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 Post subject: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:29 pm 
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I know it's a little far in advance but this event fills up pretty quickly as it's quite popular.
You can book your place from 1st April at www.exmoorexplorer.com.

It a 25 or 35 mile route across Exmoor. There's usually some very good stuff there and some killer climbs (if that's you kind of thing). I've ridden all but one of the events now.
There is camping at the start (or other accommodation in nearby places like Minehead or Williton) together with a nearby pub and 'Pasta party'. Entry is normally £20 and slightly cheaper for the ladies.
Would be good to do it as a group if a few are up for it. Nearby is the Quantocks (Triscombe plus load of other XC/DH runs) and it's only 2 hours to places like Afan if you want to make a weekend of it.

Video of last year (v. wet!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2cl8slHaUY

Any questions, just ask.


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:55 pm 
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Interested in this especially with a Triscombe option.
Campsite at porlock is the best ive stayed at in the uk.


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:00 pm 
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You can camp at the start point as well, which is Wheddon Cross. Nothing fancy, it's the village cricket field so have toilets and showers and the pub. There is a stop half way round the route where you can stuff yourself with free tea and cake (no bacon butties I'm afraid) and this is where the longer router start from and return before going back to the start. The route changes every year.


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:33 am 
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Arse! I looked at the website, watched some triscombe vids, thought about cakes, decided to opt for the shorter distance and realised i cant do that date. :( Sorry, Eccles.


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:10 am 
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:) no probs. Me and my brother have entered. Don't really care about the olympics after losing out on the crappy ticket ballot.


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:56 pm 
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Well must be popular as they've filled up already! If only they could forecast the weather that far ahead!


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Did this today, was an excellent 28 mile ride, very muddy! http://app.strava.com/rides/16655359 Roughly 500 riders and came in about 25th in 3hrs 57 minutes! Bike was excellent, 4000ft of climbing so my legs are pretty tired. Who's up for the challenge next year?


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:27 pm 
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8-) well done


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:37 am 
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Well done Rob :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:20 pm 
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Excellent stuff, well done fella :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:05 pm 
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Just a quick a bit of footage stolen from another riders Facebook post:


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:57 pm 
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Looks tough a lot more then MSG. Would you do again Eccles?


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 Post subject: Re: Exmoor Explorer 2012 - 5th August
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:46 pm 
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I've done all but 1. About 10 in total so yes, it's an annual ritual now! Just got to get some of you lot to do it too.


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