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RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:22 am
by Andy D
Posted on Behalf of Organiser:

The 2013 Ride the North will run from Inverness to Aberdeen over Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August 2013. Now entering its third year, this two-day challenge cycle ride (it’s not a race!) follows a signposted route along the quiet back-roads of the Grampian Highlands between the two great cities of the North of Scotland.

The route features Loch Ness, the Whisky Trail, 3 castles and 165 miles of great Scottish scenery. The two days on the bike are broken up by an overnight stay in Elgin.

The event attracts a true mix of participants with a wide variety of cycling experience. There are refreshment and lunch stops along the way as well as mechanical support, bag transfers, support vehicles and plenty of encouragement from our support team and fellow participants.

It’s a serious challenge, but a fun event.

With 106 riders in 2012, we hope that the Ride the North is set for greater success in 2013. Our nominated charity in 2013 event will be Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal. You can chose to fundraise for Maggie’s or your own charity or just simply ride for the fun of it.

Online registration will open in December, but a registration form along with more details can be found on www.ride-the-north.co.uk. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can provide you with any more details.

In the meantime, please pass this on anyone who rides a bike or who might be up for a new challenge in 2013!

Website: www.ride-the-north.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/inverness.to.aberdeen

Twitter: @ride_the_north

The Nominated Charity for Ride the North 2013 is Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal

Neil Innes
Event Director
neil@velodays.com
Mob: 07810 410084

Re: RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:03 pm
by Colin A
Just about to enter this. Who else is doing it? Is there a club team code? What wave is anyone going on?

Re: RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:51 pm
by Chris C
Where do you think you will stay overnight? I might give it a go...

Re: RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:50 pm
by Colin A
I hadn't even thought that far ahead. Where did mike, bob and graham stay last year?

Re: RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:58 pm
by bobhill
We stayed at a centrally located b and b in Inverness and same deal in Elgin. We got two twin rooms and they were both OK. I will take a look at where they were. I will enter it again this year. Anyone else? Bob

Re: RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:03 am
by Chris C
I have emailed the organiser and asked for a team code. As for wave, it would be towards the slower end for me, more Mexican than Royal....

Re: RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:48 am
by Chris C
Here is the response:

The team code is simply a code that you can enter to indicate that you want to start in same group as your friends/ colleagues. Enter a coide and pass on to others. Some teams enter to cycle together ...others agree to stagger their start and meet up on the road.

Sometimes teams have one person paying the bill (if through employer of instance) and sometimes a group of friends are all registering individually.

The website will allow you to keep adding riders and then you can pay for the group as a bundle. Alternatively I can send forms by email and then send invoice to a central source.:


How about "YthanCC" as our code?

Re: RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:46 pm
by Colin A
Ok, looks good to me.

Re: RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:10 pm
by Graham19
thats me parted with the cash so role on the nice sunny august days

Re: RIDE THE NORTH 2013

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:17 pm
by Carol
........that me in as well