Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Mike101
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Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by Mike101 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:25 am

It's now time to start planning the ABR Salisbury plain rally in August in detail.

I'm after a little bit of help from my fellow riders on here who know the plain.

What i need are riders who can lead groups of 7 bikes in total for rides out on the Saturday. We can sort out an exact route together that wil take in all the best that can be found on the plain.

So if you are about and can help on teh Saturday pleae let me know...there might be a beer in it.

Thanks

Mike
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Re: Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by Babbs » Tue May 13, 2014 9:31 am

To what extent do mean 'know'? if you men from the perspective of knowing how and where to 'dig in' or advance to contact I might be of some use... :whistle:

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Re: Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by sexysi » Tue May 13, 2014 9:36 am

I don't know it at all, but don't mind doing a pre ride the week before and leading a pack on the day. Got sat nav and OS memorymap on my phone and lead off in Kent. Or don't mind being a tail ender either.

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Re: Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by Mike101 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:38 am

Babbs wrote:To what extent do mean 'know'? if you men from the perspective of knowing how and where to 'dig in' or advance to contact I might be of some use... :whistle:

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Don't worry as we'll be staying away form the trenches this time!

This will be big bike rides on the simple trails taking in as much as we can. If the weather is dry we will use some of the smaller trails but not if they get too muddy.

A lot fo the people coming don;t knwo the plain and the thought of going on to military land can put some off so i just need a few guides to lead to the way.

All help is welcome.

Mike
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Re: Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by sexysi » Tue May 13, 2014 9:52 am

Oh, Edmund, can it be true, that I hold here in my mortal hand a nugget of purest green?



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Re: Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by Babbs » Tue May 13, 2014 9:56 am

Mike101 wrote:
Babbs wrote:To what extent do mean 'know'? if you men from the perspective of knowing how and where to 'dig in' or advance to contact I might be of some use... :whistle:

Babbs
Don't worry as we'll be staying away form the trenches this time!

This will be big bike rides on the simple trails taking in as much as we can. If the weather is dry we will use some of the smaller trails but not if they get too muddy.

A lot fo the people coming don;t knwo the plain and the thought of going on to military land can put some off so i just need a few guides to lead to the way.

All help is welcome.

Mike
I'm in Newbury and pretty sure I'll have knobblies on my Tiger by then. If not I'd be on the DR350. More than happy to lead or follow as required, and happy to do some route recces with you if required. PM me if you want contact details.

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Re: Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by Barftone » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:44 pm

This site gives you the latest info regarding what the soldiers are playing at.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... newsletter

I cannot commit just yet (family illness) but if things pan out I will let you know. Happy to lead a group and know the area well

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Re: Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by Elle » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:04 pm

For the occasional ABR event I've attended, the local TRF have found someone willing to lead a ride out.

Some folk riding big bikes may be very skilled and happy on a rutted chalky track whereas another big bike rider may not be so content. So would it be better to base rides on skill rather than bike? Just a thought :)

If it helps, I can mark out & send you the trails I did last year in that area - all easy - just one section with deep narrow ruts that a boxer engine may struggle with.
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Re: Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by Tramp » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:27 pm

look here for gpx info..

http://www.adventurebikerider.com/forum ... lanes.html..

all doable on any bike with right tyres :whistle:

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Re: Calling all riders who know Salisbury plain..a bit.

Post by Redmurty » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:28 am

Good write up in this months MSL mag, re the plain

cheers Spud ;)
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