Saturday, 21 November 2009

Bradford latest summary

This blog entry contains the salient points for the Bradford-London route. This is not a static blog entry, and this info will change to reflect the current state of play as I get more confirmed details. I'm aware that there are gaps in the info below, so please could people involved help me complete the details, particularly confirmation of who's riding when in the table that follows.

Underneath the table is a list of the key facts for each leg of the journey, for which I also ask that those involved send me info for inclusion where applicable.

The details on this blog entry are partially for our own benefit, but also partly for the benefit of people not riding with us, but helping us in each city. Therefore, it's important that we keep this blog entry as current as possible so people have an idea of how many people are arriving and what is already planned.

Finally, at the bottom of this blog entry is a link to the Leeds COP Network's Bike-based campaigning page, which will help people get more of an idea of the practicalities involved.

Info below last update by Albert on 29/11/09

* riding this day
# wants accommodation providing this night
(#) might want accommodation this night

Heather Blakey*#*#*#*#*#*
Sam Lawrence*#*#*#*#*#*
Jack Blakey*#*#*#*#*#*
Bill Phelps*#*#*#*#*#*
Mary Keynes*#*#*#*#*#*
Geoff Gilbert*#*#*#**#*
John Bibby*#*#*#*#*#*
Ellie Parker*#*#*#*#*#*
Albert Freeman*

Keith Thompson*

David Dodwell*

Sam Fleming

Claire Welling
Ruth Chiat
David Pattinson

Peter Devine

James Haigh

Yee Wye Tay

Andy Tennent



Monday: Bradford to Sheffield
Approx miles: 40
Meeting time/place: Centenary Square at 08:30
Route: Bradford --> A638 and/or Spen Valley cycle route (John's route) to Cleckheaton --> Heckmondwike --> B6117 to Thornhill --> Netherton --> Midgley --> A637 to West Bretton --> Low Barugh --> Barnsley --> A61 to Worsbrough --> Birdwell --> A6135 to Chapeltown --> Ecclesfield --> Sheffield
Number of riders: 12
Number needing accommodation: 9
Team member dealing with accommodation etc: Albert
Details of accommodation: (6 in one house, 2 in another, and 1 in a third) in S10/S11.
Evening plans: Meeting up with some of our hosts and FoE to eat at Lescar Pub, Sharrow Vale Road, at 6pm
Morning plans: Possibility of press to see us off.

Tuesday: Sheffield to Nottingham
Approx miles: 40
Route planner: Bill
Route: Go to railway station to meet Claire if timings permit --> A616/A6135 --> Renishaw --> B6419 --> Mastin Moor --> Shuttlewood --> Bolsover --> B6417 --> Stony Houghton --> New Houghton --> Pleasley --> unmarked road to --> Baxterhill --> A6075 --> B6021 --> Sutton Parkway railway station --> Kirkby in Ashfield --> A611 --> Hucknall --> Bulwell --> Sherwood Rise --> Sumac Centre
Number of riders: 12
Number needing accommodation: 12
Team member dealing with accommodation etc:
Details of accommodation: Sumac centre 245 Gladstone Street. Meal and floor space at Sumac plus floor space, showers, drying with Taz and good samaritans in vicinity.(Forest Fields) plus with Taz, about 10 mins ride from Sumac on the west of the City near the Queens Medical Centre (main hospital on Derby Road) and have floor space for about 5 people in warm flat, with hot shower, secure bike parking (housing asscociation) and communal coin-operated laundry with dryers.
Any events planned: event at Sumac Centre, and possible send off in morning too

Wednesday: Nottingham to Peterborough
Approx miles:55
Route planner: Geoff
Route: city centre --> A6011 (A52) towards Grantham for few yards --> By cricket ground minor road E --> Adbolton --> almost to Holme Pierrepoint --> R (ESE) --> Cropwell Bishop --> Langar --> Harby --> Waltham on the Wolds (AT THIS POINT MELTON MOWBRAY RAILWAY STATION IS ABOUT 5 MILES SW) --> Roughly SE --> Wymondham --> Thistleton --> Clipsham --> Pickworth --> Great Casterton --> Stamford --> E out of Stamford along the B1443 to Barnack --> R along minor road through Ufford --> Marholm --> Peterborough
Number of riders: 11
Number needing accommodation: 12
Team member dealing with accommodation etc: Bill
Details of accommodation: A whole Church (hall, lounge, 3 sets of toilets and cycle storage plus beds overnight. Westgate Church, 70 Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 1RG
Any events planned: A food event is planned, with others invited too. There is also a reception in the brewery next door.

Thursday: Peterborough to Cambridge
Approx miles: 40
Route planner: David
Route: B1091 --> Farcet --> B1095 --> Pondersbridge --> B1040 --> Ramsey St Mary's --> Ramsey --> B1040 --> Warboys (stop at school for tea and cakes approx. 11:00) --> B1040 --> Pidley --> B1050 --> Somersham --> Earith --> A1123 --> B1050 --> Willingham. Then one of two options:
1) Turn SE on a back road through Rampton to Cottenham, then take the B1049 south through Histon and into Cambridge, OR
2) Join the not-yet-in-use guided bus route which runs along the old railway about a mile south of Willingham on the B1050 into Histon and then Cambridge.
Number of riders: 12
Number needing accommodation: 10 but David Pattinson might stay with his son here, or with the whole group if we are all together in one place
Team member dealing with accommodation etc: Ellie
Details of accommodation: Castle Street Methodist Church
Any events planned: send-off in morning from time-eating insect in Cambridge

Friday: Cambridge to Walthamstow
Approx miles: 50-52
Route planner: Sam
Route: south on Queens road --> Trumpington road --> Trumpington --> across the M11 briefly --> A10 --> B1368 London Road --> Puckeridge --> A10 --> Right
at crossroads, to Colliers End --> Wadesmill B158 --> Ware --> A1170 --> Broxbourne --> B194 --> Waltham Abbey --> A112 --> the Hornbeam
Number of riders: 16
Number needing accommodation: 16
Team member dealing with accommodation etc: Heather
Details of accommodation: Hornbeam Environment Centre - floor space basically. There are a few beds offered in houses, but it would be good to know soon if we want to take these up, as they were offered some time ago.
Any events planned: none for Friday night, rest night ahead of The Wave

Saturday: Walthamstow to Central London
Approx miles: 10
Number of riders: 18+
Accomodation: no large scale plans have been made for accomodation after The Wave. Some are coming back by train that night, some coming back the next day, with accomodation being arranged individually, or collectively in smaller groups.
Any events planned: The Wave!

As mentioned above here is the link to the Leeds COP Network's Bike-based campaigning page:

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