2 Day Trip to the Peak District

Saturday, 15th March 2014 at TBD

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

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Up Friday night and back Sunday night to get two good long days of cycling in around Matlock and the peaks. Mike has extremely kindly offered the use of his holiday let in Matlock which can sleep 9 without sharing the 3 double beds (but share by all means!), with further space to put blow-ups if demand exists.

Two vans and a car are available for transport.
 Further details added closer to the time.

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Kevin wrote
at 5:43pm on Wednesday, 12th March 2014
Oh dear Howard.
Mike how are your injuries?
John assume you're still coming.
at 8:44am on Wednesday, 12th March 2014
Sadly I'm going to have to pass now also. Combination of having coming down with a bug last weekend (hence empty tanks last Sunday) and still suffering from whiplash after being hit by a driver a couple of weeks ago.

David, my bike may fit you, although a bit less than perfectly and you're welcome to borrow it. Email me if you're interested.
Mat wrote
at 10:24pm on Tuesday, 11th March 2014
Anyone taking a track pump? If not, happy to take mine
Mat wrote
at 10:23pm on Tuesday, 11th March 2014
David, really sorry to hear that.... I'd offer you my town ride: it's a road geometry, but it is in the region of 13-14kg and 8 speeds...
Will wrote
at 10:15pm on Monday, 10th March 2014
I've attached .GPX files of the three Peak District sportive routes under GPS route files, and a.pdf map to download and print off under files.
David wrote
at 9:22pm on Monday, 10th March 2014
I just noticed the paint chipped and flaking off around a 30mm crack on the inside of the non-drive side chainstay, just behind the bottom bracket - not somewhere you could hit the frame to damage the paint. Bit of a poke with a screw driver flaked out some carbon as well so thought it didn't seem the safest to keep riding. I did have my usual 2mph lie down yesterday at the lights but don't think that had anything to do with it. The frame is warrantied for 5 years so pretty sure I can get it sorted under that.

Time to pay for being cheap and buying online though - no spare bike and probably about a month of faffing before I get a replacement... Don't really know anyone lanky enough with a spare bike either. Might have tried a normal Saturday on the commuter but the Peak District is a bit much for 9 gears!

Shame, but better than ploughing the road with my face.
Will wrote
at 1:05pm on Monday, 10th March 2014
That's a real bummer. Can you borrow a spare bike from anyone or a shop?
Kevin wrote
at 11:54am on Monday, 10th March 2014
David, did it get a knock or did you just notice the crack
David wrote
at 10:52am on Monday, 10th March 2014
I'm afraid I'm going to have to pass now - found a crack in my frame and don't think I'd trust it bombing down those big hills. I'm guessing it will take much more than a week to get it swapped :-(
Will wrote
at 12:07am on Monday, 3rd March 2014
Here's the link to the sportive showing routes around the Peaks. Just scroll down the front page on the right

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