Arrangements for 2018 ride

We are looking forward to seeing you for Chris and Steve Spin on Saturday 23rd June.

Meeting times for the Long Ride are 9.30am in the car park at Heatherdene by Ladybower for a 10am start – HERE

Remember to bring some money for the parking meter there if you are coming by car and please try to arrive 9:30am or soon thereafter so we can ensure everyone is clear about any route hazards, about the refreshment stops and about the location of lunch before we leave at 10am. Please bring £5 to cover lunch which, as ever, will be sumptuous.

For the Short Ride, meet at 11am in Foolow by the Bull’s Head pub – HERE

The maps are available from the web site:

Short Course – ChrisSpin2018-ShortRide

Long course – ChrisSpin2018-LongRide

Please download, print and bring with you if you can. Otherwise, we will have a few spares on the day. The course is pretty much the same as last year and will be marked with chalk hopefully unless you get too far ahead.

If you haven’t yet filled out an application form then you can do so here – https://www.chrisspin.org/2018/02/chris-spin-2018-application-form/

Lunch will be in Foolow Village Hall

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday morning.

Michael, Ian, Gill, Kate and Alan

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Maps for 2018 Ride

Here are the maps for the 2018 ride. We will be using g the chalk marking system from last year as well this year.

Short Ride – ChrisSpin2018-ShortRide

Long Ride – ChrisSpin2018-LongRide

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Steve Ludlam – stalwart of Chris Spin

It is with great sadness that we heard last week of the passing of Chris Spin stalwart Steve Ludlam. Steve had been a regular participant on the ride pretty much since the early days back in 2006. He passed away on 13 September from cancer after a short illness and leaves behind his wife Julia and his two sons.

Steve spent his working life as a lecturer in Politics at Sheffield University. He was also an active member and great follower Cuban and South American politics – here is a tribute piece by Rob Miller, director of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

From a personal point of view, I had the great pleasure of riding next to Steve for a large section of the ride this year and we had a wide ranging conversation which included him telling me about his plan to cycle to all the Wednesday away games – an activity which combined two of his great loves.

Steve will be sadly missed.

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Chris Spin 2017 Report

Around 23 people took part in the ride this year following the same course as previous years. There were also a few doing the shorter ride as well. The lunch stop moved to Foolow due to over-booking in Great Longstone, which meant an extra hill before we could get our hands on those lovely butties. Once again we got lucky with the weather although it did threaten at one point. The wind was a friend on Froggatt but a foe on Stanage.

Thanks to everyone who took part for making it another great day.

Here are a few photos of the ride taken by Theo and Alan:

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Maps for 2017 Ride

New maps are available for this year’s ride. The course is pretty much the same as previous years although the lunch stop has moved and we have made a slight tweak to one section to take advantage of good roads.

Long Ride – ChrisSpin2017-LongRide

Short Ride – ChrisSpin2017-ShortRide

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Chris Spin 2017 Dates

Chris Spin 2017 has been planned for Saturday 13the May. It is likely it will be on the same course and good weather has been arranged again!

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Chris Spin 2016 – Photos and stories wanted

The team at Mam Nick

Thanks to everyone who took part on Saturday – it was a great event and one of the best ever.

I have added a few photos here.

I only got a few so if anyone else has any, can you email me on alan [at] rockfax.com

Also, I think there were a few stories this year since I kept hearing about punctures and split tyres but I am not sure who they happened to so if you have any stories, please email those as well and I will include them in the report.

And don’t forget the donation page!

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Maps for 2016 Ride – Now Available

The maps for both course are now available.

They are in a single PDF document – Chris Spin 2016-Course Maps

If you are intending on joining us then please can you fill out the form here – it is a big help for the sandwich committee.

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Chris Spin 2016 – 7th May 2016 – put the date in your diaries!

The village hall has been booked, the beautiful weather ordered and the scene is once again perfectly set for a great day cycling in the Peak. In a break from previous years we have moved it on to the weekend after the bank holiday and moved from the Sunday to Saturday 7th May.

Start building up those miles in your legs!

If you want to join us then please fill out the application form here. Tell others as well or get them to submit their email addresses using the ‘subscribe to mailing list’ option here so that we can keep everyone informed.

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Start Time For Chris Spin – Sunday 3rd May

Starting times for the Long Ride are 10 am in the car park at Heatherdene by Ladybower.
For the Short Ride meet at 11am in Foolow.
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