The 2015 Ride Outs
This is where you'll find details of the proposed Ride Outs to the Dark Star Brewery and other associated details such as transport and bike parking etc.
There are three routes to choose from:
MTB route – 11am start The View Cafe, Hove, see: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6613906
Road Route – 11am start The View Cafe, Hove, see: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6612736
Family and Leisure Route – Midday start Giant Store Shoreham, see: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6613912
The Ride Outs are intended as an informal way of getting groups together to head out rather than a signposted and supported 'Sportive' type affair. They aren't guided so please familiarise yourself with the routes and come prepared. The rides will be a social speed but please check the routes carefully in case you decide to bomb ahead or trundle behind. Also please bring any tools, puncture repair stuff and water etc you may need as there will be no provision for this.
Need us to take some spare kit / casual clothes up for you? Thanks to Rule 5 Bikes, a luggage van will be at the start of each ride out - you can then collect your bag when you arrive at the brewery. Left at own risk of course. If you have booked the return transport then there will be space within the coach for you to carry your luggage back with you. If you haven't then it will be your responsibility to carry your clothes back from the brewery after the event.
There will be bike parking within the brewery yard. Even though it will be pretty secure all bikes are left at the owners risk. If in doubt bring a lock or pack a lock with your spare clothes.
There are a few choices open to you for getting back. Of course it'll be sunny so you could ride home. Or get the coach back.
The organisers of Spin Up don't encourage drinking and riding. If entrants are drinking, they are urged to take advantage of the coach transfers or seek alternative transport home.