UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

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UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by Grumpy Old Git » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:28 pm

OK - Enjoy kiddiwinks!

8-)

But please remember - This is not a race!

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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by Paul-Kent » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:50 pm

Regarding Waggon and Horses, can we get away with Wagon also?

*Edit, I've found a suitable Waggon now, not to worry.

Time to find some camp sites :thumb:
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by CGD217 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:43 pm

Unfortunately there seems only to be one tag near me - Berkhampstead Castle. There seems to be a massive between Oxford, Leicester and Cambridge. Ah well, going to have to put a lot of mileage in next year! :)
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by tPIC » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:36 pm

I hope all these castles have got nice tea shops attached!
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by JRH » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:58 pm

tPIC wrote:I hope all these castles have got nice tea shops attached!
Yes, just going to cost a fortune in entrance fees. :lol:
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by fq-craigus » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:17 am

If i get the bike out today then tattershal castle it is. How many point do you get for a pub? Is it the ten?
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by Grumpy Old Git » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:31 am

I don't know - I spend many weeks researching the 'tags' and I get them out on NYE and people still complain!

Tea shops? What kind of motorcyclist are you? Next thing you know, someone will want 'quilting groups'!

At least the ladies are 'real' biker's and have 'promised' to get higher scores this year. :booty:

You may find that most of the castles are just a few scattered stones but, more than likely, there will be a mobile tea and burger van nearby (if not a pub).

Anyhoo - Get out and explore Great Britain (before we become an American State); enjoy the scenery, accept the 'challenge' and embrace the British history. Yes there will be single-track roads, green lanes and even gravel to cope with and, for those that must, there are always motorways!

Hope you all have a great 2016 - See you at T'Rally.

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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by Mr Fro » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:48 am

Thanks for sorting this out GOG!

Are extra points awarded for getting the bike on the ramparts?

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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by tPIC » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:55 am

Grumpy Old Git wrote:I don't know - I spend many weeks researching the 'tags' and I get them out on NYE and people still complain!

Tea shops? What kind of motorcyclist are you? Next thing you know, someone will want 'quilting groups'!
I'm trying to immerse myself in this national trust / cultural thing we have going on here.. And I'm more of a crochet fan. Quilting.. Honestly! :roll:

Cheers for doing this GOG, should be fun and encourage me to see a bit of the country. I really like the Google maps thing, that's quality.
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by RigsVille » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:27 am

Thanks GOG - looking forward to getting out and getting some tags.
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by CGD217 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:51 am

Sorry GOG I didn't mean to come across all moany, i appreciate the effort you've gone to getting this all set up! I'm looking forward to getting out and grabbing some tags. I like the fact that the theme for this year has moved away from Cafés :)
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by Hoggs » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:56 am

Ooh exciting! Thanks GoG. I think I know a few people who live near a couple of these so can probably blag a few free cups of tea :lol:
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by Tango » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:08 am

Nice one GOG.....Thanks for all the hard work you've put in organising this....... :cheers:

Just to point out that the tags are really about getting out on the bike and exploring new roads......having a place to aim for and enjoying the ride getting there..... 8-) You don't actually need to pay to get into the places.....A pic of your tag by the entrance sign of the destination is proof enough..... 8-)
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by Bonniebird » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:09 am

Love castles! Might get our money's worth out of the National Trust/ English Heritage cards this year.

Shame I can't ride yet or I'd be off to do the pubs
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Re: UK Challenge 100 2016 - Discussion Thread

Post by Grumpy Old Git » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:38 am

Bonniebird wrote:Love castles! Might get our money's worth out of the National Trust/ English Heritage cards this year.

Shame I can't ride yet or I'd be off to do the pubs
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Thanks all - have a great time getting these 'Tags'.

No extra points for getting the bike on the ramparts!! :shock: However, hoisting a TMBF 'flag' up the flagpole might gain you a few points (delivered in person from one of Her Majesty's finest police officers!).

Congrats to the first to post a 'tag'. Weather dependent, I'll get a few this weekend.

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