South of Southport Bivi July 7th after Karl's talk

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South of Southport Bivi July 7th after Karl's talk

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If anyone is heading to Southport to listen to Karl's talk in Southport on Friday 7th July

https://www.ents24.com/southport-events ... th/6767790

I'll be leading a few south to a bivi in between Southport and Crosby somewhere, depending on numbers who fancy it.

It will be an arrive late leave, bivi down, up early for the ride home for breakfast and the weekend ahead.

Let me know by message if you want to join in so I can reccie a suitable spot.

Bring lights :-bd
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'South of Southport' ... sounds like a book title or maybe a film.
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Wed May 17, 2023 4:16 pm 'South of Southport' ... sounds like a book title or maybe a film.
Do you fancy a trip up north and a bivi with us Stu?
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Bad joke, sorry... Edit: delete :smile:
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Is there a write up of his winter Scandie ride anywhere?
Didn't see it on his web page.
I'm planning something similar. Cheers.
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Working on the logistics of this and plan to make it.
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Rasta wrote: Thu May 18, 2023 9:37 am Is there a write up of his winter Scandie ride anywhere?
Didn't see it on his web page.
I'm planning something similar. Cheers.
Stu on here interviewed him post ride. Write up should be on the site somewhere...
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Thanks. But that it is for a different country. :-bd Alaska.
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Yes... You're right. My bad... You must be talking of the ride he rode from his doorstep straight into the depths of ice and snow... The one for water relief - pretty certain he did the writeup for that on his site :smile:
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Okay. Cheers. Will have another search. I don't want to hijack this post - too much.
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Several potential bivi spots reccie'd for the Friday night, between Ainsdale and Crosby for the Friday night after Karl's talk :-bd
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Are , by any miracle, any of them accessible on a road bike ?
I guess I can ride on gravel tyres for 25 road miles there but it's quite sub optimal
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Lazarus wrote: Mon May 22, 2023 1:12 pm Are , by any miracle, any of them accessible on a road bike ?
I guess I can ride on gravel tyres for 25 road miles there but it's quite sub optimal
Alot of gravel tracks around them ends ASAIK.
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Yes I expect sandy disappointment
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Sand :o :sad:
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Where the bivi spot is, it's sandy, but only a short push from the gravel road that runs to the south.
Just follow the fat bike tyres.

Summitoppler and I are riding our Fat Bikes as we'll ride back to the start of our loop down the beach and through the sand dunes the morning afterwards.
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Don't forget it's Karl's Southport talk this time next week. :-bd
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Hi John, thanks for the reminder. :-bd

Rasta, drop us a message and I can talk you through the Nordkapp trip.
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Where and when are people meeting before hand for food?

Pete and I are planning on riding over from the winter hill area.
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fatbikerbill wrote: Tue Jul 04, 2023 12:39 pm Where and when are people meeting before hand for food?

Pete and I are planning on riding over from the winter hill area.
Hi Bill,
I'm told that there are a few places to eat and drink near the venue.
We'll head over there in plenty of time and get a pie and a pint... Or whatevers on offer.

Go and listen to Karl's ramblings...

Then head south for a bivi.

Jeff, Sam and myself will be on fat bikes as we will ride south on the beach and through the dunes on the way back to NE Liverpool on Saturday morning.

If the weather is as good as the forecast says it will be a tent free bivi out on the tops of the sand dunes overnight.

If windy or poor weather then it's tents of bivi in the tress
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Meet up at The Bold Hotel for a pre talks drinks.
583 Lord Street
Southport
PR9 0BE
We will get fish and chips on the way to this pub.
It has tables outside so safe for bikes and is recommended by a local.
See you tomorrow

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The Swan Restaurant and takeaway is a fish and chip shop with 4.7 out of 5 on the Google reviews and it right behind the Bold Hotel at
52 Stanley Street
Southport
PR9 0BE 0BS
It closes at 8pm
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