YHA Weekend Rides

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YHA Weekend Rides

Post by AlanW » 08 Jul 2021 17:31

Just putting the thought out there to discuss.

But years ago YHA weekends were quite a normal occurrence once or twice a year. So just wondering if there is any mileage in considering doing another one or two?

Cap the one way out mileage to about a 100 mile radius and keep the group down to a small compact group, say six?

Brecon Beacons is one YHA that Ive looked at, which is right (maybe a whisker over) on that capped limit. But there are quite a few to choose from, thoughts?
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Re: YHA Weekend Rides

Post by Simon Woodward » 08 Jul 2021 17:41

Sounds like a cracking idea to me. 100 miles sounds about right, we had quite a few doing a century a couple of weeks ago.

I'd certainly be happy with a hostel and Brecon Beacons is easy to get to and not as lumpy as it sounds.

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Re: YHA Weekend Rides

Post by snailmale » 08 Jul 2021 18:10

We did a lot of hostelling in the 1950's.
Norman Adams led ten of us on a hostel tour of Southern Ireland in 1954, starting in Cork and finishing in Dublin. Other notable occasions were the Bonfire run to Welsh Bicknor and a New Years Eve celebration at Stow on the Wold. Most of the hostelling was in the winter, outside the racing season and we often turned out en masse

Great fun.

A lot of beer was consumed.
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Re: YHA Weekend Rides

Post by Euge » 08 Jul 2021 20:37

I really like this idea. Good ride, good company, comfortable bed, beer. Possibly rain but I’m over that now.

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Re: YHA Weekend Rides

Post by AlanW » 08 Jul 2021 21:27

Oh...one more point, if lm leading lm not stopping till lve found a cake shop that does Victoria sponge!
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Re: YHA Weekend Rides

Post by George » 09 Jul 2021 09:48

As indicated elsewhere, I'm interested provided that the timing works out for me. I have very little scope for another weekend away this summer, for example. I think that the social element is a key part of making a cycling weekend enjoyable, so if we're hostelling I would definitely prefer a hostel that's close enough to civilisation to enable us to walk to a pub in the evening.

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Re: YHA Weekend Rides

Post by Euge » 10 Jul 2021 09:54

AlanW wrote:
08 Jul 2021 21:27
Oh...one more point, if lm leading lm not stopping till lve found a cake shop that does Victoria sponge!
We will have to phone ahead and check!

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