Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bristol-Bath Railway Path ride 30/03/08

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Bristol-Bath Railway Path ride 30/03/08

    Bristol Cycling Campaign is currently fighting against a proposal to build a bus route alongside several miles of the Bath-Bristol railway path, sharing the trackbed. See:
    http://www.bristolcyclingcampaign.org.uk/
    http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/petition.php?id=161
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9158152428

    BCC is planning a 'celebratory procession' along the path on Sunday 30 March. They're quite keen that the ride should include unicyclists, so if any of you fancy it make a note on your calendars now.

    I'll post more details when they're available, which I reckon ought to be a day or two after the planning meeting that's scheduled for 07/03/08. I plan to be on the ride, but with rather more than one wheel:
    http://www.redpedals.co.uk/temp/z080...jennydaddy.jpg
    http://www.redpedals.co.uk
    "I'm riding a unicycle with my pants down. This should be every boy's dream." - Bart Simpson

  • #2
    you and jenny have way toooo many wheels. still, I bet you turn heads. Is C on the tag along now?
    MIght persuade Paul to come along for the BB ride, we would probadly have 2 unis and a jogger, only combo we can fit in the car to get up to Bristol. Recon it'd be slow enough for a 20 inch? thats my favourite size for jogger pushing?
    South West Unicycle Meet
    www.uk.unicyclist.com/swum.html

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by sarah.miller
      you and jenny have way toooo many wheels. still, I bet you turn heads. Is C on the tag along now?
      He had a few brief rides on it last year, but couldn't reach the pedals. Hopefully he'll be able to by now, we haven't been out yet this year. I had a quick ride round the block towing Jenny on her bike, just to test the handling of the FollowMe. I was seriously impressed by it.
      MIght persuade Paul to come along for the BB ride, we would probadly have 2 unis and a jogger, only combo we can fit in the car to get up to Bristol. Recon it'd be slow enough for a 20 inch? thats my favourite size for jogger pushing?
      I expect so. From something I read this evening I think the procession will also include peds, so a 20" would probably be the biggest wheel size you'd want.

      I don't believe the ride would be the entire length of the path. I don't know yet what they're planning, but my guess would be a ride from St Philips to Mangotsfield Station, since that's the section that's affected by the proposal.

      Maps at http://www.bristolbathrailwaypath.org.uk/home.shtml
      http://www.redpedals.co.uk
      "I'm riding a unicycle with my pants down. This should be every boy's dream." - Bart Simpson

      Comment


      • #4
        I was seriously thinking about turning up for that but Danny's last post has put me right off. Sorry

        Rob
        "Hedgehogs - why can't they just share the hedge?" (Dan Antopolski)

        "I would absolutely recommend a 29er to anyone who didn't prefer a larger or small wheel." (Mikefule)

        Comment


        • #5
          I expect I'll be on it as it goes right past my house.

          If any body wants a longer ride I'm happy to ride to Bath and back before or after the main ride. I'm sure we could get some numbers if there is interest. Depends on start times, though.
          Severn Wheelers. Bristol's best (and only) unicycle hockey club
          Wednesdays, 8:30. All welcome

          Comment


          • #6
            I maybe interested in this, it may be a chance for me to use the 29" uni finally.
            Road, Muni, & Trials-> My first video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeUyz9mfwI8

            Comment


            • #7
              im quite keen to do the bristol/bath ride on my muni, been doing some long rides on it recently so im probably in better condition than i was last time i tried it!
              The Future is Round, The Future Has One Wheel

              Comment


              • #8
                Here's the latest:

                -------- Original Message --------
                Subject: [savetherailwaypath] celebrate the path, march 30th
                Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 11:17:48 -0700 (PDT)
                From: Steve Meek

                Hi all, as people are requesting more info on this event, here is the
                current plan as agreed by sarah of our direct action group and
                BCyC:*Subject to change - for guidance only!*

                Bristol Cycling Campaign plan a bike ride out to Mangotsfield, leaving
                Queens Square at 12 BST (assembling at 11) They are then stopping for
                lunch in Mangotsfield 1pm-2pm.

                Starting at *Fishponds at 2.30pm BST* on the dot, no later, we plan to
                have an evergrowing *walking pace* procession down the path with a bit
                of a carnival atmosphere. We want to get cyclists and walkers etc joined
                by school children, parents and teachers, wildlife enthusiasts, trade
                unions, green groups etc etc and hopefully will get some unicylists,
                street theatre, the samba band etc. We will encourage fancy dress.
                Please bring banners, but please not 'party political'.

                It will reach *Devon Rd 2.45, Park at Newtown/Lawrence Hill (end of
                path) 3pm.* These latter two times are likely to be a bit optimistic but
                it won't matter.

                The idea is to call this the first annual celebration of the path and
                plan to do it again next year.

                At the park at the end of the path we will regroup (and maybe be joined
                by those who couldn't make it down the path) the Playbus will hopefully
                be there and maybe some refreshments.

                During the procession we will be collecting money in buckets and we will
                have leaflets to give out. We will need to provide a number of stewards
                - Nick will ask the police how many they want us to provide.T
                It is planned to then continue to march along the roads, where we will
                be more visible, to a bit of a rally at College Green but we
                are awaiting police permission
                http://www.redpedals.co.uk
                "I'm riding a unicycle with my pants down. This should be every boy's dream." - Bart Simpson

                Comment


                • #9
                  I meant to post an update to this sooner, unfortunately my primary hard drive failed last week.

                  The plans are much as outlined in my pp. There are effectively two parades, a cycling parade from Queen Square to Mangotsfield Station and a walking-pace parade from Fishponds to Castle Green.

                  For the first parade, meet at Queen Square at 11:40 to start at 12:00 (there's no reason why people shouldn't join the ride further along, if they prefer to start at the beginning of the cyclepath). Take a picnic to eat at Mangotsfield Station. Don't forget that the clocks will have gone forwards on Sunday morning.

                  The second parade starts from Fishponds at 14:30, and will be joined by people from the first parade returning to Bristol from Mangotsfield.

                  If the weather's good I plan to be on the first parade with my family, on bikes. If the weather's not so good I'll probably still be there, but without the family, in which case I might be on a unicycle but probably not. I won't bother with the second parade either way.

                  A few of the Severn Wheelers plan to be there, so if you come along to ride a unicycle you won't be alone.
                  http://www.redpedals.co.uk
                  "I'm riding a unicycle with my pants down. This should be every boy's dream." - Bart Simpson

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    The latest Metcheck forecast is for sunshine until mid-afternoon, with the occasional light shower later on. I hope it's right about the sunshine.
                    http://www.redpedals.co.uk
                    "I'm riding a unicycle with my pants down. This should be every boy's dream." - Bart Simpson

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X