Monday, 6 September 2010

Thank you

The TOB participants, 2010
(With thanks to Neil for the picture)
Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm and support. You all contributed to the 2010 TOB to make the event a success and a fitting and special way to remember Gary.
Special thanks to...
Glyn and Janette - for your support over the past year, and for the wine at dinner.
The wonderful staff at Hartwell - for excellent service and assistance in planning the evening events.
Emma - van driving, counselling, B & B accommodation and prizes
Sue - emergency bag maker, van navigation, photography and strategist
Nina - van navigation and catering
Beccy - catering and printing
Iftkhar - route leader and tester
Clive - strategist and route advice
Matt D - team leader and navigation
Andy - team leader and navigation
Leah - team leader and flowers
Shima - champagne
Paul - logo design
... and to Duncan for all your support and advice over the past few weeks.
Race report and more pictures to follow soon. Send me any pictures you would like to see here!
Love to all
Julia x

Friday, 3 September 2010

TOB 2010 itinerary

Final plan

Day 1, Saturday 4 September:

10.00 - meet in the car park. You will then load up your bags on to the Broom Wagon, meet your team and listen to a race/route briefing.

10.45 - le depart.

12.00 - first mountain stage.

12.30 - lunch via musette.

15.00 - second mountain stage.

16.00 - arrive at Hartwell House.

19.00 - pre-dinner drinks – those not cycling on Day 1 should meet us at this point at Hartwell main entrance

20.00 - dinner in the Doric Dining Room.

After dinner: coffee in the drawing room and film viewing.

Day 2, Sunday 5 September:

8.00 - Breakfast at Hartwell (for those staying there) is served from 8.00 am.

10.30 – All meet up at hotel entrance, and secret event

11.00 - leave Hartwell House.

13.00 - sprint before the pub (The Stag at Mentmore)

13.15 - lunch at The Stag

14.30 - depart The Stag

16.00 - Champagne reception in Simpson and presentation of prizes.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Mountain and sprint stage details - with thanks to Clive

Day 1
1st Hill climb/mountain stage:
Marston Hill. This is just under 17 miles into the ride, beyond North Marston and leading up to Oving Village. We pull in to the right just before the hill to get everyone together.

2nd hill climb/mountain stage:
Waddesdon Hill. This is around 21 miles into the ride and the hill starts about half a mile after we have crossed the A41. We will stop after the A41 and get everyone together. The hill finishes just as one is getting to Eythrope.

Day 2
Sprint: The road from Long Marston goes out towards Cheddington, but we turn left towards Mentmore. There is a layby there and it is from around there that we start the sprint to the pub.