Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

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Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby BikingBob » Thu Sep 06, 2012 20:03 pm

Me and my brother are putting in for a pair event, anybody else thinking of or actually going to take part?

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby welshkev » Fri Sep 07, 2012 08:13 am

yeah i thought about doing it until i saw the £300 entry fee!!
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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby elredso » Mon Sep 17, 2012 20:57 pm

same here - £340 seems pretty high, there are 4 day holidays including vehicle support and meals for a similar price in the uk

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby homers double » Tue Sep 18, 2012 08:46 am

I think the entry fee will put most people off.
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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby njee20 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 09:44 am

Is it even a race?

All the pictures seem to show more recreational riders on a variety of bikes, including hybrids. Seems they're going for the charity angle, rather than race, but that makes the entry fee even more extortionate! They then charge extra for debit or credit cards too!?

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby Rigga » Sun Oct 14, 2012 14:09 pm

Me and a mate are thinking of doing this, the entry fee is the same for a pair as one person apparently so if there's two of you it's halved.

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby Burnside81 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 09:10 am

Rigga wrote:Me and a mate are thinking of doing this, the entry fee is the same for a pair as one person apparently so if there's two of you it's halved.


That doesn't sound right to me. Are you sure about this because it doesn't read like that to me but if you're right that makes a big difference :!:

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby Dimme » Mon Nov 19, 2012 07:41 am

Me and some friends normally participate as well. It al depends if we find enough sponsors :)

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby Sarnian » Sun Nov 25, 2012 18:05 pm

I have just been looking at this, and thinking of giving it a go not race for a couple of years so it might be a good come back. The entry fee is a bit steep even more so as I have to get the van over to the mainland and drive up, but the mrs is happy to turn it into a holiday at the end :D
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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby RandG » Thu Dec 06, 2012 21:17 pm

It was the price of entry that put me and a mate off. In regards the pair entry, my understanding of that is that if you enter as a pair, you get it for £10 cheaper than you would if you both enter individually not half price.

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby grl » Thu Dec 27, 2012 15:35 pm

Got very excited by the event and me and a mate were going to have a go but got put off by the price tag. Sure it's value for money looking at what you get for the cost but its still beyond me unfortunately.
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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby BikingBob » Mon Dec 31, 2012 17:44 pm

Ok, unfortunately we are pulling out of the race due to me being on course and unable to complete it.. :(

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby Lapierre only » Thu Jan 03, 2013 08:38 am

Thinking about entering this "race" / event, does anyone know the exact entry fee? Also people are saying hard tails will be ok some are claiming full sus. Any idea of terrain ? Like the peaks or easier ? Just want a general idea.

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby Angoose » Sun Jan 27, 2013 17:24 pm

I too have been looking into this and the price tag is just the killer for me. I also thought it read that for a pair the price would be in the £600 region with £20 quid knocked off. I also can't work out quite how much of the route is off road and how much is on road as that could make all the difference with bike/tyre choices.

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby Lapierre only » Thu Jan 31, 2013 04:36 am

Angoose wrote:I too have been looking into this and the price tag is just the killer for me. I also thought it read that for a pair the price would be in the £600 region with £20 quid knocked off. I also can't work out quite how much of the route is off road and how much is on road as that could make all the difference with bike/tyre choices.


I'd chip in with you save a tenner each if you like, don't think anyone knows what's going off with this "race" yet

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby fnq59 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 06:35 am

I was the same, all set to enter, then ultimately couldn't justify the entry fee. I am planning a few days in the Lakes with a mate instead.

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Re: Rat Race "The Crossing" 12th-14th July 2013

Postby Murphymichelle1 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 23:09 pm

The Lake District loop sounds similar. I think I read its 40% off road. £300 is ridiculous but its inspired me to do a 3 day ride!


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