. Why not have a meeting in the Fishy chatroom at a pre determined time? Easy enough?


Good idea!

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:44pm; Reply: 491
didnt know we had a chat room ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 10:47pm; Reply: 492
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
didnt know we had a chat room ;D ;D ;D


you dint no you no u had a brain till 4 days ago  ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:48pm; Reply: 493
Quoted from NewtoN


you dint no you no u had a brain till 4 days ago  ;D


No ive just never had to use it before, theres a difference.
Posted by: Green27, July 13, 2008, 10:50pm; Reply: 494
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


when i see u posted on here, i thought u was gonna use ur decent idea of the engine shed not those pratts at Blue peter!
go do some more training!


Nah no one is allowed out after dark in Keelby its like that Village film thats why I cant buy the away shirt red angers the monsters :( and the Blue Peter idea is truly brilliant you seen that blonde lass on it? She can study my totaliser any day  ;)

UTM
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 10:52pm; Reply: 495
Quoted from Green27


Nah no one is allowed out after dark in Keelby its like that Village film thats why I cant buy the away shirt red angers the monsters :( and the Blue Peter idea is truly brilliant you seen that blonde lass on it? She can study my totaliser any day  ;)

UTM


i cant say i still watch blue peter grew out of it about 15 years ago  ;D ;D ;D ;D when u moving back to gimp land?
Posted by: Green27, July 13, 2008, 10:55pm; Reply: 496
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i cant say i still watch blue peter grew out of it about 15 years ago  ;D ;D ;D ;D when u moving back to gimp land?[/quote

Well tell Tom to give you some shifts so you have time to watch it haha. I'll probably move down the day we cycle down I'll be to lazy to go home again.

UTM

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 11:00pm; Reply: 497
so your gonna cycle 50 miles then move house???? mad!
Posted by: Green27, July 13, 2008, 11:01pm; Reply: 498
Well i'll stuff my gear in one of the support vans save me money  ;D

UTM
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 13, 2008, 11:29pm; Reply: 499
Blimey, i've only been away a few hours and already there's another 8 pages of posts!

Ive just followed the 'Bike to the Bank' youtube link, was bloody knackered just watching it, and dizzy!!! Hope it won't be like that on the day, i think making myself move in a forward direction will be hard enough.

Sounds like the plans are well in place, think meetings willl be a good idea though so that everyone knows exactly what is going on, its getting very confusing following all the threads and masses of pages.

keep up the hard work, is there anything at thee minute that I might be able to help with to share the workload? (except the biking/training!!)

UTM!!!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 11:30pm; Reply: 500
jeez i'm away doing a psoter for a couple of minutes!

Meeting in chatroom: great idea just say when!

Poster: pretty much done will post shortly - the design is meant to make it easy for black and white and has a bit of an ipod silhouette theme

Donations totals: a totalizer is possible i'll have a hunt for some java script/ html for it

right colour poster:



and b&w



C&C please!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 11:35pm; Reply: 501
nice work city think we can attach this to the letters that are being sent out

any luck with that HTML donations whatsit?
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 11:36pm; Reply: 502
great posters they will do nicely in shop windows.
Posted by: LH, July 13, 2008, 11:36pm; Reply: 503
do you think the telegraph would put these on a ful page for people to cut out and stick in windows themselves?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 11:38pm; Reply: 504
Quoted from tellnoramariner
Blimey, i've only been away a few hours and already there's another 8 pages of posts!

Ive just followed the 'Bike to the Bank' youtube link, was bloody knackered just watching it, and dizzy!!! Hope it won't be like that on the day, i think making myself move in a forward direction will be hard enough.

Sounds like the plans are well in place, think meetings willl be a good idea though so that everyone knows exactly what is going on, its getting very confusing following all the threads and masses of pages.

keep up the hard work, is there anything at thee minute that I might be able to help with to share the workload? (except the biking/training!!)

UTM!!!



news summary and progress is on the facebook page for now and will continue to be updated after the new site is up and running. see the facebook link under my sig

Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 11:38pm; Reply: 505
Quoted from LH
do you think the telegraph would put these on a ful page for people to cut out and stick in windows themselves?


i'm guessing they'll want a fee for this, just ask the club to give them out at the rochdale game, sure we can cut it down to a small flyer, or maybe have it in the programme
Posted by: Citymariner, July 13, 2008, 11:40pm; Reply: 506
Quoted from NewtoN
nice work city think we can attach this to the letters that are being sent out

any luck with that HTML donations whatsit?


i'm on it - it will be PM'd

it will link directly to 'bikeforthefight@live.co.uk' the email address for party headquarters!


*******Newton: you have PM*******
Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 11:46pm; Reply: 507
k cheers

will dispatch it in the morning as i'm semi-awake right now
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 13, 2008, 11:49pm; Reply: 508
Only been gone for 40 mins loads happened.
I said to leon earlier ive pretty much organised bag packing days at local supermarkets, if anyone wouldnt mind doing this ro raise money and the profile?
Josh im gonna arrange this for our morrisons the week before the game, once we have all the imps signed up and involved if you wouldnt mind coming down if your free, more details as of when availble.

I love the posters josh, gonna get on to some printers to see if they will get them printed for free for us if we put there logo on, if that would be possible to add another?
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 13, 2008, 11:54pm; Reply: 509
Quoted from NewtoN


i'm guessing they'll want a fee for this, just ask the club to give them out at the rochdale game, sure we can cut it down to a small flyer, or maybe have it in the programme


Cheers Citymariner, just checked the facebook page out, seems its coming along well with plenty of support!

Didn't the club recently ask everyone to print out an advert of their own by leaving a link to a pdf document asking people to put it in the any place possible? Basically free publicity and gains much more awareness of what is going on!

Wouldn't it be possible to do the same sort of thing, surely the club would support that on the O.S. and could proivde a link to the advert as well as on here, G.O., C.A., GTST etc? Just a thought...



Posted by: NewtoN, July 13, 2008, 11:59pm; Reply: 510
Quoted from tellnoramariner


Cheers Citymariner, just checked the facebook page out, seems its coming along well with plenty of support!

Didn't the club recently ask everyone to print out an advert of their own by leaving a link to a pdf document asking people to put it in the any place possible? Basically free publicity and gains much more awareness of what is going on!

Wouldn't it be possible to do the same sort of thing, surely the club would support that on the O.S. and could proivde a link to the advert as well as on here, G.O., C.A., GTST etc? Just a thought...





might be worth bringing up when lincolnsmariner has a meeting with the club

35th page
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 12:05am; Reply: 511
Quoted from tellnoramariner


Cheers Citymariner, just checked the facebook page out, seems its coming along well with plenty of support!

Didn't the club recently ask everyone to print out an advert of their own by leaving a link to a pdf document asking people to put it in the any place possible? Basically free publicity and gains much more awareness of what is going on!

Wouldn't it be possible to do the same sort of thing, surely the club would support that on the O.S. and could proivde a link to the advert as well as on here, G.O., C.A., GTST etc? Just a thought...





The club have already agreed to advertise ths event for us, we will be linking details of the club on the facebook group.
The facebook group is a basic group and to spread the word to more people has it has over 10million members.

The website http://www.biketothebank.co.uk will be the main source of info once it is live, which hopefully will be within 48 hours.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 12:21am; Reply: 512
i've been in touch with gareth our webmaster

i ahve sent him the poster
some 'thefishy' images
links to google maps for the ride
links to the youtube 3d simulation of the ride
links to the facebook group
contact info
and... a cheeky mention of my name with the rest of the contributors.....  :B


i have had a quick peeky at what he has done so far - it is MINT!!

Jon: regarding bag packing - in 6 hours with 10 people at mozzers in gainsborough, rasiing money for my bro to play cricket for the county in barbados (not exactly a charity case) £2000!!!!

Tellanoirmariner: i ahve sent the poster to the webmaster for the bike to the bank site so it will be downloadable from there. its in colour but if someone doesn't want to print it they can just click grayscale.

The facbook has over 70 members now since i set it up last night at about 7pm

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 12:24am; Reply: 513
Quoted from Citymariner
i've been in touch with gareth our webmaster

i ahve sent him the poster
some 'thefishy' images
links to google maps for the ride
links to the youtube 3d simulation of the ride
links to the facebook group
contact info
and... a cheeky mention of my name with the rest of the contributors.....  :B


i have had a quick peeky at what he has done so far - it is MINT!!

Jon: regarding bag packing - in 6 hours with 10 people at mozzers in gainsborough, rasiing money for my bro to play cricket for the county in barbados (not exactly a charity case) £2000!!!!

Tellanoirmariner: i ahve sent the poster to the webmaster for the bike to the bank site so it will be downloadable from there. its in colour but if someone doesn't want to print it they can just click grayscale.

The facbook has over 70 members now since i set it up last night at about 7pm



One group managed to get 5k from doing it for 6 hours at mine, some local football team wanting to go on tour to italy.

We could get a large percentage from that, or even double the target?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 12:27am; Reply: 514
well if we do it at the 2 stores then i think we'll achieve a massive amount, maybe if we asked the asda workers on here if they could ask their boss to let us do it there also. we could make a very nice sum of money
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 12:29am; Reply: 515
I have just about sorted it with all, the offer has always been there from asdas but i didnt think many wud be up for it so i said would get back to them. We wood need about 10-15 volunteers to give up there sundays. Obv alot play football so anyone even if not riding would help, please contact me via pm if interested.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 12:30am; Reply: 516
i know people well up for bag packing, you can do it in rota's and alsorts.

doing it in lincoln - you've got all the city fans too
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 12:32am; Reply: 517
we should have a lil competition going see which fans raise the most money :P

bit of banter and helps get more money
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 12:32am; Reply: 518
Quoted from Citymariner
i know people well up for bag packing, you can do it in rota's and alsorts.

doing it in lincoln - you've got all the city fans too


Without sounding funny, the lincoln one, this is why ive asked you to come along as then we know the people handling the money, ive got 3 lads from work doing the ride for lcfc, so i can trust them but other imps i wont know them so you know, i wont trust them so to speak lol
Does that make me sound bad?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 12:33am; Reply: 519
Quoted from NewtoN
we should have a lil competition going see which fans raise the most money :P

bit of banter and helps get more money


this isnt a competition, make it a competition and thats when things go wrong!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 12:33am; Reply: 520
also i'm sure we can get enough willing people to pack bags for a few hours on a sunday, i'll happily do it.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 12:40am; Reply: 521
it doesn't make you sound bad - i know what you are trying to say. to many cooks spoil the broth more than anything i think.

you can get donation buckets that are sealed at the top and have a funnel into them - you then open them at the end.



i rememeber counting the funds from my bro's collection literally a pile of money like you have never seen it!!

this can then be bagged paid inot one of our accounts and instantly put into the paypal account to keep things together.  

i can ask my college for the buckets as they do fundraising all the time for RAG etc,
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 12:43am; Reply: 522
Quoted from Citymariner
it doesn't make you sound bad - i know what you are trying to say. to many cooks spoil the broth more than anything i think.

you can get donation buckets that are sealed at the top and have a funnel into them - you then open them at the end.

i rememeber counting the funds from my bro's collection literally a pile of money like you have never seen it!!

this can then be bagged paid inot one of our accounts and instantly put into the paypal account to keep things together.  

i can ask my college for the buckets as they do fundraising all the time for RAG etc,


that would be great, put it str8 into ur account then paypal?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 12:46am; Reply: 523
yeah thats fine with me, i'm tempted to register my card on the paypal as it will verify the account but i have sent you the password and stuff through PM's so don't know about the security etc.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 5:32am; Reply: 524
I dont think it would be wise to put personal account details on it josh, its easy enough to do a standing order so your details aint kept on file, but still being able to transfer money easy enough.
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 14, 2008, 9:31am; Reply: 525
Hey, just looking at that bucket gave me an idea. if you will be biking round and people are trying to stick money in your bucket, it amy get a bit awkward to slide the money in to those small slits - maybe a good old fashioned normal bucket would be better?
Posted by: Impish, July 14, 2008, 11:11am; Reply: 526
Crikey, not been on here much, a couple of pages on this thread a few days ago, and now 6000 views and 36 pages! :)  great effort to all concerned.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 11:23am; Reply: 527
Quoted from Wembley 08
Hey, just looking at that bucket gave me an idea. if you will be biking round and people are trying to stick money in your bucket, it amy get a bit awkward to slide the money in to those small slits - maybe a good old fashioned normal bucket would be better?


you simply chucke the money in like an ordinary bucket, the money then slides through the slits that are quite wide in terms of money thickness.

the advantage is the the money can't be got at till the end nor can it be spilt.
Posted by: barralad, July 14, 2008, 11:25am; Reply: 528
Quoted from Citymariner


you simply chucke the money in like an ordinary bucket, the money then slides through the slits that are quite wide in terms of money thickness.

the advantage is the the money can't be got at till the end nor can it be spilt.


Definitely the best for our needs.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 11:27am; Reply: 529
Quoted from barralad


Definitely the best for our needs.


espcailly trundling around on bikes lol
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 11:31am; Reply: 530
Just emailed David Burns with regards to promotion, so a bit of pro humberside talk would sway any decision.

Humbersides grimsby town coverage is ace!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 11:32am; Reply: 531
**update**

cance reaseach UK offically confirmed as a charity
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 11:33am; Reply: 532
yeah, we'd been lying to you all the time! the plan has failed:(
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 11:38am; Reply: 533
well according to Jon, CRUK were  reluctant due to the fact we are looking at 3 charities!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 11:41am; Reply: 534
there is talk on the football forum, that the game has been moved to a 12pm kick off!
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 11:52am; Reply: 535
We have been planning around a 12pm kick off luckily - I wouldn't sweat too much on that. You'd think they'd welcome any donations really wouldn't you?
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 11:54am; Reply: 536
great so it means we would have to set off at stupid oclock to get there!

Maybe we should bike there the night before then we get to see the match too
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 11:57am; Reply: 537
Unfortunately, we will be setting off to be able to have leeway for kick off. Hopefully get there an hour before for a quick snooze. Please PM me your email address if you haven't already.
Posted by: barralad, July 14, 2008, 11:57am; Reply: 538
"You'd think they'd welcome any donations really wouldn't you?"

It's "dog eat dog" in the world of charity these days.

Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 12:07pm; Reply: 539
Who is a really good public speaker? David Burns has just emailed me back saying he would like someone to ring into sportstalk. I am not very confident on the phone itself let alone on the phone on the radio so please can someone take over as spokesperson?
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 14, 2008, 12:12pm; Reply: 540
Hopefully it will stay at 3pm - if it is changed to 12 then obviously you will have to start earlier and may miss people on your journey for donations.

Have looked at your route and am planning on meeting you somewhere to chuck my cash in!
Posted by: Biccys, July 14, 2008, 12:16pm; Reply: 541
Yeah I'm up for meeting you all too. Which route are you taking? I'd like to meet you in Lincoln and chuck a few washers in the buckets!
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 12:33pm; Reply: 542
Quoted from LH
Who is a really good public speaker? David Burns has just emailed me back saying he would like someone to ring into sportstalk. I am not very confident on the phone itself let alone on the phone on the radio so please can someone take over as spokesperson?


Send me all the details and I don't mind doing it
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 12:40pm; Reply: 543
yes ian is mr look north :P
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 12:43pm; Reply: 544
At least there wouldn't be tossers in the back ground trying to put me off, how I kept my temper I will never know
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 1:19pm; Reply: 545
nice one ian - thanks for taking that bullet, not bad at public speaking as long as i am well prepared
Posted by: barriner, July 14, 2008, 1:52pm; Reply: 546
Right guys, about the after party if no where can be sorted, the Mcmennamys (sp? cant be bothered to check the spelling lol) or a function room in Lincoln I work at the pub in town called Bank, on the corner across the road from old witherspoons if you dont know where it is. The back is the Lap Dance club which is a function room any time its needed, most people know it as the tittie bar, I will definately be able to get it for the night for free.
So its a plan B on the function suite, I will be able to get a small buffet sorted aswell and cheap drinks and I will probably work the bar with one other for free, I will book the day off obviously so I can enjoy it.

I am loving the posters I will put them up in the pub with a sponser form when there finished
Great progress everyone  :) brings a tear to my eye am so proud!

UTM!
Posted by: BIGChris, July 14, 2008, 2:01pm; Reply: 547
Quoted from marinerian


Send me all the details and I don't mind doing it


Ian has the face for Radio!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 2:38pm; Reply: 548
Jeez been at work for few hours.

Just to clear the cancer research thing up, I know i didnt disclose all the details but they were not happy at us using there logos and sharing the money made between three charities. I have had several telephone conversations with them, and today they caught me at a bad moment, and they told me they were still looking at ways for us to give it all to them, so my reply was, it either gets shared or we drop them and use mcmillion instead. This did the job as 30 mins later i had another phone call saying they were happy with us to split it between the 3 and use the logos.

As for the 12pm kick off we were expecting it to be, and therefore this hasnt changed anything, we set off at approx 5am if 12pm 7am if 3pm.

Lincolnshire police have been in contact to confirm that there is no police protest against this and have passed it on to the planning department to see if they can give us an escort from BP to SB ive also contacted humberside police as to regards this, as they will already be travelling down there.

Ive missed 3 telephone calls while at work with no return details other than been told they will ring at 3,30pm so will be another update at 4pm(ish)

Any questions please feel free to ask.

Im hoping to secure a major sponsor within the next two hours and also a printer to do leaflets, posters and the advertisment brochure for companies to sponsor us, as well as publishing sponsor ship forms.
Posted by: Green27, July 14, 2008, 3:08pm; Reply: 549
You have been a busy bee mate your all doing a brilliant job I hope John wasn't too loud for you first thing this morning either hehe.

UTM
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 3:09pm; Reply: 550
** update **

been to a financial advisor today - glad i did as i am now saving upto £60 a month on my own personal banking!!!

the best account for us is with business banking for clubs, societies and unincorporated associations

the advisors from the the out set says we need to get you FREE banking ie not incurring costs for the use of the account.

the account she recommends will be ideal for the potential cashflow of say thousands, will allow free transfers from BACS, deposited cash, debit payments, transfers

the account will also have a business reserve account, where it is suggested most money lies as it is at a high interest rate (this is where a businesses tax money usually goes)

the advisor says it is imperitive to get an account as any money that comes from this and goes into a personal account is subject to tax and having a busy body looking in. she states if you have backing especially from companies regardless of whether it is financial or through goods they have the right to request what happened etc.

she also states it makes the outfit more offical and EASIER for people to donate - she was very sympathetic of the cause and actually got really into what we could do.

we need to have a meeting (which she advises is minuted) to discuss this further.
she suggests that the account be setup with the site in mind not just the biketothebank fundraiser - that way merchandies etc. can be run through this keeping it seperate from persoanl accounts as transparency is the key.

we also get a FREE business manager for any questions or to sort out anything that may benefit us etc. (she mentioned big presentation cheques and stuff like that)

i have the forms, terms and conditions, her direct line, reference guides etc.

if we decide to go ahead we will need to consider:

Is this account right for us?
Where the £100 to open the account is coming from?
What will the acount be used for - just charity events or linked with the sites merchandise
Who will have operations over the account?
Are the operators suitable for handling the account?
when can we meet to finalise the operators as they will need ID to open the account as co-signitures?

i think this account thing is a big step - its all rather offical, however, i feel its a step worth making!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 3:14pm; Reply: 551
you toko my advice then josh :P

i think we do need this seperate account and i'm presuming you and jon can co-sign and operate the account it as you are both in lincoln
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 3:15pm; Reply: 552
Quoted from Green27
You have been a busy bee mate your all doing a brilliant job I hope John wasn't too loud for you first thing this morning either hehe.

UTM


He did my head in, Never again, i nearly spewed 3 times after going in that fridge!
I got sorted by 7ish though which i thought was good considering mark is never done on time lol

Hes offered me a job on there but turned it down as ive got an interview for checkout supervisor on monday.

Not happy has a weeks holiday as been cancelled!
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 14, 2008, 3:16pm; Reply: 553
City I think before you get too far you must consult Rob,you may find he has such an account for selling shirts and operating this board.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 3:21pm; Reply: 554
icenian has brought up the crunch question!

thats my big step comment at the bottom!

we can not sign for anything untill this has been openly discussed etc.

what worries me is if all this effort is done in securing accounts etc. is this going ot be a one of? are there other charity based things we can do for 'club and country' in the future.

as regards the fishy tees and the webhosting, rob has invested his own money so technically why do we need to see whats going on.

i fully understand your concern, just thought i would go in get the advise from a professional so that it can be layed on the table (and it needs to be a real table not a cyber one) for discussion

Oh and we are on 80 members of the facebook group now - its steadily gaining momentum  8)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 14, 2008, 3:32pm; Reply: 555
I wasn't for one moment suggesting don't do it.I just thought he may have one of that type of account for his operating of this board.It also may be he would want to keep it clear of whatever charity functions other people arrange through this board in which case it is essential you have a proper account.You may get questioned by sceptics on here as to where and what happened to the money and if you can produce the account then all is clear.
Better be safe than sorry,if the money gets tangled up with other things its the devils own job to sort it out and lays you open to criticism and worse.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 3:37pm; Reply: 556
spot on mate - the account will mke it transparent to the public and any other with an interest into its financial operation (jeex been reading those T&C's a little close)

i'm the fact they have a dedicated form for clubs and socieites shows the demand for them and the need.

i went into:
natwest
halifax
lloyds TSB
HSBC
Abbey

Abbey was the most enthusiatic and gave the info i needed. Natwest fobbed me off with a leaflet that actually has nothing to do with what i want. HSBC came second in my eyes with their community banking service but it doesn't offer the power and flexibillity for the Abbey business account and its thresholds are much lower for incurring charges etc.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 3:39pm; Reply: 557
Bit of news espically for josh

The echo are running a story this week, just had an interview with them, they really want to run it as this story http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=156130&command=displayContent&sourceNode=242285&home=yes&more_nodeId1=156139&contentPK=21073964
is what were trying to not to see! and the reporter thinks its fantastic.
My contact at lcfc will be in touch tomoro as he is very busy organising the villa game for tomoro.
Posted by: blasty, July 14, 2008, 3:40pm; Reply: 558
Christ!!!

I go away for a long weekend with work and look what happens.

I'm pretty unfit and dont own a bike but count me in, this is a fantastic idea for a truly great cause.

I guess the fitness training starts here!

Truly amazing guys!!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 3:42pm; Reply: 559
Quoted from blasty
Christ!!!

I go away for a long weekend with work and look what happens.

I'm pretty unfit and dont own a bike but count me in, this is a fantastic idea for a truly great cause.

I guess the fitness training starts here!

Truly amazing guys!!!


can you pm me with your full name and contack email and phone number please.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 3:44pm; Reply: 560
excellent news jon!!

reading that story hopefully this one will give some people a little hope into the values of football and how it is a gateway to not violence but also worthy causes!!

do they need any of the logo's etc. people for pics?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 3:44pm; Reply: 561
Josh, go on website, might need something to happen?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 3:45pm; Reply: 562
Quoted from Citymariner
excellent news jon!!

reading that story hopefully this one will give some people a little hope into the values of football and how it is a gateway to not violence but also worthy causes!!

do they need any of the logo's etc. people for pics?


Nope i think they are going to use a club associated pic.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 3:54pm; Reply: 563
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Josh, go on website, might need something to happen?


what site?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 3:56pm; Reply: 564
biketothebank.co.uk
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 4:01pm; Reply: 565
it just says connection problem - don't think its on the server yet.

unless you have had confimation that its online now?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 4:10pm; Reply: 566
Its online just nothing has been uploading yet?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 4:19pm; Reply: 567
gareth said all the pages have been uploaded we are just waiting for it to go online
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 4:33pm; Reply: 568
Have you been in touch with Philip Norton at Look North, he is a Town fan through and through, he interviewed me before Wembley!

I don't have his number anymore as Vodafone wiped my Nokia 95 8GB memory.

I'll see if I can find a contact for him off the web!
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 14, 2008, 4:37pm; Reply: 569
I'm good mates with Phill Norton and will give him a ring in about 20mins when I finish work, anything you want to ask him directly let me know?
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 4:40pm; Reply: 570
Cheers mate for that, i would have called him but thanks to Vodafone I no longer had his contact number.

I know he reads this site so is probaly aware of the details, be great if we get plenty of Television coverage  :)
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 14, 2008, 5:04pm; Reply: 571
Just spoke to him, seems interested in it but he's busy at the minute reporting. Said he'll call me back later when he's free so i'll update you then. Be good to get ourselves a bit of TV coverage too!
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 5:15pm; Reply: 572
Good stuff, he is a good reporter and even better he is a Town fan, made me feel a lot more relaxed than I was before I went on camera
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 14, 2008, 5:24pm; Reply: 573
Quoted from marinerian
Good stuff, he is a good reporter and even better he is a Town fan, made me feel a lot more relaxed than I was before I went on camera


Yeh he's a top bloke, I went to school with him, find it strange watching him on TV but fair play to him because he's worked hard for it.

Was it you who was being interviewed by him in the Imp not long ago when some guy gave the middle finger in the middle of the report - looked like chaos that night?!

Did you play div 8 football last season too by the way?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 5:25pm; Reply: 574
Quoted from tellnoramariner


Yeh he's a top bloke, I went to school with him, find it strange watching him on TV but fair play to him because he's worked hard for it.

Was it you who was being interviewed by him in the Imp not long ago when some guy gave the middle finger in the middle of the report - looked like chaos that night?!

Did you play div 8 football last season too by the way?


ian has a stalker :D

hehe
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 5:26pm; Reply: 575
Yes it was me who Phil interviewed, and that lad is lucky he has a hand to still swear with.

I help run Abatis Solutions, I had a bad car crash and was poorly from Whiplash until mid November so gave the season up as I had got fit and then my fitness was destroyed.

Who do you play for?
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 5:27pm; Reply: 576
Quoted from NewtoN


ian has a stalker :D

hehe


Yes Newton stop trying to pull me with your Harry Potter ways  :P
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 5:28pm; Reply: 577
Quoted from marinerian


Yes Newton stop trying to pull me with your Harry Potter ways  :P


lol i'm sure you'd rather have kiss a fish work her magic lol

Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 5:32pm; Reply: 578
Quoted from NewtoN


lol i'm sure you'd rather have kiss a fish work her magic lol



sssshh or Marinette will become jelous  ;)
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 14, 2008, 5:34pm; Reply: 579
Quoted from marinerian
Yes it was me who Phil interviewed, and that lad is lucky he has a hand to still swear with.

I help run Abatis Solutions, I had a bad car crash and was poorly from Whiplash (made a claim on a no win no fee basis) until mid November so gave the season up (Manager wouldn't pick me) as I had got fit and then my fitness was destroyed. (As fit as an Asmathic sloth)

Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 5:39pm; Reply: 580
Vicar you are a girl private you wait for the first Town game, we have a lovely surprise
for you  ;D

My fitness had improved a lot until then, and yes I did win my claim so happy days  :P
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 14, 2008, 5:43pm; Reply: 581
Quoted from marinerian
Vicar you are a girl private you wait for the first Town game, we have a lovely surprise
for you  ;D

My fitness had improved a lot until then, and yes I did win my claim so happy days  :P


Organised by that hairy girl private no doubt with a denim theme. You might as well be a scouser or a yank.

P.S. Just done 13 miles on my bike! Hamstrings are caning!!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 5:46pm; Reply: 582
now now boys!!

need to get on a bike soon - i can never be arsed to walk to the gym (within a mile) so may just use my mountain bike - i'll pick that up sometime lol  ;D
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 5:48pm; Reply: 583
does anyone no the cheapest place to have a bike serviced in gy or clee?

mines kinda f***ed and in need alot doing 2 it
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 14, 2008, 5:53pm; Reply: 584
In days gone by I would have said take it to Bill Whitby but haven't a clue these days.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 5:55pm; Reply: 585
No offence guys but this thread is been given to media and advertised to potential riders and volunteers, so therefore can we keep it clean and healthy.
Major update and review at 6pm
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 5:57pm; Reply: 586
Quoted from NewtoN
does anyone no the cheapest place to have a bike serviced in gy or clee?

mines kinda f***ed and in need alot doing 2 it


what is actually wrong its amazing how simple it is to set gears, adjust brakes etc.

all you need is a few allen keys etc.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 6:00pm; Reply: 587
Quoted from Citymariner


what is actually wrong its amazing how simple it is to set gears, adjust brakes etc.

all you need is a few allen keys etc.


i can do that but the back of the frame work is out of shape due to a nasty accident with an iron fence :P
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 6:00pm; Reply: 588
The plan:
To ride from Blundell park to Sincil bank on the day of our match versus LCFC.
To raise upto/minimum of £10k for:
St Andrews Hospice, St Barnabas Hospice and Cancer research Uk.

The Details
If 12pm kick off leave at 5am, 3pm k/o 7am.
We are aiming to meet up with lincoln fans at the half way stage to ride into lincoln together.

Sponsorship details:
We have a site set upBike to the Bank this is not live (not working yet) but will be within 48 hours where you will find links to donate online. We will also be doing bucket collections on route, and hopefully bag packing sessions at all major retailers in gy and lincoln any one wanting to volunteer please contact me via email at marinersboi@hotmail.com
Other ways to donate will be via the GET and Other sources set up in due time.

Info for riders.
We are hoping to have bikes donated for the weekend via elshall on wintringham road Grimsby.
More info when available.
The police have given us the green light to go ahead just waiting on the planning committee to get back to me with details on escort.
Waiting on st Johns to say on many volunteers will be coming along. Hoping for ambulance as well....some of us may be needing it. (lol)
Sponsors so far:
Tesco - to donate drinks and energy bars
Asda - to donate a gift to be raffled off in store
Wilkinson - to donate equipment for bike ride i.e pumps, repair kits.
Ready-rent-a-van have provisional agreed to letting us have a mini bus on the day so thank you to them.
We are hoping to secure morrisons has a major sponsor for food and drink for the ride and the buffet after woods at lcfc.

The clubs:
A big and huge thank you to GTFC for there support on this, they have been great and easy to work with, they have kindly offered to donate a signed t-shirt which will be given away to either via a raffle or through a pick out of the hat via the get, more details to follow.
A Special thank you to Dave Smith who has been in contact with me a few times regarding this, the support ive/we've received from gtfc is amazing so thank you guys.
LCFC have been helpful and will have more contact on wednesday has they are busy planning there game with villa tomoro.

Local Media:
radio humberside are having someone on air to discuss this.
The GET and Lincoln Echo are running stories this week so please look out for them.

We have confirmed 22 riders from gtfc 7 from lcfc and a support group of around 10 people who are helping out.

Im sure i would of forgotten things but i dont want to put you all asleep so please contact me on marinersboi@hotmail.com or the other organizers:
Leon Harding on harding_leon@hotmail.com
Josh Lane on plastic_head@msn.com

Links:
facebook group - please join

fishy link

bike to bank banner - please advertise on own sites

http://www.biketothebank.co.uk Official
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 6:03pm; Reply: 589
Quoted from NewtoN


i can do that but the back of the frame work is out of shape due to a nasty accident with an iron fence :P


err its nlikely you can have a frame straightened especially if its alloy.

cheap frame off ebay? borrow a mates?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 6:06pm; Reply: 590
Quoted from Citymariner


err its nlikely you can have a frame straightened especially if its alloy.

cheap frame off ebay? borrow a mates?


might take a hammer to it to try and sort it, was hoping it could be fixed but i can borrow a mates bike if desperate
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 6:13pm; Reply: 591
fitness link:

been looking through MBUK a mag i used to read and there are some good bits on their website regarding nutrition for a big ride:

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/fitness/article/nutrition-avoiding-your-own-fuel-crisis-17443
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 14, 2008, 6:14pm; Reply: 592
Quoted from marinerian
Yes it was me who Phil interviewed, and that lad is lucky he has a hand to still swear with.

I help run Abatis Solutions, I had a bad car crash and was poorly from Whiplash until mid November so gave the season up as I had got fit and then my fitness was destroyed.

Who do you play for?


FC Locomotive, thought it was your team who we stuffed 4-1 in march hehe! Needless to say I didn't play coz it'd have been a total reversal otherwise!!!

See we wont play you this season, we got promoted to 7 on the basis of our last 12 games of the season when we actually won a few games.

Think the Vicar had a few more choice words that day too, being a man of the cloth i didn't expect to hear them...
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 6:17pm; Reply: 593
I don't think the vicar played last year...could be wrong he might have played against you.

It was probally me who was going barmy....that was mild you should hear me at Town games lol.

This season is now looking better, we have got rid of the idiots who thought they were great when they wasn't, we started off bad after a couple of defeats after season finished, but on Saturday we only lost 2-1 to a team in Division 3 in a game whwere we should have scored at least 4...looking forward to this season now we have some very good players joining us to add us plenty of depth in our team.
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 6:33pm; Reply: 594
As Town are playing Lincoln at BP during this month maybe we could use it to meet up with the Lincoln fans, maybe a photo shoot etc.

Is anyone very nervous about this now?
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 14, 2008, 6:34pm; Reply: 595
probably ive only been guessing whos who from your pseudonyms, will def be me thats got u mixed up, sorry!
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 6:48pm; Reply: 596
Quoted from tellnoramariner
probably ive only been guessing whos who from your pseudonyms, will def be me thats got u mixed up, sorry!


So you should be,I'm alot better looking than the Vicar...why do you think he joined a church as no woman could ever want him  ;D

Do you work on the Railway?

Posted by: Wembley 08, July 14, 2008, 6:51pm; Reply: 597
I would be gutted for you of the weather turns bad for that weekend...and we end up getting beat 5-0...again!
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 6:54pm; Reply: 598
Shh you'll make it happen.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 14, 2008, 6:54pm; Reply: 599
Quoted from marinerian


So you should be,I'm alot better looking than the Vicar...why do you think he joined a church as no woman could ever want him  ;D

Do you work on the Railway?



Haha i'm sure you are! No i'm a teacher in Immingham, got to know the Loco lads through a couple of the parents of kids I teach. Good set of lads, Brazilnut is another Loco player, although he's a lot lot older than me...


Looking forward to the new season, you should get in touch with our gaffer for a friendly if you've not already lined up, not sure what he has. Our website is http://www.fclocomotive.co.uk.

We're getting off the bike thread here, we'll get shouted at soon!!


Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 14, 2008, 8:20pm; Reply: 600
Right the website looks good, everything seems sorted so im going to see if i can do 30km on the exersise bike. speak next week when i'm done.  :P
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 8:30pm; Reply: 601
I've just been playing heads and volleys - knackered.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 14, 2008, 8:32pm; Reply: 602
I'm now on my 5th Snakebite whilst watching Coronation St... These rest days between training are pretty good!!!
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 8:34pm; Reply: 603
My proper training can't start until at least wednesday. Get my new back after work at 2 and then straight to Blundell Park for the photoshoot.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 8:35pm; Reply: 604
Quoted from LH
My proper training can't start until at least wednesday. Get my new back after work at 2 and then straight to Blundell Park for the photoshoot.


won't have a bike for that :P nevermind
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 14, 2008, 8:38pm; Reply: 605
Quoted from LH
My proper training can't start until at least wednesday. Get my new back after work at 2 and then straight to Blundell Park for the photoshoot.


What time does the photoshoot start? I'm at school til 3.45 but'd be able to come down straight from there.  
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 8:39pm; Reply: 606
Dunno to be honest. We'll have to see what Jon says.
Posted by: Flying Scotsman, July 14, 2008, 8:40pm; Reply: 607
Saw my GP today regarding my cycling down from Scotland and meeting you all at Sincil Bank, and he told me that there was no way he would agree to me taking part, bearing in mind my previous medical history. I asked about joining you all on the Blundell Park to Sincil Bank ride, but his answer was the same.  
Sorry folks, would have been pleased to help, but it's not to be,

Best of luck to all those organising/taking part/back up staff.
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 8:41pm; Reply: 608
We'll try to find some way you can help Scotsman.
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 9:01pm; Reply: 609
Photoshoot, oh eck, better find something that will make me look slim, I know I'll take my quilt cover  ;D
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 14, 2008, 9:43pm; Reply: 610
Right, just spoken with Phill Norton, Look North reporter and he seems to think that they'll be able to sort some sort of coverage out for us. Said that they'll probably run something closer to the event date, maybe a couple of weeks before - but as its sounds like a big event there shouldn't be any reason why they wouldn't.

He's passing on all the details of the ride, sponsors and charities to his planning department tomorrow and he's going to leave my contact number so they can get in touch for any further details. Hope this goes ahead because the more media coverage we can get the more we should raise in sponsorship!

UTM!!!
Posted by: BIGChris, July 14, 2008, 9:47pm; Reply: 611
Quoted from marinerian
Photoshoot, oh eck, better find something that will make me look slim,
  ;D



A bacon slicer?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 9:51pm; Reply: 612
right i've starting spreading the word on club forums, currently doing league 2
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 9:53pm; Reply: 613
I'm up to chelsea in the premier league. god this is hard work.
Posted by: paulfcb, July 14, 2008, 10:06pm; Reply: 614
Are you still looking for riders? I haven't been on a bike in years but I'm keen to take part in what is gonna be a great event.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 14, 2008, 10:13pm; Reply: 615
this forum thing is fustrating me, partically because i'm knackered. i'll carry on tmora first thing.
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 10:13pm; Reply: 616
Go on then, pm me your full name and email addres please.
Posted by: paulfcb, July 14, 2008, 10:38pm; Reply: 617
Quoted from LH
Go on then, pm me your full name and email addres please.

Sent
Posted by: bbclooknorth, July 14, 2008, 10:51pm; Reply: 618
Hi all,

Phillip Norton here from Look North, just to let you know I have had a chat with  tellnoramariner tonight about coverage for the ride. Must admit, id seen it on the post a week or so back - cant quite believe how big its got!

Anyhow, im pretty confident we can do something a bit nearer the time - i'll get it down in the diary at work and have a chat with our planning department about what we can do. It might be that we get a few of you together to do a bit of a preview piece before the event...and of course with both sets of fans involved from our news patch i wont have to sell it too hard to our producers!

Oh, and hi to MarinerIan....i still break out in sweats when i think about how close that live report was getting to total chaos behind us!!  :)

Best wishes,

Phil
Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 10:59pm; Reply: 619
look north you have a pm
Posted by: paulfcb, July 14, 2008, 11:03pm; Reply: 620
Looks like I'm in. I better start training! I could get some good money raised due to fact that I work at the worlds biggest distribution centre. I'll put my feelers out tomorrow.
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 11:06pm; Reply: 621
Quoted from bbclooknorth
Oh, and hi to MarinerIan....i still break out in sweats when i think about how close that live report was getting to total chaos behind us!!  :)

Best wishes,

Phil


Hi Phil,

glad to have you helping our coverage of this event, I can't believe I am doing this but is certainly worth it for 3 great charities.

Yes that interview was getting very close to the wire, shame a few idiots with very little self respect had to behave so like morons. My mates loved the piece and many strangers recognised me...oh the life of a famous man now lol
Posted by: Citymariner, July 14, 2008, 11:09pm; Reply: 622
hi phil,

thanks for getting in touch with us direct! great to hear!

**on other news**

been for drink with Jon tonight and we have discussed a few things.

i've minuted the meeting then Jon is going to post on here with a 'what we need to do' list

there is quite a bit!

Beat you home Jon but i guess you need to take a pee 10 times on the way home  :P
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 14, 2008, 11:10pm; Reply: 623
Can I have your autograph,no not you Phil,I want the stars monica the one and only Marinerian. :-/ :-/ :-/



Oh blast my books full have to leave it this time.

Posted by: paulfcb, July 14, 2008, 11:13pm; Reply: 624
Quoted from Citymariner
hi phil,

thanks for getting in touch with us direct! great to hear!

**on other news**

been for drink with Jon tonight and we have discussed a few things.

i've minuted the meeting then Jon is going to post on here with a 'what we need to do' list

there is quite a bit!

Beat you home Jon but i guess you need to take a pee 10 times on the way home  :P


Last I heard Jon was necking shots in Revolution!  :)
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 11:13pm; Reply: 625
:)
Quoted from 9
Can I have your autograph,no not you Phil,I want the stars monica the one and only Marinerian. :-/ :-/ :-/



Oh blast my books full have to leave it this time.



Tell you what I will start signing pictures of me  ;D

There is a good buzz about this I can't wait  :)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 11:16pm; Reply: 626
Quoted from Citymariner
hi phil,

thanks for getting in touch with us direct! great to hear!

**on other news**

been for drink with Jon tonight and we have discussed a few things.

i've minuted the meeting then Jon is going to post on here with a 'what we need to do' list

there is quite a bit!

Beat you home Jon but i guess you need to take a pee 10 times on the way home  :P


shut up lol
Only just tho only took me 20 mins to get home so 1.8miles in 20 miles at a steady walking pace....work it out

I will put all details of the meeting on tomoro as well as meetings from the meeting with st barnabas as this has been brought forward 24 hrs.
Posted by: paulfcb, July 14, 2008, 11:19pm; Reply: 627
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


shut up lol
Only just tho only took me 20 mins to get home so 1.8miles in 20 miles at a steady walking pace....work it out

I will put all details of the meeting on tomoro as well as meetings from the meeting with st barnabas as this has been brought forward 24 hrs.

Will you please breathe into this bag. You been drinking sir?  :P

Posted by: LH, July 14, 2008, 11:20pm; Reply: 628
Jon can you email Lincoln and I will email town about a meeting with representatives of each club before the friendly in two weeks time? We want to get everything across in one meeting if we can.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 11:22pm; Reply: 629
Quoted from LH
Jon can you email Lincoln and I will email town about a meeting with representatives of each club before the friendly in two weeks time? We want to get everything across in one meeting if we can.


thats all been sorted.

Most things have been taken care of, there is a list like josh says of things to do (cannot remember them) which will be put on here tomoro.
Posted by: marinerian, July 14, 2008, 11:32pm; Reply: 630
I don't know if this has been thought of...have you approached Freshney Place and Lincolns shopping Centre to see if we can a table and maybe a board to advertise the event more and get sponsorship from the public?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 14, 2008, 11:34pm; Reply: 631
Kinda of this was raised tonight. More details to follow when meeting points are published
Posted by: marinerian, July 15, 2008, 1:12am; Reply: 632
I have contacted Grimsby & Cleethorpes Sunday League, Lincoln and District Sunday League, The Lincolnshire FA and The FA too about the event too.
Posted by: marinerian, July 15, 2008, 10:52am; Reply: 633
Just received an email from Lincs FA and they will be putting details about the event on their website
Posted by: Citymariner, July 15, 2008, 10:56am; Reply: 634
nice one Ian!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 15, 2008, 11:13am; Reply: 635
have contacted the Cleethorpes Chronical and they have agreed to do an article(s) on it.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 15, 2008, 12:55pm; Reply: 636
daft question and one probably to be addressed nearer the time...but has anyone thought how you are all going to get your bikes to BP at 5am on the 30th
if you live mingming  you wont want to ride them there before the big un

not sure if there is a sercure place they could be dropped off at BP the day before  and if some one would come out at 5 to open up so they could be collected
Posted by: marinerian, July 15, 2008, 12:59pm; Reply: 637
that is a very good point, I wont be taking my car as I will be drinking after the event so a drive home is a no no
Posted by: LH, July 15, 2008, 2:01pm; Reply: 638
Right, I think what we'll do is have the mini bus pick people up or people running the drinks stands have pick ups. Either that or see if we can get a taxi company in on it.
Posted by: LH, July 15, 2008, 2:03pm; Reply: 639
Marinerian, Would you rather do SportsTalk or The Amanda Thompson show? Amanda Thompson I would expect would have more listeners. She said to ring on saturday between 4 and 5.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 15, 2008, 2:17pm; Reply: 640
LH can you email your list of riders/ volunteers to contact@biketothebank.co.uk

need to start getting a complete list together

oh and ... clap clap
Posted by: LH, July 15, 2008, 2:26pm; Reply: 641
I have 23 of the riders written down I'll do that soon. Could you take off the background of your version of the sig and email me it please. Want to start doing sponsor forms.

The Arsenal forum were really nice to us and someone emailed me offering to get us on Radio Lincolnshire.
Posted by: MaccaBilk, July 15, 2008, 2:35pm; Reply: 642
Set up a Twitter feed...

http://twitter.com
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 15, 2008, 2:41pm; Reply: 643
There are several people wanting to be added to the list of riders.
Is there still a maximum cap in place?
Posted by: LH, July 15, 2008, 2:43pm; Reply: 644
You will have to wait until lincolns is home.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 15, 2008, 2:46pm; Reply: 645
Quoted from MaccaBilk
Set up a Twitter feed...

http://twitter.com


done

Quoted Text
There are several people wanting to be added to the list of riders.
Is there still a maximum cap in place?


are they from the email account?

i have moved them inot my box and emailed them a generic reply saying thank you for your interest, we are currently consolidating our lists and will get back to you shortly - to them words

Josh
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 15, 2008, 3:06pm; Reply: 646
Ok, thanks Josh - havent checked the email account for a while!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 15, 2008, 3:07pm; Reply: 647
there were another 7 riders in there!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 15, 2008, 3:11pm; Reply: 648
josh check ur pm's bud
Posted by: punk mariner, July 15, 2008, 4:27pm; Reply: 649
i've pledged to sponsor a bit. i know it's not a huge ammount but really hope it helps and best of luck to everyone involved with the ride. UTM
Posted by: LH, July 15, 2008, 4:35pm; Reply: 650
email doesn't want to send at the minute josh - ill try again after footy.
Posted by: paulfcb, July 15, 2008, 5:53pm; Reply: 651
I'm having 2nd thoughts about this. My fitness really isn't up to scratch and don't think it will be by the end of next month. When do you need to know for certain who's riding?
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 15, 2008, 6:00pm; Reply: 652
Quoted from paulfcb
I'm having 2nd thoughts about this. My fitness really isn't up to scratch and don't think it will be by the end of next month. When do you need to know for certain who's riding?


6 weeks of steady building up and every1 behind you on the day you'll manage it, its not going to be a race, the whole idea is to get everyone there in one piece (and before kick off obviously), come on don't give up this early!
Posted by: gtfcforever, July 15, 2008, 7:06pm; Reply: 653
I know what hes saying though, it will be a challenge for me to be fit enough, but 1 i want to rise to and succeed with.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 15, 2008, 7:13pm; Reply: 654
Quoted from paulfcb
I'm having 2nd thoughts about this. My fitness really isn't up to scratch and don't think it will be by the end of next month. When do you need to know for certain who's riding?


Paul  i too have the fitness of bernard manning (pre death) but all you can do is give the training a go , and if we need to  we could maybe share a bike...or you might suprise yourself

i am hoping if i start getting enough sponsership it will spur me on to keep training ...and if i cant make it all and have to ride in transit for 10 miles (an hour) i am sure the money will still come in

but if you cant do it ..no one wil hold it against you ...you have of course got to do what is best for you
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 15, 2008, 7:24pm; Reply: 655
A quick reply to things while been away

Leon - Radio Lincolnshire sorted have set up a meet later in the week.
Have we a list of names  / fishy - os names / contact email / contact number in place for cross checking the 4 organisors lists?

Meanwood Mariner - Yes there is still a cap in place of 20 riders we have excedded this already so im not saying yes to more riders untill the planning has been agreed with the police.

Support needed:
If any one is/ or knows an:
Accountant
Health and safety exective officer
Insurance dealer

Has any History of past events / charity events please Pm me asap
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 15, 2008, 7:34pm; Reply: 656
Right, have doanted my cash as promised  :)

Will you be biking back as well or will you be in the minibus?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 15, 2008, 7:39pm; Reply: 657
Yes just had confirmation of your donation of £100 Thank you very much.
I will be in mini-bus if we organise a after party for everyone.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 15, 2008, 7:41pm; Reply: 658
For anyone else who wants to donate please feel free to use paypal via the official website
http://www.biketothebank.co.uk

We are looking at all ways money can be donated, this is not the only way.
Sponsorship forms should be ready for monday at the latest.
Posted by: lislemariner, July 15, 2008, 7:45pm; Reply: 659
Do we know for sure what time the photo shoot with the ET is tomorrow please?
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 15, 2008, 7:49pm; Reply: 660
how did sports talk ..i am at work so i could not listen ....i know Burnsy mentioned at beginning he was hoping someone was going to call
Posted by: LH, July 15, 2008, 7:52pm; Reply: 661
marinerian was sorting footy wasn't he? probably do it tomorrow I hope.
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 15, 2008, 7:58pm; Reply: 662
Quoted from Wembley 08
Right, have doanted my cash as promised  :)

Will you be biking back as well or will you be in the minibus?


Wow! Unbelievable generosity wembley08! Top man.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 15, 2008, 8:08pm; Reply: 663
Quoted from lislemariner
Do we know for sure what time the photo shoot with the ET is tomorrow please?


check your pm
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 15, 2008, 8:28pm; Reply: 664
Photographer needed for photoshoot tomorrow if availble please contact me via pm asap
Posted by: immariner, July 15, 2008, 10:11pm; Reply: 665
Quoted from Wembley 08
Right, have donated my cash as promised  :)


Did you press one too many zeros by any chance? Incredibly generous if not, and should get the ball rolling with some vigour!

Posted by: Brazilnut, July 15, 2008, 11:51pm; Reply: 666
on Sunday e-mailed my employers  managing director and publicity department  asking them as a firm if they would sponsor and old over weight employee on our jaunt
got reply  along the lines of  the company have a set program for charitable donations , if we respond to sponsoring individuals  it would open flood gates etc etc
was just about to close reply  thinking yeah yeah yeah  when at bottom was the line

"but i would be delighted to sponsor you personally.
pls let me know where to send a cheque for 200. pounds if that is ok. it will take a little time as i'm in canada until mid august."


top bloke our managing director
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 15, 2008, 11:59pm; Reply: 667
e-cheques are payable via the paypal account which can be found via the offical website
Posted by: marinerian, July 16, 2008, 12:19am; Reply: 668
Quoted from Brazilnut
on Sunday e-mailed my employers  managing director and publicity department  asking them as a firm if they would sponsor and old over weight employee on our jaunt
got reply  along the lines of  the company have a set program for charitable donations , if we respond to sponsoring individuals  it would open flood gates etc etc
was just about to close reply  thinking yeah yeah yeah  when at bottom was the line

"but i would be delighted to sponsor you personally.
pls let me know where to send a cheque for 200. pounds if that is ok. it will take a little time as i'm in canada until mid august."


top bloke our managing director


That is fantastic, well done for having the vision to approach him.

Would EWS be against us putting posters up in the Mess room at Immingham?

I was at our footy match tonight so couldn't ring up, and tomorow I play pool so will be on a bus to Cleethorpes between 5-6pm.

I have being busy emailing Lincolnshire FA (THEY ARE PUTTING UP THE DETAILS ON THEIR WEBSITE) The FA, BBC 606,Stagecoach both Grimsby and Lincoln.

I have contacted Grimsby & Clee as well as Lincoln and District Sunday Leagues to see if they will help promote the event, as over 130 clubs play in both sunday leagues, and even just alerting people and putting posters around clubs would be a big help :)

Still waiting for replies so will keep you informed
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 16, 2008, 12:24am; Reply: 669
Morrisons Lincoln Now has a poster on the notice board on the shop floor! ;) ;)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 16, 2008, 12:25am; Reply: 670
Get the posters of the official website and get them put all over, people will then ride about the event and want to sponsor u guys. the more pr the more support you recieve the more money we raise
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 16, 2008, 12:44am; Reply: 671
Quoted from marinerian


Would EWS be against us putting posters up in the Mess room at Immingham?



print some off and send them with your dad ...cant see it being a problem
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 16, 2008, 12:47am; Reply: 672
Quoted from marinerian


and tomorow I play pool so will be on a bus to Cleethorpes between 5-6pm.



good job sports talk is 1810 to 1930 then ...you will be off the bus by then
Posted by: marinerian, July 16, 2008, 12:52am; Reply: 673
Quoted from Brazilnut


good job sports talk is 1810 to 1930 then ...you will be off the bus by then


I will be in the Swashy drinking and playing pool depending which bus I catch
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 16, 2008, 12:52am; Reply: 674
Quoted from Brazilnut


good job sports talk is 1810 to 1930 then ...you will be off the bus by then

i shall be listening out for this tomoro never listened before.

Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 16, 2008, 12:53am; Reply: 675
Brazilnut, check your PM's
Posted by: Mariner16, July 16, 2008, 6:09am; Reply: 676
The Lincoln Echo (which I print in grimsby) ran the story in their paper today (Wednesday) with a link to the main site. It's great the publicity is growing thick and fast for the ride, which can only be down to the very hard work of those organising this..
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 16, 2008, 7:32am; Reply: 677
Quoted from Mariner16
The Lincoln Echo (which I print in grimsby) ran the story in their paper today (Wednesday) with a link to the main site. It's great the publicity is growing thick and fast for the ride, which can only be down to the very hard work of those organising this..


Guess im buying echo today then
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 16, 2008, 9:54am; Reply: 678
Ive now read the article, nice little piece.
Hopefully tomorrow or friday when the article gets published in the telegraph the echo will run a bigger story on it.
Posted by: marinerian, July 16, 2008, 11:22am; Reply: 679
The FA have emailed me, they can't promote the event as they have registered charities and would be inindated with pleas.....BUT they are going to donate two FA gifts for a raffle!  :)
Posted by: BAWC, July 16, 2008, 11:46am; Reply: 680
Have you set up a JustGiving site guys? Don't you get tax incentives?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 16, 2008, 1:00pm; Reply: 681
Quoted from BAWC
Have you set up a JustGiving site guys? Don't you get tax incentives?


Were not gonna set up a just giving as we would have to do 3 separte pages, therefore we cant guarantee the money being shared equally
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 16, 2008, 1:01pm; Reply: 682
Quoted from marinerian
The FA have emailed me, they can't promote the event as they have registered charities and would be inindated with pleas.....BUT they are going to donate two FA gifts for a raffle!  :)



can you email details to contact@biketothebank.co.uk
we have to work out how and who are going to sort of the gifts. i.e which companys etc etc
Posted by: marinerian, July 16, 2008, 1:32pm; Reply: 683
I have forwarded the emails I recieved to you
Posted by: barralad, July 16, 2008, 8:27pm; Reply: 684
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
A quick reply to things while been away

Leon - Radio Lincolnshire sorted have set up a meet later in the week.
Have we a list of names  / fishy - os names / contact email / contact number in place for cross checking the 4 organisors lists?

Meanwood Mariner - Yes there is still a cap in place of 20 riders we have excedded this already so im not saying yes to more riders untill the planning has been agreed with the police.

Support needed:
If any one is/ or knows an:
Accountant
Health and safety exective officer
Insurance dealer

Has any History of past events / charity events please Pm me asap


I may have got you an accountant ( A Town fan to boot). He needs to know what you need him to do before he can commit. Can citymariner/Lincolns or NewtoN p.m. me with the details?
Posted by: mariner91, July 16, 2008, 8:30pm; Reply: 685
is this the longest thread in fishy history yet? not that thats complaining cause obviously its an absolutely brilliant idea which i must say is being very professionally done. well done all you lads involved
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 16, 2008, 8:37pm; Reply: 686
yes it it the longest thread. three times bigger than the bye bye alan thread last april.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 16, 2008, 10:20pm; Reply: 687
Quoted from barralad


I may have got you an accountant ( A Town fan to boot). He needs to know what you need him to do before he can commit. Can citymariner/Lincolns or NewtoN p.m. me with the details?


you have a PM matey.

curently working on a business brochure for a drop me and jon are hoping to do monday/ tuesday time. also working on banners for the donation buckets.
Posted by: BAWC, July 16, 2008, 10:21pm; Reply: 688
Meanwood Mariner, you have a pm!
Posted by: immariner, July 16, 2008, 10:24pm; Reply: 689
£250 in pledges already, not bad.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 16, 2008, 10:58pm; Reply: 690
Quoted from alvinghammariner
yes it it the longest thread. three times bigger than the bye bye alan thread last april.


Shall I mention the Turks again? That one had a good run.

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 16, 2008, 11:18pm; Reply: 691
Quoted from 75


Shall I mention the Turks again? That one had a good run.



No lets not!
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 16, 2008, 11:20pm; Reply: 692
Not tonight Vicar,I'm depressed and wondering why I bother supporting a team that looses to an obscure bunch of ex steel workers.Couldn't stomach fighting the the ottoman again.Don't suppose they'll refund my season ticket and why is everyone cycling to Lincoln to watch us play the conquerors of the mighty Aston Villa. :'( :'( :'(
Posted by: marinerian, July 17, 2008, 12:11am; Reply: 693
Good News despite the Town game, Tony Parrott from the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Sunday League emailed me to say they are printing out 100 posters to give out to all the teams at Mondays AGM meeting, this is where all the teams in every league pick up there information packs and fixtures. This will give us some extra coverage  :)
Posted by: Citymariner, July 17, 2008, 10:44am; Reply: 694
Another reason to do this ride:

latest message on the site:

Salford Imp & Daughter (Leah)
Lincoln fans
Donated in memory of Sally mother of Leah who passed away on 13/7/08 at St Barnabas from cancer. Good luck all and thank you
Posted by: marinerian, July 17, 2008, 10:51am; Reply: 695
Stagecoach have agreed to put 200 posters up on their buses, they don't normaly do this but are making an exception for our cause  :)
Posted by: Citymariner, July 17, 2008, 10:58am; Reply: 696
thats awesome news - i'll get them in the brochure as support

was it Grimsby and Cleethorpes Sunday League as well because i'll add them too.
Posted by: NewtoN, July 17, 2008, 11:01am; Reply: 697
josh check your pm's please
Posted by: Citymariner, July 17, 2008, 11:02am; Reply: 698
Brochure is complete and will be availble online as soon as its checked and uploaded.

its a tri-fold double sided booklet - and i'm rather pleased with it!!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 17, 2008, 10:14pm; Reply: 699
just been on the bike for the first time in about a year

averaged 11.4 mph and i wasn't giving it my all - dunno how BP vicar manged 10 mile sin 28mins thats an average of 20mph!!

for those wanting to calculate your speeds to make sure your meeting the requirments to do the 40 miles within the time frame

remember what time you left and the route you did, use googlemaps and plot your route to find the distance

s =d/t

or:

http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/bike/speed_distance_time_calc.html
Posted by: marinerian, July 17, 2008, 10:27pm; Reply: 700
The Vicar did it on an execise bike!
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 17, 2008, 10:31pm; Reply: 701
Quoted from marinerian
The Vicar did it on an execise bike!



And there was me thinking it was Col.Mustard with lead piping. :)

Posted by: LH, July 17, 2008, 10:33pm; Reply: 702
Haven't been on in a few days, good to see a bit of progress in that time. Been out on my new bike (albeit to get some money from the machine) seems a good ride to train on.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 17, 2008, 10:37pm; Reply: 703
Quoted from marinerian
The Vicar did it on an execise bike!


no wonder!! on zero resistance. it'll be a shock when he hits rubber on tarmac!!

good to get the miles on the legs though!
Posted by: marinerian, July 17, 2008, 10:40pm; Reply: 704
Quoted from Citymariner


no wonder!! on zero resistance. it'll be a shock when he hits rubber on tarmac!!

good to get the miles on the legs though!


We have a mate who will let his hang on to his wing mirrors, so we will do it in half an hour  ;D
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 17, 2008, 10:45pm; Reply: 705
Quoted from Citymariner
just been on the bike for the first time in about a year

averaged 11.4 mph and i wasn't giving it my all - dunno how BP vicar manged 10 mile sin 28mins thats an average of 20mph!!

for those wanting to calculate your speeds to make sure your meeting the requirments to do the 40 miles within the time frame

remember what time you left and the route you did, use googlemaps and plot your route to find the distance

s =d/t

or:

http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/bike/speed_distance_time_calc.html


I haven't got a proper bike as yet so I've been using my exercise bike. Maybe I should adjust the tolerance a bit. I did 13 miles in 34 mins last time but my hamstrings were on fire! Ive been pulling decent weight on the rowing machine as I'm trying to beef up my legs of steel you see. Grrrrr!!!!
Posted by: marinerian, July 17, 2008, 10:55pm; Reply: 706
I need to get started exercising....I did 45 mins on my Gravity strider thingy...over 8,000 strides, and over 700 cals burnt.

Is there any news if we are getting bikes supplied or any news on gym membership? If we could get a gym or two involved that would be fantastic  :)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 17, 2008, 11:01pm; Reply: 707
Quoted from marinerian
I need to get started exercising....I did 45 mins on my Gravity strider thingy...over 8,000 strides, and over 700 cals burnt.

Is there any news if we are getting bikes supplied or any news on gym membership? If we could get a gym or two involved that would be fantastic  :)


No news as of yet.
Posted by: LH, July 17, 2008, 11:10pm; Reply: 708
If worst comes to worst, it's only £22 to join Millfields and there is no contract. I am looking at this option.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 17, 2008, 11:30pm; Reply: 709
Im at work 6-6 tomoro, so wont get much done, ive got next week off so it will be the first 3 days off next week that you will see alot happening.
Sit tight....not to tight tho, dont want bottom sores just yet ;D ;D ;D  ;D We will try and get everything sorted by the end of next week so that we can have 5? weeks of collecting sponsorships.

There will be little things that need doing, but hopefully everything major will be sorted!
Posted by: LH, July 17, 2008, 11:36pm; Reply: 710
I believe it is 7 weeks on saturday. I start training on monday with a ride to East Ravendale (10 mile round trip (via brigsley ice cream shop (and the kings head in waltham))).
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 17, 2008, 11:48pm; Reply: 711
Quoted from LH
I believe it is 7 weeks on saturday. I start training on monday with a ride to East Ravendale (10 mile round trip (via brigsley ice cream shop (and the kings head in waltham))).


I dont start proper training till end of next week although im gonna lobby josh to ride to gainsboro on wednesday onli 15 miles from lincoln  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 18, 2008, 8:06am; Reply: 712
any news on sponsorship forms.....i am at work Mon tue Weds then off till approx 20th Aug so want to get forms upon office wall early
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 18, 2008, 8:52am; Reply: 713
has anyone done sports talk yet...................Burnsy e-mailed tuesday  me saying he is waiting for some one to ring up so they can talk about it
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 18, 2008, 11:45am; Reply: 714
Quoted from Brazilnut
any news on sponsorship forms.....i am at work Mon tue Weds then off till approx 20th Aug so want to get forms upon office wall early


Yeh I need sponsor forms asap really because we finish on Wednesday for the summer and there's potentially around 25 sponsors I could miss out on, that'd be around £100 we could lose!

Any ideas when they'll be available?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 18, 2008, 1:50pm; Reply: 715
Quoted from tellnoramariner


Yeh I need sponsor forms asap really because we finish on Wednesday for the summer and there's potentially around 25 sponsors I could miss out on, that'd be around £100 we could lose!

Any ideas when they'll be available?


i'll make some up for the short term to take advantage of the school situation.

if you take sponsors on the sheet can it be signed and witnessed and photocopied - the need to keep everything that involves money transparent is paramount.

tellnoramariner - can you email contact@biketothebank.co.uk so i can get your email address and i will send you one directly. (not long till end of term mate  ;) )

Josh
Posted by: Citymariner, July 18, 2008, 2:39pm; Reply: 716
see nutirion and fitness thread for advice from an email received regarding the ride.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 18, 2008, 3:38pm; Reply: 717
lincoln promo poster:

Posted by: marinerian, July 18, 2008, 4:02pm; Reply: 718
Quoted from Brazilnut
has anyone done sports talk yet...................Burnsy e-mailed tuesday  me saying he is waiting for some one to ring up so they can talk about it


I haven't phoned Sports talk as been busy each night and plus I don't listen to Humberside...if someone wants to do it I don't mind if not when I get a night free I will do!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 18, 2008, 5:27pm; Reply: 719
Quoted from marinerian


I haven't phoned Sports talk as been busy each night and plus I don't listen to Humberside...if someone wants to do it I don't mind if not when I get a night free I will do!


Is it on tonight if so ill ring up and do it.
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 18, 2008, 5:57pm; Reply: 720
Sponsorship forms now on the website.
Posted by: marinerian, July 18, 2008, 6:03pm; Reply: 721
it is on tonight 6pm till 7.30pm I think?

If you want me to ring I'll do it, just I don't have all the information of what has been agreed on everything.
Posted by: bbclooknorth, July 18, 2008, 6:11pm; Reply: 722
Hi all, Phil again from the beeb,

I have been speaking to Amanda Thomson in the office, she's hoping to do something on her show tomorrow....I have sent one contact number to her but could do with a couple more. Any main organisers who see this, i'll be around in the office for the next hour, if you PM me your number i'll forward it on to her tonight.

As for Sportstalk tonight, by all means ring in (they always appreciate Town fans calling in), but Ive just been filming at the ferry terminal and i know Burnsy's just got on a ferry to report on Hull City so he's not around tonight im afraid.

Cheers

Phil Norton
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 18, 2008, 6:17pm; Reply: 723
Not sure my torpedo will reach right across the river from the end of New Holland Pier. ;) ;) ;)
Posted by: marinerian, July 18, 2008, 7:10pm; Reply: 724
I have just been on Sportstalk they were fantastic and Burnsie has pledged money too, we got a few good minutes talked about the website and gow to contact us etc and they will be mentioing it again too  ;D

I was a bit stuttery a lot to remember with no real practise :)
Posted by: BIGChris, July 18, 2008, 7:29pm; Reply: 725
Quoted from bbclooknorth
Hi all, Phil again from the beeb,



As for Sportstalk tonight, by all means ring in (they always appreciate Town fans calling in), but Ive just been filming at the ferry terminal and i know Burnsy's just got on a ferry to report on Hull City so he's not around tonight im afraid.

Cheers

Phil Norton



Great news about Burnsy! ;) Is it a one way ticket?

I think the bit about Radio Hull appreciating Town fans was a bit tongue in cheek wasn't it--perhaps proved that an hour later Ian is waiting for a call back!!
Posted by: marinerian, July 18, 2008, 7:31pm; Reply: 726
Quoted from BIGChris



Great news about Burnsy! ;) Is it a one way ticket?

I think the bit about Radio Hull appreciating Town fans was a bit tongue in cheek wasn't it--perhaps proved that an hour later Ian is waiting for a call back!!


I got on so it was worth the wait...delighted with there response and they will be mentioning it again.

Burnsie has pledged money too which is great. I have emailed them to thank them too, we need them onside!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 18, 2008, 7:36pm; Reply: 727
sorry blakey,

i could have got some info to you.

i'll strip the brochure down for busineses into a leaflet on word giving info for this for the future.

if people get deals from companies who people pledging can you CC it to the contact@biketothebank address so we can keep tabs on everything.

Cheers,

Josh
Posted by: Citymariner, July 18, 2008, 7:36pm; Reply: 728
Quoted from marinerian
I have just been on Sportstalk they were fantastic and Burnsie has pledged money too, we got a few good minutes talked about the website and gow to contact us etc and they will be mentioing it again too  ;D

I was a bit stuttery a lot to remember with no real practise :)


is there a link to it as a pdocast etc. ?
Posted by: DavidB, July 18, 2008, 7:37pm; Reply: 729
Quoted from marinerian


I got on so it was worth the wait...delighted with there response and they will be mentioning it again.

Burnsie has pledged money too which is great. I have emailed them to thank them too, we need them onside!


Well done - and thanks to Burnsy and RH, it just goes to show that whatever the historical issues between the Club and RH, and many fans' frustration with their lack of coverage etc, when it comes to something that really matters all this stuff can be put aside.

Their support, goodwill and publicity can be a real asset for this event.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 18, 2008, 7:37pm; Reply: 730
im home josh, and alive lol
Posted by: Citymariner, July 18, 2008, 7:39pm; Reply: 731
hahaha

i love the fact you asked for a cigerette break... lol.  :P

lol: when you right f.ag it comes out as homosexual that could have rasied some issues lol
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 18, 2008, 7:41pm; Reply: 732
Just to note, the paypal link in your sig isn't working - unless its me just being thick!

also have noticed we are now at £300 mark :)
Posted by: Citymariner, July 18, 2008, 7:42pm; Reply: 733
nope for reason it is not working give me a minute
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 18, 2008, 7:47pm; Reply: 734
Lol one more day then i give up!
Ive worked it out i did about 15 miles tonight in an hour and half i think. Which im gonna try and cut down on sunday.
If you lot think this will be easy forget it, im done in, first time on a bike for 8 months and im not telling you it was hard, at a few points josh was 2miles in front of me lol
was fun but need to do alot of training!
Posted by: marinerian, July 18, 2008, 7:53pm; Reply: 735
My mate didi an off road bike ride for charity ( he wants to do this too) he said we need to be triaing 4 hours a day and wear extra padded shorts  ??)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 18, 2008, 7:58pm; Reply: 736
i certainly agree with padded shorts!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 18, 2008, 8:02pm; Reply: 737
i look as if i'm wearing a nappy in my shorts.

yeah i used to do 80-100 off road in a day.

if your not used to biking you need to get the miles in the legs and also get your bike setup to be efficent. ie your seat at the right height!!

if we are allowing 5 hours we need to be averagin over 8mph for the entire time not allowing for stops.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 18, 2008, 8:31pm; Reply: 738
Quoted from Citymariner
i look as if i'm wearing a nappy in my shorts.

yeah i used to do 80-100 off road in a day.

if your not used to biking you need to get the miles in the legs and also get your bike setup to be efficent. ie your seat at the right height!!

if we are allowing 5 hours we need to be averagin over 8mph for the entire time not allowing for stops.


take that as a direct dig at me....having chilled for an hour my legs are now stiff and cant walk  ;D ;Dnot looking forward to work tomorrow, gonna be hard.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 18, 2008, 8:45pm; Reply: 739
I've got my bicycle shorts and have managed to borrow a bike so I'm ready to start proper on road training. I've done a few miles on my exercise bike but I know it isn't the same as out on the road. I'm playing football tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday so I don't want to overdo it. My body aches already. I have an almost mended broken finger, sprained wrist, aching hamstrings, tight calves and a slight back strain.

Apart from that, I'm right as rain. hehe
Posted by: NewtoN, July 18, 2008, 8:46pm; Reply: 740
buying my new bike 2mora, gonna hit the road onn sunday.

can't wait :P
Posted by: marinerian, July 18, 2008, 8:54pm; Reply: 741
i don't know where to get a bike from anyone got any suggestions, bearing in mind I am not loaded!
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 18, 2008, 8:56pm; Reply: 742
Quoted from marinerian
i don't know where to get a bike from anyone got any suggestions, bearing in mind I am not loaded!


Ideally, I would like to ride a racing bike as I think mountain bikes are harder to pedal but beggar's can't be choosers. Aren't there any Scousers on here that could...ahem...aquire you one for a bag of skag?
Posted by: marinerian, July 18, 2008, 8:59pm; Reply: 743
Quoted from 75


Ideally, I would like to ride a racing bike as I think mountain bikes are harder to pedal but beggar's can't be choosers. Aren't there any Scousers on here that could...ahem...aquire you one for a bag of skag?


Please can any scousers or Chavs help me get a bike please?  ;D
Posted by: paulfcb, July 18, 2008, 9:07pm; Reply: 744
If I were to do this ride I would choose a mountain bike for training. On the day I would hope that a company would provide a racer. I haven't ruled myself out of this but my circumstances dictate problems. Being based in Leicester it's not easy to get a racer down to Cleethorpes for the ride.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 18, 2008, 9:27pm; Reply: 745
tut tut excuses!
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 18, 2008, 10:09pm; Reply: 746
Is it likely Elsfal will loan us a racing bike on the day? Anyone spoken to them lately?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 18, 2008, 10:17pm; Reply: 747
Quoted from 75
Is it likely Elsfal will loan us a racing bike on the day? Anyone spoken to them lately?


I have and i have some bad news which were trying to sort out asap, they have revealed they only have 2 bikes availble.
Like i say were hoping to sort it asap.
So if anyone has any contacts within the bike shop business let us know, as were gonna be ringing every bike company to get you all bikes.....hopefully

Posted by: marinerian, July 18, 2008, 10:25pm; Reply: 748
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


I have and i have some bad news which were trying to sort out asap, they have revealed they only have 2 bikes availble.
Like i say were hoping to sort it asap.
So if anyone has any contacts within the bike shop business let us know, as were gonna be ringing every bike company to get you all bikes.....hopefully



I'd like a beefy one with a motor please  ;D
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 19, 2008, 8:50am; Reply: 749
since last saturdays 15 mile ride every time i sit on a bike , i get going for all of 200 yards and my thighs feel dead....as if ihave been riding for hours........i am going to struggle with this
Posted by: Citymariner, July 19, 2008, 10:45am; Reply: 750
Kona cycles all the way.

go for a stinky-deluxe.
Posted by: marinerian, July 19, 2008, 10:57am; Reply: 751
For £2,200 I can buy a car for that!  ??)
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 19, 2008, 12:10pm; Reply: 752
I have added Google Adverts to biketothebank.co.uk. It's a pay-per-click system so if we can encourage people (once they are finished browsing the site) to click on an ad before they go then we may be able to raise a few more quid over the next 7 weeks. It's not going to be loads but not going to do any harm.

It's reasonably sofisticated so one person clicking loads of ads isnt going to help, but loads of different people clicking one will add up quite quickly.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 19, 2008, 8:28pm; Reply: 753
Quoted from marinerian
For £2,200 I can buy a car for that!  ??)


a car is no good on a bike ride tho  :P

nice to put a few names to faces today lads
Posted by: barralad, July 19, 2008, 9:17pm; Reply: 754
Quoted from Citymariner


nice to put a few names to faces today lads



Agreed!!  Look after my passport, I'll need it when Town get in the Champions League....
Posted by: NewtoN, July 19, 2008, 9:56pm; Reply: 755
Quoted from Citymariner


a car is no good on a bike ride tho  :P

nice to put a few names to faces today lads


yeh was nice 2 put some names 2 faces. :P
Posted by: Citymariner, July 19, 2008, 10:48pm; Reply: 756
Quoted from barralad



Agreed!!  Look after my passport, I'll need it when Town get in the Champions League....



errr ian, for £2000 your name now ends in 'skie' on the plus side you have a full head of hair  :P
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 19, 2008, 11:08pm; Reply: 757
Yeh good to meet Josh and NewtoN, with his big N at the end of his name, hope we can catch up a few more times at games before the big day!
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 20, 2008, 8:51am; Reply: 758
as well ask contacting shops  for loans of bikes ...has anyone thought of contacting bike/cycling clubs...they might have spares as they have upgraded  or might even lendout their own for one weekend.......even if we just got 5 bikes from each club or something
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 20, 2008, 8:55am; Reply: 759
timetable....so we can all train to the same time schedule  i think it might be a good idea for us all to set a agenda for the day ...from my own experiance as a total bike novice i was thinking if we had a 5 min stop after 5 miles a  10 min stop after 10 a 5 min break after 15miles and 10 min rest after 20 mile an so on that would account for 50 mins, would mean my bum gets a rest every half hour or so  a chance to  dish out fresh water bottles and enery bars etc

what does every one else think........
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 20, 2008, 9:22am; Reply: 760
heres one i found


Road Cycling Club, Lindsey
Walnut House
Waithe Lane
Brigsley
GRIMSBY
DN37 0RJ
     Contact: Rod Forster
Phone Number: 01472 823368
Children's Section: Yes
Gives Talks: No
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 20, 2008, 9:28am; Reply: 761
these might help

Ettridge Cycles                    

established1977

01472 340755
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 20, 2008, 12:10pm; Reply: 762
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


I have and i have some bad news which were trying to sort out asap, they have revealed they only have 2 bikes availble.
Like i say were hoping to sort it asap.
So if anyone has any contacts within the bike shop business let us know, as were gonna be ringing every bike company to get you all bikes.....hopefully



Thanks for the update.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 20, 2008, 12:17pm; Reply: 763
Quoted from 75


Thanks for the update.


I know there hasnt been many updates, ive been really busy with work, but have 9 days off now, so alot will be happening over this week.
Updates will be happening everyday, except today. Lets hope we get most/all sorted this week.
Posted by: Welwynmariner, July 20, 2008, 12:48pm; Reply: 764
Quoted from Brazilnut
as well ask contacting shops  for loans of bikes ...has anyone thought of contacting bike/cycling clubs...they might have spares as they have upgraded  or might even lendout their own for one weekend.......even if we just got 5 bikes from each club or something


You can always hire a bike - most shops will do that. I've bought bikes off the hire fleet before now.

Mountain bikes won't be very easy to ride on a road surface if they have big knobbly tyres, and road bikes are quick but need getting used to. A decent hybrid bike will suit most people - with narrow tyres (not slicks). You can buy a decent hybrid for about £200-£250 new and maybe £70-£80 second hand.

I'm tempted to come up for the weekend now!
Posted by: ticker_1610, July 20, 2008, 4:12pm; Reply: 765
Kona Dawg Supreme or Marin Mount Vision, Try them both out at Rutland cycling down the A1 before you buy.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 20, 2008, 4:21pm; Reply: 766
Ticker, welcome to the fishy, you looking forward to the ride?
Posted by: ticker_1610, July 20, 2008, 6:24pm; Reply: 767
Oh yes. did 3 hours today round irby caister swallow belsby hatfield barnoldby le beck and bradly home via wybers  . Still had bit left in the legs though but didnt push it. have a long week ahead, thats an old head on old fat body experience for you. Hoping to pick up road bike from my lad in sheffield this coming friday, however willbe using it on a turbo trainer for a few weeks first, I like to think that if I can manage 25 miles on a mountain bike I can do 40 on a road bike. Next week I hope to get out to Market Rasen via riby and the long drag up to caistor, but knowing me I`ll then push on to the Lincoln turn at Middle Rasen, then get a lift home. If I can do that then the ride will only be 13 miles further and on a road bike, so alls going well. What I did notice today though was that I munched on some Nairns fine milled oatcakes and the long term energy was there in my legs bit like porridge in biscuits, I reckon coupled with a banana, ive got the nutrition sussed.  
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 21, 2008, 10:06am; Reply: 768
can some one work out  what direction is out route going in  the most ..so we can see what wind direction  we dont want ....just out of curiosity
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 21, 2008, 1:08pm; Reply: 769
Quoted from Brazilnut
can some one work out  what direction is out route going in  the most ..so we can see what wind direction  we dont want ....just out of curiosity


Somewhere along the lines of a north easterly wind would be best so its tail wind all the way down there.

The less work we have to do the better...
Posted by: marinerian, July 21, 2008, 2:49pm; Reply: 770
Quoted from tellnoramariner


Somewhere along the lines of a north easterly wind would be best so its tail wind all the way down there.

The less work we have to do the better...


You know you have said that, it will head up being a head wind all the way there.

I'm off to look ar a bike on friday at Wilton Road Ind Est, £210 with punture resiatant road tyres and aluminium frame...nor point buying too cheap and the lighter the better.
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 21, 2008, 2:53pm; Reply: 771
Quoted from tellnoramariner


Somewhere along the lines of a north easterly wind would be best so its tail wind all the way down there.

The less work we have to do the better...

That is the prevailing wind in Lincs but in the WINTER now in the summer  the prevailing wind is Ooooooh I shan't say and just pray for a winter wind. :)

Posted by: ticker_1610, July 21, 2008, 3:43pm; Reply: 772
Aluminium alloy 7005 is the least you want to be considering. You do tend to get a lot more vibration through the arms with alloy, Ian. Also consider a pair of well padded gloves fingerless or full but make sure they are padded around the base of the palm, this will protect your ulnar nerves and stop your fingers from going numb. Velo speed have some body geometry specialised gloves which do a fine job. Also check your bikes ratio of gears, you don`t want to have a bike that you cant put into a real low granny ring gear to get up the hills and let you spin easy on the flat. I should be riding a Decathlon 300 quid bike. Decathlon are in Sheffield but they have some cracking bikes and equipment at great prices. The steel decathlon bike has equipment on it that matched my last trek racing bike costing £600. Its heavier but no vibration and no flex in the frame which makes for better uphill acceleration (ha). Make sure you are comfortable and your position on the bike is comfortable with the right amount of reach to the handlebars and legs to the pedals. See if Ettridge has any second hand bikes in of a good quality a second hand Bianchi is better than any Claude BUTLER or cheap bike.
Posted by: ticker_1610, July 21, 2008, 4:19pm; Reply: 773
For those finding the thought of 40 miles+ daunting now because of ijuries and stiff legs, it will take a couple of weeks riding to ease the legs in. I would suggest for the absolute novice/beginner, that week 1 consists of a 6-8 mile ride 3 times max in the first week. 2nd week 1 x eight miler 1x 6 miler and 1x 10 mile ride. week 3, 1 x 8 mile ride 2 x 10 mile ride 1 x 12 mile week 4 1x 6 miler 1x 10  2x 15. week 5, 2 x 12 miles 1 x 15miles 1 times 20 miles. Although the distances might not seem far they are spread out over a week and the milage build up is more important than just blasting out 20 miles and not able to train for days after. Of course the above distances can vary depending on your starting fitness but you can adjust them appropriately to your self. if we have a week six then 2 x 20 and 1 x 30miles with the last wek 7 being a taper week ie rest massage light bike rides at most of a few miles. You should not train hard in the last week before the ride (its to late by then you will just exhaust the muscles. Remember to stretch of the quads hamstrings after every ride and shoulders/arms 15-30 secs stretch each muscle group, warming up can be done by riding gently for the first 15 mins of your training ride. You must rest between training sessions and replenish glycogen stored in the liver this is found in Carbohydrates complex carbs such as porridge, wholemeal bread. for muscle recovery protein is crucial this can be found in fish, meat eggs dairy especially full fat milk(recent evidence points to milk being ideal for muscle recovery due to its cassein and whey content and something about amnio chain acids? Expect delayed muscle soreness after training its the way the muscle tear when exercised and rebuild themselves stronger than before ergo improvement in fitness. Also try and keep your exercise effort no more than 85% of your maximum heart rate throughout your training. This a rough figure of 220 minus your age ie: if 40 maximum is 180 so 60 percent is 108 beats per minute which puts you in the fat burning zone. if you dont have a heart rate monitor just judge your effort on a scale of 1-10 of how hard you are working and try and stay below an 8. Sorry for the waffle but hope any of the abve helps someone. John.
Posted by: marinerian, July 21, 2008, 4:49pm; Reply: 774
Your edvice is very much appriciated...many thanks!
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 21, 2008, 4:53pm; Reply: 775
Quoted from ticker_1610
For those finding the thought of 40 miles+ daunting now because of ijuries and stiff legs, it will take a couple of weeks riding to ease the legs in. I would suggest for the absolute novice/beginner, that week 1 consists of a 6-8 mile ride 3 times max in the first week. 2nd week 1 x eight miler 1x 6 miler and 1x 10 mile ride. week 3, 1 x 8 mile ride 2 x 10 mile ride 1 x 12 mile week 4 1x 6 miler 1x 10  2x 15. week 5, 2 x 12 miles 1 x 15miles 1 times 20 miles. Although the distances might not seem far they are spread out over a week and the milage build up is more important than just blasting out 20 miles and not able to train for days after. Of course the above distances can vary depending on your starting fitness but you can adjust them appropriately to your self. if we have a week six then 2 x 20 and 1 x 30miles with the last wek 7 being a taper week ie rest massage light bike rides at most of a few miles. You should not train hard in the last week before the ride (its to late by then you will just exhaust the muscles. Remember to stretch of the quads hamstrings after every ride and shoulders/arms 15-30 secs stretch each muscle group, warming up can be done by riding gently for the first 15 mins of your training ride. You must rest between training sessions and replenish glycogen stored in the liver this is found in Carbohydrates complex carbs such as porridge, wholemeal bread. for muscle recovery protein is crucial this can be found in fish, meat eggs dairy especially full fat milk(recent evidence points to milk being ideal for muscle recovery due to its cassein and whey content and something about amnio chain acids? Expect delayed muscle soreness after training its the way the muscle tear when exercised and rebuild themselves stronger than before ergo improvement in fitness. Also try and keep your exercise effort no more than 85% of your maximum heart rate throughout your training. This a rough figure of 220 minus your age ie: if 40 maximum is 180 so 60 percent is 108 beats per minute which puts you in the fat burning zone. if you dont have a heart rate monitor just judge your effort on a scale of 1-10 of how hard you are working and try and stay below an 8. Sorry for the waffle but hope any of the abve helps someone. John.


Cheers John. I'm going to go with a cheesey growler. Lot's of essential growly nutrients.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 21, 2008, 4:55pm; Reply: 776
Ive got 3 passes for bargate fitness suite.
These MUST be for the 3 most needing people, as you will be put under a programme to get you into shape.
So if you want one pm me.
if you feel you dont need one please dont pm.
more passes for banana fitness will be availble soon, but that will just be for access to gym not 1-1 fitness instructors or a programme.
Posted by: LH, July 21, 2008, 5:36pm; Reply: 777
Just been on a 15 mile trip (or so). From my house near Littlefield Lane to Sunningdale in Waltham then up through to past Brigsley Ice cream shop through Ashby Cum Fenby then out towards the A16 and cut back through to Brigsley. Then back again. Took about an hour and a half in total without stops. Off to go get some Cycling shorts and some gloves after tea.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 21, 2008, 5:39pm; Reply: 778
ticker 1610..............thanks mate ........you have just made sure my next 6 weeks are filled with dread
i have agreed to do this with a £15 steel framed mountain bike .......i just about if i push it have time for 2 rides a week so will not have time for the complex build up of distances
dietery needs will be ignored as budget will not extend that far

i was unsure of my capability to do this before  now i know i havent got a pray
Posted by: ticker_1610, July 21, 2008, 5:41pm; Reply: 779
Any cv or fitness questions please feel free to ask me, if I don`t have an answer i will get one for you. Iam a member of SLM active and frequent Scartho Road. I am a qualified Gym instructor OCR level 2 and expedition leader, so if you want advice in the gym about fitness programmes please feel free to ask. I aint a weights expert cv is my area of knowledge. What we have to bear in mind is that we have so little time to turn our pizza munching beer swilling temples into lean mile munching machines so we cant over do it. remember ,IF YOU BELIEVE  YOU CANT DO SOMETHING YOUR RIGHT YOU CANT, IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN DO SOMETHING
YOUR RIGHT YOU CAN".  For those that know me and my physique after 3 weeks I`m now jogging at 5mph for 30 mins, so it can be done!
Posted by: ticker_1610, July 21, 2008, 5:48pm; Reply: 780
My dear Brazil, I have a steel framed Hybrid 29inch wheels with road slicks that needs a new tyre and MOT, but is a lot better than your mtn Bike to ride long distance. I was looking to get it sorted early next month to commute around town. It is a big bike though and the frame size might be a tadge to big if your shorter than 5ft 10", however your more than welcome to give it a go to train on and ride on the day when i get it on the road. Being a hybrid it has mountain bike gears and ratio on the drive chain 18 gears 3 front 6 back.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 21, 2008, 6:03pm; Reply: 781
Quoted from ticker_1610
My dear Brazil, I have a steel framed Hybrid 29inch wheels with road slicks that needs a new tyre and MOT, but is a lot better than your mtn Bike to ride long distance. I was looking to get it sorted early next month to commute around town. It is a big bike though and the frame size might be a tadge to big if your shorter than 5ft 10", however your more than welcome to give it a go to train on and ride on the day when i get it on the road. Being a hybrid it has mountain bike gears and ratio on the drive chain 18 gears 3 front 6 back.


thank you very much for the offer..............much of what you said went clean over my head ......especially the gear ratios etc ....as some are still looking for bikes  i would not feel comftable grabing the offer of this one while i still have a bike to ride...would be scared to lose or damage it ....hey look on the bright side  if i can do it on my jalopy  i would be able to do it on any thing


Posted by: ticker_1610, July 21, 2008, 8:35pm; Reply: 782
ok , its a steel beast so wouldn`t do much damage, see how it goes and the offer is open ended.
Posted by: mariner91, July 21, 2008, 8:56pm; Reply: 783
i may have missed it but im not sure whether there will be buckets collecting on the day or not? i hope there is cause i plan to stick a fiver in
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 21, 2008, 9:09pm; Reply: 784
there will b
Posted by: Steve_gtfc, July 21, 2008, 9:40pm; Reply: 785
After just reading the last few pages i thought i would post what i did yesterday as a bit of encouragment for others. Having only bin out on my old mountain bike once (last sun) for a couple of hrs, i ended up biking to work yesterday (asda from healing) then after work cycled to louth with a couple of collegues via the backroads and villages, then biked back down the A16 and back to Healing. According to my speedometer on my bike i did a total of 45 miles yesterday on my old bike that i used to use for my paperaround back in the day. This was only my 2nd day of any cycling so if i can do that in my unfit state then theres hope for all of us  ;)
Posted by: barriner, July 21, 2008, 9:57pm; Reply: 786
ticker your advice is all good, I hear alot about planning your training and things along them lines.
I used to bike alot when I was younger doing crazy stuff on BMX's ect but thats nothing what we are doing at the end of next month.
Its been a good good few years since I rode a bike more than a mile and I will be first to admit I am not in the best of shape  :-/ 13 stone and a bit of a belly haha I am quite wary of just getting on a bike straight away and going for the training plans, is there any general fitness tips? should I do some jogging, swimming or some... I dont know sit ups or something to get ready for the bike training? I dont want to jump in at the deep end kind of thing.

Any advice welcome LH Lincolnsmariner city mariner you all seem in the know.
cheers
Posted by: LH, July 21, 2008, 10:08pm; Reply: 787
Over the last two days I have jogged round Weelsby Woods, played an hours footy, done some weights and biked 10 or 15 miles. Tomorrow I am biking to work and then going to play football at Weelsby Woods again and no doubt jogging round it. Wednesday I will probably go out for a ride out of town again. I want to see if we can arrange something for next week where a few of us go on a 20 mileish ride out near Ming, back down Caistor way and round up through Waltham. Anybody up for this? Get to know you and keep fit session I suppose.
Posted by: barralad, July 21, 2008, 11:05pm; Reply: 788
I don't know about the fittest players but we'll have the fittest fans by a country mile.

Posted by: Welwynmariner, July 22, 2008, 6:41am; Reply: 789
Quoted from Steve_gtfc
After just reading the last few pages i thought i would post what i did yesterday as a bit of encouragment for others. Having only bin out on my old mountain bike once (last sun) for a couple of hrs, i ended up biking to work yesterday (asda from healing) then after work cycled to louth with a couple of collegues via the backroads and villages, then biked back down the A16 and back to Healing. According to my speedometer on my bike i did a total of 45 miles yesterday on my old bike that i used to use for my paperaround back in the day. This was only my 2nd day of any cycling so if i can do that in my unfit state then theres hope for all of us  ;)


I bet you enjoyed it too. I started biking across London to work when I realised it was quicker, cheaper and far more pleasant than being on the train and tube. The first day was hard but after a few weeks it gets easier. I do it on a 10 year old Ridgeback Adventure I bought on Camden Market for £65

Just to agree with Ticker - the Specialized BG mitts are great - the shop on Cleethorpes High Street will sell them. But most cycle shops will have a sale on now - there's probably a box of gloves and mitts they're trying to get rid of cut price. Decent gloves are a must over 40 miles

Posted by: Brazilnut, July 22, 2008, 10:13am; Reply: 790
TRIVIAL QUESTION....does anyone know the lighting up time for the end of august .....just has a vision of us gathering in car park out side office at 0500 ....setting off with out police escort and by the time we get to macdonalds all off us knicked for not having lights on our bikes
Posted by: NewtoN, July 22, 2008, 10:25am; Reply: 791
Quoted from Brazilnut
TRIVIAL QUESTION....does anyone know the lighting up time for the end of august .....just has a vision of us gathering in car park out side office at 0500 ....setting off with out police escort and by the time we get to macdonalds all off us knicked for not having lights on our bikes


brazil  ;D, i think it may be a little dark at 5am nearing september but the sun should rise about 6ish but you can never tell with the english summer
Posted by: LH, July 22, 2008, 10:40am; Reply: 792
I just hope it doesn't rain like it usually does in August. Actually I don't think a heatwave would be too nice either. Nice 15 degree day and light showers would do me fine.

Been on a 5 mile ride already this morning - another one later one too.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 22, 2008, 10:46am; Reply: 793
I've acquired a thigh strain taking a goal kick last night so my training will have to wait for a few days!! My fault for not warming up properly.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 22, 2008, 11:02am; Reply: 794
Quoted from LH

Been on a 5 mile ride already this morning - another one later one too.


too much time on your hands ....get out and get a job like i had to at your age
Posted by: LH, July 22, 2008, 11:04am; Reply: 795
Can I be pedantic for a minute and ask that we change the sponsor form a bit?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 22, 2008, 1:11pm; Reply: 796
how do you want it to change mate?


sun stuff:
Date              Rise    Set      Length            Loss        Peak
30 Aug 2008, 06:10, 19:51, 13h 40m 15s, − 3m 48s, 13:01,


this has actually worried me some what as it lead to some safety issues.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 22, 2008, 1:24pm; Reply: 797
WE SHOULD BE ALRIGHT TO SET OFF 0515 ISH  it will be getting lighter by then and for first 15 mins we will have street lighting

suppose it all depends now  kick off times
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 22, 2008, 1:43pm; Reply: 798
Fingers crossed for a 3pm kick off then. I reckon the old bill will recommend a lunchtime kick off. I would in their shoes.
Posted by: LH, July 22, 2008, 1:53pm; Reply: 799
We are holding the police up are we not? The planning committee will decide on kick off depending on us. I'd say 3pm is more favourable for them at the minute. There is no safety issues as far as I can see. We will be just hitting Ludborough when the sun comes up with a 5am start. Until then the roads are street lit and we will be able to get lights from Wilkos surely?
Posted by: Citymariner, July 22, 2008, 2:41pm; Reply: 800
i guess an issue is that due to there being no trains it is going to be difficult to police regardless of time as they won't be able to frog march from the station beacuse no one will be there!

there is ogin to be almost a designated driver per every 5 travelling fans so drink i less likely to be a problem. also the past 2 fixtures there wasn't trouble, the only trouble i saw was a copper removing his helmet knock it into the face of the guy behind him and cut the guys lip!
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 22, 2008, 3:12pm; Reply: 801
Quoted from LH
We are holding the police up are we not? The planning committee will decide on kick off depending on us. I'd say 3pm is more favourable for them at the minute.


Really? The game is getting plan round a few guys on push bikes?

Class :)
Posted by: marinerian, July 22, 2008, 9:51pm; Reply: 802
If it is 3pm I'm still setting off at 5/6am, means I can refuel up on beer and cheesey growlers  ;D
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 22, 2008, 9:58pm; Reply: 803
Quoted from marinerian
If it is 3pm I'm still setting off at 5/6am, means I can refuel up on beer and cheesey growlers  ;D


i heard you've set up a sponsorship deal with Carling and they providing the juice for your drinks bottle....  ;)
Posted by: marinerian, July 22, 2008, 10:13pm; Reply: 804
Quoted from tellnoramariner


i heard you've set up a sponsorship deal with Carling and they providing the juice for your drinks bottle....  ;)


Hey not a bad idea to contact any of the local brewries for sponsorship and support  8)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 22, 2008, 10:24pm; Reply: 805
Quoted from marinerian


Hey not a bad idea to contact any of the local brewries for sponsorship and support  8)


Try Tom Woods,except he doesn't approve of lager,I'm sure he would help.He has a web site.Just going for some or I would find it for you.

Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 22, 2008, 11:11pm; Reply: 806
Just plug it into my veins!
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 23, 2008, 7:22am; Reply: 807
the other week when having my twist grip gear change thingy  mended  the bloke in the bike shop said he noticed my back wheel was loose, when i said i will tighten the nuts he said no the spindle inside the back wheel.....i asked how you tighten that and he said you need a special"thin" spanner...and said he would do it if i brought it in for a £20 MOT

is this spindle being loose dangerous ...will it stop or make harder the ride...and is 20 to mend it too dear
Posted by: ticker_1610, July 23, 2008, 4:52pm; Reply: 808
Barriner, Its a bit late to start a cross training programme just for the ride, unless you have a bit of time on your hands. The muscles you use for cycling are used differntly for running. Although running will get your CV and stamina up it will also burn the fat quicker than other sports. Swimming is a great activity as it is non weight bearing. However avoid breast stroke if you have bad knees. You will have to bite the bullet and start getting on a cycle. I would recommend that you first go to a gym and try their exercise cycles or spinning classes (if you can afford it) Lincsmariner has some passes for those most desperate amongst us so enquire with him on that score mate. If you get to the gym experiment with the reisitance settings and try to stay above 75 revs p m. try to start with 20 mins on the bike then 30 and progress up the time. Go for time cycled not speed or distance. single leg presses and squats are good for leg building stamina, or lunges (where you take a pace forward and lower your body onto the front leg stand up and take the next stride and lower). Leg presses you need the gym machine. Squats are as seen squat down back straight head up and stand up from that position try doing the most you can in one go of any of the exercises then half that number and do 3 sets of the half number. for instance if you did 20 squats half it to 10 then do 10 3 times with a minute and half rest max between each ten. Other wise before you go on your bike if you arnt going far enough to warm up on the cycle, loosen of your joints and get the synovial fluid moving in shoulders neck hips knees ankles and arm joints, then a short 5 mins pulse raiser exercise such as a walk or anything that raises your pulse then stretchs then back into pulse raising activity with a warm down and stretch after training.

At the end of the day take it steady and sensible atfirst but get on with it sooner rather than later. John.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 23, 2008, 7:09pm; Reply: 809
Ok guys

1.I need to know how many people are requiring a bike to borrow, so that we can try and sort it out for you.~

2.so far 2 people have enquired about gym passes, i need to know how many want one. two types of passes - normal and extreme - extreme being 1-1 instructor plus regime and programe

3.with regards to transit vans and mini buses - i believe bigchris is driving minibus? anyone signed up for transit vans?
we also are looking for 2 cars, so if your not taking part and wouldnt mind driving along at 10mph.

4. with regards to number 3 people have volunteered to help with support cars, please get in touch if you dont mind coming along, giving out water, food helping with mechinical failures etc etc

for all of these please pm me asap as we are now finialising all details.
Posted by: Welwynmariner, July 23, 2008, 10:19pm; Reply: 810
Quoted from Brazilnut
the other week when having my twist grip gear change thingy  mended  the bloke in the bike shop said he noticed my back wheel was loose, when i said i will tighten the nuts he said no the spindle inside the back wheel.....i asked how you tighten that and he said you need a special"thin" spanner...and said he would do it if i brought it in for a £20 MOT

is this spindle being loose dangerous ...will it stop or make harder the ride...and is 20 to mend it too dear


Yes it is and yes you should have it sorted, especially if you're doing a 40 mile ride. £20 for a service (labour only) is pretty reasonable. They will sort out gears, chain, brakes and all that. However you'll get on to parts then it will cost you. Woods did my Ridgeback for £12, which I thought was exceptionally reasonable and now I stick the bike in the car when I come up and they service it. Woods also sell things like lights and SKS mudguards at 20% less than down here. They always seem to have bins of cheap parts like saddles, and bike stuff which always look really good value
Posted by: LH, July 24, 2008, 10:48am; Reply: 811
Apparently we are in the GET today, as are Danny Norths sunday league team. They are the mighty Newtons first opponents in division 8.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 24, 2008, 11:06am; Reply: 812
http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=151472&command=displayContent&sourceNode=151455&contentPK=21150798&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 24, 2008, 11:20am; Reply: 813
I'm sure the even more mighty Abatis Solutions will have no problem despatching Northy's lads. We are still smarting from our recent unlucky 8-0 defeat to Tap and Spile 1sts followed by a scandalous 3-2 defeat to their 2nd team. I'm sure we will get back on track tonight in deepest Immingham. Sadly, the Vicar has a thigh strain so I will have to sit out tonight's game.

UTAS
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 24, 2008, 11:48am; Reply: 814
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


1993 have a message for the Grimsby town players on that picture: “We want our tracksuits back!”

Anyway it’s good to see some publicity kicking off but regarding the £10,000 – don’t you think this is a bit too high to be reached? I would love you to get to this figure but despite all the work that has already gone in it will be very difficult to reach
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 24, 2008, 11:51am; Reply: 815
Quoted from Wembley 08


1993 have a message for the Grimsby town players on that picture: “We want our tracksuits back!”

Anyway it’s good to see some publicity kicking off but regarding the £10,000 – don’t you think this is a bit too high to be reached? I would love you to get to this figure but despite all the work that has already gone in it will be very difficult to reach


Yes i now agree that is to high. Were in contact with supermarkets today regarding bag packing events, if we can pull those of then it shouldnt be as much of a difficulty.
Some people have got alot of sponsors already, but i guess its just a case of see how we go.
Posted by: LH, July 24, 2008, 1:08pm; Reply: 816
The tracksuits are ace. Unlucky 8 -0 defeat haha. We lost 4 - 3 to Tower the other week after being 3 - 1 up.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 24, 2008, 1:16pm; Reply: 817
Quoted from LH
The tracksuits are ace. Unlucky 8 -0 defeat haha. We lost 4 - 3 to Tower the other week after being 3 - 1 up.


Lost a Sunday league game years ago after being 7-0 up!! Lost 9-8 I think!!! I was fuming for weeks, in fact I still am now and it must have been 10 years ago. :(
Posted by: blasty, July 24, 2008, 1:33pm; Reply: 818
Quoted from 75
I'm sure the even more mighty Abatis Solutions will have no problem despatching Northy's lads. We are still smarting from our recent unlucky 8-0 defeat to Tap and Spile 1sts followed by a scandalous 3-2 defeat to their 2nd team. I'm sure we will get back on track tonight in deepest Immingham. Sadly, the Vicar has a thigh strain so I will have to sit out tonight's game.

UTAS


Well we the mighty Albion Athletic (mentioned in Northys interview in GET tonight) lost 7-0 to BBS Couriers but bounced back with a 3-2 win over Tap 1sts in the week (the team you lost 8-0 to) but I reckon you should have no problem turning over Northy's mob!!!  ;) :P

Seriously the side he and Rob have assembled wouldnt look out of place in divison 2 (if they all sign!!)  8)
Posted by: 75 (Guest), July 24, 2008, 1:39pm; Reply: 819
Quoted from blasty


Well we the mighty Albion Athletic (mentioned in Northys interview in GET tonight) lost 7-0 to BBS Couriers but bounced back with a 3-2 win over Tap 1sts in the week (the team you lost 8-0 to) but I reckon you should have no problem turning over Northy's mob!!!  ;) :P

Seriously the side he and Rob have assembled wouldnt look out of place in divison 2 (if they all sign!!)  8)


Apparently they are all aged 17-21? Wippersnappers (young and fit) if you ask me. Our bunch of wiley veterans (Useless old men) will murder em (chase their shadow's before collapsing).
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 24, 2008, 2:01pm; Reply: 820
Who ever asked for david cameron to get involved.
Sorry just heard on radio 1 news show, his bikes been nicked ;D ;D under the circumstances not funny,
But i cant stand him so find it rather funny! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: LH, July 24, 2008, 3:45pm; Reply: 821
If we are up to £450 pledged by 10pm tonight, I will shave my head for the cause. Will that open wallets?
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 24, 2008, 3:56pm; Reply: 822
What is the current total now? Is the pledge page on the website up to date?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 24, 2008, 3:57pm; Reply: 823
the pledge on website, is just wats been donated through the website.
We do not have a running total at the minute.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 24, 2008, 9:00pm; Reply: 824
Hey guys,
all riders should of recieved an email today from bike bank - contact@biketothebank.co.uk
If you have not recieved one please can you pm me asap
Thanks
Posted by: Citymariner, July 25, 2008, 3:31am; Reply: 825
hows the legs jon hehe!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 25, 2008, 11:15am; Reply: 826
They wasnt good last night, and there very sore this morning, was struggling to walk but fine now.
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 26, 2008, 4:25pm; Reply: 827
this is just a thought...would it be possible  that on the bike to the bank site another page could be set up  with sign in's for confirmed paricipetants...where we could put in how much we have collected in sponsorship already....this figure could then be added to the pledged total and all of a sudden the figure raised would shoot up and the mementom would get going ....if all 25 of us have managed to get £50 in signed up sponsorship by now  the total would shoot up£1250 and people looking in might be impressed

the totals imputed would have to be annomimos (sp) i would not want it to become a competition....also some how if i log on and put 50 and next week after getting another 25 pounds i log back on and put i have now 75 it needs just to take the 75 and drop the 50 if you know what i mean

i am sure some one could do this  and then send out all the sign ins to the confirmed  idiots doing it

just thought if the web site suddenly started showing good figures it woudl create better feeleing
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 26, 2008, 4:32pm; Reply: 828
Quoted from Brazilnut
this is just a thought...would it be possible  that on the bike to the bank site another page could be set up  with sign in's for confirmed paricipetants...where we could put in how much we have collected in sponsorship already....this figure could then be added to the pledged total and all of a sudden the figure raised would shoot up and the mementom would get going ....if all 25 of us have managed to get £50 in signed up sponsorship by now  the total would shoot up£1250 and people looking in might be impressed

the totals imputed would have to be annomimos (sp) i would not want it to become a competition....also some how if i log on and put 50 and next week after getting another 25 pounds i log back on and put i have now 75 it needs just to take the 75 and drop the 50 if you know what i mean

i am sure some one could do this  and then send out all the sign ins to the confirmed  idiots doing it

just thought if the web site suddenly started showing good figures it woudl create better feeleing


Ive sent this to the website admin, to see if possible.
Good idea.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 27, 2008, 12:20pm; Reply: 829
i dunno whether it would be worth making it a competition - the most sponsors collected get one of the donated gifts?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 27, 2008, 12:59pm; Reply: 830
Not to sure about that, guess it could happen
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 27, 2008, 1:26pm; Reply: 831
competition is good but some people  myself included are shy and find it difficult to ask for sponsorship...also my lads footy  team relies on sponsorship so i am forever asking family  to help that then there is all the stuff schools send home for sponsorship...so it can drain resources

also we are all going to do these 40 miles...we shopuld all feel the same joy in what we achieve and how much good we are doing.....i dont want a fellow fool to think Brazil has raised 200 yet all i got was 175 he is better at this than mer and deserves more plaundits

but that is my opinion.....i will ask everyone i think of  to help me and the thought of winning  a prize will suddenly not make me ask someone else
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 27, 2008, 1:36pm; Reply: 832
has any one looked into the possibility of photo shoots with either lincoln player or lincoln fans doing this on tuesday just to get some more publicity....and why not see if some one could do a bucket walk past round the pitch ..just to get town fans raising some money to kick it off
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 27, 2008, 1:42pm; Reply: 833
Quoted from Brazilnut
competition is good but some people  myself included are shy and find it difficult to ask for sponsorship...also my lads footy  team relies on sponsorship so i am forever asking family  to help that then there is all the stuff schools send home for sponsorship...so it can drain resources

also we are all going to do these 40 miles...we shopuld all feel the same joy in what we achieve and how much good we are doing.....i dont want a fellow fool to think Brazil has raised 200 yet all i got was 175 he is better at this than mer and deserves more plaundits

but that is my opinion.....i will ask everyone i think of  to help me and the thought of winning  a prize will suddenly not make me ask someone else


Agree with you there.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 27, 2008, 1:43pm; Reply: 834
Quoted from Brazilnut
has any one looked into the possibility of photo shoots with either lincoln player or lincoln fans doing this on tuesday just to get some more publicity....and why not see if some one could do a bucket walk past round the pitch ..just to get town fans raising some money to kick it off


We have asked the club if this will be allowed, ive also got in touch with some of the lincoln fans signed up to see what they think.
Ill email lcfc this afternoon asking what they think..
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 27, 2008, 1:46pm; Reply: 835
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


We have asked the club if this will be allowed, ive also got in touch with some of the lincoln fans signed up to see what they think.
Ill email lcfc this afternoon asking what they think..




looks like you got it all covered....thats me back to the beer in the garden then
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 27, 2008, 1:49pm; Reply: 836
I was thinking more of back on the bike not the beer garden ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 27, 2008, 2:47pm; Reply: 837
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


We have asked the club if this will be allowed, ive also got in touch with some of the lincoln fans signed up to see what they think.
Ill email lcfc this afternoon asking what they think..


Sent email to LCFC's
CEO, Marketting manager and Peter Jackson.
Might as well go straight to the top.
Hopefully will get a reply tomoro regarding photo ops
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, July 27, 2008, 2:57pm; Reply: 838
Quoted from Brazilnut
this is just a thought...would it be possible  that on the bike to the bank site another page could be set up  with sign in's for confirmed paricipetants...where we could put in how much we have collected in sponsorship already....this figure could then be added to the pledged total and all of a sudden the figure raised would shoot up and the mementom would get going ....if all 25 of us have managed to get £50 in signed up sponsorship by now  the total would shoot up£1250 and people looking in might be impressed

the totals imputed would have to be annomimos (sp) i would not want it to become a competition....also some how if i log on and put 50 and next week after getting another 25 pounds i log back on and put i have now 75 it needs just to take the 75 and drop the 50 if you know what i mean

i am sure some one could do this  and then send out all the sign ins to the confirmed  idiots doing it

just thought if the web site suddenly started showing good figures it woudl create better feeleing



I see where you are coming from and i have actually got a page up which requires sign in and lets me remove sponsors (such as when people accidently double post).

I will put together an email to go out to all the riders to resolve this as we could definitely do with the sponsor money they have raised individually to be entered on to the site.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 27, 2008, 5:19pm; Reply: 839
ALl riders should of recieved an email detailing how to add your own sponsorship totals to date.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 28, 2008, 11:10am; Reply: 840
i can bring my DSLR tp the lincoln game for pictures if you can get me a press pass Jon. I WOULD LOVE TO DO THIS!!! my dream job is a sports photographer!!!

i would also presumably get in free so there would be a free ticket up for grabs!!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 28, 2008, 5:03pm; Reply: 841
Firstly i will be at the match tomorrow, so would be nice to meet anyone i havent as of yet lol

Ill be bringing loads of sponsorship forms if anyone needs one/two/three etc etc.
If you havent got one please pm me and ill let you know more details.

We sent out an email to all fans regarding rider safety sheets, please if you havent sent it back, please pm me with the details requested so i can get one filled out.

All riders need to sign two copies of a disclaimer form, these i will also be bringing, so if any one wants to sign them tomoro, let me know. Otherwise they are available from the website.

Both forms must be filled out before the day otherwise, you will not official be allowed to ride (under 18's need there forms signing by an adult)

Gym Updates-
Bargate (marinerian/bp vicar/ NewtoN) the manager is holiday untill wednesday so will have details for you wednesday night (hopefully get you started before end of week)
Banana Gyms - Not much happening, ive spoken to each gym and there all for the idea. Sent promo emails/details and they are speaking to sales team/area managers, if nothing heard by wednesday will again speak to them, and make them aware of the importance of getting you in.

Bikes - Big problem with bikes, were not exactly being overwelmed with companies wanting to lend bikes out.
We do need a solution to this, we are going to ring every company listed in yellow pages over this week.
Any other ideas would be great.

Sponsorship - All riders should now be aware of how to add and edit there totals on the website - if not please pm me/josh or meanwoodmariner (preferably meanwood as he is the website owner/admin)
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 28, 2008, 5:58pm; Reply: 842
How many bikes do you have at the min?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 28, 2008, 6:14pm; Reply: 843
4 And so far i know we are needing about 10 more
Posted by: Citymariner, July 28, 2008, 11:28pm; Reply: 844
i know arrow cycles are willing to lend any of their 2nd hand bikes in stock at the time of ride.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 29, 2008, 12:50pm; Reply: 845
We are now featured, on lCFC's Official homepage.
Posted by: barriner, July 29, 2008, 1:23pm; Reply: 846
Some advice needed about the bikes, and it might be one less to borrow.
I have been saving up and going to buy a bike, I went to halfords to have a look earlier and saw some bikes in there. But then I realised I didnt have a clue what I was looking for. The thing that most got me confused, is front suspension good or bad on this ride? I saw the logo from your picture Citymariner and thought maybe this bikes good? Was a Kona Fire mountain? looked a bit small though. Considering I dont know anything I just looked at prices really.

Hmmmm confused I have abit to spend, maybe second hand is a good option?

And thankyou Ticker for the guidance on the fitness etc

Aswell I would of liked to of met up later at the game but go to work!
Posted by: brigg_mariner, July 29, 2008, 2:19pm; Reply: 847
I just wanna say good luck and I will be sponsoring :-)
Posted by: LH, July 29, 2008, 9:41pm; Reply: 848
As you may have seen this evening, we were on the pitch being presented with a signed town shirt which will be auctioned off with all of the proceeds going towards the fund.

Online donations are now pushing £500 with some quite hefty pledges coming in everyday. Hopefully we can get some more money coming in as a few more riders have sponsor forms.
Posted by: alvinghammariner, July 29, 2008, 10:33pm; Reply: 849
I saw the presentation, the only thing though is that BP's poor PA system meant you could barely here what the announcer was saying! hope that shirt goes for a lot of money.  :)
Posted by: Citymariner, July 29, 2008, 11:21pm; Reply: 850
well i have had the time of my life tonight!!

being on the pitch taking those pics and even got some cheeky ones of the players etc.

speaking to Steph and John, who were enthusiastic.

John's face when we asked him to join the ride was funny, stef was well up for it!!

i got some good pics of the ponty and carlsberg or whatever it is called so i will see about doing so fishy exclusive wallpapers.

1 regret - i didn't do a 360 shot of the ground  :(

we have also had some interesting news regarding a few things - jon needs to fully confirm stuff but if it is what the chairmen have said its awesome!!
Posted by: LH, July 29, 2008, 11:23pm; Reply: 851
Agreed, between us can we do a bit of a press release for the site? This thread isn't moving as fast these days. Let's get it moving again.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 29, 2008, 11:28pm; Reply: 852
OK guys firstly a full update will be made 7pm Thursday, that is just to give me chance to confirm things as josh as said.

One thing i can confirm, it is going to be a 3pm Kick off. That is now official confirmed and it will not be changing, so we will be setting off on the day at 7am.

As for other things it will be announced thursday, and it is big exciting news.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 29, 2008, 11:48pm; Reply: 853
i'm really excited - just been looking through the pics. think i'm gonna apply to the FA for a press pass - watching football and doing my hobby is awesome!!

Jon - no sleeping with that shirt now  :P
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 29, 2008, 11:58pm; Reply: 854
Its hung up in my suit jacket protector lol ;D ;D i had a bet on with my neice over tonights score, she won and instead of having the money she wanted the top, started crying when i told her to jog on lol
Posted by: Biccys, July 30, 2008, 8:15am; Reply: 855
Oooh, you tease! What's the news... COME ON, TELL ME, I WON'T TELL ANYONE!!!! I can't wait till thursday!!!

(I hope the club didn't charge for that shirt... My girly arranged a charity do and the cllub "gave" her a signed ball to auction off but charged her £10 for it... )
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 30, 2008, 11:09am; Reply: 856
Quoted from Biccys
Oooh, you tease! What's the news... COME ON, TELL ME, I WON'T TELL ANYONE!!!! I can't wait till thursday!!!

(I hope the club didn't charge for that shirt... My girly arranged a charity do and the cllub "gave" her a signed ball to auction off but charged her £10 for it... )


The club did donate the top free of charge.
Ive recieved a voucher for a signed lincoln ball today (not redemable until after 11th august tho)

Due to what the news is i cant reveal all until it is confirmed again. Although chopper (lcfc fan riding) has put some of it on his messageboards lol
Posted by: Citymariner, July 30, 2008, 4:25pm; Reply: 857
seems donations are starting to flow in!
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 30, 2008, 10:52pm; Reply: 858
i got Dave Smith  our former player and now excellant sec to sponsor me a tenner.....nice one dave
Posted by: BIGChris, July 30, 2008, 11:06pm; Reply: 859
Quoted from Brazilnut
i got Dave Smith  our former player and now excellant sec to sponsor me a tenner.....nice one dave


Have a word with Woodsie- he is well known for being a spendthrift!!! :)
Posted by: ticker_1610, July 30, 2008, 11:22pm; Reply: 860
Any one considering buying a bike for the ride your options are a mountain bike 26 inch wheels loads of gears but  lots of rolling resistance with the tyres and smaller wheels plus if you get front suspension it bobs a lot on uphill sections unless you can lock it out (make it rigid) You can also put slick tyres on to ease facilitate the rolling pace of the tyres. 2nd option is a road bike with rigid forks different gear ratios  and larger wheels than the Mtn Bike but great rolling speed and more efficient. 3rd a hybrid bike which has mountain bike gears to let you get up the hills bigger wheels and good rolling speed, also you sit more upright when riding them. you can also use the hybrid for commuting around town a lot easier than either of the other two, if you decide to ditch the car and keep the fitness gained from the training and the ride. 3 weeks is all it takes for the fitness gains to be lost if exercise isnt continued. John
Posted by: LH, July 30, 2008, 11:26pm; Reply: 861
In the next couple of weeks I'll pick the training up a bit and try to do 70 miles a week. Really looking forward to it now. All I can think about is the feeling of finishing and having a cold beer nice cup of tea.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 30, 2008, 11:30pm; Reply: 862
Quoted from LH
In the next couple of weeks I'll pick the training up a bit and try to do 70 miles a week. Really looking forward to it now. All I can think about is the feeling of finishing and having a cold beer nice cup of tea.


fook that, ill be having beer on ice then ill have the ice for legs  ;D ;D ;D
Ill be ringing in advance from the city boundries to get the beer in the freezer, need a nice cold one, or 4 or 5  ;D ;D
Posted by: Citymariner, July 30, 2008, 11:44pm; Reply: 863
don't worry about your bikes guys - although what has been mentioned by ticker is correct.

unless your riding long travel suspension your not gonna worry about the sag and loss of energy through the forks - some even find the bob rhythmic to help their climb!!

the most important thing is to get the PSI up in the tyres to reduce rolling resistance and get the saddle at the best height for your legs (saddle roughly around the same height as your hips - your leg should not be quite locked out on a full downstroke)

the ride position has lots of varibles, handle bar width, handlebar rise, stem length, stem angle, seat tube length etc... too many variables for us to worry about so it will be about the principles - the things we can change quickly and easily to make the ride as comfortable as possible.

i'm running 8 gears with just a 36t chainring - the route has minimal climbs more drawn out than steep - i can get up a 1 in 4 with those gears.

in terms of tyres - how many are rolling on brand new tyres? if not they have probably been worn down a little reducing rolling resistance and not requiring the need to spend money on slicks.

people are looking at budgets of about £100 for an entire bike. in an ideal world i'd have my stinky-deluxe just for downhill/FR, my chute for DJing but both bikes have to mix it up. i'll probably be riding my old 98 hahanah with bits from other bikes to try and mistach my different stems/ handlebars/ spd's etc to optimise my bike not many though have that privledge.
i think there are 10 people so far (although that has probably reduced now) that require bikes and i think they will be happy aslong as it has 2 wheels and maybe even rod brakes (but as long as the front wheel isn't 10 time sbigger than the front - no matter how comical that would look)

i'm happy to help riders along - sit along side them with a hand on their back and share the pain of a section.  :)
Posted by: Citymariner, July 30, 2008, 11:45pm; Reply: 864
Quoted from LH
In the next couple of weeks I'll pick the training up a bit and try to do 70 miles a week. Really looking forward to it now. All I can think about is the feeling of finishing and having a cold beer nice cup of tea.


if your doing that much make sure you vary the intensity - fitness improvement and endurance is all about keeping the muscles guessing.
Posted by: LH, July 30, 2008, 11:50pm; Reply: 865
I do sunday league (super unused sub) as well so it's not like I'm massively unfit. I find riding out to Brigsley and places like that quite theraputic as well so the training isn't too hard mentally either.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 30, 2008, 11:55pm; Reply: 866
cheeky preview:

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 30, 2008, 11:58pm; Reply: 867
lmfao!
Posted by: Citymariner, July 30, 2008, 11:58pm; Reply: 868
Quoted from LH
I do sunday league (super unused sub) as well so it's not like I'm massively unfit. I find riding out to Brigsley and places like that quite theraputic as well so the training isn't too hard mentally either.


not doubting your fitness mate.

i've been using the army's fitness grade:

green - can hold a sentence druing exercise
yellow - can manage short sentences during exercise
red - should only be able to gasp the odd word

i make sure each training session has an aspect of all 3 to ensure that i'm hitting the right heart rate to improve cardiovascular rather than sitting in the green and just burning calories.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 31, 2008, 12:18am; Reply: 869
I've been out with Brazilnut and we've just been taking it steady so far, together we've already hit the 20 mile mark and i've done 30miles without much problem. Just shows that a pair of fat boys can get half way there already then it'll not be any problem for the rest of you.

By the end of next month we should all be in a position to complete it in around 4hours I reckon, which is a bonus if it gives all all more drinking (i mean collecting donations...  ;)) time!
Posted by: LH, July 31, 2008, 12:24am; Reply: 870
The party will start once we get there. I just hope the players are aware of our achievements.
Posted by: Citymariner, July 31, 2008, 1:10am; Reply: 871
well i'll be in their ice bath so if they don't know they soon will lol.  ;D

Phil, looks like your making some good progress - didn't have you down sa a fat boy though!!

after i've got into the new house i'm going for it but the other way city to town.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, July 31, 2008, 1:28am; Reply: 872
Well i dont think i'll be winning any slimfast of the year competitions but my fitness is coming on slowly...

Ive still got these posters at my house btw, couldn't make the game on mon so can I get them to you somehow soon?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 31, 2008, 10:55am; Reply: 873
wonder what the big news is  ;)

holiday in devon next week and hiring bike out every day and hitting the hills
Posted by: Biccys, July 31, 2008, 11:29am; Reply: 874
When's this 'ere news gonna be announced Lincs?
Posted by: NewtoN, July 31, 2008, 11:34am; Reply: 875
6:30 biccy's :)
Posted by: Brazilnut, July 31, 2008, 12:39pm; Reply: 876
Quoted from tellnoramariner
I've been out with Brazilnut and we've just been taking it steady so far, together we've already hit the 20 mile mark and i've done 30miles without much problem. Just shows that a pair of fat boys can get half way there already then it'll not be any problem for the rest of you.
!


He might be taking it steady ..i am peddling my bottom off and blowing through every orifice


i am fat he isnt...he is also 16 years younger than me......it is like training with the class swat....come on granddad he shouts over his shoulder
Posted by: Citymariner, July 31, 2008, 1:15pm; Reply: 877
Quoted from NewtoN
6:30 biccy's :)


there may be a problem with that now waiting for a call from Jon.
Posted by: Biccys, July 31, 2008, 1:18pm; Reply: 878
I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG NEWT!!!!
Posted by: NewtoN, July 31, 2008, 1:19pm; Reply: 879
josh read your PM's please mate
Posted by: Citymariner, July 31, 2008, 1:19pm; Reply: 880
PM sent
Posted by: LH, July 31, 2008, 3:06pm; Reply: 881
Whats the problem? PM me.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 31, 2008, 6:31pm; Reply: 882
News update 31/07/08 18.30pm

Firstly Guys/Girls I would like to apologise as we was expecting news on more sponsors but due to unforeseen circumstances with a problem being created with the council all time was prioritised sorting this.

I received a phone call today from Humberside police, and they kindly informed me that everything has to go through the councils event and planning committee, I was unaware of this.

We are hoping all is sorted now though, and only small details are left to be sorted, but due to backing from the local police forces and the clubs and the amount of press and local support we are hoping to overcome these problems.

As many saw on Tuesday night we was presented with a signed gtfc shirt and had a chance to speak to the chairman of each club, during this conversation some great things happened, both club chairman have agreed to ride in the event, John Fenty (GTFC Chairman) will either start us off at BP, or will ride With Steff Wright (LCFC Chairman) from the city boundaries.

Steff Wright has also very generously agreed to donate all ticket money from the riders back in to the collection, More details to follow.
With regards to tickets, all riders are reminded you will need to Purchase one, we will set up a meeting with GTFC later towards the time, and hopefully get advanced tickets to ensure all riders have a ticket.

Lcfc chairman Steff Wright has also promised some signed shirts as well as a signed ball (voucher already received.)

With regards to other details.

We can now confirm Ready Rent a Van will be donating a mini bus for this event.

Local Fruit is being donated from A fruit shop on Lamberts Road Grimsby

We are waiting to confirm details from Tesco/Asda and Wilkinson, this will be hopefully by Wednesday night.

Gyms, We are aware of some problems getting passes and are working extremely hard to sort these, we already have 10 passes (6 still available for immingham gym).
With regards to Bargate Fitness, all details will be confirmed on Monday.
We Would just Like to thank Bishop Grot Uni (Lincoln) For allowing Myself and Josh Lane have access to there gym facilities.

We are having HUGE problems getting bikes for the event, so if you have a spare bike or a friend who will lend one for the event please get in touch.
We are working extremely hard to solve this problem.

We are going to be holding a meeting In roughly two weeks, we are going to confirm date time and place in the next update on Wednesday
With a meeting also held on the Friday before the event. (meeting 29/8/08)

A pre-ride will  also be held on the Wednesday before the event its self, a little stroll for riders.

With regards to Charities we would like to thank St Andrews and St Barnabas and Cancer Research UK for their continued support.

For LCFC fans:
A meeting will be set up for all riders in due time, to confirm all details and the routes/times and other important information.

A final Note we would like to thank Gareth (meanwoodmariner on the fishy) for his continual hard work on the website, without him the website wouldnt be possible.


We were expecting a lot more news but as published we are sorry this has become unavailble.
Our next news update will be on Wednesday at 7pm.

If anyone needs more details has any questions please feel free to email us on contact@biketothebank.co.uk

Thank you all for your continued support.

On behalf Of the Bike to the Bank organisers

Jonathan Spurr.
http://Www.biketothebank.co.uk
Posted by: Wembley 08, July 31, 2008, 7:49pm; Reply: 883
Good work.

I don’t want to sound demeaning or anything but have you tried contacting Lincs FM or G.E.T. about the bike situation?

Maybe the can air an interview/publish a story asking for bikes to be borrowed for this event as obviously, you cant have a sponsored bike ride without any bikes!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, July 31, 2008, 7:54pm; Reply: 884
We are sending this news update plus some interviews other bits and bobs to our reporter at the get to hopefully get another report in there, i will appeal for them to do a appeal for companies and people to help.

As for lincs fm and compass they only want to get involved nearer the time.
Posted by: ticker_1610, July 31, 2008, 9:31pm; Reply: 885
Eh City mariner, when your 19 stone the front forks bob and the rythum aint conjusive to the effort, lol. but do 25 road miles on sundays, 15 on saturdays and 120k on turbo, just grinding away as you say steady and intensive keep the body adjusting and guessing. I`m the worlds worst cyclist ask my Rocky ridge like a blamonge on a saddle. usually complete 30 klicks a day on turbo before work and have been doing so for last 2 months, but still find cycling un-natural to me a pusher not a peddler. also work on the treadmill 30 mins at a time and run round whitgift pitch twice a week. Fat but fitish. I must be the heaviest rider, clydedale category.
Posted by: ticker_1610, July 31, 2008, 9:35pm; Reply: 886
Who is the heaviest rider taking part, I reckon I must lead the way at 19 stone. Age 47! Last time I broke my leg gravy spilled out, went for a jog in new nike air vomero 2`s came back in flip flops.
Posted by: LH, July 31, 2008, 10:35pm; Reply: 887
Obviously we still have some hurdles to overcome. I think we should concentrate on Lincs Police to be honest as Humberside only cover about 10% of the ride. I want to sort a ride out for next week sometime for a few of us. From Grimsby down towards Ludborough and back a different way if anybody wants to? Could we also meet before the Tranmere game?
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 31, 2008, 10:39pm; Reply: 888
Can I ask will there be donation buckets at the likes of the Tranmere game inside or even outside the ground?
Posted by: LH, July 31, 2008, 10:40pm; Reply: 889
Yeah I think so too. I would happily stand in a corner collecting.
Posted by: LH, August 1, 2008, 11:23am; Reply: 890
http://www.redimps.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10440~1350510,00.html

Also why can't we have free bus rides to matches?
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 1, 2008, 3:28pm; Reply: 891
how many of you on the day will be wearing cycling shorts.....do you wear anything under neath them...is it just the extrta padding on the bum that you use em for.....what other advantages do they have



have you any idea how repulsive i would look in them
Posted by: LH, August 1, 2008, 3:34pm; Reply: 892
I will be. Got some from Tescos for £8 or something. They are alright and do the job. Don't wear anything underneath as it gets quite err.. humid.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 1, 2008, 6:34pm; Reply: 893
Quoted from ticker_1610
Eh City mariner, when your 19 stone the front forks bob and the rythum aint conjusive to the effort, lol. but do 25 road miles on sundays, 15 on saturdays and 120k on turbo, just grinding away as you say steady and intensive keep the body adjusting and guessing. I`m the worlds worst cyclist ask my Rocky ridge like a blamonge on a saddle. usually complete 30 klicks a day on turbo before work and have been doing so for last 2 months, but still find cycling un-natural to me a pusher not a peddler. also work on the treadmill 30 mins at a time and run round whitgift pitch twice a week. Fat but fitish. I must be the heaviest rider, clydedale category.


lol, like anyone on the ride are gonna have forks that plush!  :P

seems like your getting plenty of riding in in a range of disciplines - you should be well under the 3hour mark for the 40miles. i usually do 80-100 in a day and thats sometime on a heavy downhill rig with boxxer XXX (10inch travel) thankfully i can lock them off!

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 1, 2008, 8:46pm; Reply: 894
Ive recieved some very good news today, which will hopefully see more money raised and alot of smaller detail fall into place.
Also GTST have confirmed they will donate about £100 and ticket money confirmed that it will be coming back to the pot.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 1, 2008, 8:53pm; Reply: 895
good news jon

it's all adding up now :) the £10,000 target is still far away though guys so keep those sponsors coming in ;D
Posted by: ticker_1610, August 1, 2008, 8:55pm; Reply: 896
You must have some serious free time to be able to cover those distances. I am just trying to get some milage in the legs, once the ride is complete I will be stepping up my training and include swimming weights and jogging, should get down to 16 stone by christmas depending on the insulin resistance being overcome.
Posted by: marinerian, August 1, 2008, 9:39pm; Reply: 897
This may sound barmy, but why don't we bike around the pubs in Grimsby and collect money?

Do it after a Town home game or on a nice hot sunday  :)
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 1, 2008, 10:17pm; Reply: 898
Quoted from ticker_1610
Who is the heaviest rider taking part, I reckon I must lead the way at 19 stone. Age 47! Last time I broke my leg gravy spilled out, went for a jog in new nike air vomero 2`s came back in flip flops.


I'm 32, just under 15 stone from 16'2 6 weeks ago so I'm doing okay. (Still can't comfortably fit into my XXL Town shirt though (grrrr). I got my bike today so I'm going on a 12 miles cycle tomorrow morning. I've been usuing my exercise bike and playing a lot of fooball recently. Planning on 3 x 15 mile runs next week and I'm going to step it up by 5 miles each week leading up to 30 mile rides. I've collected 70 quid so far so things are going well.
Posted by: DavidB, August 1, 2008, 11:59pm; Reply: 899
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


With regards to tickets, all riders are reminded you will need to Purchase one, we will set up a meeting with GTFC later towards the time, and hopefully get advanced tickets to ensure all riders have a ticket.



Thanks lincolnsmariner, that's an excellent update, and great news about the signed shirt. There's obviously a lot of work going on to make this happen  - i'm sure it's going to be a great event!

Re: the tickets, whatever you can organise with the two clubs would be very helpful. On previous occasions it's been hard to get tickets for Sincil Bank - it would be disappointing not to be able to buy tickets easily (but whatever happens I'm still going to do the bike ride!). In my case there's a 'support team' of another four (my family) as well as me who'll be driving down from East Yorkshire to help me do this, and I'd really appreciate being able to get tickets for us all without a lot of hassle - happy to pay over the odds if I know it's going towards the sponsorship.

Anything you can sort would be great - then we can just concentrate on getting ready for the ride and sponsorship (the important things!)  
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 2, 2008, 2:58am; Reply: 900
Hopefully ill have chance to speak to John today at the match, if not ill be speaking with the club on monday to see what we can arrange regarding tickets.
A question for everyone not taking part, given the events how would you feel if tickets were put on sale a day early for all riders/support staff and families?
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 2, 2008, 6:56am; Reply: 901
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Hopefully ill have chance to speak to John today at the match, if not ill be speaking with the club on monday to see what we can arrange regarding tickets.
A question for everyone not taking part, given the events how would you feel if tickets were put on sale a day early for all riders/support staff and families?


Obviously, I am taking part but I'll throw my thoughts in. I'd have no problem with riders/support being given access to tickets but I'd draw the line at families. If it looks like we will sell our allocation then the tickets should go to Town fans who travel all over the country to follow their club. They should have first pick after season ticket holders.

Posted by: DavidB, August 2, 2008, 9:16am; Reply: 902
Quoted from 75


Obviously, I am taking part but I'll throw my thoughts in. I'd have no problem with riders/support being given access to tickets but I'd draw the line at families. If it looks like we will sell our allocation then the tickets should go to Town fans who travel all over the country to follow their club. They should have first pick after season ticket holders.



In my case my 'support team' (family) are all committed Town fans - of course  :)

We'd try and get tickets for the match anyway, but have struggled in the past given our distance from BP (although I did spend 6 hours queuing for Newcastle  - time is at a premium and petrol is a bit more expensive these days though!).

So anything that helps will mean we can concentrate on the logistics of getting a bike (and rider) to BP and then all but me to SB.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 2, 2008, 9:36am; Reply: 903
Quoted from DavidB


In my case my 'support team' (family) are all committed Town fans - of course  :)


Marvelous. Sounds like your family is a credit to you. :)

Posted by: alvinghammariner, August 2, 2008, 1:24pm; Reply: 904
I don't mind seeing as most of you would have gone anyway, not like there will be a huge demand for tickets though.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 3, 2008, 3:31pm; Reply: 905
Ok guys,

i need to know who will require a lift in the mini bus and if there is anyone who would be able to offer any other riders a lift back to gy please PM as soon as possible.

We have 11 seats up for grabs it will NOT be done on first come first serve has people have already enquired, but we do need to know who can and cant make there own way back to GY.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 3, 2008, 4:55pm; Reply: 906
Forgot to mention, I had a brief chance to speak to Tim Harvey yesterday (intelliegence officer for gtfc as he reminded me when i asked if he was the liason officer  ;D).
Hes happy with what were doing thinks its "great" that were trying to change things, when i asked him how he was aware of it, it was from this thread and he does often read the fishy....so BP and Ian....its not big brother watching you as you thought its Big Tim  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: marinerian, August 4, 2008, 11:28am; Reply: 907
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Ok guys,

i need to know who will require a lift in the mini bus and if there is anyone who would be able to offer any other riders a lift back to gy please PM as soon as possible.

We have 11 seats up for grabs it will NOT be done on first come first serve has people have already enquired, but we do need to know who can and cant make there own way back to GY.



I will be needing  lift back to or close to Immingham or I will be stuck in Lincoln ??)
Posted by: marinerian, August 4, 2008, 11:29am; Reply: 908
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Forgot to mention, I had a brief chance to speak to Tim Harvey yesterday (intelliegence officer for gtfc as he reminded me when i asked if he was the liason officer  ;D).
Hes happy with what were doing thinks its "great" that were trying to change things, when i asked him how he was aware of it, it was from this thread and he does often read the fishy....so BP and Ian....its not big brother watching you as you thought its Big Tim  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Tim is a decent chap and I usually say hi when I see him at games. Like Alan previous he knows the Town fans.

Maybe see if we can get Tim to give us a lift back, would be amusing to get dropped off in a police van at home....the look on my parents face would be priceless  ;D
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 4, 2008, 1:24pm; Reply: 909
Is everybody bothering to train or is everyone else super fit already? I eased myself in with 10.4 mile round rides to Brigsley to start with. I'm going on my 2nd ride tonight to Caistor 22.4. miles so I'm building up nicely.

How's everyone's training going?
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 4, 2008, 1:30pm; Reply: 910
not been out on my bike in over a week....need to get training seriouslyas last run i did was only about 17 miles
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 4, 2008, 3:37pm; Reply: 911
Havent done much training to the organising that has needed to be done, and then work been keeping me busy has i have to do alot of overtime at min because of re-fit and also cos i need to build time up to get the weekend off for this.
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 4, 2008, 4:43pm; Reply: 912
Just wondering if there was any news on events leading up to the ride...meets etc
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 4, 2008, 4:47pm; Reply: 913
I feel like I've been rodgered by Ron Jeremy! I've acquired cycling shorts now which should alleviate my derrier's distress!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 4, 2008, 4:52pm; Reply: 914
BP has ian spoken to you regarding bargate?


this is a email i recieved this morning thought i would share it with you all:

Good morning and regards to all at bike to the bank,

I'm a Grimsby Town fan living and working in the Czech Republic,

I've been keeping an eye on your progress over the last couple of weeks and thought not only is it a great idea but something I'd like to contribute to as well.  As it would cost me a couple of hundred quid to get back to the UK and take part in the event it really doesn't make sense for me to help out that way. So on Saturday 30th August I'm riding my bike to a local(ish) football match, HFK Olomouc versus Bohemians 1905 (of Prague). I've measured the distance, it's 45.5km's (28 miles) so not as far as you guys are going but I'm sure that I'll be pleased to get off my bike once I get there!

At the moment I'm riding solo (but supported by my missus driving a car and cutting up oranges into little bits) but I suspect that one or two of the other Army guys here may join in once they get back from leave next week.

I'm shamelessly using your web site as reference but don't require any support other then your permission for me to carry on doing so - I have no idea what I might be able to raise in sponsorship at the moment but as I'm the only Yellow belly on the team here I intend to raise my money "only" for Cancer Reasearch as to identify to local charities won't attract quite so much support here.

Anyway, that's all I have to tell you at the moment, I'll keep you updated as things progress over here and if you have any questions or suggestions for me my contact details are;

Sgt Tim Mosey
BMATT (CZ)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 4, 2008, 4:53pm; Reply: 915
I think a meeting is to be set up b4 the carling cup game.
Leon is arranging this.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 4, 2008, 4:55pm; Reply: 916
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
BP has ian spoken to you regarding bargate?


Yep, he's texted me. Ian has sorted a joint induction on Wednesday. Should be very painful indeed.
Thanks for sorting it. You're doing a fine job.
Posted by: ticker_1610, August 4, 2008, 5:01pm; Reply: 917
BP, thought you looked trimmer on Saturday. Wish it was that easy for me to shred weight, been dieting since feb and training since June lost 2 and half stone, My diabetes prevents my body burning off the fat so its just a hard slow slog, but another 2 stone by christmas would be fine. I do train 10 hours minimum a week.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 4, 2008, 5:02pm; Reply: 918
Not a prob bp.

With regards to the official site:
An updated list off riders is to be published in next few days, if your not on it or your reason for doing it please email contact@biketothebank.co.uk
This ensures i have you on our lists, this also includes any support staff.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 4, 2008, 5:25pm; Reply: 919
Quoted from ticker_1610
BP, thought you looked trimmer on Saturday. Wish it was that easy for me to shred weight, been dieting since feb and training since June lost 2 and half stone, My diabetes prevents my body burning off the fat so its just a hard slow slog, but another 2 stone by christmas would be fine. I do train 10 hours minimum a week.


Flattery will get you everywhere, hehe. 2 and a half stone is a lot of weight. The diabetes makes your acheivement even more impressive.

I've been playing a lot of football, trouble is I'm a goalie so apart from my footy on a Tuesday night (just a kickabout), training for my Sunday side means I should really go in goal. I played in midfield yesterday, grabbed 2 of our 3 goals and set the other up from a free kick. A nifty volley and a thunderbolt into the top corner!! (I reckon it was in anyway. Jumpers for goalposts and that!! lol).

I'm enjoying bike training, England's countryside is spot on when you take the time to look around. I'm actually looking forward to my ride to Caistor and back tonight.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 4, 2008, 9:32pm; Reply: 920
Hells bells. The hill at Cabourne was a bit of a sodomist but I'm still alive! My hamstrings are both objecting to the abuse but they'll do what they are told.

2 hours and 20 minutes to do 22.4 miles. Not sure I had much left in the tank which is a worry but that part of the A46 is quite hilly (I think). :(
Posted by: barralad, August 4, 2008, 9:48pm; Reply: 921
Quoted from 75
Hells bells. The hill at Cabourne was a bit of a sodomist but I'm still alive! My hamstrings are both objecting to the abuse but they'll do what they are told.

2 hours and 20 minutes to do 22.4 miles. Not sure I had much left in the tank which is a worry but that part of the A46 is quite hilly (I think). :(


Sounds an amazing time to me (admittedly a non-cyclist.)  I went up that hill in a car last night and was out of breath. Very impressive.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 4, 2008, 9:58pm; Reply: 922
Quoted from barralad


Sounds an amazing time to me (admittedly a non-cyclist.)  I went up that hill in a car last night and was out of breath. Very impressive.


I didn't look so impressive when I turned green! I felt envy watching the cars ease their way up Caborne hill as I gasped for air!
Posted by: barralad, August 4, 2008, 10:05pm; Reply: 923
Quoted from 75


I didn't look so impressive when I turned green! I felt envy watching the cars ease their way up Caborne hill as I gasped for air!


As long as it was racing green..
Posted by: LH, August 4, 2008, 10:14pm; Reply: 924
I would like to arrange a meet for all riders and organisers before the game with Tranmere next week in the Imp at about 6.30. I will confirm this in a seperate Thread on wednesday I should think.
Posted by: lislemariner, August 4, 2008, 11:15pm; Reply: 925
Cycled to Scunthorpe on Saturday for the match. That was the furthest I've done so far, about 28 miles each way (from Healing). Managed it ok but I realise the route is nowhere near as testing as the one to Lincoln. Also I was able to potter along at my own pace and I know I will need to increase that pace to keep up with all you young uns at the end of the month!
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 4, 2008, 11:16pm; Reply: 926
Quoted from lislemariner
Cycled to Scunthorpe on Saturday for the match. That was the furthest I've done so far, about 28 miles each way (from Healing). Managed it ok but I realise the route is nowhere near as testing as the one to Lincoln. Also I was able to potter along at my own pace and I know I will need to increase that pace to keep up with all you young uns at the end of the month!


56 miles? My God.

Posted by: lislemariner, August 4, 2008, 11:20pm; Reply: 927
Not all in one day!
Stayed at b&b in order to recharge batteries and came back on sunday
Posted by: marinerian, August 4, 2008, 11:36pm; Reply: 928
I'm dreading this but looking forward to plenty of gym work on the bikes and tread mills and plenty of weights for the legs too.

My mate is lending me a bike so going to start biking every day, and increase the distance each day :)

An old Town shirt will act as my lycra shirt nice and tight so wind resistant  hehe
Posted by: Steve_gtfc, August 4, 2008, 11:57pm; Reply: 929
I cycled to North Thorseby and back (healing) yesterday via work then through the back of humberston and the villages, returning down the A16 into grimsby and home via my nanna's. That was 34 miles and ive done a further 35miles today so getting ther gradually  :). The only problem is finding the time around work  :(
Posted by: LH, August 5, 2008, 12:06am; Reply: 930
Bloody hell, I've done nothing of significance. Doing my house (Town Centre) to BP for Tranmere tickets and home via Humbo tomorrow.
Posted by: Steve_gtfc, August 5, 2008, 12:17am; Reply: 931
Yeh, ive started biking to work everyday from healing which is 5.5 miles each way which has been good. Other than that just doa  longer one every now n again when friends or collegues wanna go with me, get bit bored on my own
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 5, 2008, 7:15pm; Reply: 932
sorry topress this poiunt again but what advantage do cycling shorts have.....is it just the padded bum or do they help in any other ways...alowing thighs to breath..stop  chaffing etc ????
need to know as i am not looking a prat just for a cushion on my bum
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 5, 2008, 7:34pm; Reply: 933
Quoted from Brazilnut
sorry topress this poiunt again but what advantage do cycling shorts have.....is it just the padded bum or do they help in any other ways...alowing thighs to breath..stop  chaffing etc ????
need to know as i am not looking a prat just for a cushion on my bum


I've acquired a pair of cycling shorts. Believe me, looking a twit will be the least of your worries if you don't wear them. I had a long run the other day with normal shorts and a seriously long run (for me) last night wearing cycle shorts. My bottom thanked me for the latter.
Posted by: lislemariner, August 5, 2008, 7:49pm; Reply: 934
Cycling shorts are a must over long distances and on the longer rides when you're in the saddle for more than an hour or two, Assos Cream really does help with chafing. It has 100% natural ingredients. It prevents bacterial and fungal infections that cause saddle sores, and keeps you cool by reducing friction.

On a Lance Armstrong documentary which I watched a few months ago, Lance was filmed applying a large amount of Assos cream to his shorts, and said he never leaves home without it.

Also on a a TdF stage on TV some years ago there was a great moment when the team doctor pulled up to next to a rider, pulled down his shorts, and hit him with a big glob of Assos while the cameras were rolling? I'll have to look on youtube for that one!

Now I know we have no Lance Armstrongs taking part in this ride but I can assure you it works wonders for mere mortals as well. Quite expensive but worth every penny

One of many links below

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/-_-/5360031286/
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 5, 2008, 10:01pm; Reply: 935
OK, josh was trying to explain the benefits of shorts yesterday to me, didnt work. that does.

On other matters i know i said a news update would be published tomoro (wed) but due to meetings tomoro and thursday the update will be thursday night (depending if i go to trust meeting or not) or friday night.
Sorry for inconvience but better to hold off with the update untill after meetings have taken place.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 5, 2008, 11:35pm; Reply: 936
A little question:
Ive just sent an email out regarding a meeting on tuesday all riders and support staff should of recieved this, if you havent please check your junk box and contact me via pm or contact@biketothebank.co.uk
asap please
thanks
Jon
Posted by: LH, August 5, 2008, 11:37pm; Reply: 937
Thats also for anyone who wants to help. We also need people who can hold buckets and beg for money on saturday and tuesday.
Posted by: barriner, August 6, 2008, 12:03pm; Reply: 938
Swapped shifts for tuesday so thats good.
I am going to velo today to get some shorts and some gloves and look into a buying a bike, my training isnt going the best due to lack of a bike.
I am going to put the sponser form up in the pub aswell to get as many sponsers as possible.
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 12:25pm; Reply: 939
Just wondering if we had any breaks planned into the ride?
Posted by: north wall, August 6, 2008, 1:06pm; Reply: 940
the question might have been asked but what will you do if the lincs ob make it a 12:00 Kick off
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 6, 2008, 1:09pm; Reply: 941
Quoted from gtfcforever
Just wondering if we had any breaks planned into the ride?


Yeah, a couple of days a time would do?
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 1:26pm; Reply: 942
Are you that unfit BP? haha
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 1:53pm; Reply: 943
Quoted from north wall
the question might have been asked but what will you do if the lincs ob make it a 12:00 Kick off


They wont, Kick off is official confirmed as 3pm from both the police and LCFC.
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 6, 2008, 3:15pm; Reply: 944
Quoted from gtfcforever
Just wondering if we had any breaks planned into the ride?


they better be....or a tow rope will be needed
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 3:30pm; Reply: 945
plan so far:
6.45am Pictures for GET at Bp
7am leave BP
8am first break at north Thorsby (9.8 miles) 10-15mins
9.30am-10am Second Break at Grimblethorpe 1/2 way point meeting place for LCFC riders 10mins (13.8 miles)
11.30am break at wragby 10 mins (10.4 miles)
12.30pm break at city boundaries (meet with chairs) 15mins. (8.6 miles)
1pm arrive at SB (2.9 miles)

Now it dont take a mathematician to work out thats 45.5 miles, so obviously that is wrong, a more detailed route and stopping plan will be devised thats just one ive done in last 5 mins, for a guide.
55 mins worth of breaks. To much or To litte?
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 6, 2008, 3:38pm; Reply: 946
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
plan so far:
6.45am Pictures for GET at Bp
7am leave BP
8am first break at north Thorsby (9.8 miles) 10-15mins
9.30am-10am Second Break at Grimblethorpe 1/2 way point meeting place for LCFC riders 10mins (13.8 miles)
11.30am break at wragby 10 mins (10.4 miles)
12.30pm break at city boundaries (meet with chairs) 15mins. (8.6 miles)
1pm arrive at SB (2.9 miles)

Now it dont take a mathematician to work out thats 45.5 miles, so obviously that is wrong, a more detailed route and stopping plan will be devised thats just one ive done in last 5 mins, for a guide.
55 mins worth of breaks. To much or To litte?


thought there was talk of a pub opening up for toilet use and possibility of refreshments available

also second section looks long without abreak.........my line of thought was after first section which seems about right to have the breaks coming closer together...as legs get tired and bums get sore
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 3:52pm; Reply: 947
Quoted from Brazilnut


thought there was talk of a pub opening up for toilet use and possibility of refreshments available

also second section looks long without abreak.........my line of thought was after first section which seems about right to have the breaks coming closer together...as legs get tired and bums get sore


Wragby and grimblethorpe still TBC
will change the timings round easily done
Posted by: Citymariner, August 6, 2008, 4:13pm; Reply: 948
i'm alive!!!

finally got internet back in my new place. the GF's happy too she has 90 channels at her disposal.

me and jon did 24 miles in 90mins the other day on a very hard gym program (strength test)

something that did crop up was how one of us was really hot and the other quite cool - the top you wear seems to make a difference - footy tops are no good in the gym!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 4:14pm; Reply: 949
nope ur right about that. ill be wearing me st barnabas t-shirt today lol
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, August 6, 2008, 5:40pm; Reply: 950
Sponsorship raised on the website has crashed through the £1000 barrier!
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 9:31pm; Reply: 951
Just done first bit of training in almost 2 weeks, and hit the 20 mile mark, and i dont feel all that bad
Posted by: LH, August 6, 2008, 9:33pm; Reply: 952
I don't feel too bad after doing 15 this afternoon. Hopefully get out to Louth on Tuesday.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 9:35pm; Reply: 953
i done about 10miles in total today and in total agony, my knee is having serious probs at min. :o :o :o :o
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 9:45pm; Reply: 954
what happened with ya knee jon? have you injured it before?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 9:48pm; Reply: 955
I have lots of problems with my knees have done since i was younger.
I damaged it 6 weeks ago and its never fully recovered and just pushed it over the last week, so going to avoid the gym untill monday now, just do a bit of swimming instead, that normally helps.
Im gonna go see my physio on friday afternoon and get an xray if the pain doesnt die down over the next two days.
But with tomorrow being extremely busy i doubt it will.
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 9:51pm; Reply: 956
In that case mate if you manage the 40 you deserve total respect!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 9:53pm; Reply: 957
I dont have any doubts about the actually event, i will push my body to the limits, if it means busting my knee i will, im not bothered, ive put alot of my time into this, im not going to only do half the job.
I think anyone who completes this deserves total respect, the amount of work they will have to do is unreal.
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 9:55pm; Reply: 958
Whats the route like? are we taking the flatter route?
Posted by: LH, August 6, 2008, 9:57pm; Reply: 959
I've got bad knees as well actually. Give me a lot of grief when its cold. From pagging people around in my drinking on the streets days.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 9:59pm; Reply: 960
Quoted from gtfcforever
Whats the route like? are we taking the flatter route?


were taking the a16.
If you go on http://www.biketothebank.co.uk and info/updates page the map of the route is on there or a link
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 10:02pm; Reply: 961
What kind of speed are we looking at averaging? i normally keep to a steady 12-15 mph
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 10:03pm; Reply: 962
So basically pretty damn hilly lol
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 10:05pm; Reply: 963
Its not hilly lol
Average speed is 12mph obviously more the better though BUT ITS NOT A RACE.
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 10:11pm; Reply: 964
Dont know the A16 all that well....can count on 1 hand the number of times iv used it, obviously living out of town i get on the M180 then up the A15 if im heading out that way
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 6, 2008, 10:14pm; Reply: 965
I believe its the flatter/ safer option but slightly longer, correct me if im wrong, dont drive and the route was devised by josh (citymariner) and Barrimariner (sommet like that) ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: gtfcforever, August 6, 2008, 10:20pm; Reply: 966
thatl do me then :D
Posted by: LH, August 6, 2008, 11:22pm; Reply: 967
Been aiming for 10mph average which is a fair steady speed. Managed to get my average to about 11 today which I was chuffed with.
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 7, 2008, 9:47pm; Reply: 968
had my right knee drained 3 times since a footie injury 3 years ago , ...doc has refused to drain it any more as i keep going back and trying to play....the 3 20 milers i have done has made it come uplike a ballon.........and to confuse matters ...i think i am now favouring it and consequentley my left knee has started to hurt  going up and down stairs etc

i ma getting worried this may stop me....dont know if to pullout ...continue training ...or stop training and just do it on the day
Posted by: LH, August 7, 2008, 11:24pm; Reply: 969
Obviously we don't want to permanently disable you so I would go with the not train and just do it on the day. Can't have you wimping out on us now ;)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 8, 2008, 5:33pm; Reply: 970
We have a news update for you all at 7pm
Please check back just after 7pm for this.
Posted by: Hameln Mariner, August 8, 2008, 5:43pm; Reply: 971
Gents,

A quick update from the Czech Republic  for the "other" bike ride on the 30th.  I've just got back from my first long ride this afternoon - 20kms.  Now I see what all the debate about padded bike shorts is all about.  Having said that when it started to rain cats and dogs at about the half way point (typical) my GTFC diadora rain jacket (circa 1994) proved to be just the job.  Not only am I doing my thing to raise money like you guys but also spreading the word of GTFC in south Moravia. Well I would have been if everyone hadn't gone indoors and missed the nutter out on a bike in a rainstorm.

Anyway - keep up the good work, I'll keep you all posted about how the GTFC Fan Club Moravia Branch (me) is getting on from time to time and fingers crossed for some better weather for my next ride on sunday.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 8, 2008, 6:39pm; Reply: 972
  
News Update, Thursday 08th August 2008. 7PM.

Firstly apologies, for having to put this news update back 24 hours this was due to the amount of meetings myself and Josh (citymariner) had yesterday, we felt it more appropriate to wait until the outcome of these.

On Wednesday 06/08 we had a meeting with St Barnabas which we felt was very successful.
On the outcome of this meeting, we received about 15 t-shirts in various sizes (even two for both mascots).
We have been promised buckets, and (Josh’s words) Hand held coin shakers, for the day and the home match before and after the event. If you wouldn’t mind holding one please contact us via official website.
We also got some more contacts regarding other things which I will go into more detail later on.

On Thursday 07/08 we had four official BTTB meetings.

We started off with LCFC/LCST; this again was a huge successful meeting for us (BTTB).
We received a sign shirt which will be auctioned off along with a signed ball on the day at the trust suite at the ground, these are done often with LCFC items, and we are expecting to raise about £300 from both items.
We discussed the planned events for the day and with abit of discussion it has been agreed that ALL bikes will be stored on LCFC’s astro turfs which will be guarded by 2 lcfc stewards.
All bikes will be processed via a ticketing system, this will also be used on other things which are detailed further down.
We then had to dash from Lincoln to Grimsby to meet with the telegraph to put out an appeal for things (detailed below), we are hoping this will be in Saturdays (09/08) or Mondays (11/08) Telegraph.

We met with St Andrew’s this was just a briefing and regarding t-shirts, St Andrews will be loaning t-shirts/bibs for riders on the day, these will need to be returned.
Our final official meeting was with the Glory Hunter, we did a short piece with him, which he will put onto his blog and hopefully onto the match video.

T-shirts:
We will have a selection off t-shirts from the three charities, we are also going to be wearing official fishy t-shirts, all t-shirts will feature our sponsor’s logos on them.
We will need to know peoples t-shirt sizes but this will be done on Tuesday.

Meeting:
This meeting is being held, for a briefing, a update and also for riders to be given a BTTB card, and to answer any questions, and for all riders to meet each other.
Also for Disclaimer forms to be signed, and rider safety sheets to be checked/signed.
If you can attend please make the effort to come along, it is being held at the imp at 6.30pm in the function room. Anyone is welcome, riders/support staff/sponsors or people interested to know more.
If you are unavailable to attend please contact us via contact@biketothebank.co.uk asap please.

BTTB Cards.
These cards will be used to identify all riders, and will be used on your bikes and bags. To ensure all property and bikes go to the correct people.

Ticket News.
All riders and support staff WILL be allowed to get exclusive advanced tickets.
To get your tickets you will need to use your BTTB card as your number will be crossed off, the rider MUST purchase the ticket, if you are unable, the person collecting on your behalf MUST take some form of id for yourself and there self.
This is to ensure all riders get tickets and to ensure the club isn’t flooded by people wanting to get tickets quicker.
More details of this will be discussed on Tuesday with dates of when you can get your ticket from.

Appeals:
We are looking for a company who would like to be a major sponsor, and purchase the Fishy t-shirts.
We are in desperate need of Bikes, so if you have a spare one/two please get in touch via the official website. If your friendly with your neighbours and they have one spare please beg them on our behalf for them for the day.
We are looking for 3 more transit vans/drivers, and 2 support cars/drivers.
WE STILL NEED LCFC RIDERS, CONTACT US contact@biketothebank.co.uk
We are now not limiting the number of riders BUT there are strict guidelines in place regarding riders.

Most people who use the buses will see our poster as it is now on EVERY bus in east midlands/GY clee areas.

We are now in strict liaison with Humberside police who are liaising with Lincolnshire police.

Come Tuesday we are hoping a lot to happen and will give the next news update at the meeting.
This will be minute and put onto all necessary sites with the news update.

On Behalf of Bike to the Bank
Jonathan Spurr
http://www.biketothebank.co.uk
contact@biketothebank.co.uk
Posted by: wrighty88, August 8, 2008, 11:16pm; Reply: 973
Cant make the game Tuesday got  team training. But will get forms and cards off you asp or print the disclaimers off the site. john
Posted by: Citymariner, August 9, 2008, 6:38pm; Reply: 974
i'm looking into creating e-version membership cards for those that can not make the meeting, there is also the possibility of mailing the membership cards.

the membership cards will give advanced ticket purchase as well as access to your equipment - bike and clothes etc.

there will be a briefing before the ride for health and safety etc.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 9, 2008, 9:36pm; Reply: 975
Quoted from Citymariner
i'm looking into creating e-version membership cards for those that can not make the meeting, there is also the possibility of mailing the membership cards.

the membership cards will give advanced ticket purchase as well as access to your equipment - bike and clothes etc.

there will be a briefing before the ride for health and safety etc.


Josh your meant to be on HOLIDAY.
Stop worrying about this. (until tuesday)
Posted by: Wembley 08, August 10, 2008, 2:09pm; Reply: 976
keep up the good work guys

dont want to sound downbeat but the major issue in your plan is bikes - you have more riders than bikes!

Surely thre will be a point where if you haven't found enoguh bikes for the riders, you will have to turn away riders?
Posted by: Citymariner, August 10, 2008, 2:47pm; Reply: 977
sorry jon!!!

right the membership cards for those who have given full rider details (medical form with date of birth and postcode) have been done

you will all have a unique number that will correspond with GTFC's list for advanced tickets etc.

right there are a few forum users that have missing info that i need

Marinerian - datre of birth
LH - Date of birth

i'm missing all rider information from:
Name
Alex Green
David Finney
Dean Liley
Edward Newton
Grant Bailey
Jon Spurr
Jordan Houlstan
Lee Chrisnall
Mathew Harris
Mathew Newton
Mathew Watkinson
Steve Claybourn
Steven Burnett
Tom Curtis

we require:

Full Name
DOB
Address with postcode
Contact Phone Number
Medical History (if serious)
Long term Medication
A secondary contact in case of emergency - Name, relation and number

remember, quicker this info gets the quicker i can get your cards done ready for tuesday to get advanced tickets (this will not affect STH's really but still need your info)

no info - no ride policy has to be used to cover ourselves.

if there are any names missing and you know you have not sent the required rider detail info then please send to either:
contact@biketothebank.co.uk
or through PM:
Lincolnsmariner or citymariner

Cheers,

Josh  
(its sunny in mablethorpe today!)
Posted by: Citymariner, August 10, 2008, 2:54pm; Reply: 978
Quoted from Wembley 08
keep up the good work guys

dont want to sound downbeat but the major issue in your plan is bikes - you have more riders than bikes!

Surely thre will be a point where if you haven't found enoguh bikes for the riders, you will have to turn away riders?



we only have 3 on the database that are fully signed up requiring a bike. but i understand the concern its on our agenda.
Posted by: Wembley 08, August 10, 2008, 3:19pm; Reply: 979
ah right, i thought it was more than that ;D

Posted by: NewtoN, August 10, 2008, 3:22pm; Reply: 980
josh, i gave my info to jon, he also has my bro's
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 10, 2008, 5:10pm; Reply: 981
what do you still need off me

not sure if i can make it Tuesday yet

i no longer need a bike...i will do it on my penny farthing
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 10, 2008, 6:51pm; Reply: 982
We would ask anyone who can make it to please attend, were hoping it wont take to long.
As far as im aware there will be the glory hunter and the GET there interviewing ppl.
Posted by: LH, August 10, 2008, 8:26pm; Reply: 983
My birthdate is 20/12/1989.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 10, 2008, 9:02pm; Reply: 984
Quoted from Citymariner
sorry jon!!!

right there are a few forum users that have missing info that i need

Marinerian - datre of birth
LH - Date of birth

i'm missing all rider information from:
Name
Alex Green
David Finney
Dean Liley
Grant Bailey
Jon Spurr
Jordan Houlstan
Lee Chrisnall
Mathew Harris
Mathew Newton
Mathew Watkinson
Steve Claybourn
Steven Burnett
Tom Curtis

we require:

Full Name
DOB
Address with postcode
Contact Phone Number
Medical History (if serious)
Long term Medication
A secondary contact in case of emergency - Name, relation and number

remember, quicker this info gets the quicker i can get your cards done ready for tuesday to get advanced tickets (this will not affect STH's really but still need your info)

no info - no ride policy has to be used to cover ourselves.

if there are any names missing and you know you have not sent the required rider detail info then please send to either:
contact@biketothebank.co.uk
or through PM:
Lincolnsmariner or citymariner

Cheers,

Josh  
(its sunny in mablethorpe today!)


hes even put that down on that list!!!
Ian we also need a contact number for you.
Yes newton i do have your details, just transferring all riders details from rider sheets to new database that the club will be using, so it is vital that if you havent give them (even if your name isnt on that list) to give them asap.
If you know anyones details on there please pm me with them as well please.
Posted by: LH, August 10, 2008, 9:04pm; Reply: 985
Does this mean we can't skank another ticket using our season tickets? .. obviously if we wanted to. Like I would. Just asking..
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 10, 2008, 10:44pm; Reply: 986
Erm not sure on that one, all these cards are for is for riders to get there tickets in advanced to ensure they all have some.
Posted by: LH, August 10, 2008, 10:46pm; Reply: 987
So we can get more than one? Ideally I need four. 2 cars and drivers and me and my girlfriend who wants to see her little cousin as mascot for the Imps.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 10, 2008, 10:49pm; Reply: 988
Further to Josh's request off details, here is the list of riders we have so far.
Required info highlighted in bold writting please get this to us asap.
riders name a-z
alec gilliant
alex green
Andy Cook (LCFC)
Barry Evans - contact number
Brian Garrill (LCFC)
David Blastland
David Booth
David Finney (LCFC)
Dean Campbell
Dean Liley (LCFC)
Edward Newton - Dob - contact number
Edward Wright (lcfc)
Grant Baily - all Details
Howard Smith
Ian Blakemore - dob contact number
James Stolworthy
Jason Paget
John Miles Jr
John Wright
Jon Spurr
Jordan Houlston
Josh Lane
Julie Hostad
Leon Harding
Liam Morris
Luke Ohara - dob email
Martin Burns
Matthew Lond
Matthew Newton
Matthew Watkinson - all details required.
Michael Burns
Peter Salsbury
Phil Patton
Ryan Niles
Sharon Wilkinson - all details
Steve Claybourn  - all details
Steve Turner
Steven Burnett - all details
Steven Burns
Tom Curtiss - all details
Vicky Lamb

If your name is not on this list, please get in touch with us asap.
Posted by: LH, August 10, 2008, 10:53pm; Reply: 989
I can sort Luke O'Hara, Grant Baily Matty Wokko and Tom Curtiss. Tom is on holiday until next saturday but the other three will be easy, Luke is coming on tuesday as is Alec Gilly and Baily.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 10, 2008, 10:56pm; Reply: 990
Ok cheers for that leon.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 11, 2008, 11:47am; Reply: 991
Quoted from Wembley 08
keep up the good work guys

dont want to sound downbeat but the major issue in your plan is bikes - you have more riders than bikes!


Surely thre will be a point where if you haven't found enoguh bikes for the riders, you will have to turn away riders?


We have put out an appeal for bikes via the GET and hopefully we will have a good response.
We will not stop trying to get bikes untill the day before, we hope we dont have to turn people away, and im sure all will be fine, bit of work and commitment goes along way.

1000th post had to come on this thread!!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 11, 2008, 12:02pm; Reply: 992
Here is a up-to-date  list of the ages of riders, i know some people were interested in the ages.
As you can all see it is all varied.

16 x 4
18 x 4
19 x 1
20 x 3
22 x 1
23 x 2
29 x 1
31 x 1
32 x 1
34 x 2
35 x 1
41 x 1
42 x 2
44 x 1
45 x 2
47 x 1
54 x 1
59 x 1
62 x 1
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 11, 2008, 12:08pm; Reply: 993
BP and Ian hows your 1-1 training going at GY college?
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 11, 2008, 2:06pm; Reply: 994
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
BP and Ian hows your 1-1 training going at GY college?


Going really well. I've been a few times I overdid it a bit on Friday, couldn't move my arms on Saturday. Luckily, I had recovered for yesterday as I played in the charity tournament at the Chartdale club (I'm a goalie). I'm going tonight and I'm going to punish myself following a less than healthy weekend!

Thanks again for sorting it for us.

Blakey, if you read this and wanna meet me at the gym I'll be there from 5.15pm. I've left my mobile at home.

UTM
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 11, 2008, 2:23pm; Reply: 995
I believe ive sorted some more gym passes this time for cleethorpes, the manager has agreed to it, just waiting on the sales team to ring me regarding info.
For all those who want a clee pass pm me asap please,
Posted by: BIGChris, August 11, 2008, 4:04pm; Reply: 996
Quoted from Citymariner
sorry jon!!!

right the membership cards for those who have given full rider details (medical form with date of birth and postcode) have been done

you will all have a unique number that will correspond with GTFC's list for advanced tickets etc.

right there are a few forum users that have missing info that i need

Marinerian - datre of birth
LH - Date of birth

i'm missing all rider information from:
Name
Alex Green
David Finney
Dean Liley
Edward Newton
Grant Bailey
Jon Spurr
Jordan Houlstan
Lee Chrisnall
Mathew Harris
Mathew Newton
Mathew Watkinson
Steve Claybourn
Steven Burnett
Tom Curtis

we require:

Full Name
DOB
Address with postcode
Contact Phone Number
Medical History (if serious)
Long term Medication
A secondary contact in case of emergency - Name, relation and number

remember, quicker this info gets the quicker i can get your cards done ready for tuesday to get advanced tickets (this will not affect STH's really but still need your info)

no info - no ride policy has to be used to cover ourselves.

if there are any names missing and you know you have not sent the required rider detail info then please send to either:
contact@biketothebank.co.uk
or through PM:
Lincolnsmariner or citymariner

Cheers,

Josh  
(its sunny in mablethorpe today!)


Does this mean that it is ONLY the riders who can secure their match tickets in advance? As the mini bus driver to transport some of you weary people back I'd like to know I have a match ticket ( don't suppose we will sell out anyway!)
Posted by: marinerian, August 11, 2008, 7:07pm; Reply: 997
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
BP and Ian hows your 1-1 training going at GY college?


I went friday and today for 2 hours for both sessions and by heck I ache like a barsteward!

I'm hoping my mate will have his bike sorted soon so I can get on the road. I really can't afford to buy one, got bleeding MOT,service and car tax this month as well as both parents birthdays and other expenses, August is a shite month  :(

I have done plenty on the treadmill and some on the bikes,I'm not worried just going to enjoy the bike ride if i collapse least I'll get there by ambulance lol
Posted by: Hameln Mariner, August 11, 2008, 7:20pm; Reply: 998
Here we go gents, your update from the Moravian Mariner.

I've now got a couple more of the guys here roped in so at least I'm not riding by myself. Can someone please tell the Russians or Georgians not to invade Central Europe that day as the British Army will be riding bikes to a football match in the Czech Republic and unavailable for other duties.

I got out and did a 25 mile ride yesterday and without getting too full of myself, whisper it quietly, actually enjoyed it. And yes padded shorts are definately the way forward.  An added bonus later on in the day was that the team that I'm riding to go and see play, (1 HFK Olomouc) won again and are top of the Czech 2nd division so not only is the whole idea of the ride a good idea but I might even get to see a decent game at the end of it.  

Keep smiling!
Posted by: 0ld timer, August 11, 2008, 8:37pm; Reply: 999
Quoted from Hameln Mariner
Here we go gents, your update from the Moravian Mariner.

I've now got a couple more of the guys here roped in so at least I'm not riding by myself. Can someone please tell the Russians or Georgians not to invade Central Europe that day as the British Army will be riding bikes to a football match in the Czech Republic and unavailable for other duties.

I got out and did a 25 mile ride yesterday and without getting too full of myself, whisper it quietly, actually enjoyed it. And yes padded shorts are definately the way forward.  An added bonus later on in the day was that the team that I'm riding to go and see play, (1 HFK Olomouc) won again and are top of the Czech 2nd division so not only is the whole idea of the ride a good idea but I might even get to see a decent game at the end of it.  

Keep smiling!


best of luck
Posted by: BIGChris, August 11, 2008, 9:00pm; Reply: 1000
Just had to post to make it 1000 on this thread!
Posted by: mrsd, August 11, 2008, 9:24pm; Reply: 1001
Quoted from BIGChris
Just had to post to make it 1000 on this thread!


Glory seeker!

Posted by: BIGChris, August 11, 2008, 9:53pm; Reply: 1002
Quoted from mrsd


Glory seeker!



You can tell what an exciting life I lead!
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 12, 2008, 1:00am; Reply: 1003
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Here is a up-to-date  list of the ages of riders, i know some people were interested in the ages.
As you can all see it is all varied.

16 x 4
18 x 4
19 x 1
20 x 3
22 x 1
23 x 2
29 x 1
31 x 1
32 x 1
34 x 2
35 x 1
41 x 1
42 x 2
44 x 1
45 x 2
47 x 1
54 x 1
59 x 1
62 x 1



Hmmm are there any 29 year olds doing this? I'm 28 so either i've had a year added on (i won't take offence honest  ;) ), i'm now only 23 (hopefully) or have I just been missed out on the age thing?!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 12, 2008, 4:59am; Reply: 1004
Quoted from BIGChris


Does this mean that it is ONLY the riders who can secure their match tickets in advance? As the mini bus driver to transport some of you weary people back I'd like to know I have a match ticket ( don't suppose we will sell out anyway!)


Nope it does include you as well Chris. All nwill be explained tonight.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 12, 2008, 5:02am; Reply: 1005
Quoted from tellnoramariner



Hmmm are there any 29 year olds doing this? I'm 28 so either i've had a year added on (i won't take offence honest  ;) ), i'm now only 23 (hopefully) or have I just been missed out on the age thing?!


Ive added a year to your life  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 12, 2008, 10:16am; Reply: 1006
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


Ive added a year to your life  ;D ;D ;D


Hey, this is hard enough as it is without being any older!!! ??)

Managed 31 miles yesterday though, (did Cleethorpes to Louth and back) which was pleasing. Problem was it was head wind all the way out there (plain sailing back) which doesn't look good for the day, as its the second time ive been out that way with head wind both times, just hope its pretty still/changes direction on the day to make it a bit easier.

Posted by: Citymariner, August 12, 2008, 11:55am; Reply: 1007
has anyone got a projector i can borrow for tonight?
Posted by: Helgy, August 13, 2008, 1:17pm; Reply: 1008
I met up with Jonahan spurr yesterday to hand over a signed GY programme from 81/82 tp auction towards to fundraising.
The upshot was i have agreed to ride to the bank and my mate has signed up as well.
Today I went to Sainsburys in Lincoln and the manager has kindly agreed to let me have a stand at the front of the store on the 28th of August to collect money.
He suggested that you could do the same at Gy's Sainsburys.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 13, 2008, 1:44pm; Reply: 1009
Helgy...can you pm me more details about sainsburys, ill come down and help with that.
Will get in touch with sainsburys (again) tomoro
Posted by: Helgy, August 13, 2008, 2:45pm; Reply: 1010
Pm you all done and booked arranged for the 28th.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 13, 2008, 6:46pm; Reply: 1011
Thanks, ill put the other news in the news update that will be going out tomorrow night (was meant to be tonight but to much other work on bike event to get done tonight)
Has anyone who had a gym pass given to them last night tried using it at king george, grimsby or cleethorpes gym yet?
I Noticed on the blue bit after the meeting it said isp only (immingham swimming pool) but it should all be ok, if anyone does get pulled up on this, explain you got the pass has your a rider from bttb08 and that the manager is aware of this.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 13, 2008, 7:04pm; Reply: 1012
Ive just read on Os Lincoln tickets availble for Season ticket holders, ill ring dave smith tomoro and confirm your ok to get tickets from fri onwards.
Posted by: barralad, August 13, 2008, 11:18pm; Reply: 1013
Josh:

Minutes from last night sent to you by e-mail. Let me know when you get them...
Posted by: LH, August 14, 2008, 11:43am; Reply: 1014
Buckets at Blackburn?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 14, 2008, 2:07pm; Reply: 1015
Ian can you email them through to official email address so we can get them on website with news update tonight please
contact@biketothebank.co.uk
Posted by: LH, August 14, 2008, 2:19pm; Reply: 1016
Can somebody do the BBC radio Lincolnshire breakfast show tomorrow morning? and Saturday Sport on BBC Lincs on saturday about 2 please?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 14, 2008, 2:22pm; Reply: 1017
Ill do Breakfast show
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 14, 2008, 8:09pm; Reply: 1018
Short version - News update - 14/8/08

A meeting was held prior to our tranmere carling cup 23 people attended (thanks to all that attended)
At this meeting we gave a run down of a news update and ran through h&s info. (minutes will be published tomorrow night)
We had set up a meeting for the 28th for all riders to attend (For those who attended, did josh say we could have a cup game that week? Im sure he said it wasnt that week???) Due to the Blackburn game this is to be rearranged, Date and Time TBC.

Lincolnshire Fire Brigade have agreed to allow all veichles (transit vans, support cars and mini bus) to be parked in their car park and have today confirmed changing facillities.

We have a bag packing and fundraising event on the 28th at Lincoln sainsburys 10am-6pm anyone GTFC or LCFC is welcome to come along to help please pm me if you can get there (at anypoint you dont have to be there all day) (thanks to Helgy who set this up)

Im still waiting for our article to be published in the GET, not sure if it has been published yet.

Appeals:

We still need:
Bikes - beg friends family work mates neighbours if they have one to lend us it on the day. If anyone can get this it would be great!
Transit Vans -  We need 3 or 4 so if you or your company own one and dont mind helping us please get in touch!
Riders - we have lifted the ristricions on riders MINUS the under 16 rule:
All rider safety forms and disclaimers MUST be signed.... no forms no ride

A big thanks to tellnoamariner (or sommet like that - Phil) and marinerian for the posters that are now displayed on buses, they can be seen on most buses (if not all) in gy and Lincoln.

This is a brief update. We will have a full update tomorrow, when we hope to confirm times for meetings and other things.
Blackburn match has put us back slightly due to having to move things about.
Posted by: barralad, August 14, 2008, 8:21pm; Reply: 1019
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Ian can you email them through to official email address so we can get them on website with news update tonight please
contact@biketothebank.co.uk


Done... (8:25 Thursday 14.8.08.)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 14, 2008, 8:25pm; Reply: 1020
ok thanks ian
just got it lol
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 15, 2008, 11:41am; Reply: 1021
me and tellnora just done 35 miles in really good weather, no wind no rain......and if my daughter hadnt brought the lap top to me ...i would not have made it to the comp for hours......i am sore and tired

this thing could be the death of me...and the only thing that will get methere willbe the promise of a cold pint
Posted by: LH, August 15, 2008, 12:03pm; Reply: 1022
Just been down to the club to get my tickets. Bit of a fiasco, but they are now sorted.

When you get your tickets with your BTTB Card leave it with them and make sure they fill in the price. I will then go and pick them up the day before the game. Probably not the way Jon and Josh wanted it, but tickets go on general sale on monday and the club are expecting them to disappear soon after that.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 15, 2008, 12:06pm; Reply: 1023
when do we have to get them buy then leon?
Posted by: LH, August 15, 2008, 12:09pm; Reply: 1024
Just go get them when you can. She (sorry don't know her name) said that they have been selling pretty slowly and that they will sell faster once on general sale on monday. I think the speed at which the tickets have gone on sale has caught us out a bit. I would rather have everyone who is riding or supporting us at the game than get all that way and not have a ticket.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 15, 2008, 12:10pm; Reply: 1025
i thought our tickets were reserved ... ?
Posted by: LH, August 15, 2008, 12:33pm; Reply: 1026
Well when I went in today, they didn't seem to know anything about it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE use your BTTB Card as we will definitely get your ticket money back that way.
Posted by: Helgy, August 15, 2008, 2:15pm; Reply: 1027
I went down to Sincil Bank today and had a chat with the marketing manager and i might have some good news on monday about the Sainsburys fund rasing on the 28th.
Posted by: marinerian, August 15, 2008, 2:23pm; Reply: 1028
i phoned up today about tickets (about 1pm) and the lady had no idea, she told me just to get them on Monday, just winds me up our PR is appalling at the club and needs to be sorted or we will never grow as a club!
Posted by: LH, August 15, 2008, 2:56pm; Reply: 1029
I went in at 11 and thought I'd sorted it. You might have to go and show them the card. I will go in again at some point and give 'em some.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 15, 2008, 5:41pm; Reply: 1030
The problem we have had with tickets is, everyone has been given a bttb card and number we were meant to send a list of the numbers across to them, but due to my pc failing, i havent been able to send them across.
They do go on general sale monday, so i would strongly advise people to get them then.
I will speak to dave smith tomorrow (if at c.s or at game) and hope we will get 40 tickets put to one side till wednesday has previously agreed.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 15, 2008, 7:44pm; Reply: 1031
Ive had a brief chat with BRFC today, and they are going to look at doing something for us at the match.
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 16, 2008, 11:45am; Reply: 1032
went and got tickets yeasterday, didnt know what the slips of paper where for, thought i was trying to get them free...anyway got mine and tellnora's  put price on slip and they stamped it ...i still have the slip
Posted by: Citymariner, August 16, 2008, 4:15pm; Reply: 1033
its helped that i ahve had limited interent access being on holiday - back now though
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 16, 2008, 9:05pm; Reply: 1034
Gary Swan from the supporters coach has agreed to do the ride today....
Im sure pseudomn will tell us how old he is to add to statistics....(ok there not 100% correct yet but still)
Posted by: barralad, August 16, 2008, 10:27pm; Reply: 1035
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Gary Swan from the supporters coach has agreed to do the ride today....
Im sure pseudomn will tell us how old he is to add to statistics....(ok there not 100% correct yet but still)


I'll tell you exactly how old he is.....50 years and 4 months!! ;)
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 17, 2008, 7:17am; Reply: 1036
sorry to repeat this if it has beern mentioned before ...but on the sponsor form is the St Andrews Hospice badge that represents the Hosipice in Airdrie...the words which are hard to read say supporting the people of Lanakshire........ a work mate who is a sweaty  took great delight in pointing this out  
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 17, 2008, 8:29am; Reply: 1037
been at work and a form i left there  has sponsorship on but no postcodes .....will have to just  accept that i am not going to start hasselling people for home addresses instead of the work address thay have all  dittoed when between them thay have chucked in close to £150
Posted by: Helgy, August 19, 2008, 6:34pm; Reply: 1038
I have managed to get the LCFC on board,as well as sainsburys.
28th August fund raiser Sainsburys in Lincoln .
2pm Peter Jackson will be attending.
Hopefully that will kick start the interest from our end.
Posted by: immariner, August 19, 2008, 7:05pm; Reply: 1039
Over £2000 pledged now guys, absolutely fantastic effort thus far.
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 19, 2008, 8:00pm; Reply: 1040
Evening all.. Thought i'd make an appearance on here..

How many Lincoln fans do you have Jon?

Also, is there anybody who lives in Lincoln that would consider giving a poor imp a lift to either Cleethorpes?(Sorry Grimsby  8)) lol or to Grimblethorpe??

Keep up the good work guys..
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 19, 2008, 8:47pm; Reply: 1041
alrite chopper tis confirmed 10 lcfc riders 7 undecided.
Posted by: Helgy, August 19, 2008, 9:01pm; Reply: 1042
Some of us are trying hopefully a few more will.

http://www.lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 19, 2008, 10:33pm; Reply: 1043
A news update as gone out to all riders, this will be put on the site in few hours.
Please if anyone didnt get it please pm me or email contact@biketothebank.co.uk
Posted by: barriner, August 19, 2008, 11:55pm; Reply: 1044
Just a few stuff from me,
After a depressing weekend following town I have just bought a bike from Velo sport, really happy with it the man inside was a top bloke I told him what we was doing and he told me what I would need etc just some much needed advice, as well as some free tyres.
I was encouraged by the meeting last tuesday, really looking forward to the ride now for some crazy reason. The thing about the fishy t-shirts and printing on them when can we get them? and can we print on them what we want? or will they all be the same?
Oh one more thing, a warm down was mentioned when we get to lincoln, surely a warm up would be just as beneficial?
UTM
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 12:05am; Reply: 1045
We are sorting the fishy t-shirts and printing, they will all be the same.
A warm up will be taking place, just we wont have a fitness instructor/trainer to do it, as cant get one willing to be at bp at 6.45am  ;D
Glad you enjoyed the meeting, i havent been that nervous for some years ;D
The countdown is really setting in now 9 days :X
Posted by: Biccys, August 20, 2008, 12:23am; Reply: 1046
I reckon there's a couple of guys who will be more than happy to advise about warming up on the day! Gentle stretching of the calfs (calves?) and quads and hamstrings should suffice. Not like Northy does though. Wildly kicking his legs up in the air will NOT stretch hamstrings! Merely make them go PING as they strain! And don't bounce. Controlled stretching to the point where it starts to hurt, hold for 5, then back off. Do it again the other side and repeat 2 or three times.

I'm really proud of you guys for sticking with this! Best of luck on the day. Hope it stays fine!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 12:25am; Reply: 1047
The gym instuctor im hoping to finally confirm tomoro (subject to him being allowed the day off for the match), will be writting up a warm up/down for us, just hoping he will be there for the cool down.
Has previously said, hes a lcfc and will be at the match (if he can get afternoon off)
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 20, 2008, 12:58am; Reply: 1048
I have had a daft idea

has anyone  thought of asking the police for bikes.....if i rememebr rightly and it is a few years ago  at Grimsby Police station there is a big store with found/recovered bikes are kept
every now and again they flog em off
could we not ask if we could borrow required number for the ride....it might mean those needing bikes going to police station and signing em out  but if the store is still there i am sure there will be enough road worthy bikes that could make the trip.......and much better than them just sat there
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 1:07am; Reply: 1049
good idea will enquire bout it in morning
Posted by: LH, August 20, 2008, 10:36am; Reply: 1050
Will a base layer be a good thing to have on the day? Need to get one because I'm a big puff on a sunday but thought as it's the same material as the cycling shorts it'd be good to have underneath the tee shirts.

What about footwear? Would proper running shoes be good enough for it? Don't seem very comfortable in anything so far. Off on a bit of a spending spree today.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 10:38am; Reply: 1051
Quoted from LH
Will a base layer be a good thing to have on the day? Need to get one because I'm a big puff on a sunday but thought as it's the same material as the cycling shorts it'd be good to have underneath the tee shirts.

What about footwear? Would proper running shoes be good enough for it? Don't seem very comfortable in anything so far. Off on a bit of a spending spree today.


On morrisons wages i guess you wont get very far ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 10:38am; Reply: 1052
Oh got no idea on other stuff me is not the expert, im just wearing trainers nowt special at all lol
Posted by: LH, August 20, 2008, 10:40am; Reply: 1053
Mums paying - all I have to buy today is a Blackburn ticket.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 20, 2008, 12:22pm; Reply: 1054
10 days to go now lol

HELP! :P
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 20, 2008, 12:31pm; Reply: 1055
with luck sorted Marinerian a bike .......that is one less worry
Posted by: LH, August 20, 2008, 12:35pm; Reply: 1056
Just done 9 miles in about 45 mins. Decent ride I thought - loads of wind today. Saw a lad with a Blackburn top on, said COME ON TOWN to him and he looked back at me blankly. He's either scared of us or just bought it because it was a nice top.
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 20, 2008, 12:43pm; Reply: 1057
Quoted from NewtoN
10 days to go now lol

HELP! :P


what do you mean only 10.....you mean it is a week on saturday.......bvgger obviously had a diary malfunction......i cant make it in 10 days
just started an intensive course .....hamster breed recognition from 400 yards .....the exam is in 10 days ....which of course i cant miss as there are no retakes


sorry lads going to have to let you get on with it  and meet you there .......dont want to reck my education do we
Posted by: marinerian, August 20, 2008, 12:52pm; Reply: 1058
I have a new job position as cider taster at Brandy Wharf....i will have sat afternoon off ut need to do rigerous tasting tests in the morning can't stop my career can we  ;D
Posted by: NewtoN, August 20, 2008, 12:53pm; Reply: 1059
Quoted from LH
Just done 9 miles in about 45 mins. Decent ride I thought - loads of wind today. Saw a lad with a Blackburn top on, said COME ON TOWN to him and he looked back at me blankly. He's either scared of us or just bought it because it was a nice top.


i just done 10 miles in just under and hour with my bro, as long as i take a drink with me i should be fine, i was gagging for a drink by the end :P
Posted by: flash, August 20, 2008, 1:39pm; Reply: 1060
Quoted from Brazilnut


what do you mean only 10.....you mean it is a week on saturday.......bvgger obviously had a diary malfunction......i cant make it in 10 days
just started an intensive course .....hamster breed recognition from 400 yards .....the exam is in 10 days ....which of course i cant miss as there are no retakes


sorry lads going to have to let you get on with it  and meet you there .......dont want to reck my education do we

dont worry about it jim i,ll follow you on my motor bike with a cool bottle of magners at hand just incase :P :P

Posted by: Brazilnut, August 20, 2008, 2:00pm; Reply: 1061
Quoted from flash

dont worry about it jim i,ll follow you on my motor bike with a cool bottle of magners at hand just incase :P :P



things are looking up...................just dont forget the bottle opener
Posted by: Citymariner, August 20, 2008, 3:34pm; Reply: 1062
for riding clothes

light weight tops - footy shirts aren't too bad.

remmeber if its windy your arms get cold it may be worth having a long sleeved stop - ideally some of those pro-skins things (expeno though)

running trainers will be fine, proper cycling ones have stiff soles and (depending if you have SPD pedals) a place to attach a cleat for them

sweatband for under your helmet

cycle gloves full or half finger

cycle shorts (go commando underneath - yeah it smells afterwards but hey its more comfy)

you can stick a pair of shorts over the top if you want (if your that embarresed)
Posted by: Citymariner, August 20, 2008, 3:40pm; Reply: 1063
t-shirts



Want one?

you'll have to wait till its fully finalised
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 4:31pm; Reply: 1064
Has josh has just put the t-shirts up.
These are the final design. These have gone to printers.

We have ordered 5 medium
10 large
10 extra large

These are on a first come first serve basis so please email me/josh contact@biketothebank with subject t-shrts.

They will be available to buy for £10 Each.
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 20, 2008, 4:43pm; Reply: 1065
will have an  extra large one please....oohhh eerrrr

will pay at next meeting if that is ok
Posted by: Wembley 08, August 20, 2008, 4:47pm; Reply: 1066
Quoted from Citymariner
t-shirts



Want one?

you'll have to wait till its fully finalised


Hmm, I like it…could do with a few more sponsors logo’s tho lol! :)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 4:50pm; Reply: 1067
Quoted from Wembley 08


Hmm, I like it…could do with a few more sponsors logo’s tho lol! :)


Well we would put you on it but you know wembley 08 doesnt really bring back good memories for some lol
Posted by: Citymariner, August 20, 2008, 5:06pm; Reply: 1068
the payment for these t-shirts will be confirmed shortly.

i'm currently in a bit of a legal battle with paypal (having to prove this is for charity etc.) but buying through paypal is one option.

i aim to have the abbey account ready for action on monday/ tuesday (finally!!) so there is the option of paying by cheque and then posting it to me or jon.

***there is also the oppourtunity to pay via a standing order or the like through interent banking but will ned the abbey account details first***
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 5:11pm; Reply: 1069
http://www.redimps.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10440~1353163,00.html

take a look
Posted by: NewtoN, August 20, 2008, 5:22pm; Reply: 1070
t-shirts looking good
Posted by: NewtoN, August 20, 2008, 5:23pm; Reply: 1071
good to see they have put that on there main page, have u asked town to put summit up on there page?
Posted by: Citymariner, August 20, 2008, 5:24pm; Reply: 1072


great way to take up some more posts newton  ;)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 5:24pm; Reply: 1073
Yes the email went out this morning to both clubs asking to be featured on the main page again and to keep it floating around for as long as possible,
Posted by: marinerian, August 20, 2008, 5:41pm; Reply: 1074
Will we have access to showers after the ride?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 5:59pm; Reply: 1075
Quoted from marinerian
Will we have access to showers after the ride?


We are being providing with rooms to change im meeting with the fire brigade on friday, but i think it will be unlikely to have showers :B
Posted by: Citymariner, August 20, 2008, 6:00pm; Reply: 1076
THE AUCTION HAS BEGUN!!!

The signed town shirt is up for auction at start price of £34.99 or buyitnow at £249.99

auction# 280258361899

ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Signed-Grimsby-Town-Football-Shirt-08-09_W0QQitemZ280258361899QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item280258361899&_trkparms=72%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

options:
1. be presented with the shirt on matchday
2. have BTTB 08 printed on the back (inclusive of final price)

take a look and get bidding!!

Posted by: Brazilnut, August 20, 2008, 8:47pm; Reply: 1077
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


They will be available to buy for £10 Each.


confused...in the e-mail sent out it said £15 each.......but as you both work in retail i am sure you are aware the the customer has the right to demand the advertised price


one last point....not only are you making us abuse our bodies by bikeing 40 miles you now go to screw our mind by taking us in the pub the night before ...probably the only night i wasnt going to be drinking.....you are evil
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 9:12pm; Reply: 1078
No the £10 price tag is correct, due to decent printers.
as for pub erm..... ill re arrange it for the bus station then? ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Citymariner, August 20, 2008, 10:16pm; Reply: 1079
Quoted from Brazilnut


confused...in the e-mail sent out it said £15 each.......but as you both work in retail i am sure you are aware the the customer has the right to demand the advertised price


one last point....not only are you making us abuse our bodies by bikeing 40 miles you now go to screw our mind by taking us in the pub the night before ...probably the only night i wasnt going to be drinking.....you are evil



no retail for me mate - quit that game!

they have got cheaper as we thought we were having to get t-shirts in ontop of the fees turns out the deal was better than expect and therefore we are helping you in this credit crunch and passing on the savings to the consumer ;)




Posted by: LH, August 20, 2008, 10:47pm; Reply: 1080
Might have meant me mate ;) Think my Texas Oil Millionaire father will be sponsoring my shirt so I'll PM you some stuff through of details of his payment if he does.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 20, 2008, 10:53pm; Reply: 1081
Before Josh starts going on about our disaster tonight

The weather is due to be fine next saturday!!!!!
http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/14days.asp?zipcode=dn33
Posted by: LH, August 20, 2008, 10:58pm; Reply: 1082
Windy though. The wrong way.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 20, 2008, 11:39pm; Reply: 1083
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Before Josh starts going on about our disaster tonight

The weather is due to be fine next saturday!!!!!
http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/14days.asp?zipcode=dn33


who's disaster - keep up and you want lose your way lol and thats in lincoln lol.

we (i say loosely) biked the route entering into lincoln tonight.

the route now goes via a pub (outside my house) who have offered to do us sausage baps/ chip butties bacon etc. as a regroup point and a place to meet the chairmen (TBC)

there is a GREAT hill (part of which we will ahve to ourselves for say 5mins) it was heavy traffic when i went down there but i was overtaking cars and buses must have been puching 35-40 flat out hardest gear, was good fun!

jon was nowhere to be seen so i waited at SB for like 15mins and then biked back (up the same hill i came down - tis  adifferent story on the way up lol) and met him waiting for me like a lost dog at the end of my road. was a relief to see him, i had been sat waiting outisde the fire station and the ambulance station and all of a sudden 2 fire engines and an ambulance left - i thogh cripes jon is under a HGV!!

btw jon the route i did was 10 miles! i thought i had only done say 4-6!


if the weather stays like that it won't be bad at all like LH says the wind is a shame would have been nice the other way - could have got the spinnaker out  :P
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 20, 2008, 11:49pm; Reply: 1084
http://www.redimps.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10440~1370865,00.html

You can't beat my story already!!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 20, 2008, 11:53pm; Reply: 1085
Quoted from Chopper_imp


read that earlier mate - well done!

really impressed with how quick city get all the PR out for your stuff as well as the BTTB stuff.

wallow in some glory my friend! looking forward to meeting jacko next thursday - need to give him some tactical advice  ;)
Posted by: LH, August 20, 2008, 11:55pm; Reply: 1086
Are we going to be meeting the players before or after the match? Really would like to have a signed BTTB official shirt for my signed shirt wall. Also to give Lincoln some stick for getting leathered at home
Posted by: marinerian, August 20, 2008, 11:56pm; Reply: 1087
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


We are being providing with rooms to change im meeting with the fire brigade on friday, but i think it will be unlikely to have showers :B


oh dear, do we have a seperate stand we can sit in then or tons of free lynx?
Posted by: Citymariner, August 20, 2008, 11:58pm; Reply: 1088
Quoted from marinerian


oh dear, do we have a seperate stand we can sit in then or tons of free lynx?


hmm how about some garden sprayers with lilly of the valley scent?  ;D

i guess we could sort some buckets out with water in and some carbolic to wash under the pits - might get onto the phone with lynx though....
Posted by: LH, August 20, 2008, 11:58pm; Reply: 1089
I asked this after the meeting last week. I think sponges and buckets may be a good thing to pack with you. I know I will be. Looking forward to the function now, any details on that?
Posted by: Citymariner, August 21, 2008, 12:04am; Reply: 1090
there are a couple of things in the pipeline - one of whihc is the function in lincoln for lincoln rides/ town riders unable to go back to GY.

think someone from the meeting is meant to be getting back to us regarding the GY function.

-wet wipes may be a good thing i'm sure you getting in other flavours than 'recently wiped babies bottom'
Posted by: marinerian, August 21, 2008, 12:05am; Reply: 1091
i will bring my own lynx i aint that poor  ;D

A sponge I shall bring too  ;D
Posted by: Citymariner, August 21, 2008, 12:10am; Reply: 1092






"spongebob was happy at the thought of being in blakey's pits - NOT"
Posted by: marinerian, August 21, 2008, 12:35am; Reply: 1093
oh dear you need a life a or a girlfriend lol
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 21, 2008, 10:35am; Reply: 1094
Quoted from marinerian


oh dear, do we have a seperate stand we can sit in then or tons of free lynx?


LOL, i'm going to my sisters for a shower![td]
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Posted by: Citymariner, August 21, 2008, 11:19am; Reply: 1095
Quoted from Chopper_imp


LOL, i'm going to my sisters for a shower![td]
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if i'm quick enough when we ge to the lord tennyson i'm popping home for a shower (just across the road)

i may just off er a shower out to people - £10 a time money straight into BTTB   ;)
Posted by: LH, August 21, 2008, 11:21am; Reply: 1096
Think I'd be willing to pay that. How far is it from there?
Posted by: Citymariner, August 21, 2008, 11:27am; Reply: 1097
err

miles= 0.0001
meters= width of a road
drunk= a good push and a decent roll (wind depending)

Posted by: marinerian, August 21, 2008, 11:29am; Reply: 1098
I'd pay £10 to smell fresh as a diasy, my mates wouldn't be impressed if I smelt of sweat, I sweat like a murder on death row!
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 21, 2008, 12:37pm; Reply: 1099
I think a tenner would be coming from me too if your serious... I'd hate to stink all day so great idea!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 21, 2008, 1:40pm; Reply: 1100
haha i think josh said that has a joke, but i think hes just roped himself into it....Wunder what his gf will think to 10+ stinking blokes coming in.....
Posted by: NewtoN, August 21, 2008, 1:42pm; Reply: 1101
lmao josh i might take you up on that aswell :P
Posted by: LH, August 21, 2008, 2:06pm; Reply: 1102
Bit steep though at a tenner. 50p would probably get a decent amount. You could also get the cans in there as well.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 21, 2008, 2:18pm; Reply: 1103
Steep is the idea, people are willing to pay it thats the thing.

Have today confirmed an ambulance exclusively for marinerian and BP....only joking...
We do have an ambulance, for all those who will be carrying phones on them i have a direct number for the ambulance which will be distrubuted on the day..
Thanks to St Johns for that...
They normal charge £350 for an ambulance, so if anyone does any interviews please get a mention for st Johns ambulance has they are not charging.
Posted by: LH, August 21, 2008, 2:20pm; Reply: 1104
Yeah but I didn't get paid as much as I thought I would this month. Could you not charge by the time? 50p for every 30 seconds. I am an expert in 1 minute showers you see.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 21, 2008, 2:24pm; Reply: 1105
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Steep is the idea, people are willing to pay it thats the thing.

Have today confirmed an ambulance exclusively for marinerian and BP....only joking...
We do have an ambulance, for all those who will be carrying phones on them i have a direct number for the ambulance which will be distrubuted on the day..
Thanks to St Johns for that...
They normal charge £350 for an ambulance, so if anyone does any interviews please get a mention for st Johns ambulance has they are not charging.


good news that jon, certainly will mention them if anyone asks !
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 21, 2008, 3:25pm; Reply: 1106
Quoted from LH
Bit steep though at a tenner. 50p would probably get a decent amount. You could also get the cans in there as well.


you could always offer to share a shower with tellnora and only pay a fiver
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 21, 2008, 3:37pm; Reply: 1107
how far is the  Lord Tennyson from the ground please  ??????
Posted by: Citymariner, August 21, 2008, 3:57pm; Reply: 1108
about 2 miles brazilnut

i could auction of a shower space lol.

highest bidder gets full use of my power shower, aussie shampoo and conditioner and radox active shower gel + fresh white towels/ GTFC dressing gown.

its either that or my outside tap  ;D
Posted by: Citymariner, August 21, 2008, 3:58pm; Reply: 1109
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
haha i think josh said that has a joke, but i think hes just roped himself into it....Wunder what his gf will think to 10+ stinking blokes coming in.....


she doesn't know  ??)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 21, 2008, 6:14pm; Reply: 1110
Can now officially confirm we also have a signed blackburn top up for grabs.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 21, 2008, 7:03pm; Reply: 1111
Quoted from Brazilnut


you could always offer to share a shower with tellnora and only pay a fiver


As long as i'm not squeezing in there with you Brazil...
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 21, 2008, 9:09pm; Reply: 1112
Got a signed cricket top from David Hedley (?) ex england person ? ;D ;D
Dont watch cricket...
Anyway chopper got this to be auctioned off.
Posted by: LH, August 22, 2008, 8:36am; Reply: 1113
I was out at 7.15 this morning for another 9 mile ride. Wore my base layer which I got for a tenner from sports world. Brilliant kept my chest and back warm but dry. Also wore my new running shoes which were £30 off the shelf at sports world. Did the job. With the breathable fabric I had air conditioned socks. Which were dry when I'd finished.

One thing I am going to try when I train next is to wear some sort of hat as I have a bit of a head/ear ache from the cold.
Posted by: marinerian, August 22, 2008, 10:23am; Reply: 1114
I am off to get a helmet and some gloves later, I have being lent a bike so going to do ten miles later.

Does anyone on here Know Tommy Turgoose, get him for pictures at the start of the race, and maybe promote it for us during the week :)
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 22, 2008, 10:32am; Reply: 1115
was in Lidls the other day and they have bike gloves for 1.99 and other cheap stuff for biking
Posted by: marinerian, August 22, 2008, 10:40am; Reply: 1116
I will pop in later, I was going to look in tesco too
Posted by: LH, August 22, 2008, 10:41am; Reply: 1117
Tesco is good, if a bit pricey. Padded shorts £8.50.
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 22, 2008, 1:26pm; Reply: 1118
The top is a Barmy Army shirt, which got donated by the Barmy Army. It is from the 2006/07 ashes and it is signed from Dean Headley.

I got it signed yesterday when i played cricket for the barmy army. (Well, i would of it it hadnt of drunk it down)

I shall pop the pictures up of the shirt later when i take them.
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 22, 2008, 1:47pm; Reply: 1119

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 22, 2008, 3:10pm; Reply: 1120
With regards to tommy tugoose (?)
Hes in London at the minute, (just had interview on radio 1) he still hasnt got his gcse results yet.
Just said hes back over weekend

We now have bike situation sorted. Transporting of them
Ready rent a Car are donating (for free) a Mini bus and Transit Van and Barnes of Lincoln (removal firm) will be picking bikes up as well.
We do need a driver for the transit van so if you know of anyone please get in touch by Monday otherwise we will struggle to find one in time.
Dave Otter (GTST Chair) will also be providing and driver a second Transit van via his company (sorry dave forgot name of it)

We have only had emails back from 2 people requesting bikes
deano and Lukeo
If anyone needs one please let me know within 24 hours.
I will be at the game tomoro most ppl know on the back of me shirt is bttb 08 (so easy recognisable)

Police have decided we will NOT be needing escort, i have to agree. Cant see why one is necessary.
Will be meeting with police at some point next week to discuss finer details.

Changing Facilities - Lincolnshire fire brigade will be providing facilities, there is showers available for women, this is simply down to the men changing in a lecture room, has no other space available, there is also access to toilets for men to change in privacy.

With regards to the signed Blackburn top i want your views, my idea is to put bttb 08 on back at bp and raffle it off at a home game £1 a ticket. winner announced at ht.

Other idea ebay.
Any views/ideas?
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 22, 2008, 3:40pm; Reply: 1121
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
With regards to tommy tugoose (?)

With regards to the signed Blackburn top i want your views, my idea is to put bttb 08 on back at bp and raffle it off at a home game £1 a ticket. winner announced at ht.

Other idea ebay.
Any views/ideas?


why not drop a book of raffle tickets off at club shop with a A4 sign and ask the club to sell tickets £1 to anyone buying tickets for Blackburn or Lincoln matches ........if you sell 100 it will be a good return......i wouldnt  put BttB on till after it is won....just in case a Blackburn fan wants it ....could post about raffle on their website and if anyone want s to buy tickets they could agrange to meet you on wed's to hand over money
Posted by: Helgy, August 22, 2008, 4:06pm; Reply: 1122
There will be a stall at Lincoln Nth Hykeham Asda's on the 27th August to raise some monies for BTTB 08.
Please feel free to donate you can chuck money at me but notes only. lol.
Thanks to asda's.
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 22, 2008, 4:07pm; Reply: 1123
I can't come to that one.. I'm working all day that day
Posted by: marinerian, August 22, 2008, 4:21pm; Reply: 1124
I am dissapointed us men don't get shower faicilites, as I will smell, so I will take the £10 shower option if that was a serious offer?
Posted by: Citymariner, August 22, 2008, 6:14pm; Reply: 1125
well just did 20 miles

why i picked the time to do it when we did i don't know terrible head wind!

stats:

distance 20miles
time: 70mins
average speed: 17.14mph
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 22, 2008, 6:30pm; Reply: 1126
Quoted from Citymariner
well just did 20 miles

why i picked the time to do it when we did i don't know terrible head wind!

stats:

distance 20miles
time: 70mins
average speed: 17.14mph



there is absolutley no need for biking at that speed ............you would bether for 10:00 on morning even with a 30 min break  half way

have a seriuors word with your self
Posted by: Citymariner, August 22, 2008, 6:56pm; Reply: 1127
me and jon are thinking we are going to need people to post their 20mile times (if you have only done 10 double it as a rough estimate)

ie. 10miles in 30mins x 2 = 60mins

based on what i am doing, (a pizza eating, guinness drinking, gasping onto his last 7 days until hitting the real world of teaching) i'll be there comfortably by 10am!

so we need to work out what time we are going to meet the lincoln riders at grimblethorpe.

i think what me an jon have found is that based on these times we can work out the groupings

we aim to have 3 groups

Experienced
Intermediate
Beginner

i don't know what others are doing but i averaged 17.1mph over 20miles whilst Jon averaged 13.6 over the same distance.

you need to be achieving a minimum of 10mph to be able to complete the ride in time.

each group will have a support team - it will then be up to each group when they want a break - obviously breaks will ned to fit in to fill the required ride time.

contact will be kept via mobile as today's ride showed how after not a long period of time the difference between riders (based on the above times) soon gets to 3miles - which is over the radius of walkie talkies.

once people have posted their times we can break it in to the 3 groups and you'll know who you will be biking with.

i hope that makes sense...  



Posted by: Citymariner, August 22, 2008, 6:58pm; Reply: 1128
Quoted from Brazilnut



there is absolutley no need for biking at that speed ............you would bether for 10:00 on morning even with a 30 min break  half way

have a seriuors word with your self



you bike at the RPM your legs are comfortable at - that was not flat out by any means!!

i want to set off with the other riders so i'm not setting off at 10.  

that may seem fast to some - to me it is disapointing as it reveils how unfit i am at 23 compared to my old biking days
Posted by: Citymariner, August 22, 2008, 7:16pm; Reply: 1129
signed ashes shirt is now on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280259119012

happy bidding
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 22, 2008, 8:30pm; Reply: 1130
i can do 20 in 1 hour 45 and  have done 35 in just about 3hr 10 but that was with a couple of stops of 5 mins and one of 15
Posted by: LH, August 22, 2008, 9:51pm; Reply: 1131
The plan was always to stick together. You just make it more difficult doing it that way with seperate support cars. It stops being a ride and turns into a race if you do go along with this idea Over the last 5 hours of riding I have averaged 10.4mph and have cycled just over 50 miles. We always worked out how long it would take to an average speed of 10mph and so I worked up to just over 10mph. My bike also won't let me ride over about 20mph for long. Even then, thats going downhill.

Also with you bezzing ahead you will cause the silly younger ones to speed up to you and be knackered before we've even left town.

I suggest we stick to the original plan. I think this will be the general consensus of the group.

Can't make the meeting either.
Posted by: marinerian, August 22, 2008, 10:03pm; Reply: 1132
Got the bike today and go some paddded shorts, it then kept raining on and off, and tonight got roped into organising a party and putting gezeebo's up for weekend.

I think we will all be fine if we stick together, the faster ones by all means can go ahead makes no odds to me but I will be pacing I don't fancy ending up in hossy with after an asthma attack
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 22, 2008, 10:21pm; Reply: 1133

we aim to have 3 groups

Experienced
Intermediate
Beginner


i have just come back on cos this disturbs me...as LH states the plan was for us all to stick together...and again the original pace thought practical was 10 mph
having an experianced group go ahead is wrong on so many levels
with your brilliant organisation you have managed to persaude/make do able an effort many doubted(even marinerian started out as a doubter) some of the riders have got on a bike for the first time in years....and some of us will struggle

surely it should be the job of the experianced to ride the group encouraging , helping , cogjoling(sp)

if you ride ahead  then you get to the rest break 10 to 15 ahead of the rest....as the beginners arrive you wilk be ready for the off.....so off you go.....all of a sudden the beginners only have a five stop so not to get too far behind....so the beginners  who need the rest stops more end up.....haveing less ..so getting more and more tired

they then get dropped by the intermediates as they struggle....so now you have a group of people who are trying to do probably the hardest thing they have done for years and they are on their own....then resentment will start to creep in.....and then the enjoyment  goes and you start to wonder why the bloody hell you bothered
thats when the temptation to jump in a support vehicle creeps in  and all of a sudden potential sponsorship is lost

also you arrange to meet the lincoln mob(which i am sure a great bunch) you experianced get there and a meeting takes place handshakes ....a coffee....even a pint maybe....then come the intermediateries and handshakes a hug ..no time for a pint......if you decide to stick around long enough..the  beginners get there....but they will no longer be beginners in the eyes of the Lincoln mob....they will be the numpties holding everyone up.....more resentment ...more reason to sit in a van  and fail the task

you get to lincoln  and the lord tennyson...some have a sausage buttie some have a shower the chairmen come along and pics taken......up cpme the numpties at the back....sausage buns cold ....missed the pice......very short rest break and last 2 miles to ground....the experiance at the front taking the admiring glances of the general public as they ride into town....the poor beginners/numpties who have riden their best ...cut short their rest breaks .....missed refreshments to stay on back of group into Lincoln are at the back getting the angry looks from the traffic being held up to let 50  odd bikers show what they can do

so because you can not be bothered to ride with everyone else and you want t show what your youthful legs ...your great bike  can do  instead of of helping some older fatter well meaning fool on a bike built 20 years ago  you will spoil the experiance and the ethos of the whole thing for many

i intead to shake everyones hand at the beginning and wish them luck....and i intend to shake everyones hand at the end and congratulate them....and i intead to stick with the Town fans and welcome the lincoln fans as one big group


sorry if spelling is out ...or some words /phrases are wrong.......but some times you just have to go with what you think is right
Posted by: LH, August 22, 2008, 10:29pm; Reply: 1134
Agreed.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 22, 2008, 10:38pm; Reply: 1135
Before everyone gets on Josh's Back, this was something we talked about earlier.

This was in the idea stage i.e Josh's post. (at his otherwise it would of come from my username)

There is a few elements we have to take into consideration
Traffic / Roads
Convoy
Health and Safety.

I will explain all tomorrow but please continue to post your thoughts as to groups etc.
Posted by: paulfcb, August 22, 2008, 10:53pm; Reply: 1136
I think you need to ride as one group. Also congratulations on what is already a great achievement. Good luck to everyone!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 22, 2008, 11:02pm; Reply: 1137
Quoted from LH
The plan was always to stick together. You just make it more difficult doing it that way with seperate support cars. It stops being a ride and turns into a race if you do go along with this idea Over the last 5 hours of riding I have averaged 10.4mph and have cycled just over 50 miles. We always worked out how long it would take to an average speed of 10mph and so I worked up to just over 10mph. My bike also won't let me ride over about 20mph for long. Even then, thats going downhill.

Also with you bezzing ahead you will cause the silly younger ones to speed up to you and be knackered before we've even left town.

I suggest we stick to the original plan. I think this will be the general consensus of the group.

Can't make the meeting either.


NO it wasn't - this was quashed very early on and why we have campaigned for the number of support vehicles we have!!

sticking together is the worse thing you can do! imagine the traffic chaos caused by a clump of 50 riders - the ride MUST be split up regardless whether it is done by experience or just mixed groups.
it was the original plan in the eraly days 'lets all bike to lincoln' and this was fine with say 15 riders which was the original target, however, because it has grown to upwards of 45 we got strict advice by the police.


by law you can only ride 2 a breast, you need to keep at least 2m between bikes (which will vary above that) thats a line 87.5m long (based on a bike being 1.5m in length obv it is longer) you then have the support drivers driving at the same speed.

how is someone going to overtake a potential 100m clump on country roads? furthermore the route takes us down small rural roads (due to less traffic) you won't be able to ride 2 abreast all the time along here making the group even bigger and more dangerous it snakes round corners.

in regards to my 'great bike'

i'm riding an 8 speed off road mountain bike, heavy jump frame, oversized front suspension forks and off road heavy treaded downhill tyres. i bought it in 1999 and used my paper round money to buy strong components and therefore heavy components as it was a jump bike. it is not suited to this ride at all and is even too small for long riding ( a shorter down tube is better for stunts but not for distance ) but its all i've got at the moment, can't afford anything else. the only thing going for me is my SPD pedals which means i'm locked onto the bike which means if the bike crashes i go with it - great for power output, rubbish for the skin lol

its not the bike its the rider as to how you can keep up a high average (of which mine is not high at all - there are riders here that regularily complete 60mile haunts on proper road bikes in ridiculous times) having your bike setup for maximum stroke length and maximising your power transfer i havn't bike properly for years but my technique is still there ofsetting my low fitness.


the ideal jogging speed is 8mph so to do 10mph on a bike is slow. although the statisics show this is what we could drop down to it doesn't mean we should keep to that oyur times brazil show that you can average above this!


as regards to the silly younger ones racing ahead with me?

What young silly riders - on the last check on the database there ain't that many younger than me - plus the briefing will address things such as pacing yourself.

you can't ride to the slowest rider - it will be painful and unfair! imagine the feeling of struggling knowing that there are god knows how many people behind you!! i've been there and its awful!

also, if someones comfort zone is say 85 rpm and thats what their legs are used to to drop that down to 60 rpms is painfull.
for example, on the rider today, i started to struggle, checked my bike computer and i was only doing 60 rpms, so why was i in pain? - turns out i had dropped my seat when repairing my bike, lower rpm and the worng seat height had me in agony, as soon as i adjusted those 2 parameters it felt like i had started fresh again.

if they do try to keep up, it won't be long before they drop back, i average around 140-150bpm doing that speed, if someone tries that hard and isn't used to it they will hit anaerobic levels at like 180bpm and the lactic acid build up will have them slowing down after minutes.

i can tell you for free i won't be the fastest rider there by a mile! i will ride at what feels comfortable to me, to another that may seem like i'm racing ahead but for me its how i keep the cramp down and the warmth in my legs. i keep my legs at 70 rpm regardless, i use my gears to allow my legs to do that.

at the end of the day, there will be those that will need the full time to do it in and may have to grind out every mile but you can't ask those to slow down. consider the race for life, london marathon etc. they are all for a good cause etc. but you can't expect them to stick together.

the whole point of meeting at the lord tennyson is so that all groups can get back together, have a drink and bacon bap and rest regroup and then bike the remaining 2.5 miles to sincil bank with the police escort.

so I'M going to ruin the ethos of this am i? what a comment to make! i've done nothing but put hours into this and just because i'm suggesting an idea advised by many you say a thing like that.
i have some experience at this but what has helped is info from:
the police
biking forums
arrow cycles and their team
gainsborough cycles
mates who ride

also it is people like st barnabas that have scrutinised our risk assessment and suggested adding more info about groupings etc. this was further supported by the police. i'm not just making this up.

why do i bother...

regardless of groupings...

we will set off together and finish together.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 22, 2008, 11:13pm; Reply: 1138
Brazilnut,

it is likely that the 1st group won't be the one meeting the lincoln riders but more likely the 3rd group.

the main exclusive meeting point for the riders is the lord tennyson that way there will be the chance for all riders to meet each other over a pint/bacon butty etc. we also hope to get the chairmen to meet there for the rest of the 2.5 mile ride.

lincoln traffic - we have to ride as one group for this, we have a short time to (but long enough) to get through lincoln via police escort and roadblocks. the section this really counts for is lindum hill which is lovely and steep (pedalling hard you can get 35mph easy lol).

i would love to ride all as one group, but not even the professionals can do that so how do you think we can!

we are not going to keep everyone happy with this but i don't give a 5hit when health and safety are concerned.

you search on the internet regarding bike groups, most suggest groups of 8 max! now we certainly can't do that - 3 groups of 15-20 will still be a big enough presence on the road. but will allow cars to overtake safely. i don't want to be in the middle of the pack when a car finds out it has no where to go when overtaking us all.

another point - if you have 1 group of riders with just cars at the front and the back - think of the aggro the cars and st johns will have to go through to get to the middle of the pack.

if we end riding as 1 group - i WILL pull out for health and safety reasons - thats how ridiculous i feel riding as one group is. Not only that updating the police with the news will probably have them shutting the ride down - at one point they were capping the riders rememeber, one of the reasons we got over this was through grouping the riders with support cars front and back of each group.

i get the impression you think i'm some big biker - used to be like 8 years ago and done the odd ride over the past 3/4 years. i'm not after showing my youthful legs because they are not youthfull at all.


maybe naming the groups as experienced etc. was wrong and has got peoples backs up and i fully understand that how they must feel. but i'm afraid that it will naturally breakup even with 1 group, even if your doing 1mph more than someone else after 2 hours your 2miles in front. putting people in groups reduces how spread out you get and vene more so if you use my grouping. at least by grouping you can look out for the peopl in your group and move with their pace rather than just having the odd 1 or 2 in a group then a mile gap once the natural break occurs

your idea of riding in a group is idealistic and unfortuantly not realistic - no offence meant. by your own admittance brazilnut, your going with what you THINK is right' how much experience have you in this sort of thing?

if you have a solution to the problem of:
50 riders
highway code
health and safety
riders of different experience (in know there are some VERY expereinced 50yo riders!)
traffic
a range of roads (a roads and b roads)

the route has been changed time and time again to allow for safety, we won't be going past any streets lined with people (if any people at all) as it just isn't safe. the ideal route would be done the highstreet with our collection buckets on our handlebars etc. you just can't do that. thats why the lord tennyson is a meet up place. robbie has been great in there to accomodate - do you honestly think if 50 turn up at one your any more likely to get a hot sausage from a small pub kitchen!!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 12:09am; Reply: 1139
brazilnut - just looked at your timings

35 in 3hr 10 = 11mph

that means you'll do 40 in ~3h 30 add another break in of say 15mins and you have ~3h 45

7am start you are likely to get there for 10.45 (in a perfect world and based on those stats) but call it 11.30 you've arrived in plenty of time, we need to be at sincil at 1.30 that gives you 2 hours to re-coop ready for the last bit and talk to other riders etc.

based on my stats i'm looking at 2h 20 and thats if i take no breaks, i will be doing - i could probably just do 30 without a break but don't fancy it call my time 3hours.  one thing i have noticed is that i don't have the endurance i used to have!!

your well on track mate - and say if you classed yourself in the 'beginner' group - your only 30mins behind the 'experienced' group. that 30mins is a great safety buffer though. you'll never be too far away, you have blown out of proportion the affect the grouping will have

few tips:

over inflate the tyres to reduce rolling resistance
keep that seat hight (ok you look like a roadie) and keep your optimum power output
set your self small targets in the distance (on hard bits i use lamposts!!) psychology plays a huge part in not giving up!

these tips come from a friend who maitains a 30mph constant on his road bike!! eeek!!

i CANNOT wait for the last 2.5 miles all together and partially refreshed riding into sincil bank dumping the bikes and just congratulating everyone.

all down my arms will be putting masking tape with the peoples names i'm doing this for, i look forward to dropping that bike and having 60secs to myself think of those i've done it for.  
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 23, 2008, 8:01am; Reply: 1140
bl00dy hell  havent i opened a can of worms ....i could take the 3 posts  apart with quotes and contridict them and be typing here for a day  as so much in it is wrong  and seen from only one point of view (but we can all be guilty of that) but then  i would be in danger of spoiling the attmosphere of the whole ride

i never for once expected one great line  of sweaty bikers ....but i did think we could split into groups of 10ish and bee  enough space between groups just for cars/vans to bunny hop along  ....i never ever expected for one group be so far ahead of the one behind it could no longer see it ....so it could no longer draw energy from it ...as you say "psychology plays a huge part in not giving up!"

(pedalling hard you can get 35mph easy lol)......sorry that is just stupid....i have a very good freind who  10 to 12 years ago  biked the 3 peaks challange ...coming down a hill at speed ...he never made a corner ......even now the skin grafts on his face  are evident ......little mistakes on a bike at that speed  can be tragic.....he never regained any sort of confidence in his apperance

"your idea of riding in a group is idealistic and unfortuantly not realistic - no offence meant. by your own admittance brazilnut, your going with what you THINK is right' how much experience have you in this sort of thing? "

yes it is idealistic  but it is also desgin to create a team spirit ...a we can do this together attitude when the legs are buning and the bum is sore ..........i have had no experiance in this...but as far as i know this is your first experiance in organising  an event of this magnitude .....so maybe we atre both wrong.....we could both be right in some way .....until it has happened  and EXPERIANCE tells us  we will never know


brazilnut - just looked at your timings....i am not bothered about my timings or my speed  i intend to try and make sure everyone gets there ...feeling good about their achievement


why do i bother......because you care enough to try make a differance  and i tried to acknowledge this with my opening line
with your brilliant organisation you have managed to persaude/make do able an effort many doubted(even marinerian started out as a doubter) some of the riders have got on a bike for the first time in years

yes i am being idealistic...i am thinking of the riders as a team which needs to work together as a team and it needs the better /fitter /more organised riders to HELP the others

it is my opinion and hopes for the day and  this is the last time i will state it ...dont ask me about it  any time after issac hill as i will not be able to breath ......i will be buying  Citymariner  and Lincolnmariner a pint as a thankyou for all your hard work...NewtoN i will clip round the ear for suggesting it ...
Posted by: Hameln Mariner, August 23, 2008, 8:02am; Reply: 1141
Hi everyone,

Another update from the Czech Republic and the "other" bike ride set for next saturday.  The training is going very well so I'm happy that we should all get to the match in good condition and on time. I've now got another 4 guys riding with me and also a van & driver plus feeding crew. Getting that lot organised sems to take up as much time as I've spent on my bike over the last week!

Anyway, good look to all taking part in BTTB, I hope your training is good and above all, try to enjoy it and be proud of what you are all doing.

UTM

Brno Mariner.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 8:47am; Reply: 1142
Quoted from Brazilnut
bl00dy hell  havent i opened a can of worms ....i could take the 3 posts  apart with quotes and contridict them and be typing here for a day  as so much in it is wrong  and seen from only one point of view (but we can all be guilty of that) but then  i would be in danger of spoiling the attmosphere of the whole ride

i never for once expected one great line  of sweaty bikers ....but i did think we could split into groups of 10ish and bee  enough space between groups just for cars/vans to bunny hop along  ....i never ever expected for one group be so far ahead of the one behind it could no longer see it ....so it could no longer draw energy from it ...as you say "psychology plays a huge part in not giving up!"

(pedalling hard you can get 35mph easy lol)......sorry that is just stupid....i have a very good freind who  10 to 12 years ago  biked the 3 peaks challange ...coming down a hill at speed ...he never made a corner ......even now the skin grafts on his face  are evident ......little mistakes on a bike at that speed  can be tragic.....he never regained any sort of confidence in his apperance

"your idea of riding in a group is idealistic and unfortuantly not realistic - no offence meant. by your own admittance brazilnut, your going with what you THINK is right' how much experience have you in this sort of thing? "

yes it is idealistic  but it is also desgin to create a team spirit ...a we can do this together attitude when the legs are buning and the bum is sore ..........i have had no experiance in this...but as far as i know this is your first experiance in organising  an event of this magnitude .....so maybe we atre both wrong.....we could both be right in some way .....until it has happened  and EXPERIANCE tells us  we will never know


brazilnut - just looked at your timings....i am not bothered about my timings or my speed  i intend to try and make sure everyone gets there ...feeling good about their achievement


why do i bother......because you care enough to try make a differance  and i tried to acknowledge this with my opening line
with your brilliant organisation you have managed to persaude/make do able an effort many doubted(even marinerian started out as a doubter) some of the riders have got on a bike for the first time in years

yes i am being idealistic...i am thinking of the riders as a team which needs to work together as a team and it needs the better /fitter /more organised riders to HELP the others

it is my opinion and hopes for the day and  this is the last time i will state it ...dont ask me about it  any time after issac hill as i will not be able to breath ......i will be buying  Citymariner  and Lincolnmariner a pint as a thankyou for all your hard work...NewtoN i will clip round the ear for suggesting it ...


The only thing i will want is lucozade followed by coffee followed by a walkie top shelfer (expensive) lol

For all those reading the lil debate about the breaking up of the groups, please do not worry.

This is one thing we HAVE to look at. We are still in the planning process about the riding, we have 4 days to sort this, this is why views are better than none, please do not feel like it is an argument, we need to be looking at all sides to the debate and assesing which is better.

Just please do not take personal digs at each other!

We have been given a deadline of Thursday to get all the finer details of how/when we will be cycling. The police have already confirmed they WILL stop us on the road from louth to grimblethorpe if we are all in one group, so we will be breaking up between the two points.

I was hoping it was something that could be sorted on the day, but due to mine and Josh's cycle ride last night we decided we had to get the views has josh finished half an hour before me, (did go slightly the wrong way when i turned on the the a46 dual carriage way instead of carring on the a15) i managed to keep going thanks to my phones music and cursing josh for leaving me but will power got me going has i new i had a time to beat.

On the Dual carriage way i had a bloke in front of me on a bike (could only just see him) and he was my target, i was determined to overtake him, took a while but managed it and my normal speed.

Everything will work out fine, we have some more experienced riders and some not so.
I averaged 13 mph which i thought (while riding) was very slow, but had lots of headwind so was very pleased with it.

The target speed is 10-12 ideally 12mph.
There is deadlines We HAVE to leave the lord tennyson at 1pm so ideally we need to be there for 12.30pm which is still 5 and half hours, plenty of time if we went at 12mph we should be there before 12pm.

But in all honesty we can debate and argue all this, and on the day it will probably be totally different, we cant say a b and c go in the front group d e f in middle as e will probably have bursts of energy and want to get in the front pack while b drops back down to the last group etc etc these groups are basis for strength and fitness not on face value. (hope you all understood that last paragpraph)

We will be fully discussing all health and safety on friday. IT is ESSENTIAL that as many come as possible to save me/josh explaining everything again the next morning when we will need to be preparing A) for the ride B) Convoys C) St Johns D)any other problems occouring on the day.

WIth regards to bikes, ive spoken to dave smith who is going to ask the caretaker if he will open up bp at 6.30 so we can get our bikes.
Ive asked if we can take them to bp on the friday night. (will confirm this on tuesday)

Ill be in the imp from 11ish (bttb 08 back of town top) so if anyone is about please say hello, as there is still alot of riders, im still to meet and greet ;D

We will also be having a after ride meeting at some point of the following week, this will be a debrief of anything that went wrong, things that were better etc etc just so it can all be minuted and kept for records for the basis of the next fishy charity bike ride.

Sponsor money to be collected by 13/8/08 at the LATEST. We will arrange a time and place before the Home match on that day for monies to be signed off and handed over.
You must sign two forms, one to say you collected x amount and another to say you handed it to me and/or Josh, (this is for legal reasons).

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 8:48am; Reply: 1143
Sorry brazil forgot to edit your post so that only your last paragraph showed.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 23, 2008, 9:20am; Reply: 1144
Quoted from Brazilnut

we aim to have 3 groups

Experienced
Intermediate
Beginner


i have just come back on cos this disturbs me...as LH states the plan was for us all to stick together...and again the original pace thought practical was 10 mph
having an experianced group go ahead is wrong on so many levels
with your brilliant organisation you have managed to persaude/make do able an effort many doubted(even marinerian started out as a doubter) some of the riders have got on a bike for the first time in years....and some of us will struggle

surely it should be the job of the experianced to ride the group encouraging , helping , cogjoling(sp)

if you ride ahead  then you get to the rest break 10 to 15 ahead of the rest....as the beginners arrive you wilk be ready for the off.....so off you go.....all of a sudden the beginners only have a five stop so not to get too far behind....so the beginners  who need the rest stops more end up.....haveing less ..so getting more and more tired

they then get dropped by the intermediates as they struggle....so now you have a group of people who are trying to do probably the hardest thing they have done for years and they are on their own....then resentment will start to creep in.....and then the enjoyment  goes and you start to wonder why the bloody hell you bothered
thats when the temptation to jump in a support vehicle creeps in  and all of a sudden potential sponsorship is lost

also you arrange to meet the lincoln mob(which i am sure a great bunch) you experianced get there and a meeting takes place handshakes ....a coffee....even a pint maybe....then come the intermediateries and handshakes a hug ..no time for a pint......if you decide to stick around long enough..the  beginners get there....but they will no longer be beginners in the eyes of the Lincoln mob....they will be the numpties holding everyone up.....more resentment ...more reason to sit in a van  and fail the task

you get to lincoln  and the lord tennyson...some have a sausage buttie some have a shower the chairmen come along and pics taken......up cpme the numpties at the back....sausage buns cold ....missed the pice......very short rest break and last 2 miles to ground....the experiance at the front taking the admiring glances of the general public as they ride into town....the poor beginners/numpties who have riden their best ...cut short their rest breaks .....missed refreshments to stay on back of group into Lincoln are at the back getting the angry looks from the traffic being held up to let 50  odd bikers show what they can do

so because you can not be bothered to ride with everyone else and you want t show what your youthful legs ...your great bike  can do  instead of of helping some older fatter well meaning fool on a bike built 20 years ago  you will spoil the experiance and the ethos of the whole thing for many

i intead to shake everyones hand at the beginning and wish them luck....and i intend to shake everyones hand at the end and congratulate them....and i intead to stick with the Town fans and welcome the lincoln fans as one big group


sorry if spelling is out ...or some words /phrases are wrong.......but some times you just have to go with what you think is right


I'm in complete agreement. Let's do this together. If that means some going slower than they would like then that's how it should be. For the reord, I expect to be in the intermediate group of riders but if I get ahead of any of my chums (we are all doing this for the same reason. We're all in it together) then I'll be pacing myself accordingly.

Come on lads n lasses. The age/fitness differences are massive. Let's be realistic and do this together.

Posted by: NewtoN, August 23, 2008, 9:29am; Reply: 1145
i'll be in the alomst crippled group right at the back :P but aslong as we get there together and set of together im not to fussed, i would rather stay at the back for the whole ride then be near the front and everyone behind me :P
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 23, 2008, 9:29am; Reply: 1146
Quoted from lincolnsmariner

Sponsor money to be collected by 13/8/08 at the LATEST. We will arrange a time and place before the Home match on that day for monies to be signed off and handed over.
You must sign two forms, one to say you collected x amount and another to say you handed it to me and/or Josh, (this is for legal reasons).



I assume deadline for cash in is 13-09? I'm abroad from the day after the bike for a couple of weeks. I'll sort it out ASAP but I'll still be away on 13-09. I'd pay you before I get the cash in from my sponsors but holiday money is tight. I'll get on it as soon as I get home.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 9:39am; Reply: 1147
[/b]jeez- i would love to do this together but we can't end of

I AM looking from one point of view - THE SAFE ONE

read my bit about having a clump of riders 100m long.

[b]we will still be doing it together regardless of groups whether they be by experience or just group a,b and c.



you pick up on all the off comments i posted but none of the nitty gritty ones.

you just carry on with your 'all doing together line' withiout considering my posts regarding road safety.

35mph down a hill isn't fast for an experienced rider when road bikers can average that on the flat - if you don't want to go that fast you don't, i was merely highlghting how nice this hill was at the end of the ride. this section of the ride will be under police escort so we need to stick together.

Furthermore, it will be just as tragic being clumped together when some idiot boy racer comes steaming past us!!

BP
you need to consider my post regarding the clump of riders and chances for cars to overtake as well as enabling the medical teams to get to an accident.

i've admitted that naming the groups by experience was wrong of me


WE HAVE TO USE GROUPINGS WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

please guys, i WANT to do this as a big group, but we are not allowed.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 9:51am; Reply: 1148



this setup will allow riders:

through traffic lights safely (stops people jumping lights)
allow cars to overtake safely
allows medical attention to delivered swiftly (the last thing you want is everyone stopping on a grass verge!!)
allows groups to support each other and tailor the pace for those in each group
allows mechanical problems for 1 person to affect 1 group and not the whole pack (again you don't want everyone stopping with traffic still passing)
allows groups to tailor their breaks rather than disrupting everyone (regardless of experience)

these groups will be staggered to give enough distance between them for safety and should not exceed more than 1/2 hour between the front car and the last car.
thats the group roughly spread over 5miles - this is like a mile between each group - hopefully we don't have to stretch to this and we keep it to more like 2-3.

this is based on EVERYONE doing the same pace of say 12mph average.

Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 10:14am; Reply: 1149
just got jon round here

we are doing groups:

they will be mixed with a range of ability (but we need to know your intended ability) so thhat experience can push on 'beginners' adn have mechanical knowledge in case anything happens.

there will also be a first aider in each group to give immediate first aid.


my first post regarding groups by ability was WRONG, i didn't mean to split the groups by ability and cause all this aggro that was just the way of splitting as an example which entered my head first.

sorry,
Posted by: barriner, August 23, 2008, 1:59pm; Reply: 1150
Quoted from Citymariner

we are doing groups:

they will be mixed with a range of ability (but we need to know your intended ability) so thhat experience can push on 'beginners' adn have mechanical knowledge in case anything happens.

there will also be a first aider in each group to give immediate first aid.


That was the obvious answer from the off I think, Mixed groups if ability not different levels of ability, it would of just destroyed morale as Brazil said. In an ideal world we would of all done it together as one, but lincs and citmariner have put some much into this it is unbelievable to think how much of there own time this has taken up. They get told what to do for the best and in all of our interests so its not like there trying to dampen the spirits of the ride. Only helping us all, I am very greatful of everything they have done we have two top lads sorting us out so not to worry :)

is it 3 or 4 groups we will be having? we should all average the same speed hopefully, how about first group leave BP at 7 then next at 5 past or 10 past etc is that what we would of done?
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 5:52pm; Reply: 1151
hi guys

(jon - lincolnsmariner posting this, cant be arsed to log out of joshs account) ;D

just need a little information from some of ya,
If you are a first aider please let us know asap, we need one in each group. Yes we do have a st johns ambulance but if in an emergency we need first aiders there and then.

With regards to groups, can you all post or pm me (lincolnsmariner) or this account (josh's) if you want to be riding with anyone (were divising groups (PROVISIONAL ONLY) and how you would rate your cycling, i.e beginning intermidate or experienced....ALL GROUPS TO BE OF MIXED ABILITY.

We will explain in full why the groups are being done at the meeting on friday at 6.30pm in the imp function room (straight down to bottom past pool tables) ask staff if you get lost.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 23, 2008, 5:59pm; Reply: 1152
jon if you are splitting it into groups, can't we all decide who we ride with in the meeting on friday?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 6:12pm; Reply: 1153
This is something we need to get sorted before!

We have excrement loads going on we have to organise two meetings sort agendas and finalise what we need to discuss.
we have meetings with police, council, lcfc and various press. We also are meeting with fire brigade and on top of that we both have to do crap loads of normal work (i got to do 48 hrs this week) plus we have blackburn wednesday and sainsburys thursday which pretty much takes two days off our week.

We also are sorting it now, so that we are not messing with this friday.

I know it seems simple to do but from our point it isnt.

we have devised the three groups (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

group one:
Josh's group
Josh land
edward newton
matthew lond
phil patton
james stolworthy
david blastland
barry evans
peter salisbury
alex green
howard smith
john miles jr

Group 2
Leons group
Leon harding
julie hostad
micheal burns
martin burns
luke ohara
vicki lamb
sharron wilkinson
jason paget
ian blakemore
steven burnett
tom curtiss

Jons group
Jon spurr
gary swan
dean campbell
jordan houlston (the yorkie lover aka scone boi)
david booth
alec gilliant
john wright
matthew watkinson
grant bailey
steve turner
steve clayborne
liam morris

THESE ARE PROVISIONAL GROUPS ONLY.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 23, 2008, 6:15pm; Reply: 1154
jon you have totally left me out ... ??
Posted by: LH, August 23, 2008, 6:17pm; Reply: 1155
Tom Curtiss is out of the ride, but will help support in any way he can. Don't think Matty Watkinson is either. Please put Alec Gilliart in my group with me and luke and you have a squad. Dug out my radios. Could only find two but another two shouldn't be hard to find.

Shouldn't think Grant Baily will do it now either as he left today in the 75th minute.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 23, 2008, 6:18pm; Reply: 1156
would rather have liam morris and edward newton in a group with me jon when you decide that i am doing the ride and put my name down lol
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 6:28pm; Reply: 1157
nope your in my group matey! ** oh oops your on my carpet floor but i must have missed reading your name out to jon when he was typing it LOL- sorry mate**

there are several reasons the groups are provisonally in this order:

1. there is an experianced rider in each group
2. there is an organiser in each group
3. there is a first aider in each group
4. people who i know  who have trained together/ familly are in a group together (eg phil and brazilnut or the burns' lot)

if you have a problem with the groupings please PM me (citymariner) as i curently have all your names neatly cut out on my floor ready to move around etc.

Josh
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 6:29pm; Reply: 1158
Quoted from NewtoN
would rather have liam morris and edward newton in a group with me jon when you decide that i am doing the ride and put my name down lol

(jon here)
all together and alex your now in my group (jons group)
Posted by: NewtoN, August 23, 2008, 6:31pm; Reply: 1159
k cheers jon :)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 7:04pm; Reply: 1160
Quoted from LH
Tom Curtiss is out of the ride, but will help support in any way he can. Don't think Matty Watkinson is either. Please put Alec Gilliart in my group with me and luke and you have a squad. Dug out my radios. Could only find two but another two shouldn't be hard to find.

Shouldn't think Grant Baily will do it now either as he left today in the 75th minute.


can you find out asap.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 7:17pm; Reply: 1161
Quoted from LH
Tom Curtiss is out of the ride, but will help support in any way he can. Don't think Matty Watkinson is either. Please put Alec Gilliart in my group with me and luke and you have a squad. Dug out my radios. Could only find two but another two shouldn't be hard to find.

Shouldn't think Grant Baily will do it now either as he left today in the 75th minute.

Gilly now in ur group lol

Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 7:25pm; Reply: 1162
right current groupings:

Group One
Josh Lane (orgainiser)
Edward Newton
Liam Morris
Matthew Newton (orgainiser)
liam morris
Matthew Lond
Phil Patton (first aider TBC)
James Stoloworthy
David Blastland
Howard Smith
John Miles JR
Steve Turner (first aider)

Group two
Leon Harding (orgainiser)
Barry Evans
Julie Hostad (first aider TBC)
Micheal burns
martin Burns
Luke Ohara
Vicki lamb
Sharon Wilkinson
Steven Burnett
alec gilliant
Grant Bailey (possible drop out)

Group Three
Jon Spurr (orgainier/ first aider)
Gary Swan
Dean Campbell
Jordan Houlston
David Booth
John Wright
Steve Claybourne
Peter Salisbury
Alex Green.
Jason Pagnet
Ian Blakemore

group 2 has not got a confimered first aider, as a result it may become group 3 and have the ambulance directly behind providing that group with a qualified first aider.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 23, 2008, 8:14pm; Reply: 1163
I'm a qualified first aider if you need to swap me into group 2 if Julie can't make it?
Posted by: lislemariner, August 23, 2008, 8:36pm; Reply: 1164
I am still riding but I'm not a qualified first aider. I don't know where that misunderstanding has come from! Maybe because I joked about my age when i signed up and said I could be mum to the younger riders and help with scraped knees if they fell off their bikes. Only a joke though, I'm useless in any sort of medical emergency. Sorry!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 9:34pm; Reply: 1165
It was me who said you were one i crossed wires there.
Bp we have you down as a first aider, the reason your in my group is cos were trying to keep u and ian together (seen as u done training together)
we have a ambulance following so group 2 will become 3 so that have ambulance first and then group 1 and 2 have 2 first aiders.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 9:52pm; Reply: 1166
right i'm making all the bike group signs and stuff now.

they will be similar as to the ones you see in a bike race

they contain:
biketothebank logo
ride number *corresponds with your membership card and our unique number for you
name
group

they are laminated and hole punched and you will be supplied with 2 zip ties to put it on your handle bars

this will also help organization when we park the bikes as you can remain in the group and each bike has a name and number.

17 more sheets to laminate... then cut out... the hole punch - what a fun evening lol
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 10:13pm; Reply: 1167
lmao have fun josh.....did u get my message?
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 10:24pm; Reply: 1168
yeah lol - you tearaway you!!

well they are all printed, labelled, laminated adn gillotined - just need to hole punch now!

just having my keelby fishcakes at the mo. hmmm
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 10:27pm; Reply: 1169
It was at the roundabout at that lil pub, they were coming up the road as i was going down it, so they had to stop and turn round (lights on) so i just went full speed then i had that nice hill to go down (going straight past cop shop) then turned and went down back of walkabout lol

Your a grafter josh lol
enjoy a nice scone after ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 10:34pm; Reply: 1170
oh yeah i forgot about those scones. hmmm its either a scone, a sun lolly or a FAB.

all three it is then.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 10:36pm; Reply: 1171
Fat git!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 10:37pm; Reply: 1172
its alright, i might get on my bike next saturday for a wander round to burn it off  ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 10:37pm; Reply: 1173
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D leave it till sat night when ur depressed!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 11:02pm; Reply: 1174
just a thought jon for giving the numbers to robbie for next saturday

4 support cars = 11
riders = 43

so if i say 50 covers for saturday
with:
1x ambulance
1x mini bus
1x transit van
1x volvo estate
1x car (LH's Mum and team)
43x bikes

to park.

sound good?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 23, 2008, 11:05pm; Reply: 1175
yeh fine.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 23, 2008, 11:12pm; Reply: 1176
i can't bring myself to hole punch those laminated sheets...
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 24, 2008, 11:06am; Reply: 1177
being in the first group does that mean i will have more time for beer ........he says hopefully ......we are not going at 17 miles an hour are we.....he ask's worriedly
Posted by: NewtoN, August 24, 2008, 11:07am; Reply: 1178
Quoted from Brazilnut
being in the first group does that mean i will have more time for beer ........he says hopefully ......we are not going at 17 miles an hour are we.....he ask's worriedly


i hope not i'll be dead!
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 24, 2008, 11:10am; Reply: 1179
not sure if he is a confirmed rider but i do know he has been collecting sponsorship...Dave Wright ....came to last meeting and asked if he could ride ....i believe he is still doing it ....i also know  he would like to ride with me ....it makes him feel good seeing  me wheeze and cough by fuller street
Posted by: barralad, August 24, 2008, 11:27am; Reply: 1180
Quoted from Brazilnut
not sure if he is a confirmed rider but i do know he has been collecting sponsorship...Dave Wright ....came to last meeting and asked if he could ride ....i believe he is still doing it ....i also know  he would like to ride with me ....it makes him feel good seeing  me wheeze and cough by fuller street


Sat with Dave at the match yesterday. He thinks he's doing it. Is coming to the meeting on Thursday with all his forms duly completed.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 24, 2008, 11:29am; Reply: 1181
isn't the meeting on friday barra?
Posted by: barralad, August 24, 2008, 11:31am; Reply: 1182
Quoted from NewtoN
isn't the meeting on friday barra?


Oooops. yes it is. I was wondering how long it would take for someone to spot that. Well done Pike.. :o
Posted by: NewtoN, August 24, 2008, 11:40am; Reply: 1183
Quoted from barralad


Oooops. yes it is. I was wondering how long it would take for someone to spot that. Well done Pike.. :o


;D i'm always on the ball :P
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 11:43am; Reply: 1184
brazilnut,

i currently don't have info on Dave Wright, Jon may have it. Can you remember if he filled in a disclaimer and rider details.

If dave hasn't can you ask him to get the following to me via contact@biketothebank.co.uk

name
full address
postcode
medical history
Medication
Next of kin
Next of kin contact
bike required?

we will then need a signed disclaimer to be given in at the meeting on friday (at the latest the saturday morning!)

i'm sure i can fit another rider in my group  ;) so get that info to be ASAP!!

i don't want to give too much info that will be given on the meeting on friday, however i understand some do not respond well to being talked out (aural learning) so he is a bit of info on the groups and how it will work on the day.

there will be 3 groups as you have seen above.

at 7am these will set off in staggered 5mins so,

GRP1: 7am
GRP2: 7.05
GRP3: 7.10

this will get us off grimsby road by the required 7.15. as you know there are also traffic lights so depending on the lights 1 group and support car will go through at a time. this should naturally put a little distance between the groups (still in view) but on traveling to grimsby with jon yesterday we were trying to judge the best gap between the groups so a car could overtake, slow down and tuck in between another group for example. we think around 6-8 car lengths between groups will give enough space.

i hope that explains things to a certain degree.

the itinery for friday night is:

1) Disclaimer and Rider info check
2) T-shirts (available on the night for a mesely £10)
3) Equipment
4) Route and Accident Hotspots - inc. detailed arrival at Sincil bank
5) Registering on arrival at BP (3 stations 1 for each group)
6) Groupings and group leaders
7) Support cars
8) Protocol for medical and mechanical emergencies
9) Full time departure procedure  

it would be great if someone had a projector and could bring one
also if someone is up for taking the minutes of the meeting that would be great too!!

rememeber its in the IMP @ 6.30 on the 29th August (this friday)
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 24, 2008, 11:55am; Reply: 1185
Dave took all releavent forms with him  and i will remind him he has to have all filled in  by Friday

one small question to everyone...the fishy t shirts commemorating the ride   ...are people planning to wear them for the ride.....are you planning on changing into them for the game so people know how you got there and if you go on pitch....or are they just keeping them for  a keep sake....cant spell prosperity  
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 12:11pm; Reply: 1186
the half time pitch ceremony can not exceed 12 people for health and safety (there i go again  :( )

with the chairmen, reps from the charities, mascots, 2x lincoln fans, 2x gy fans, orgainisers getting more on the pitch is a no go unfortunatly.

so its up to you

for me, depending on the weather:

hot/sunny: long sleeved t-shirt and the bike t-shirt ontop
rain/wind: pro-wick top/ windproof jacket

on the bottom it'll be my cycle shorts, if its cold my long proskins over the top.

James,

i've stuck david wright with us and ahve done his laminated card for the front of his bike.
Posted by: barriner, August 24, 2008, 12:17pm; Reply: 1187
is there still any fishy T-shirts left? if so could I have a large one please. I would rather wear it if we go on the pitch or for the photo's etc riding in it would get rather messy lol
LH you mentioned a base layer? whats one of them? do you recommend one and where from?

Oh last thing I still need a lift back to GY
thanks
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 12:42pm; Reply: 1188
barriner - what is your full name (PM) if you want then i can put you down for a t-shirt

Baselayers can be of 2 sorts

1. if you watch the cricket/ football you may have seen sportsmen wearing these tight fighting tops these help keep the muscles supported and warm
2. fast wicking material (i wear berghaus/ gill stuff) is a fabric designed to transfer moisture on the skin to the top of the material, the air travelling over the top then evapourates the moisture keeping you dry and more importantly warm - that moisture will turn cold as soon as you stop leading to possible cramp problems etc. the downside with the stuff is wearing something on top of a 'baselayer' is it reduces the efficency of the wicking material

intersport do a range of stuff as do Blacks.

i think LH has sourced some stuff from tesco if i'm not mistaken?


WE HAVE ONLY 16 T-SHIRTS LEFT - 15 AFTER BARRINER SENDS HIS FULL NAME TO ME - THEY ARE GOING FAST, ONLY £10!!
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 24, 2008, 12:56pm; Reply: 1189
Quoted from Citymariner





on the bottom it'll be my cycle shorts, if its cold my long proskins over the top.

James,

i've stuck david wright with us and ahve done his laminated card for the front of his bike.


thanks for the dave wright thing

and the top line.....is that to keep warm or avoid embarrassment  if it is really cold
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 12:56pm; Reply: 1190
T-shirt update

we have this stock remaining:

2x M
6x L
7x XL
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 1:02pm; Reply: 1191
Quoted from Brazilnut


thanks for the dave wright thing

and the top line.....is that to keep warm or avoid embarrassment  if it is really cold


after me pulling a 'buckley' over the group thing (haha) we decided on the atributes to the groups and one of them was making sure people are with the people they trained with etc.

lol, to be honest it does help keep it tucked in - as you may know your balls take a battering when biking (hence investing in a good saddle and cycle shorts help!)

but yes unfortuantly for the gag, it is to keep some heat in my quads/hams/ calfs (not meaning to have a dig but if i'm not going at my usual speed (299,792,458 metres per second -  my legs will be colder  ;D )

Posted by: LH, August 24, 2008, 3:55pm; Reply: 1192
Are me and Newton not allowed on the pitch then?

I have a NikePro base layer as used by Wayne Rooney and Danny Boshell. I would highly recommend as it keeps you warm/cool and dry. It was £9.99 at 70% off from Sports World. GET THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT.

Broke one of my final fortnight rules and drank over two pints today. Can I be briefed on Wednesday in Blackburns pub please.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 24, 2008, 4:00pm; Reply: 1193
Quoted from LH
Are me and Newton not allowed on the pitch then?

I have a NikePro base layer as used by Wayne Rooney and Danny Boshell. I would highly recommend as it keeps you warm/cool and dry. It was £9.99 at 70% off from Sports World. GET THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT.

Broke one of my final fortnight rules and drank over two pints today. Can I be briefed on Wednesday in Blackburns pub please.


i think we will be aloud of pitch as organisers leon and i haven't drunk since the tranmere game :P
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 24, 2008, 4:06pm; Reply: 1194
I had 3 drinks last night, about 8 the night before lol..

I really had best get out on my bike again.. lol

Who are the imps on the pitch?

Helgy?
Posted by: LH, August 24, 2008, 4:08pm; Reply: 1195
Looking more and more likely that I will have to ring in sick on friday so anybody who is in my group please turn up as I would like to meet you.

Are us organisers going to go down 15 minutes early on the day? I have a feeling I will do that anyway.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 4:12pm; Reply: 1196
Quoted from LH
Looking more and more likely that I will have to ring in sick on friday so anybody who is in my group please turn up as I would like to meet you.

Are us organisers going to go down 15 minutes early on the day? I have a feeling I will do that anyway.


yeah the meeting is at 6.30.

me and jon are going to louth first to pick up the t-shirts and then hope ot get to the imp early, have a coke/g ames of ppol and go over anything other details to the power point.

so will be there way before the thing starts.

on the day me and jon aim to be there at 6.

would be great to see you there LH as a group leader!
Posted by: marinerian, August 24, 2008, 4:14pm; Reply: 1197
I have received the giftds from the FA, a nice table office style England FA Clock and an nice golf ball and tee set.

Make nice raffle prizes :)
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 4:15pm; Reply: 1198
Quoted from LH
Are me and Newton not allowed on the pitch then?

I have a NikePro base layer as used by Wayne Rooney and Danny Boshell. I would highly recommend as it keeps you warm/cool and dry. It was £9.99 at 70% off from Sports World. GET THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT.

Broke one of my final fortnight rules and drank over two pints today. Can I be briefed on Wednesday in Blackburns pub please.


jeez that is cheap those proskins are £50-60!!

don't think there is time brief you in the pub. me and jon worked from 3 when we got back from the match till 9pm just working out what we need to get across. you'll have a sheet with your responsibilities given to you at the meeting along with the support crews.

i would give you them now but they are scribbled on paper and i'm yet to type them up.
Posted by: LH, August 24, 2008, 4:15pm; Reply: 1199
Yeah I meant on the day, I will be picking the wife up at 5.45 and so will be there around 6.15 with a huge flask of coffee and a van load of pro-plus.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 4:17pm; Reply: 1200
Quoted from marinerian
I have received the giftds from the FA, a nice table office style England FA Clock and an nice golf ball and tee set.

Make nice raffle prizes :)


nice one Ian,

Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 4:19pm; Reply: 1201
T-shirt update

we have this stock remaining:

1x M
6x L
7x XL

LH - WIFE!?! stay off the coffee and get on the lucozade/ red bull much more effective!
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 24, 2008, 4:46pm; Reply: 1202
just  a question....if someone gets a puncture  what is the plan...into back of transit ..mend it and out again ...or will there be spare tyres/ inner tubes in the donated stuff so it can just be changed .....and if so will you need  wheels sizes ...i assume most will be on 26" tyres

i think anyone getting a puncture will be unlucky...........and also is teco giving bottled water or the new fangled energy/isotonic drinks
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 5:02pm; Reply: 1203
oh brazilnut your good very good!!

there is a protocol set for:
1) minor injury/ mechanical breakdown
2) major incident/ mechanical breakdown.

we have vouchers from wilkinson to a small sum.

this week we will buy 7-8 puncture repair kits, couple of lengths of cable and a few inner tubes.

we can't stock, as you'll understand, a full range of stuff.

to a certain degree it may have to come down to riders maybe sticking a inner tube in with their kit or in their support car. Especailly if their equipment is specialized.

in terms of the protocol:

here is an example (small scale problem)

car1 - grp1 - car2 - grp2 -minibus - grp3 - van/ambulance

if for example, grp1 gets a puncture, the leader is notified and tells the support car the problem. grp1 and car1 pulls over to sort the problem. in the meantime  car2 - grp2 -minibus - grp3 - van/ambulance overtake changing the order of the ride to:

car2 - grp2 -minibus - grp3 - van/ambulance - grp1 - car1

this way there is minimum disruption.

and yes we have vouchers from morrison/tesco for drinks - we won't have like 120 we will have enough for all riders at the half way point stop at grimblethorpe.

we do suggest you take advantage of your bottle cages and put some of your own drink in there, i wear a hydration pack made by camelbak, you can get cheap variants for under a tenner - check tesco extra in cleethorpes i think they do them.

like you say a puncture will be unlucky, i think we all know how to deal with a puncture but in each group is a rider with 'experiance' to hopefully accelerate the fix.
Posted by: LH, August 24, 2008, 5:09pm; Reply: 1204
Think I will stock my car full of bottles of water for anyone in the best of the three groups to grab one at any point. I will also take this oppurtunity to recommend raisins. Can get a decent amount on yourself and are good to keep energy and blood sugar up. Any other snacks?
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 5:13pm; Reply: 1205
  get the gels - expensive it contain all the salts/ nutrients etc. you need.

might be worth asking everyone to bring a 6 pack of water? and load it up. i get through 1l every 10miles.

and LH by saying 'the best of the 3 groups' you after a race  ;D

don't use this site but this kind of thing:

http://www.physioroom.com/catalog/Energy_Bars_Drinks_Gels/2264.html

maximuscle stuff is always good, my bro, a sports scientist and keen sportman uses their products all the time.
Posted by: LH, August 24, 2008, 5:14pm; Reply: 1206
No I'm not, we just have the best leader.*

*May be biased.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 5:18pm; Reply: 1207
Quoted from LH
No I'm not, we just have the best leader.*

*May be biased.


haha brilliant -i think the group thing will cause a nice sense of rivalry. its like being at school..

the table that is the tidiest can go out to play

in our case

the group that stacks their bikes the tidiest can get their sausage bap first.

;D
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 24, 2008, 5:39pm; Reply: 1208
i will have pump , spanner , screwdriver and punture repair kit on my bike ............. it will .also  will have a fat sweaty bloke panting on my bike but cant do mush about that
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 24, 2008, 5:43pm; Reply: 1209
Josh, check your pms
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 6:10pm; Reply: 1210
check matt and replies too.

brazilnut - thats perfect having all that stuff on your bike. i'll have a similar setup.
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 24, 2008, 6:20pm; Reply: 1211
long range forcats looks sunny and with a 11mph wind  that is nearly favorable
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 6:46pm; Reply: 1212
3 pages of writting while been at work....jeez
Apart from marinerians news nowt really wxciting lol

Hows everyones training going?
Posted by: NewtoN, August 24, 2008, 6:55pm; Reply: 1213
erm training is going ok, went on a 2 bike rides today :) just trying to not to get myself injured, i can already feel my muscles pulling  :o
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 6:57pm; Reply: 1214
Quoted from Brazilnut
long range forcats looks sunny and with a 11mph wind  that is nearly favorable


it does! if only i could be confident with the weather on a small island surrounded by water!

link anyway:

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/dayforecast.asp?zipcode=ln1%203ez&day=6

Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 7:00pm; Reply: 1215
training: i don't understand...  ??)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 7:16pm; Reply: 1216
Quoted from Citymariner
training: i don't understand...  ??)


Josh's training involves going across the road to the pub to get drunk for free, mine involves riding most days even for an hour only and trying to help in avoiding morrsions to completely flood (flipping  water board!!!!)
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 7:23pm; Reply: 1217
i need to make sure the lord tennyson is a suitable venue for meeting up in. this part of my responsibillities as an organiser!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 7:25pm; Reply: 1218
LMFAO!!!!!!!!
Top reply!
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 24, 2008, 7:38pm; Reply: 1219
http://www.thelordtennyson.co.uk/ this the pub ur on about mate?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 7:44pm; Reply: 1220
it is
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 9:04pm; Reply: 1221
Quoted from Chopper_imp
http://www.thelordtennyson.co.uk/ this the pub ur on about mate?



been going in there for the past 4 years. they have a new 0.5 landlord called robbie who is a top bloke, he has really helped out and been receptive to ideas (he even offered the place up as a disco for the riders afterwards supplying food and entertainment for free!)

so guys when we go there, buy a pint or two, his enthusiasm is double edged - 1) he wants the best for us and the ride 2) he wants some money behind the bar. only a natural way of gaining exposure and profits in this difficult time for public houses and businesses alike.
Posted by: BIGChris, August 24, 2008, 9:09pm; Reply: 1222
Its a shame I'm driving. I like a decent choice of real ale :'(!!!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 9:12pm; Reply: 1223
i'm afraid the only 'real' ale they have on is greene king IPA, strictly not classed as the micro brewery original as it was bought out. just round the corner though is the strugglers and the victoria which is currently having a 24 beer real ale festival!!!

and just to rub it in chris... its about 300 yards from my house!  :P
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 9:38pm; Reply: 1224
few pics from BTTB HQ

Sorting groups, routes, emails and god knows what else



bike ID's



Signed shirts

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 9:39pm; Reply: 1225
GET THAT DOWN!!!!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 9:41pm; Reply: 1226
no!  :P  ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 9:48pm; Reply: 1227
Josh do it!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 9:48pm; Reply: 1228
please....
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 9:49pm; Reply: 1229
any more wimpering and i'll have you photshop'd into some gay porn faster than i can drink a pint.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 9:51pm; Reply: 1230
Just proves i do all the hard work while u stand around taking silly photos....(which u cant do properly...) Good job i didnt take my laptop i would of put the first 3 pictures of u acting gay with your lil poses on ur memory on here...... ;) ;) ;)


Sorry couldnt resist
Posted by: LH, August 24, 2008, 9:52pm; Reply: 1231
You'd have to find it first;) You probably have a hard drive full of it though.

That last sentence sounds wrong for the subject.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 9:54pm; Reply: 1232
edited it
Posted by: Citymariner, August 24, 2008, 9:58pm; Reply: 1233
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Just proves i do all the hard work while u stand around taking silly photos....(which u cant do properly...) Good job i didnt take my laptop i would of put the first 3 pictures of u acting gay with your lil poses on ur memory on here...... ;) ;) ;)


Sorry couldnt resist


those pics are for a project - it actually looks quite good overlaying loads of different poses (no matter how silly) - no creativity you see jon!

i'll have you know some of my photo's are going into national comps and people have actually bought them - so much for not taking proper photos (and this is after you removed my front element rather than the lens cap when you had a go!!) that was a £300 lens!!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 24, 2008, 10:01pm; Reply: 1234
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D those photos are amazin - the ones your entering.
Yer ok i nearly broke your camera....get over it lol

remind me not to touch it again lol
Posted by: Citymariner, August 25, 2008, 11:45am; Reply: 1235
T-SHIRT UPDATE

T-SHIRTS ARE STILL GOING FAST!

remaining stock

1X M
4X L
7X XL

IF THEY ARE GOING AT THIS RATE AND YOUR EDGING ON BUYING ONE ON THE DAY OR AT THE MEETING ON FRIDAY ORDER NOW SO YOUR NOT DISSAPOINTED!

£10.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 25, 2008, 11:46am; Reply: 1236
info on saddle height etc.

http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/cycling-biomechanics.html
Posted by: Citymariner, August 25, 2008, 3:34pm; Reply: 1237
well we are another day in and the weather still seems to be holding for the ride

4 days 15 hours to go!

the only thing concerning me about the weather is the predicted temperature 21 to 27 degrees C.

hydration, sunblock, sunglasses are going to be paramount at this rate.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE BOTTLE CAGES ON YOUR BIKES!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 25, 2008, 4:46pm; Reply: 1238
Should be article in page four of telewag tomorrow i believe.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 25, 2008, 7:04pm; Reply: 1239
T-SHIRT UPDATE

T-SHIRTS ARE STILL GOING FAST!

remaining stock

1X M
4X L
6X XL

IF THEY ARE GOING AT THIS RATE AND YOUR EDGING ON BUYING ONE ON THE DAY OR AT THE MEETING ON FRIDAY ORDER NOW SO YOUR NOT DISSAPOINTED!

£10.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 25, 2008, 7:11pm; Reply: 1240
josh check ur pms please
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 25, 2008, 7:12pm; Reply: 1241
Josh dunno if u have details of who have bought t-shirts but can u list names of orders so we cna make sure we have everyones order please.
Posted by: LH, August 25, 2008, 11:17pm; Reply: 1242
Good news girls and boys, I am there on friday!

Be sure to buy me a pint to make sure I get off to sleep early.
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 26, 2008, 5:30am; Reply: 1243
How is everyone feeling
i am switching  from some sort of mania for punishment and looking forward to it to a manic dread of what have i said i would do .....stuck on 12 hour nights  all week  so wont be drinking  which is good ...but does mean i will be gagging for a pint Friday at meeting which is bad

not sure if to say that is it and hope i have enough in legs ...or to do one more 20 miler wednesday mornign straight after night shift............................will it make much differance
Posted by: NewtoN, August 26, 2008, 11:26am; Reply: 1244
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Should be article in page four of telewag tomorrow i believe.


it's on page 2 and i am not a lincoln fan, his name is Matthew Harris not Newton lol they cut me and leon out :P

must of been some crossed wires  ;D
Posted by: NewtoN, August 26, 2008, 11:30am; Reply: 1245
http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=181505&command=displayContent&sourceNode=231723&home=yes&more_nodeId1=151458&contentPK=21346044

article is here for people to read :)
Posted by: Citymariner, August 26, 2008, 3:56pm; Reply: 1246
lol - you show me your folder full of meetings, invoices, planning, banking detaills!!!

its a good article, paul did it a while a go so some of the figures are slightly outdated otherwise a good article

Newton has crossed to the dark side  ;D

the great news is that we have Fenty as a definite to join the ride! woop!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 26, 2008, 3:58pm; Reply: 1247
Quoted from LH
Good news girls and boys, I am there on friday!

Be sure to buy me a pint to make sure I get off to sleep early.


thats great news leon that you can make it.

Posted by: Citymariner, August 26, 2008, 4:02pm; Reply: 1248
T-shirt order

Mediums
Josh Lane
Jon Spurr
Steve Burns
Howard Smith
Leon Harding

Large
Barry Evans
Martin Burns
David Booth
Vanessa Booth
Steve Claybourn
Liam Morris
Lord Robbie Tennyson
Phil Patton

XL's
Big Chris
Peter salsbury
Julie Hostad
Steve Burnett
james stolworthy
ian townsend

We have left:
2x Large
4x XL

all @ £10
Posted by: Citymariner, August 26, 2008, 4:05pm; Reply: 1249
A rider has kindly brought together these tips for eating for the ride, feel free to copy and print for your reference:

Eating is an intrinsic part of cycling. If you get your food intake wrong, it doesn’t matter how fit you are - you could just ‘hit the wall’ (experience the dreaded bonk). Even many top pros can get their food intake wrong; insufficient food is a big factor in explaining an unexpectedly poor performance. As well as eating the right amount of food, it is also important to eat healthy foods which offer more than just calories.

These are some tips for eating and cycling:

Right Balance Protein / Carbohydrates.  One mistake cyclists can make is to just eat carbohydrates; but for recovery and long term good health, you will need a mix of carbs and protein.

Avoid Too Many Simple Sugars. When you are very active, it is tempting to feel that you will burn off simple sugars, found in sweets and chocolates. However, even though you may burn off the calories, it is important to bear in mind these foods have nil nutritional value and can cause fluctuations in blood sugar levels, which is not desirable. It is better to base calorie intake primarily on complex carbohydrates such as grains, lentils and  pasta. These provide steady blood sugar levels and not just an immediate ‘hit’

Don’t Wait Until Hungry.

When riding, it is important to eat constantly and not wait until you feel hungry. If you wait until you are hungry it will be too late. This is important for races lasting over 2 hours such as a 100 mile time trial. There is only so much food the body can take per hour, therefore, there should be a constant supply of food.

What Are Good Foods to Eat When Cycling?

Bananas (although has high glycaemic index)
Muesli bars (mixture of food)
Sandwich rolls e.g. jam sandwiches, banana sandwhiches,
Apples.
Custom energy bars. Tend to be expensive, but can choose bars which have mixture of carbs and protein. I often buy similar bars, which are not spefically manufactured for athletes. These tend to be cheaper. For example, Frusli bars, Nutri Grain bars e.t.c.
Liquid energy. - The simplest way to take on board energy. Good for short races where digestion is difficult.
Eating For Recovery.

It is just as important to eat food for recovery as it is food before and during a race. Some people like to take recovery drinks which enable easy absorption of carbs and protein.

Glycaemic Index

Foods with a high glycaemic index increase the blood sugars rapidly. Foods with a low glycaemic index raise blood sugar levels gradually over a period of time. Therefore, before the start of a ride and at the beginning of a ride it is good to eat foods with relatively low glycaemic index. These foods include: apples, bran, spaghettic, baked beans.

Foods with a high glycaemic index are better eaten at the end of a ride. High GI foods include: bananas, potatoes, jelly beans

Eat for the Next Day. Don’t just think about the present day; think about how your food will affect your ride on the next day.  If you have a long ride for tomorrow, eat good quantities of complex carbohydrates the day or two preceding.
Posted by: LH, August 26, 2008, 4:07pm; Reply: 1250
I ordered one! - Medium please.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 26, 2008, 4:08pm; Reply: 1251
cheers leon!

thats why we have had to do this cos some have emailed, some by word of mouth and some through PM's and posts.

i thought you would have done and was about to PM you!

Josh
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 26, 2008, 4:36pm; Reply: 1252
the telewag rang me and asked for names of the riders and i gave them in the order.
I dont know why u and leon have been cut out, and i dont know why they mixed the names up.

Is the article any good? Wont have chance to see it till tonight!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 26, 2008, 4:57pm; Reply: 1253
they have cropped the pic so it fits on the page with emphasis on a lincoln rider (matt) and a grimsby rider (Jon)
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 26, 2008, 8:45pm; Reply: 1254
Quoted from Citymariner
T-shirt order

Mediums
Josh Lane
Jon Spurr
Steve Burns
Howard Smith
Leon Harding

Large
Barry Evans
Martin Burns
David Booth
Vanessa Booth
Steve Claybourn
Liam Morris
Lord Robbie Tennyson

XL's
Big Chris
Peter salsbury
Julie Hostad
Steve Burnett

We have left:
3x Large
6x XL

all @ £10


I mentioned 20th Aug 343pm i would have a XL shirt and pay at meeting
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 26, 2008, 8:56pm; Reply: 1255
Thats cos im famous! lol

So whats happened at the meeting tonight?
Posted by: barralad, August 26, 2008, 8:57pm; Reply: 1256
Quoted from NewtoN


That trainings doing you a power of good Master Newton!! :)
Posted by: barralad, August 26, 2008, 8:59pm; Reply: 1257
Quoted from Citymariner
T-shirt order

Mediums
Josh Lane
Jon Spurr
Steve Burns
Howard Smith
Leon Harding

Large
Barry Evans
Martin Burns
David Booth
Vanessa Booth
Steve Claybourn
Liam Morris
Lord Robbie Tennyson

XL's
Big Chris
Peter salsbury
Julie Hostad
Steve Burnett

We have left:
3x Large
6x XL

all @ £10


Josh: Put me down for an XL. You get your money when I get my passport! Get my drift?!?! :)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 26, 2008, 9:56pm; Reply: 1258
Ian and brazil orders been noted.

We held a meeting with lcfc riders which was basically a dress rehearsal for fridays meeting, we found out where there were a few problems and bits that needed expanding.

I want to do a meetings from it, but then it kinda gives away the meeting on friday. So therefore i wont, because i want everyone there.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 26, 2008, 11:38pm; Reply: 1259
lol use LCFC as the guinea pigs.

it was mainly a light change to the route (the stop at grimblethorpe will be after the hill and not before)

a few concerns were aired about the transfer from the dual carriageway to south park - this is a two laned jnc that goes to one lane on south park.

the support drivers will come into play here and will be briefed in their packs as well as on friday.

it was aired that it would be nice to get everyone on to the puitch, we agree but it depends whether LCFC will allow it.

there are some experienced riders with the LCFC and they cannot emphasis enough the need to get a bike ride longer than 20miles on the legs before the event - especially if you have never done this kind of distance before.

i also had some backing regarding the seat height being 109% of your leg measurement - i get the pee taken out of me by jon for it - but i know how much of a difference it makes!

with only 350 tickets sold its hardly the PR to enthiuse people to go buy a ticket - can see this being a very disapointing climax to the ride...

ian and jams - you have been added to the list - i hope to get rid of all these tees at this rate.

ian passport will be given back on friday if thats ok?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 26, 2008, 11:51pm; Reply: 1260
I will say for both of us,
we have 7 t-shirts left??

unless you order one within the next 24 hours you probably will be left disapointed as i believe we will sell out. This are a one of and no more are going to be ordered.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 26, 2008, 11:53pm; Reply: 1261
yup 7 left:

3x Large
4x extra large
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 26, 2008, 11:58pm; Reply: 1262
Quoted from Citymariner
yup 7 left:

3x Large
4x extra large


What are the chest sizes? I want one but not sure if i'll be a L or XL
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 27, 2008, 12:00am; Reply: 1263
ADULT
SIZES      S      M      L      XL      XXL
Approx. chest
size (inches)      36      38      40/42      44/46      48
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 27, 2008, 12:00am; Reply: 1264
Taken from lincsprint website, im hoping they are the correct sizes.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 27, 2008, 12:01am; Reply: 1265
i would say your a large phil. they are quite generous on the sizings (fruit of the loom)

i've put you down for a large as they are the lowest ones in stock and i'm sure that will be fine the XL's are big (using the st barnabas tees as a guide)
Posted by: Citymariner, August 27, 2008, 12:02am; Reply: 1266
T-shirt order

Mediums
Josh Lane
Jon Spurr
Steve Burns
Howard Smith
Leon Harding

Large
Barry Evans
Martin Burns
David Booth
Vanessa Booth
Steve Claybourn
Liam Morris
Lord Robbie Tennyson
Phil Patton
Julie Hostad

XL's
Big Chris
Peter salsbury
Steve Burnett
james stolworthy
ian townsend

We have left:
1x Large
5x XL

all @ £10
Posted by: marinerian, August 27, 2008, 12:04am; Reply: 1267
i need to find somewhere to store my bike on friday night, I'm not biking from ming lol
Posted by: Citymariner, August 27, 2008, 12:07am; Reply: 1268
hmm if need be i can store it at my GF's and stick it on my bike rack and bring it down to you in the morning.

i could swing round on friday if your free or you can say get it to the meeting?

would just need a postcode to tomtom your address
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 27, 2008, 12:07am; Reply: 1269
I spoke to dave smith today regarding bikes He will be contacting me tomoro, to see if they can be secured in bp on friday and open up bp on sat morning
Posted by: Citymariner, August 27, 2008, 12:09am; Reply: 1270
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
I spoke to dave smith today regarding bikes He will be contacting me tomoro, to see if they can be secured in bp on friday and open up bp on sat morning


i don't envy whoever has that job - wouldn't hold out on that as there is only a couple of people who have asked for that facility. no point disturbing the club if soeone can just keep it at there house for a night. it'd be embarressing if it was all arranged and it was just blakey's bike!
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 27, 2008, 12:13am; Reply: 1271
Quoted from Citymariner
i would say your a large phil. they are quite generous on the sizings (fruit of the loom)

i've put you down for a large as they are the lowest ones in stock and i'm sure that will be fine the XL's are big (using the st barnabas tees as a guide)


Looks like i might have to lose another inch or two off my man boobs then before sat  ??)

I'm sure a large will be fine, thanks!
Posted by: LH, August 27, 2008, 10:25am; Reply: 1272
I already asked that Jon, they just said no because nobody will be down there at 6 in the morning to open it up.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 27, 2008, 10:42am; Reply: 1273
Bikes CAN be stored in the lower carlsberg bar.

Riders who wish to leave their bike must be at the ground at 4.30 on friday.

Please indicate if you want to use this facility:
Posted by: LH, August 27, 2008, 10:42am; Reply: 1274
Me please.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 27, 2008, 12:32pm; Reply: 1275
Ive spoken to Dave Smith today,
He has confirmed we are able to store bikes in the lower carlsberg bar, all riders must be there before 4.45 at the LATEST i.e why i asked josh to say 4.30 but some are working.

The caretaker will open up the bar in the morning at around 6.30 6.45 but he will be there before 6.45.
We do need numbers though of how many wish to use this facility.

Also Dave has asked me if all riders have tickets we know of one person who hasnt.
If town win tonight (have little faith) there will more than likely be a little surge, we still dont expect it to be a sell out BUT it is an all ticket event.
If you dont have a ticket you wont get in.
Email or pm me if you havent got one and can you indicate when you will getting one so the club can make sure there is enough for bttb participants/support/family.
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 28, 2008, 6:29am; Reply: 1276
As I come to the end of yet another shift at work and i now realise only 1 more night shift before the ride  i thought i would just pop on and wish all those attending the Sainsburys thing with Peter Jackson the best of luck
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 9:40am; Reply: 1277
Thanks Brazil - been long past 24-32 hours for moi so this will be fun.

We now have the radios sorted ive now got 6 + leons 2 so we have enough to cover.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 3:33pm; Reply: 1278
Just got back from the fundraiser at sainsburys....jeez it was tiring, made a lot of money (not counted it yet) had a laugh with jacko (nealy ran me over on a bike in store) drunk grant brown there youth team coach off (not my fault he had a trolley full of booze and was happening to be standing where i was taking a photo) and got some free drinks for lincoln riders.
Posted by: LH, August 28, 2008, 3:39pm; Reply: 1279
Racist saino illegitimates only giving the Lincoln ones drinks. Me mums been out today and bought loads of sandwich stuff for my group and some water.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 3:40pm; Reply: 1280
Quoted from LH
Racist saino illegitimates only giving the Lincoln ones drinks. Me mums been out today and bought loads of sandwich stuff for my group and some water.


No leon, because we have stuff sorted for the gtfc riders, ok were a little short but will be fine.

Posted by: LH, August 28, 2008, 3:43pm; Reply: 1281
I know, im only joking. What is the plan tomorrow?
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 28, 2008, 4:11pm; Reply: 1282
We've raised quite alot today, Sainsburys have donated a couple of sports drinks each to the LCFC riders..

Jacko was even biking around the shop on a bike.. Was funny to see..

And also shouting "Wheres Alan Buckley.." non stop lol..

Hoof was doing his shopping and got collared..

Good effort from the boys...

Hopefully we've raised a couple of hundred
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 4:24pm; Reply: 1283
Im gonna count it shortly chopper, meeting with dave has been cancelled so gives me some extra time to work on more pressing issues.

Guys we are two bikes short, if ANYONE knows of anyone with a bike they wouldnt mind lending one of the riders please please pm me asap.
Posted by: Helgy, August 28, 2008, 4:45pm; Reply: 1284
Have to agree chopper Jacko was funny cycling round the store shouting out where's Alan Buckley.
LH sainsburys donated 12 energy drinks to each set of fans, don't moan as i asked asda's yesterday and they gave me 4 fruit shoots ffs.
Posted by: PontoonParker, August 28, 2008, 5:04pm; Reply: 1285
Quoted from LH
. Me mums been out today and bought loads of sandwich stuff for my group and some water.


I hope she hasnt forgotten that lovely mini bus driver!!!

Posted by: Hameln Mariner, August 28, 2008, 5:17pm; Reply: 1286
Hi everyone,

last update from the Czech Republic before you and us do the ride on Saturday.  There will be 9 of us doing the ride over here and all being well we expect to raise about £300. I'm just hoping my new Town shirt arrives in
the post tommorow so I can be seen puffing and panting my way through the moravian countryside in style.

Hopefully I'll be able to get a couple of piccy's of the "other" ride and get them on here when we're finnished.

Good luck to you all,

UTM

Brno Mariner.
Posted by: barralad, August 28, 2008, 6:58pm; Reply: 1287
Quoted from Hameln Mariner
Hi everyone,

last update from the Czech Republic before you and us do the ride on Saturday.  There will be 9 of us doing the ride over here and all being well we expect to raise about £300. I'm just hoping my new Town shirt arrives in
the post tommorow so I can be seen puffing and panting my way through the moravian countryside in style.

Hopefully I'll be able to get a couple of piccy's of the "other" ride and get them on here when we're finnished.

Good luck to you all,

UTM

Brno Mariner.


This is a bit like Live aid. Can we get Sky to do simultaneous broadcasts as we all set off? And Across Europe.........
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 7:21pm; Reply: 1288
As anyone not recieved the news update sent out an hour or so ago?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 8:18pm; Reply: 1289
You would of all seen in the email i put out earlier that i asked the charity reps to meet us at 2.15pm at SB.
St Andrews Rep Mike will be seeing us off at 7am on Saturday then will meet us there....Nice of him.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 28, 2008, 8:18pm; Reply: 1290
Got the reply mate, also just completed my final bike ride before the big day, just a short 15 miler, but there was a strong head wind and along some long bumpy tracks which made it a bit tougher, overall pretty pleased with my progress and really looking forward to the ride now.

Think myself and Brazilnut are going on Compass FM tomorrow for a brief chat and a final promotional push. We were wondering if anyone would like us to say anything in particular? If so could you either reply on here or PM myself before dinnertime tomorrow. We're going down about 2.45 tomorrow so keep a listen out on everyones favourite local station (ahem, cough splutter!!!).
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 8:22pm; Reply: 1291
Hi Phil, ive emailed brazil with certain requests for the show.
Just a thank you to:
Ready rent a car (lending us mini bus and transit van (driver needed pm me if available)
Barnes of lincoln, for rescuing us at the last minute. (taking majority of bikes back to gy for free)
Jo Carmicheal at Humberside Police (ops team) she has helped out massively with this.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 28, 2008, 8:29pm; Reply: 1292
Sounds good, i'll give you organisers a big mention too for all the amazing hard work you've put in. Hope your feeling pretty proud at the minute (if not completely knackered)?

Going to be a great day and the weather forecast looks pretty good too! Shame the wind direction can't change to a north easterly...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=2562
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 8:33pm; Reply: 1293
Erm me personally, im kinda proud of being able to do it, but were not long away and alot still needs sorting, so me and josh got long hard day tomoro (as well as he got to do school work) come 3pm when were all there safely then, we will be able to sit back and just relax and be happy with what weve worked so hard to make happen, not just for us.
But for the main people - you guys.
Posted by: Helgy, August 28, 2008, 8:33pm; Reply: 1294
Jako was a laugh he said watch this it's easy to walk out with anything and the security guard's face was a picture.
He did not know what to do as Jacko walked towards the exit with a crate of stella under his arm.
Then tried to run Lincolnmariner over on a bike
Well done though your efforts in all of this have been magnificent .
With me just organising two little events has opened my eyes and for you lot to donate all this time & effort is something special.
I just wish a few more imps could have bitten the bullet and got involved .
Those imps that have helped i could not have asked for more.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 8:37pm; Reply: 1295
With the videos were captured today weve got a special title for it and caption
"The Real Peter Jackson"
Peter jackson causes havoc attempting to run over a local rival fan on his cycle he was riding around sainsburys. Once he failed this, he plotted on to steal a crate of stella closely follwed by another (unnamed) member of lcfc with a trolley full of beer.

Today was fantastic, turned into a circus for about 20 mins when jacko and iffy turned up.
Iffy collecting was just funny and does that guy ever stop eating!!!!
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 28, 2008, 8:43pm; Reply: 1296
Sounds like a right laugh today, wish I could've made it!

Is there anything planned for the night-time back in Grimsby/Cleethorpes? Excuse my ignorance if i've missed something but i'm assuming there's nothing organised as such so is everyone heading to a certain pub to meet up for a few beers in the evening?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 9:08pm; Reply: 1297
No sorry Phil i just didnt have time to organise anything, me and josh are NOT coming back to GY, Ive got work at 7 the next morning and Josh has excrement loads of school work to catch up with as far as im aware.

Were heading up to the lord tennyson afterwoods.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 9:14pm; Reply: 1298
This was the email put out to EVERYONE involved in BTTB 08 (if you didnt get it pm asap)

Hi Guys,

Firstly some points are only for certain people this is detailed where necessary.

We held a fundraiser at Sainsburys today, With thanks to the Lincoln riders:
Andy, Steve and Matt who came down and helped, a special thanks to Sarah and Amy as well.
Also Thanks to the St Barnabas rep and Steves friend.
Still counting money raised but looking at £150-£200 so good total.

More important matters:
If you do not have a bike please let me know today or first thing tomorrow (ive put my number at the bottom please contact me on this if you require a bike)
I only know of Luke O'hara and Dean Campbell still needing a bike.

Sponsorship forms.

For LCFC riders please can you email, call or text me your total before 8pm tomorrow night, we need to get a running total for the cheque presentation on Saturday, please do continue to collect sponsor's.

GTFC riders please if your attending the meeting tomorrow night please give me your total's there.

As ive just mentioned above there is a meeting we are requesting that ALL riders and support staff (drivers inc) attend if possible, if you cant attend again please let me know asap. Meeting will be held in the imp at 6.30 please arrive at 6.25pm at the latest so we can start at 6.30pm. I will be at the entrance for all those that don't know where the function room is.

FAO Kym and Mike (Charity Rep's) Please can you be at Sincil Bank for 2.15pm Trust suite - Parking is available at the fire Brigade.

Im planning on having a meeting with LCFC CEO tomorrow morning and will be in touch with lcfc riders regarding change of clothes etc.

For GTFC riders -
All Bikes can be stored in the lower carlsberg Bar tomorrow between 4.30pm and 5pm. Timing isn't ideal because of the meeting but the club are using the bar up until 4pm and it closes until 5pm so we only have a short window to work with.

All Health and Safety will be discussed tomorrow night.

For UNDER 18 Riders.
If i haven't had vocal permission from your parents yet please let me know i believe there is one or two people outstanding.
THIS MUST BE DONE.

Rider Safety sheets/Disclaimers.
If i haven't had one of you yet and you have it please bring it to the meeting tomorrow, More copies will be available.

I'm sorry to have to keep repeating things like the above, we just have to make sure everyone is aware of all points.

Thanks

Jonathan Spurr
BTTB 08
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 9:35pm; Reply: 1299


We had a great day today, was perfectly fine till jacko and co turned up then it just turned into a circus!
Jacko tried nicking case of stella (obviously didnt, was winding security up) Rode round sainsburys on a lcfc riders bike trying to run me over
then just kept repeat wheres alan buckley, wheres alan buckley....had a long decent chat with jacko today was rather interesting, he thinks both teams will get out of this spot.

And iffy was just stood there stuffing his face with the free samplers.

Was fun.
Posted by: paulfcb, August 28, 2008, 9:57pm; Reply: 1300
Truly outstanding work by all involved in this. I can only wish you the best of luck!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 9:58pm; Reply: 1301
For those who have me on facebook, dont be to worried about my status "jonathan is in flipping pain!!!cant believe this fornicator!!! flipping nincompoop!!!!"
Basically just rung in sick for work tomoro - to much to do to little time to do it and cos just about everyone i work with is on facebook (plus 2 senior managers) thought i wud update it, so it looks real lol
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 28, 2008, 10:02pm; Reply: 1302
Lets hope they don't read this message board then eh? Might give the game away... ;)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 10:08pm; Reply: 1303
I know of one or two who do, but they wont say owt, as they know how important this is to me.
Posted by: paulfcb, August 28, 2008, 10:18pm; Reply: 1304
Get well soon Jon!  ;D
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 28, 2008, 10:55pm; Reply: 1305
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
For those who have me on facebook, dont be to worried about my status "jonathan is in flipping pain!!!cant believe this fornicator!!! flipping nincompoop!!!!"
Basically just rung in sick for work tomoro - to much to do to little time to do it and cos just about everyone i work with is on facebook (plus 2 senior managers) thought i wud update it, so it looks real lol


Ha ha. I like your style mate. I did wonder what had happened to you when I saw your facebook update. I hope the managers aren't Town fans or you're fooked. ;)

Posted by: LH, August 28, 2008, 11:37pm; Reply: 1306
I got the email
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 11:42pm; Reply: 1307
Quoted from 75


Ha ha. I like your style mate. I did wonder what had happened to you when I saw your facebook update. I hope the managers aren't Town fans or you're fooked. ;)



They hate town (lol) They will be at the match but dont give a fook, got saturday off anyway so it wont matter.

For other news.

Just had email from LCFC. got some good news for you all. WILL NOT be sharing until the meeting! ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: marinerian, August 28, 2008, 11:47pm; Reply: 1308
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


They hate town (lol) They will be at the match but dont give a fook, got saturday off anyway so it wont matter.

For other news.

Just had email from LCFC. got some good news for you all. WILL NOT be sharing until the meeting! ;D ;D ;D


The ar forefitting the game so we win 3-0?  ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 11:48pm; Reply: 1309
No, but we dont them to do it, we shall overcome our problems....u wait and see! ;)
Posted by: marinerian, August 28, 2008, 11:51pm; Reply: 1310
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
No, but we dont them to do it, we shall overcome our problems....u wait and see! ;)


i'll keep waiting and hoping then maybe will see a win  :-/
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 28, 2008, 11:54pm; Reply: 1311
Quoted from LH
I got the email


Leon did you say you had some radios?
How many i have 5. we need 7
Posted by: alvinghammariner, August 29, 2008, 12:47am; Reply: 1312
incase i dont post on here tomorrow, i want to say good luck to all, we'll be passing you on the way at somepoint.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 29, 2008, 12:57am; Reply: 1313
Thanks alvingham.
Like alvingham i doubt ill be on again, ill be out and about all day.
So i will hopefully see all at 6.30pm in the imp. Or 6.30am on the day.
Ive sent out an email to all riders/support staff with my mobile number if anyone has any problems, please dont hesitate to contact me.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 29, 2008, 9:18am; Reply: 1314
1 day to go!

i'm delighted that we have been able to organise this, and although josh, leon and myself have helped out alot, jon has worked his socks off to make this a success, so just like to say cheers jon :) and everyone else that has helped ofcourse :)
Posted by: LH, August 29, 2008, 9:50am; Reply: 1315
I have two radios Jon. Maybe 3. This time tomorrow the St Johns Ambulance will be reviving me for the 6th time in 20 minutes!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 29, 2008, 10:28am; Reply: 1316
Quoted from NewtoN
1 day to go!

i'm delighted that we have been able to organise this, and although josh, leon and myself have helped out alot, jon has worked his socks off to make this a success, so just like to say cheers jon :) and everyone else that has helped ofcourse :)


Less then 24 hrs to go, thank me when we all get to sb savely!
Still loads to do :B will b all sorted tonight!!

Dont forget guys tickets go off-sale at 4.30pm so everyone MUST have one before 4.30pm.
Bikes can be stored at Bp between 4.30 and 5pm (hoping to me be there)
Meetin in imp at 6.30pm
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 29, 2008, 12:39pm; Reply: 1317
Quoted from NewtoN
1 day to go!

i'm delighted that we have been able to organise this, and although josh, leon and myself have helped out alot, jon has worked his socks off to make this a success, so just like to say cheers jon :) and everyone else that has helped ofcourse :)

Me and Josh have done an equal amount, only just picked up on that comment about josh doing alot.
Josh should be taking alot of credit for tomorrow. We've both worked our socks off so lets hope it all pays off.

Posted by: Citymariner, August 29, 2008, 12:41pm; Reply: 1318
oh shucks jon  :B
Posted by: marinerian, August 29, 2008, 12:45pm; Reply: 1319
Well done to all those who have organised this!!

I enjoyed doing a little, by emailing here and there and talking to Radio Humberside was good too  :)

Hope we can do plenty more raising money by doing different events
Posted by: Citymariner, August 29, 2008, 12:47pm; Reply: 1320
i hope so too marinerian

i set up the bank account not as 'biketothebank' but as 'Thefishy Charities' so it can be used in the future.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 29, 2008, 12:56pm; Reply: 1321
Quoted from marinerian
Well done to all those who have organised this!!

I enjoyed doing a little, by emailing here and there and talking to Radio Humberside was good too  :)

Hope we can do plenty more raising money by doing different events


Total agree just a thanks from me to
Marinerian -ian (obv)
tellnoramariner - phil
Brazilnut - jame

For doing radio interviews and other bits, it has been appreciated.
Next year, we will be doing it for the trusts (vote pending) but i feel if we do it for the trusts, we will raise more money and more people will want to get involved...gonna submit the council application for it in 2 weeks ;D ;D
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 29, 2008, 12:59pm; Reply: 1322
i willnotbe doing it next year ..this is a one off for me.....if i survive
Posted by: LH, August 29, 2008, 1:09pm; Reply: 1323
I want to bike the 92 next year. Sponsorship for Charity and anything the clubs give to be auctioned off for the trust.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 29, 2008, 1:38pm; Reply: 1324
Hi Guys.
Final pre ride post
Good to look to all, hope to see you all tonight
Ive put out an email with mine and josh's phone numbers
If anyone didnt get it please contact some one on here who is doing the ride and they will pass it on.

thanks guys
jon
Posted by: Helgy, August 29, 2008, 3:50pm; Reply: 1325
Jon is on the front cover of the Match programme but he could have looked interested.
With chopper and steve riding from Lincoln.

http://www.redimps.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10440~1378904,00.html
Posted by: Brazilnut, August 29, 2008, 4:57pm; Reply: 1326
i am undecided what bike to use tomorrow.....been training on a 50cc  one but just been offered the use of a 125 cc...........what do you lot think
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 29, 2008, 6:11pm; Reply: 1327
Quoted from Brazilnut
i am undecided what bike to use tomorrow.....been training on a 50cc  one but just been offered the use of a 125 cc...........what do you lot think


My Rover 216 would be a fine choice.
Posted by: Helgy, August 29, 2008, 6:55pm; Reply: 1328
See all of you Gy riders at Grimblethorpe good luck.
If anyone wants to chuck money at us when we cycle into the bank feel free to do so but notes only lol.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 29, 2008, 7:45pm; Reply: 1329
Quoted from Helgy
See all of you Gy riders at Grimblethorpe good luck.
If anyone wants to chuck money at us when we cycle into the bank feel free to do so but notes only lol.


Bit gutted that we're not allowed to collect at the ground because reckon that would have boosted the coffers quite considerably, but hey, it's gone pretty well so far - Looking forward to seeing the grand total and how well we've all done!
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 29, 2008, 9:14pm; Reply: 1330
Good luck my fishy friends..

See you in Grimblethorpe..

Who's broken the no alcohol plan for tonight??

I know 3 lincoln fans that have.. lol me included
Posted by: NewtoN, August 29, 2008, 9:17pm; Reply: 1331
Quoted from Chopper_imp

Who's broken the no alcohol plan for tonight??

I know 3 lincoln fans that have.. lol me included


no comment lol
Posted by: paulfcb, August 29, 2008, 9:19pm; Reply: 1332
Good luck everyone. Hope to see you in Lincoln tomorrow!
Posted by: barralad, August 29, 2008, 9:21pm; Reply: 1333
LEON:


HAVE YOU TIDIED YOUR ROOM YET!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NewtoN, August 29, 2008, 9:22pm; Reply: 1334
Quoted from barralad
LEON:[color=red][/color]

HAVE YOU TIDIED YOUR ROOM YET!!!!!!


lmao leon yeh get tidying!
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 29, 2008, 9:54pm; Reply: 1335
Meant to have pasta but it turned into a trip to Steels and loads of chips. the missus had a fish the size of Growlington. Ahh, Grimsby Fish. If only I wasn't such a lefty.
Posted by: Citymariner, August 29, 2008, 10:07pm; Reply: 1336
Wonder if Leon has tidied his room - keep him in lin Debbie (i'm sure thats right lol!!)

just bought a few inner tubes fro tesco and 50 odd cereal bars (9 for a £1 and branded too)

good night and see you bright and early
Posted by: Smodgie, August 29, 2008, 10:08pm; Reply: 1337
Good Luck for tomorrow guys. Hope you all get there in one piece. Enjoy the match and heres to three points (hopefully) as you all deserve it (just hope the team know that).
Posted by: Citymariner, August 29, 2008, 10:11pm; Reply: 1338
well diane north has passed on danny's best wished etc. the lads know it is happening i think.

thanks!
Posted by: Citymariner, August 29, 2008, 10:11pm; Reply: 1339
one thing i am looking forward to is after the ride designing a new sig and avatar - i'm bored of this one lol
Posted by: paulfcb, August 29, 2008, 10:19pm; Reply: 1340
Quoted from Citymariner
one thing i am looking forward to is after the ride designing a new sig and avatar - i'm bored of this one lol

How about Bike To The Bank 09?

Posted by: NewtoN, August 29, 2008, 10:20pm; Reply: 1341
Quoted from paulfcb

How about Bike To The Bank 09?



lol lets get through this one first
Posted by: paulfcb, August 29, 2008, 10:22pm; Reply: 1342
Quoted from NewtoN


lol lets get through this one first

OK. Good luck NewtoN! I'm surprised you're still up!
Posted by: NewtoN, August 29, 2008, 10:24pm; Reply: 1343
Quoted from paulfcb

OK. Good luck NewtoN! I'm surprised you're still up!


lol off 2 bed in a short while :) cheers paul
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 29, 2008, 10:25pm; Reply: 1344
I'm off out for 10 pints of cider!! Er....maybe not!
Posted by: paulfcb, August 29, 2008, 10:27pm; Reply: 1345
Quoted from 75
I'm off out for 10 pints of cider!! Er....maybe not!

Leave that to me! OK it's bottles of Bud but same reaction! Burp!  ;)

Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 29, 2008, 10:44pm; Reply: 1346
That picture is naff, why couldnt they use the one were im pulling faces and doing stupid hand gestures at jacko!!!

Anyone wants there match day programme signing will have to pay £5 for my autograph (would put the laughing face but wont let me???)

Anyway bed is calling see you all there tomoro morning.
Posted by: NewtoN, August 29, 2008, 10:47pm; Reply: 1347
Quoted from lincolnsmariner


Anyway bed is calling see you all there tomoro morning.



amen
Posted by: tellnoramariner, August 29, 2008, 10:52pm; Reply: 1348
Oooh ive just got back from a lovely meal from Regans on St. Peters Avenue and yup, i've broken the no alcohol rule too, lager, wine and cider, probably not a good idea but its a big glass of water and bedstakes for me soon!

On an even more positive note, i was talking to the lady owner of Regans whilst I was there and she has sponsored me £20 for tomorrow, even though myself and the mrs have only been there a couple of times before. What a lovely lady. I know she has been affected by Cancer as she lost her husband last year to the disease so it made me feel very proud tonight to receive such a generous donation. (hope she doesn't mind me mentioning that!)

I shall be popping in with a thank you card tomorrow night for her generousity.

Anyway, a good nights sleep to eveyone and see you bright and early tomorrow... Its going to be a very special day and will bring a few sad memories to mind while i'm doing this but at least we're safe in the knowledge that we will be helping others for the future!

UTM!!!!!!
Posted by: Biccys, August 30, 2008, 1:04pm; Reply: 1349
If anyone's interested, I've just seen a load of cyclists riding past my house on Wragby Road in Lincoln, all wearing hi-vis vests so I think there's a fair chance that it's you guys!
It looks like you made it!

Well done!
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 30, 2008, 5:02pm; Reply: 1350
Looking forward to hearing the stories of daring do and hilarious bits from you brave riders.Hopefully the pie and pint men made it (and I'm thinking of you Brazil and the Vicar)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 30, 2008, 5:51pm; Reply: 1351
Ok just got in can official say we ALL managed to do the complete ride and all got there safely.
In all it was a huge success.
Few small problems but nowt major.
Posted by: Chopper_imp, August 30, 2008, 6:14pm; Reply: 1352
Well done jon.. I'm now going for a well earnt bath.. lol

My bum is absolutely killing!! lol

A great success :)
Posted by: cockers10, August 30, 2008, 6:50pm; Reply: 1353
well done to all of you
Posted by: barralad, August 30, 2008, 6:52pm; Reply: 1354
Quoted from tellnoramariner
Oooh ive just got back from a lovely meal from Regans on St. Peters Avenue and yup, i've broken the no alcohol rule too, lager, wine and cider, probably not a good idea but its a big glass of water and bedstakes for me soon!

On an even more positive note, i was talking to the lady owner of Regans whilst I was there and she has sponsored me £20 for tomorrow, even though myself and the mrs have only been there a couple of times before. What a lovely lady. I know she has been affected by Cancer as she lost her husband last year to the disease so it made me feel very proud tonight to receive such a generous donation. (hope she doesn't mind me mentioning that!)

I shall be popping in with a thank you card tomorrow night for her generousity.

Anyway, a good nights sleep to eveyone and see you bright and early tomorrow... Its going to be a very special day and will bring a few sad memories to mind while i'm doing this but at least we're safe in the knowledge that we will be helping others for the future!

UTM!!!!!!


She is my sister. We both lost our partners to that dreadful disease within 3 months of each other. Good on her, I'll put her back on my Xmas card list!! :)
Posted by: Smodgie, August 30, 2008, 6:54pm; Reply: 1355
Well done guys - you should all be VERY proud of yourselves  :).
Posted by: mrsd, August 30, 2008, 9:23pm; Reply: 1356
Congratulations everyone. There'll be a few numb bums tomorrow!
Posted by: marinerian, August 30, 2008, 9:56pm; Reply: 1357
can you rub my bum better please?  ;D :P
Posted by: Biccys, August 30, 2008, 10:47pm; Reply: 1358
Brilliant guys. Really, really well done. Make sure that bothe clubs get wor dof the final total you've raised and get THAT publicised too. Brilliant effort.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 30, 2008, 10:51pm; Reply: 1359
Quoted from 9
Looking forward to hearing the stories of daring do and hilarious bits from you brave riders.Hopefully the pie and pint men made it (and I'm thinking of you Brazil and the Vicar)


I'm a veggie, Don't do pies but I suppose I make up for it with pints!

Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 30, 2008, 10:53pm; Reply: 1360
Quoted from cockers10
well done to all of you


To all of us I reckon, John. I reckon. OOOOOOOOOHHHH JONNNNYY....Nah, bit late!! lol
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 30, 2008, 10:54pm; Reply: 1361
My total is £153. Posted it on here as I'm off on hol tomorrow. Will sort whoever wants the cash out as soon as I get back on 15thish.
Posted by: Biccys, August 31, 2008, 1:59am; Reply: 1362
Actually I'm just aiming for my name to be the last on every thread tonight....!
Posted by: 75 (Guest), August 31, 2008, 9:10am; Reply: 1363
Quoted from 75
My total is £142 (edited). Posted it on here as I'm off on hol tomorrow and I'm sure you want to calculate a rolling total. Will sort whoever wants the cash out as soon as I get back on 15thish.

Posted by: psgmariner, August 31, 2008, 10:41am; Reply: 1364
Whoever left the silver bike with no brakes at BP is welcome to PM me to arrange pick up if you want the death trap back!

It is being fiercely guarded at my parents' house.
Posted by: MeanwoodMariner, August 31, 2008, 5:37pm; Reply: 1365
Photos are now up on the website: http://www.biketothebank.co.uk/photos.php
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 31, 2008, 5:42pm; Reply: 1366
Some Great (well all apart from one) pics.
Thank you Gareth and the lass who was taking pics (unsure of name or who she was lol)

I will be getting all the pics taken by lcfc on Monday so will send them to (meanwood) to get on to the site. (if thats ok gareth?)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 31, 2008, 6:55pm; Reply: 1367
Have enjoyed looking at the Photos.I realize I recognise at least two apart from the guys I met on friday afternoon.Obviously like everyone else I recognise messrs Guinness and Cider,but the guy in photo 14 for several seasons I sat just infront of you while you ate a pie,then you went off abroad and when you came back you sit down the front now.Whats your handle on here?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 31, 2008, 7:26pm; Reply: 1368




a few images including buckley that aint featured on the website
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 31, 2008, 7:31pm; Reply: 1369
video of auction at lcfc held by John roddam featuring me josh "rob" and Dave otter
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ihocK5-4lcs
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 31, 2008, 7:35pm; Reply: 1370
part one of the above

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=J-GviHXm-3g&feature=related
featuring an interview with me that i cant remember doing???
Posted by: Helgy, August 31, 2008, 7:56pm; Reply: 1371
On the start to the vid Andy Townsend has really aged lol.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, August 31, 2008, 8:00pm; Reply: 1372
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: LH, August 31, 2008, 8:12pm; Reply: 1373
Loving the picture of me with helmet hair.
Posted by: marinerian, August 31, 2008, 11:00pm; Reply: 1374
Fantastic photos, one I look in pain I think was due to my head burning from the sun we had on part of the journey.

Great pictures, did he day justice imo!
Posted by: Brazilnut, September 1, 2008, 8:13am; Reply: 1375
Quoted from 9
Looking forward to hearing the stories of daring do and hilarious bits from you brave riders.Hopefully the pie and pint men made it (and I'm thinking of you Brazil and the Vicar)


we had a great time and has forthe pie and pint...when i came back from buying apie i thought the easier route would be stepping straight over the seats back to my mates.....gotover first two rows then just could not get leg up and over third row....fell ontop of a blond stuttering sory i cant get my leg over.....didnt drop the pie thou


do yourealise how popular you become when you turn up at a pub with a dozen thirsty cyclist and you are the only one with a wallet
Posted by: Brazilnut, September 1, 2008, 8:18am; Reply: 1376
for some reason i cant get on this site at work anymore....been websensed......so i was showing the lads at work thephotos onthe BttB site......and after the first run through it was commented there was not aclear photo of me in any of the 56 i am either half cover or back in the distance etc....after a second run through it was decided  the camera obviously didnt have a wide angled lens ....god i look fat in that old town away shirt


been upall night  at work talking about the day......it has given me such a buzz
Posted by: NewtoN, September 1, 2008, 8:35am; Reply: 1377
Quoted from Brazilnut
for some reason i cant get on this site at work anymore....been websensed......so i was showing the lads at work thephotos onthe BttB site......and after the first run through it was commented there was not aclear photo of me in any of the 56 i am either half cover or back in the distance etc....after a second run through it was decided  the camera obviously didnt have a wide angled lens ....god i look fat in that old town away shirt


been upall night  at work talking about the day......it has given me such a buzz


at to think at ludborough we almost packed it in brazil, i'm still on a high and suprisngly not hurting that much
Posted by: BIGChris, September 1, 2008, 8:56am; Reply: 1378
Absolutely fantastic. Every single one of the riders has my unreserved admiration.

Obviously some of the riders are experienced cyclists but my heart went out to a the guys at the back. As I brought up the rear(no comments please) I witnessed some real harship at times and I thought that with well over 20 miles to go, we would have a least one who didnt make the full trip, however the determination to do so overpowered the pain and the voices saying to stop and get in the  mini bus!

I dont know the username of the shaven headed guy with his jeans and workboots on but whoever you are you have my upmost respect!

Finally, it was great to meet so many of you & although I would have liked to have known which riders use which usernames that is largely irrelevant.

Every single one of you are a credit to your families and to yourselves!

It wasnt a race but the Human Race was undoubtedly the winner!!!
Posted by: ticker_1610, September 1, 2008, 9:38am; Reply: 1379
I was the big fella on the racer Chris. Just want to say What a great day, thanks to all those who avoided hitting me as I lay on the ground at Ludborough on the first hill. Just realising now how many body parts I bruised ribs are so sore. But the day was inspirational. Now thinking of cycling the Hadrians Wall cycle route which is minor roads and off road from Cumbria to Newcastle just over 100 miles over 2/3 days with a night in Newcastle.

Who was the chap emigrating to Aus riding the claude butler hybrid? I`m thinking of getting similar hybrid bike to use for work around town. Sorry I forgot your name matey, was a bit dehydrated at the end brain got a bit fuddled.
Posted by: OZMAN, September 1, 2008, 10:33am; Reply: 1380
you just carnt leave me b lol let me sort my aching limbs out (not really i feel great) got mine from cycle shop down st peters ave or u could try that place at wilton road mate they just as good and a little cheaper i think
Posted by: ticker_1610, September 1, 2008, 12:03pm; Reply: 1381
It is a claude butler tho, hybrid? Had to run the line at my teams game yesterday morning, had a lie in today and    back in training tomorrow morning. Now the ride has gone I can incorporate more cross training (sounds like sumat jesus may have done). am getting new cycle carrier to take bike to Sherwood Pines and the such. Thanks anyway Dave. See you at next games.
Posted by: DavidB, September 1, 2008, 12:32pm; Reply: 1382
Now we need to complete the event by collecting in the sponsorship money!

Could someone please remind me (to save me trawling through 1300+ posts!) the name of the bank account that sponsors should make cheques payable to? (I know that there's the paypal option but some have asked to pay by cheque.)

Thanks!
Posted by: caistormariner, September 1, 2008, 4:46pm; Reply: 1383
Quoted from 9
Have enjoyed looking at the Photos.I realize I recognise at least two apart from the guys I met on friday afternoon.Obviously like everyone else I recognise messrs Guinness and Cider,but the guy in photo 14 for several seasons I sat just infront of you while you ate a pie,then you went off abroad and when you came back you sit down the front now.Whats your handle on here?


Hi  My handle is Caistormariner I used to have a season ticket but since retiring miss too many games so just pay when I am about I had agreat day on saturday loved the atmospher
and meeting all you guys - would love to put names and fishy handles to you all - maybe someone will put a photo on with us all on with these details.  I do a bit of cycling so was
was not too bad at the end although I have not got the speed of some but I looked at some of the bikes and listened to the stories of training
or lack of it and was amazed everyone finished - and to the two lads who biked from killingholme first - fantastic!!
Posted by: BIGChris, September 1, 2008, 5:08pm; Reply: 1384
Quoted from DavidB
Now we need to complete the event by collecting in the sponsorship money!

Could someone please remind me (to save me trawling through 1300+ posts!) the name of the bank account that sponsors should make cheques payable to? (I know that there's the paypal option but some have asked to pay by cheque.)

Thanks!


might be best to PM citymariner or lincolnmariner for those details
Posted by: NewtoN, September 1, 2008, 5:09pm; Reply: 1385
or me i'm sure i could identify everyone on the lineup :P
Posted by: Flying Scotsman, September 1, 2008, 5:26pm; Reply: 1386
Greetings from bonny Scotland.

As a typical hairy arsed macho man type, it pains me to say it, but i have looked at all 56 pictures with tears streaming down my cheeks. I am in total awe of you all for what you have achieved. Only sorry I couldn't be with you (doctors orders). Well done everyone - sod "Superstars" I know where the real ones are! Not forgetting all you guys that took an idea and made it grow in to the brilliant event it became, and to the back up staff.

Have you thought, says he, tongue in cheek, you might not have to go through it all again nexy year after we have been promoted!  
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 1, 2008, 9:21pm; Reply: 1387
Quoted from DavidB
Now we need to complete the event by collecting in the sponsorship money!

Could someone please remind me (to save me trawling through 1300+ posts!) the name of the bank account that sponsors should make cheques payable to? (I know that there's the paypal option but some have asked to pay by cheque.)

Thanks!


Hi David,

Im gonna put an email out to everyone shortly.
briefly it will say, basically ways to pay, these will be cash (paid ONLY to me or Josh) cheque not sure what name will have to go on (must be the name off the account) postal order or bank transfer.
When collecting sposnorship money can you please have a copy of a sponsorship form which MUST be signed and dated by both the rider/collecter and either me or josh.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 1, 2008, 9:22pm; Reply: 1388
Quoted from caistormariner


Hi  My handle is Caistormariner I used to have a season ticket but since retiring miss too many games so just pay when I am about I had agreat day on saturday loved the atmospher
and meeting all you guys - would love to put names and fishy handles to you all - maybe someone will put a photo on with us all on with these details.  I do a bit of cycling so was
was not too bad at the end although I have not got the speed of some but I looked at some of the bikes and listened to the stories of training
or lack of it and was amazed everyone finished - and to the two lads who biked from killingholme first - fantastic!!

We have a great photo sent through from lcfc from saturday is there anyone who doesnt mind been identified, i will put it up in 24 hours otherwise lol
Posted by: marinerian, September 2, 2008, 1:11am; Reply: 1389
Quoted from ticker_1610
I was the big fella on the racer Chris. Just want to say What a great day, thanks to all those who avoided hitting me as I lay on the ground at Ludborough on the first hill. Just realising now how many body parts I bruised ribs are so sore. But the day was inspirational. Now thinking of cycling the Hadrians Wall cycle route which is minor roads and off road from Cumbria to Newcastle just over 100 miles over 2/3 days with a night in Newcastle.

Who was the chap emigrating to Aus riding the claude butler hybrid? I`m thinking of getting similar hybrid bike to use for work around town. Sorry I forgot your name matey, was a bit dehydrated at the end brain got a bit fuddled.


John I am up for doing the Hadrians Wall ride, be great to continue the great work if Josh,John and Matty Newton are up for it especially as BTTB 08 was a huge success!
Posted by: NewtoN, September 2, 2008, 8:58am; Reply: 1390
Quoted from marinerian


John I am up for doing the Hadrians Wall ride, be great to continue the great work if Josh,John and Matty Newton are up for it especially as BTTB 08 was a huge success!


erm lol, lemme get back to you on that one :P
Posted by: NewtoN, September 2, 2008, 9:00am; Reply: 1391
an e-mail has been sent to people regarding collection of sponsorship's, if you have no recieved this e-mail please contact jon :)
Posted by: ticker_1610, September 2, 2008, 11:30am; Reply: 1392
The ride along the wall would be more of a stick together ride not stringing out the riders a group of lads having a good ride and time, next spring would be best bet to go. sustrans have the details on their website I think so check it out if interested. It helps to have goals and targets to achieve in life keeps you inspired to train.
Posted by: marinerian, September 2, 2008, 11:32am; Reply: 1393
people will sponsor for events like this as you push yourself to attain them.

I think we should invite the Lincoln riders too?

Bring on a night out In Newcastle wooooohoooooooo
Posted by: ticker_1610, September 2, 2008, 11:33am; Reply: 1394
Jon mentioned yesterday that he`s starting to train for a marathon in October in respect of a Kidney Disease charity or something similar, typical after the work he put in to BTTB he now gives himself 5 weeks to prepare for a 26.2 mile run. jon if you are running put me down for 20 quid sponsorship. ticker.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 2, 2008, 5:44pm; Reply: 1395
Ive got to speak to chopper about it as i think im away on the day of the marathon.
Hope im wrong....
Posted by: Helgy, September 2, 2008, 8:11pm; Reply: 1396
lincolnsmariner the bait has been left on vitals see if they bite.
Posted by: ticker_1610, September 2, 2008, 9:47pm; Reply: 1397
Just double checked the distance of the HWC route and its 170 miles, so its a bit of an undertaking 50 miles a day and a lot of organising with food drink and accommodation? Have found a charity bike ride in sherwood forest and clumber park nottingham its 36 miles cross country or you can do loops of 6 miles until you have had enough in 6 hours. about 12 quid to enter and its on 2nd November 2008 start at 0900hrs.
Posted by: NewtoN, September 2, 2008, 9:55pm; Reply: 1398
Quoted from ticker_1610
Just double checked the distance of the HWC route and its 170 miles, so its a bit of an undertaking 50 miles a day and a lot of organising with food drink and accommodation? Have found a charity bike ride in sherwood forest and clumber park nottingham its 36 miles cross country or you can do loops of 6 miles until you have had enough in 6 hours. about 12 quid to enter and its on 2nd November 2008 start at 0900hrs.


i'd be up for the sherwood one ticker
Posted by: ticker_1610, September 2, 2008, 10:42pm; Reply: 1399
Google, Robin Hood Bike Ride and read the site, I`m up for either 36 miler or the loops of 6 miles. The loops sound ok if some younger people fancy having a go, ie my 12 year old nephew might fancy a single loop if so I`d do that with him then a few more.
Posted by: Chopper_imp, September 3, 2008, 9:31pm; Reply: 1400
My half marathon is the great eastern run in peterborough..

http://www.justgiving.com/ger_kinder_appeal

on october 12th
Posted by: Citymariner, September 3, 2008, 9:33pm; Reply: 1401
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
Ive got to speak to chopper about it as i think im away on the day of the marathon.
Hope im wrong....


haha your joking - a few weeks to prepare for a marathon, its not like biking tying doing 4 or 5 times the bike ride to equal a marathon.

i guy i go to football with has recently rrun is 108th competitive marathon and is currently in france running.

his idea of  jog is to caistor top and back!!

there are no gears in your legs, i think the typical time frame to get ready for a marathon is about a year.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 4, 2008, 5:07pm; Reply: 1402
Cheque Presentation dates:
GTFC fans for St Andrews / Cancer Research will be held at half time during the Barnet game on the 27th September
LCFC fans for St Barnabas will be held on friday 10th October at half time during the Rochdale Game.

Riders are invited onto the pitch and either set of fans are welcome to either match.

We now have a deadline of the saturday 20th of September for donations. (16th if paying by cheques)

All riders MUST email us (contact@biketothebank.co.uk) with details of total raised and how they plan to pay.
Posted by: OZMAN, September 6, 2008, 3:26pm; Reply: 1403
KEEP ME INFORMED ABOUT Hadrians Wall ride WILL BE INTRESTED IF STILL IN COUNTRY  ;D
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 8, 2008, 6:38pm; Reply: 1404
With all thats going on within the club, does anyone see any point in doing a bucket collection on saturday?
Posted by: NewtoN, September 8, 2008, 6:45pm; Reply: 1405
if the opportunity is there jon why not?

even if we get a small amount, every little helps
Posted by: 9 (Guest), September 8, 2008, 6:50pm; Reply: 1406
Yes don't let a few protesters deflect you.Most of us will stick a hand in a pocket for some change.

A Worthy cause is still a worthy cause, its just a pity the attendance will be dismal,but still worth the effort.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 8, 2008, 7:43pm; Reply: 1407
Thanks will confirm this tomorow, lets just hope it(protests/trouble) doesnt stop the club allowing us.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, September 8, 2008, 7:48pm; Reply: 1408
Yeh get the buckets sorted mate, i'd be happy to walk round with one for half an hour or so. Might take the emphasis away from this bloody stupid protest!
Posted by: alvinghammariner, September 8, 2008, 8:26pm; Reply: 1409
i'd put some in if you had buckets about.
Posted by: barralad, September 8, 2008, 9:38pm; Reply: 1410
Quoted from tellnoramariner
Yeh get the buckets sorted mate, i'd be happy to walk round with one for half an hour or so. Might take the emphasis away from this bloody stupid protest!


Me too Jon. Send me a p.m. if you want some help. :)
Posted by: Brazilnut, September 10, 2008, 12:07am; Reply: 1411
thought i read somewhere a photo was going to be posted with all the names(usernames)on......because even though i did it ....and shook everyones hand ....talked to loads of you......panted in the general direction of all of you ...still some faces  are nameless.....it would be nice  to get confirmation


by the way i was the really SLIM one ....and not the one looking fat in a high vis town top
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 10, 2008, 12:24am; Reply: 1412
ill get some pics up in the morning for you brazil.
Posted by: tellnoramariner, September 10, 2008, 2:40pm; Reply: 1413
Quoted from Brazilnut
thought i read somewhere a photo was going to be posted with all the names(usernames)on......because even though i did it ....and shook everyones hand ....talked to loads of you......panted in the general direction of all of you ...still some faces  are nameless.....it would be nice  to get confirmation


by the way i was the really SLIM one ....and not the one looking fat in a high vis town top


Its ok he can stretch the pictures to make you look slimmer Brazil...  :)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 10, 2008, 2:47pm; Reply: 1414
The problem i have is i dont have the group lists (there all at josh's) plus we dont have a group two photo,  so i would be guesing at some ppls names, plus i dont know alot of usernames.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 11, 2008, 5:09pm; Reply: 1415
At the Barnet game we will be doing a cheque presentation to St Andrews and Cancer Research (if a rep turns up this time)
We have also been offered the chance to do bucket collections at this game, which ive agreed to.

After the match alot have suggested going for a drink/night out.
Due to me needing to get back to lincoln for a night shift, would anyone been interested in going to the imp Post-match drink.
Posted by: Brazilnut, September 11, 2008, 6:41pm; Reply: 1416
i cant make barnet match...abroad.............so being selfish  i was hoping for a drink /party  a few weeks later....maybe even a xmas party
Posted by: marinerian, September 11, 2008, 10:35pm; Reply: 1417
A Christmas Party is a great idea, and a way to raise even more money...there must be a landlord who wants 30-50 thirsty punters therefore giving us a room free?

Gary_elton is a top performer have a word and see if he would provide entertainmnt?

Make it a truly supporters night, charge say £5 a ticket and even more money raised :)
Posted by: LH, September 12, 2008, 12:00am; Reply: 1418
Great idea, Fishy Christmas Party. Where all us town fans can go and be depressed at losing away at Aldershot on my birthday  :(
Posted by: marinerian, September 12, 2008, 12:02am; Reply: 1419
That is the spirt LH, Bradford game was meant to be on my birthday till Humberside Plod decided to move it, I may send them a thank you card, saves a good day being ruined   ;D
Posted by: LH, September 12, 2008, 12:05am; Reply: 1420
Honestly though, good idea. £5 each; maybe to the trust who need some dough.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 13, 2008, 10:34pm; Reply: 1421
Just because i cba to read all the posts from today, dunno who has said they wont be going in future, but just a little reminder:
There is a cheque presentation at the next home game, if possible can all riders and support staff please go for photos ect.....also bucket collection (not that there will be many fans but still ;D)

Thanks to those who gave sponsorship money today as well.
Posted by: Citymariner, September 13, 2008, 10:48pm; Reply: 1422
is this cheque presentation the actual cheque - cos no way will that be sorted for next week!!

for one all the cheques will take 5 working days to clear
the cash received will have to be put into the bank
the abbey account is still awaiting finalisiation - all the info has to be resent to GLASGOW
all cheques need to be counter-signed by me and barralad - of which i can not see when due to work i'm gonna see him to do that.

the releasing of money can not happen untill it is all accounted for. i understand that the pledged amount may not be the actual total, people will always pull out of it and we have no way to badger people for it.

(BTW my dads mate is being asked about the blackburn shirt, ask chopper how much his mates willing to pay)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 13, 2008, 10:52pm; Reply: 1423
Nope its the dummy ones has we will have full total sponsorship totals by then.

Chopper said 30-40
Whats happening regard town top/fa gifts -leon has fa gifts?
Posted by: Citymariner, September 13, 2008, 10:54pm; Reply: 1424
dunno didn't you win the town top, havn't had time to speak to keith. thought the FA stuff was raffled of at asda or summats.

well for saying signed blackburn tops go for a fiver on ebay i'd go with that. get the cheque!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 13, 2008, 10:57pm; Reply: 1425
LOL i won it so it didnt go for a tenner! Plus you said keith wanted it lol
We still have the fa stuff.
Ill let him know.
Posted by: LH, September 14, 2008, 12:24pm; Reply: 1426
I have the FA gifts. Maybe good for the raffle on the GTST Golf Day - one is a golf ball/tee set. The other is a nice desk clock. Can't see how we'd do it other wise with it being so late after the event now.
Posted by: barralad, September 14, 2008, 12:53pm; Reply: 1427
Quoted from LH
I have the FA gifts. Maybe good for the raffle on the GTST Golf Day - one is a golf ball/tee set. The other is a nice desk clock. Can't see how we'd do it other wise with it being so late after the event now.


It's difficult I know but you should keep faith with the F.A. I'm assuming they donated the items knowing that the money raised was going to the Cancer Charities?

Maybe an e-bay sale would be the answer?
Posted by: Citymariner, September 14, 2008, 3:05pm; Reply: 1428
ebay is proving poor to recollect funds, items that have been advertised and auctioned on there have gone for tiny prices.

whereas the auction at lincoln made its estimate.

it maybe a good idea LH, especially with the accounts still not finalised (bloody banking) so the collection of money can still come rolling in.
Posted by: DavidB, September 14, 2008, 3:53pm; Reply: 1429
Jon / Leon/ Josh, I suggest you stick with the original intention of the FA gifts being for the BTTB charities, even if the money comes in later (I'm sure there will be other 'late' funds to deal with too). That way it keeps faith with everyone involved.

There was a comment earlier about difficulties getting all the sponsorship funds in for next week's deadline. I know I won't see some of my sponsors until the end of the month, so the only way will be for me to meet these amounts from my personal account (I trust the donors!). Also, given the continuing problems in setting up the bank account, presumably there will need to be alternative arrangements for holding the funds? - if so, I suggest that you take steps to be able to demonstrate transparency so it's all very clear and auditable later if need be. A bit of extra work now, perhaps, but it could save a load of hassle later!

It might be a good idea with the deadline fast approaching for another e-mail to all just clarifying / confirming some of the above arrangements, so everyone is clear - thanks!

Posted by: Citymariner, September 14, 2008, 4:48pm; Reply: 1430
yeah david, the FA gifts will be for the charities.

i've cleared an account of mine raedy to start putting the funds in for now.

this abbey thing should be sorted soon.

cheers,

Josh
Posted by: BIGChris, September 17, 2008, 5:31pm; Reply: 1431
Do you have a reasonably accurate estimate as to what your efforts raised?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 17, 2008, 5:33pm; Reply: 1432
Got confirmation from gtfc today that at the barnet game, there will be the half time photos and bucket collections - for collections people must be over 21 and we can only do 5 or 6 buckets. 2 people per stand me thinks.
We so far have one volunter - Julie Hostad (lislemariner) anyone else mind helping out?
Posted by: Citymariner, September 17, 2008, 6:06pm; Reply: 1433
i should be able to help out Jon, will bring my camera too for some shots of us collecting etc.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 17, 2008, 6:32pm; Reply: 1434
KK cheers.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 17, 2008, 7:29pm; Reply: 1435
Josh check your emails please.
Posted by: BAWC, September 18, 2008, 9:15pm; Reply: 1436
How about a £2, entry via PayPal, a pop sweepstake to guess the total fundraised by BTTB with the closest guess getting the FA Pizes or any other 'clutter' you may have?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 22, 2008, 10:55am; Reply: 1437
At the barnet game it will now only be st andrews the cheques will be presented to as CR:UK feel it easy and cheaper to do their promo's at LCFC vs Rochdale.
Posted by: Citymariner, September 24, 2008, 8:31pm; Reply: 1438
will check that press release tomorrow if its ok jon, i have PPA tomorrow and i'm up to the eyeballs in work and orgainising Parish's football and sports for the year.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 24, 2008, 8:47pm; Reply: 1439
PPA???
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 25, 2008, 7:31pm; Reply: 1440
Final press release will be published EXCLUSIVELY on http://www.gtst.net tomorrow afternoon, with total raised and other exclusive news.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 26, 2008, 11:52am; Reply: 1441
sponosorship total announced with other exlusive news:

http://www.gtst.net/site/content/view/188/2/
Posted by: Wembley 08, September 26, 2008, 12:44pm; Reply: 1442
Well done, cracking total :)
Posted by: mrsd, September 26, 2008, 10:43pm; Reply: 1443
Fantastic, congratulations to all involved.
Posted by: 75 (Guest), September 27, 2008, 10:45pm; Reply: 1444
I need to get my sponsor money in. Can I pay via Paypal?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 27, 2008, 10:49pm; Reply: 1445
you can vicar theres a link on http://www.biketothebank.co.uk

Anyone still outstanding can pay via paypal or at the rotherham game which me and josh will be at.

There will be email confirmations to everyone once all payments are in to confirm how much you paid etc etc
Posted by: barralad, September 27, 2008, 10:50pm; Reply: 1446
Jon/Josh.

Dave wright collared me today at the game at Half Time. He has upwards of £90.00 sponsor money. He doesn't have the Internet so couldn't get you the figure. He will send it on to Brazil Nut over the next few days...
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 27, 2008, 10:52pm; Reply: 1447
Ahh thanks for that ian...
Posted by: 9 (Guest), September 27, 2008, 10:58pm; Reply: 1448
It was great to see you chaps and chappesses on the pitch at halftime.Well done all of you.




Caistormariner you moved at halftime I was going to introduce myself and shake your hand.Flipflops for a footie supporter??????????????
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 27, 2008, 11:01pm; Reply: 1449
half time was amazing once it happened, cant wait to see the photos...at least with the correct spelling of research lol
Posted by: Citymariner, September 28, 2008, 12:18pm; Reply: 1450
planning, preparation adn assessment (10% of your teaching time given to you so you get chance to do paperwork)

Would just like to say thanks to those that gave more sponsor money yesterday and for coming on to the pitch at half time.

pics to follow shortly
Posted by: 75 (Guest), September 29, 2008, 12:41pm; Reply: 1451
Quoted from lincolnsmariner
you can vicar theres a link on http://www.biketothebank.co.uk

Anyone still outstanding can pay via paypal or at the rotherham game which me and josh will be at.

There will be email confirmations to everyone once all payments are in to confirm how much you paid etc etc


Marvelous. I'll sort it tonight/tomorrow then via Paypal. I have no interest in going to Rotherham and I didn't attend the Barnet game. (thankfully, so I hear). I'm still chasing half my money but I'm sure I'll get it ASAP!
Posted by: 75 (Guest), September 30, 2008, 2:32pm; Reply: 1452
I've made a payment of £137 via Paypal. I haven't collected all my cash yet but I shouldn't be too long as I know you need the sponsorship form. Maybe, next home game if I go. If not, I'll be in The Imp.

Many thanks to my mates who sponsored me.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, September 30, 2008, 3:17pm; Reply: 1453
Thanks for that vicar...

In other (for me) exciting news....
At the start of this thread we tried and tried to get on the football league website....Well ive just had a phone call from a reporter for the FL and they are doing an article on BTTB/BTTP and will be putting it on, and nearer the time they will be advertising it alot more.

He mentioned something about the respect campaign and although its ref based, rival fans getting on shows the players that its possible blah blah blah...

But ill let you know an expected date tonight when he gets back in touch for the interview (was driving when i returned call)
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 5, 2008, 6:39pm; Reply: 1454
With regards to few things for BTTB:
We will finally have a bank account set up in just over a week so we will finally be able to pay the money to charities.
The final cheque presentation to St Barnabas and Cancer Research this week at LCFC game vs Rochdale which me and josh will be attending.

BTTP
On the 12th Oct there is a meeting in lincoln at 7.30pm if there is anyone who would like to become more involved in the planning of BTTP please pm me for more details of this meeting.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 10, 2008, 10:20pm; Reply: 1455
For bttp steff wright has agreed to ride the same distance has John Fenty....so for all that know him well....try and presuade him to do the whole ride, by what ever means necessary lol
Posted by: Citymariner, October 11, 2008, 10:05am; Reply: 1456
great to see the lincoln riders at SB last night.

was a well received presentation.

had a word with the photographer afterwards and he isn't allowed to send the photo out but convinced him otherwise.

its basically because people have been asking for the photos and using them in their business and saying affliated with LCFC and getting extra business but they themselves have done noting for the club.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 14, 2008, 8:11pm; Reply: 1457
There will be a small update regarding BTTP in the next couple of weeks.
Posted by: LH, October 18, 2008, 5:24pm; Reply: 1458
Anybody else not touched a bike since the ride?
Posted by: Brazilnut, October 18, 2008, 9:26pm; Reply: 1459
Quoted from LH
Anybody else not touched a bike since the ride?


went out once  tried to do 15 mile circuit the thursday after end up doing 3 mile ....just no motivation....not been on bike since
Posted by: marinerian, October 18, 2008, 10:00pm; Reply: 1460
Same here, I intend to buy a bike as dads work scheme allows me 15% off at Halforeds on cycles :)

I do go to the gym 2 to 5 days a week and play football badly twice a week
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 20, 2008, 3:07pm; Reply: 1461
Press release at 6pm tonight.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 20, 2008, 6:09pm; Reply: 1462
Its only 8 mins late but whos clock watching...
1st press release regarding BTTP


On Monday the 13th October a meeting was set up to discuss the possibility of holding the Bike to the Park event on the 7th of March 2009.

I am pleased to be able to announce to you today that BTTP (Bike to the Park) will happen!

At this meeting a representative from each charity we have chosen to raise money for (with your help) was invited along. As you can see, we are sticking to the  “local people supporting local charities” theme, and therefore are pleased to announce that the line up is:

St Andrews Hospice Grimsby
St Barnabas Hospice Lincoln

Being a football fan themed event we are also pleased to announce the addition of the following organisations that will also be supported:

Grimsby Town Supporters Trust
Lincoln City Supporters trust.

Whilst we are pleased to announce that the event will happen, we will not be asking for riders at this stage, we are working extremely hard together with the trusts and charities to try and get the scheduled 12pm kick off time moved back to 3pm.

We are currently in discussions with the police (Humberside) at this time, and although they are not really showing any support for this event at this time, we will continue to try and get the police's support for this event.
(At this time, the police are happy for the event to go ahead, but will not factor the health and safety of the riders while holding discussions about the kick off time)

We will be holding another meeting in due course to discuss the finer details of the ride and this is when we will be appealing for riders.

Stay tuned for more news on the Bike to the Park event!

Jonathan Spurr
Co-Organiser
BTTB / BTTP
Posted by: Biccys, October 21, 2008, 3:37pm; Reply: 1463
Good enws that there's a "re-match" for the want of a better phrase! Hopefully the rozzers will capitulate and move the daft kick off time to accommodate this as they did for BTTB.

Best of luck!
Posted by: Citymariner, October 21, 2008, 9:35pm; Reply: 1464
so we are ignoring the health and safety regardless then...

i thought there were going to be no rash decisions till after the meeting with the police in november?

having read the emails it is clear there is no support regarding this event fro the polcie when there is a Cat A game involved.

I can't stress enough the weather implications at this time of the year and it will not be for the feint hearted. its well and good getting sponsors again etc. and people helping out but when the time comes round and it is dark nights for training and cold miserable weather i think people will think twice about the ride.

i think appealing for riders is not the way to go, i think you are leading yourself down a potentially tricky path - consider the time it took to complete in near perfect conditions last time.

i want the ride to go ahead and if the conditions are right i will ride it, i'm just playing devils advocate - if you research weather warnings etc. from the 8th of march the amount of occurances of extreme weather, cold temps in the last ten years leaves roughly a 80% chance of un-ridable weather. you imagine sleety rain with wind   for 45 miles not matter how much you train can you prepare for that.
Posted by: wrighty88, October 21, 2008, 11:04pm; Reply: 1465
Get some gonads Josh, A bit of hi Viz kit, a bit of graft makes the ride even more challenging, we would never have had an empire with that kind of apathy. Lets go for it come rain shine or snow even wind, (which I detest). I know I could make it in them thar conditions even if I had to carry the damn bike. lmao.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 22, 2008, 2:02pm; Reply: 1466
Quoted from Citymariner
so we are ignoring the health and safety regardless then...

i thought there were going to be no rash decisions till after the meeting with the police in november?

having read the emails it is clear there is no support regarding this event fro the polcie when there is a Cat A game involved.

I can't stress enough the weather implications at this time of the year and it will not be for the feint hearted. its well and good getting sponsors again etc. and people helping out but when the time comes round and it is dark nights for training and cold miserable weather i think people will think twice about the ride.

i think appealing for riders is not the way to go, i think you are leading yourself down a potentially tricky path - consider the time it took to complete in near perfect conditions last time.

i want the ride to go ahead and if the conditions are right i will ride it, i'm just playing devils advocate - if you research weather warnings etc. from the 8th of march the amount of occurances of extreme weather, cold temps in the last ten years leaves roughly a 80% chance of un-ridable weather. you imagine sleety rain with wind   for 45 miles not matter how much you train can you prepare for that.


There is no rash decisions josh, has we discussed at the meeting a press release would go out to say the event would go ahead, there is the difficulties with the police, but after speaking to john fenty last night, i stand by that press release that the event will go ahead. Ive said many atimes health and safety comes first which it will be doing. If there is to many doubts i wont have any problems pulling the plug on it. There will be a meeting in november to discuss everything, and to confirm what/how etc etc
Posted by: BAWC, October 22, 2008, 5:31pm; Reply: 1467
Will Town fans still be doing it this time? I'd imagine getting sponsored for a second time will be much harder and I know I certainly wouldn't donate the same amount second time around (£10). There's only so much you can ask people to donate in less than a year. It was a great achievement first time around but second time around it maybe loses that wow factor. I don't know. Just a thought. Like someone said on the GO - http://s2.excoboard.com/exco/thread.php?forumid=45999&threadid=1950181 - maybe if you had four or five people walking you would raise more than fifteen-twenty people biking?

But again, best of luck to Josh and Jon again with organisation, and hope you raise somewhere near what you raised this time.
Posted by: Helgy, October 22, 2008, 9:00pm; Reply: 1468
From your end it might lose the wow factor but remember there was only 8 Lincoln riders involved, 5 of us lonely souls departed sinny bank to meet up with you and 3 set off at 10.30 am from the park.
This time it's your turn to cycle half way out, while we cycle the whole route.
Gy plod stated that it was not their concern but Lincolnshires .
It is as the Gy riders set off from Gy not Lincoln. 8)
There are from Lincoln this time a lot of people interested .
Posted by: Brazilnut, October 22, 2008, 9:58pm; Reply: 1469
just out of curiosity how much did we get given from Lincoln for ticket prices we all paid ......sorry if this has been published before
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 23, 2008, 2:35am; Reply: 1470
£630
Posted by: LH, October 23, 2008, 3:01pm; Reply: 1471
Weird that, I spent £91 on tickets.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 23, 2008, 5:12pm; Reply: 1472
Only the riders tickets were refunded, not support or any other tickets bought,
Posted by: Brazilnut, October 23, 2008, 7:00pm; Reply: 1473
still a ruddy good amount ...well done Lincoln and Steff Wright
Posted by: Citymariner, October 27, 2008, 5:33pm; Reply: 1474
i hope the ride does go ahead. just watching the news on the lake district run brings me nightmares!

i wonder if it would be worth doing 'are you interested in riding' with these options-

yes 'i'd ride form SB to BP'
yes 'i'd ride from BP to BP'
no

doing the same on the vital site too and this way gain an actual number rather than 'a lot of interest'

if there is only a few wanting to do it from the BP end then it may be worth using the mini buses etc. to transport everyone to SB to set of together rather than the case from this year where only 5 riders set off together.
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 27, 2008, 5:57pm; Reply: 1475
So given what Josh has just said, if your interested please put your name forward.
Posted by: lislemariner, October 27, 2008, 9:44pm; Reply: 1476
Count me in!
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 27, 2008, 9:49pm; Reply: 1477
Thanks julie.
Posted by: lislemariner, October 27, 2008, 10:15pm; Reply: 1478
I'm really looking forward to it. Hope it goes ahead despite the doubt over weather conditions, I can't see why it should be too much of a problem unless there is snow and ice on the roads.

Also i would prefer to cycle from SB to BP rather than meet the Lincoln riders half way
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 27, 2008, 10:24pm; Reply: 1479
Quoted from lislemariner
I'm really looking forward to it. Hope it goes ahead despite the doubt over weather conditions, I can't see why it should be too much of a problem unless there is snow and ice on the roads.

Also i would prefer to cycle from SB to BP rather than meet the Lincoln riders half way


We are going to plan for every eventuallty including 12pm and 3pm kick off times so it can be changed late on.
We will also look at ways to help people start at sincil bank on the day.
Posted by: Citymariner, October 28, 2008, 1:27pm; Reply: 1480
put me down! none of this SB
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, October 28, 2008, 3:32pm; Reply: 1481
Quoted from Citymariner
put me down! none of this SB


Eh? Oh by the way on Supporters coach so can access this site from normal phones
Posted by: Citymariner, October 28, 2008, 10:20pm; Reply: 1482
i seem to have half finished a post...

i was meant to say none of this half way shite i'll start off at SB...
Posted by: NewtoN, November 11, 2008, 10:26am; Reply: 1483
anymore news as to how this is progressing jon?
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, November 11, 2008, 11:08am; Reply: 1484
wat bttp?
Posted by: NewtoN, November 11, 2008, 12:33pm; Reply: 1485
yup bttp
Posted by: lincolnsmariner, November 11, 2008, 1:35pm; Reply: 1486
We currently have 4 or 5 options that are in the planning stage. Were still hopefully that the kick off time will change, making it easier for all to be involved.
There will be a meeting in january with the bttp comittee and then we will go from there.
Posted by: mike the mariner, June 1, 2009, 1:22am; Reply: 1487
Peddle to the Park.
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