A sportif in memory of Aardvarkboy 19th July

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A sportif in memory of Aardvarkboy 19th July

Postby FatherofArdvarkboy » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:33 pm

If you are up for a summer challenge......

Reading CC are organising a sportif in memory of Anthony.

This year it will be on 19th July. Start and finish will be in Thatcham Berkshire. Food will be vegan/veg, also in honour of Anthony.

It's still in the planning stage but will be in the sportif calendar soon.

I am planning to get fit enough to ride it. Right now I'd have trouble getting to the paper shop :-)

I'll let you know more as it happens,

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Postby fredrikw » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:19 am

If my schedule permits I might come over to the UK to do this. Would be an excellent opportunity for a VF cycling meetup.
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Postby Rochellita » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:18 am

Excellent idea, and we'll support and try to help and advertise it as much as possible.
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Postby JohnBarleycorn » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:42 am

What a fantastic idea ! :lol:
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And probably the former fastest British Vegan 10, 25 and 50 mile TT rider. Probably.
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:05 am

sound's like a good idea :)
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Postby ultra_whippet » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:01 am

It's in my diary!
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Postby The Duke » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:46 pm

I'm not really sure what a sportif is?

Is it just cycling?

I'd like to offer support but a leisurely 25 miler would be about it for me these days I'm afraid. :oops:
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Postby helmut » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:37 pm

i have no idea what i'll be doing at that point next year but with any luck will be abroad... so would definitely be interested :D
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Postby Gandalf » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:40 pm

I'd be very interested in this. I'm planning to do my first Cyclosportif next year and actually being able to partake at the food stops would be a welcome bonus.
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Postby philthy builder » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:51 pm

Great for a meet up count me in
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Postby FatherofArdvarkboy » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:46 pm

Ok,

Here it is...

http://anthonymaynardsportive.readingcyclingclub.com/

It's all under way, I am honoured that not only are my friends (the majority by no means vegan at all) in Reading CC doing this but they are also doing it in the Anthony spirit, respecting vegan ethics.

Hope this is enough info but please message me anytime. I am not part of the team organising it but I am in regular touch with them.

I am also gearing up at last to ride it. My first club, and proper ride (only been out about 4 times for one hour) should be next Sunday, if I can find guys slow enough for me :-) Been 6 months virtually off the bike, but it's the new year soon, so, I'll be out there very soon.

Do you think that any non-cycling vegans might be interested in this?

If so maybe I could post this on other boards as well. What do you think?

It's not as hard as many gritty really hilly ones. More of a rolling course.



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Postby fredrikw » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:48 am

Looks good I think, I'll definitely try to come over to the UK and do this.
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:06 am

yes i think i'll try and get a few mates to come do the long course with me
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Postby bob_summers » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:00 am

if i can get back in july, i'd love to be there. have to see what my timetable is like nearer the time.

this is a really nice tribute - http://readingcyclingclub.com/anthonyma ... /?q=node/5
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Postby ultra_whippet » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:11 pm

I'm in - only the 105 for me though! :)
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