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View Poll Results: Whats dates are good for you? Please only vote if you can make those dates.
June 16th/17th 1 16.67%
June 30th/July 1st 1 16.67%
July 21st/22nd 4 66.67%
August 4th/5th 4 66.67%
August 25th/26th 2 33.33%
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Old March 25th, 2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default UK FATCOGs Meet

Anyone interested in a UK Fat ride/meet over this summer? I know a few of you are out there so let's see if we can get something organised as a meet.

Post up if you're in the UK and would be like to be part of something in the new few months.

Here's some more details guys:

UK FatCogs 30th Anniversary Ride

Location: Lakes, exact TBC but I think Grizedale or do a Langdale, Elterwater. I think Grizedale would be good as we can either do the Red route or the more sublime access roads. We need tight single track to make the fats sing like they should right?

Dates: Check the poll up there ^^^^ and vote!

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Old March 25th, 2012, 3:20 PM   #2
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Anyone interested in a UK Fat ride/meet over this summer? I know a few of you are out there so let's see if we can get something organised as a meet.

Post up if you're in the UK and would be like to be part of something in the new few months.


I have been planning a similar thing , have free camping , routes to hand ,have briefly mentioned to JV, but nothing concrete arranged.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 3:51 PM   #3
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Cool, that's a start. I think it would be a cool thing to do this year.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 4:39 PM   #4
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Yes, definately interested in this
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Old March 29th, 2012, 2:44 AM   #5
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yeap i'm interested forsure...

give me a reason to wear my FatCogs tee-shirt...
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Old March 29th, 2012, 4:23 PM   #6
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To help with an idea on numbers, there would be 2 other riders with me on my Fats for the weekend.
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Yeah I could attend and drag along a 2 or 3 fats... and a banner, coffee mug, pint glass, all sorts of clothing... where and when are you thinking?
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Thanks for all the replies chaps.

I was thinking one day over the warmer summer months of june/July.

I think location will prob depend on what's central to us all.

Prob south based on who I know in the Fat community but let us all know your rough location.

Thinking around one of the trail areas like Bedgbury or Thetford simply because facilities will mean a neat round trip ride on made trails with a tea shop..

Mentioned it to Kingroon on RB too but spread the word if you are in comms with other Cogs. If There's 15 ish of us we could do T's to celebrate!!
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 6:36 AM   #9
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I'm in Cheshire
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 4:19 PM   #10
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i've got a van, i can travel anywhere...

well if there's still diesel available...
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I'm in Cheshire too! Would be good!
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Old April 5th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #12
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I'm in the South, but I will travel. I just want some good, single track trails to take the Fat's on.

I've had good riding on the Surrey Hills which I would be happy to lead, Forest of Dean is good and Red Chiili knows this area, Thetford Forest is good single track, any other ideas???
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what about the lakes? meet at the legendary biketreks and go from there!?
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I'm in the South, but I will travel. I just want some good, single track trails to take the Fat's on.

I've had good riding on the Surrey Hills which I would be happy to lead, Forest of Dean is good and Red Chiili knows this area, Thetford Forest is good single track, any other ideas???
Sure, I have lots of great single track routes over this way and can offer free camping for anyone interested in heading over ,could make a weekend out of it with a couple of days riding.
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All sounding good chaps, thanks for all getting back to the thread.

I'm relatively easy with location. In the south would be good, but equally got a lot of connections to the lakes so that would be good too.

Let's try to drum up a but more interest and make a call on dates and locations in the next couple of weeks.
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Registering interest. Lakes would be cool. Some great riding over there.
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Just realised guys we're looking at a 30 year anniversary for Fat City this year...
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Just realised guys we're looking at a 30 year anniversary for Fat City this year...
All the more reason to make this one special then. Mountain bikes for real mountains. How about choosing one of the highest mountains in the UK? Nevis, Snowdon or Helvellyn?
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Old April 11th, 2012, 1:38 PM   #19
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I was more thinking flatter... Norfolk??
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Old April 16th, 2012, 2:23 AM   #20
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Nice idea Dave.

Given it's April probably need to start trying to get a date and location sorted. Guessing given most of the UK FatCOGers are all over the country somewhere central would be best.
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Any more ideas on this?
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Any more ideas on this?

My thoughts exactly !
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My thoughts exactly !
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Come on Dave, get the ball rolling.
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Sorry chaps been slightly distracted of late. Holidays etc and fat purchasing... Ti on the way

Let's sort out locations and dates next couple of weeks...

So nominations for location:
Lakes (grizedale)?
Forest of dean
Bedgebury
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My vote would be Grizedale or FoD, got contacts for an excellent, but basic camp site just down the road from Grizedale and loads of trail options

So guess I can help with the camping side of it if somebody needs a hand in that area

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I'm easy on any venue...Grizedale sounds cool.

Chris I, mailed me to let me know my forks are built and have gone to paint.
Should have a 'rider' ready, for when this meeting comes together...

fessing up that some might be 'Garage Queens'...

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I'm easy on any venue...Grizedale sounds cool.

Chris I, mailed me to let me know my forks are built and have gone to paint.
Should have a 'rider' ready, for when this meeting comes together...

fessing up that some might be 'Garage Queens'...
Al, no such thing as Garage Queens, only poorly utilised bikes
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Grizedale would be great. Some brilliant trails around there- up past Tarn Hows, Iron Keld, Elterwater, Loughrigg fell, Little Langdale etc. stunning views and very oldskool friendly terrain too.
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This would actually be quite fitting as I have been in communication with Wendyll recently and she has said that when she was in the UK BITD with Chris they had great memories of riding in the Lakes.
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Gil. Welcome.

Didn't know you frequented these parts..

Lakes is looking like a good option. I grew up there so have a slight preference and know most of the trails.

Camping would be good. We can all hang out, drink beers, look at bikes and have a fire...
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If its the Lakes and the dates are good. I'd be there
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Certainly be up for a Lakes meet
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Old May 6th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #33
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Dave

Have you had any thoughts on dates as things are starting to get booked up, and I will need to get the time off work for travelling there and back as well.

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Location and dates up chaps
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Location and dates up chaps
Weekend after Mountain Mayhem, think that may limit the numbers somewhat !
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I'll be heading to France that weekend. All of July is also spoken for. Earlier in June or anytime in August works for me.
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Ok that kills that date then. I'll put some more options up and we can see who can do when.
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I've added a poll on dates here guys. If you can vote for the dates that work for you. I've tried to work around known events like Mayhem and Retrobike national series so vote away and we'll go from there.
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For me :

June 16th/17th maybe- have plans but should be able to re-arrange
June 30th/July 1st not available
July 21st/22nd Retrobike,regional ride
August 4th/5th retrobike British Steel ride-Guiding this ,so not available
August 25th/26th maybe- have plans but maybe able to rearrange

Hope this helps !

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@redchilli RB round 5 is 18th August isn't it?
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