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Fat (video) Tuesday – Frensham

Tomorrow is the first day of Winter on the earth’s northern hemisphere, so that make’s this Yule’s Eve; or as your favorite cable TV meteorologist might refer to as the winter solstice. I like to say it’s the shortest day of the year (even though each day is 24 hours long, more or less). The day after tomorrow will be a brighter day, so let’s ride bikes and party!

This (of course) has almost nothing to do with our usual fat-video-tuesday feature, that comes from a young couple over in the UK, that dabble in the cycling arts. Roy and Judy McNeill organized and documented their clan’s Global Fat-Bike Celebration for posterity and we present it to you today, almost completely devoid of any commercial interruptions, however, we do hope that you’ll read Roy’s short introduction below as part of this celebration of fat-bike fun.

As part of the UK Fat Bike Clubs GFBD celebrations we ran an event which started at Frensham Great Pond, Surrey in the South of England. About 30 miles south of London it is a large area of sandy Common land which lends itself to fatbiking, a bit like the beach except as us locals say ‘the tide went out 10,000 years ago’. Organised for the second year by Roy & Judy McNeill and filmed by Dan Philips the 25 mile route took a liquid stop at the excellent Frensham Brewery. Around 30 riders turned up with bikes ranging from a week old to a 2003 Wildfire ! Yes I did say a Wildfire, Carl Hutchings winner of the 2005 1000 mile Iditarod Ultra came along with his winning bike & gave it an airing. Although cold, the weather was good & we are now planning a full weekend in the Summer.

Mustaches – Lumberjack Songs – Fat-Bikes – Stickers – Contest

prizes
Send Fat-Bike Action photos and videos to uncle gomez@fat-bike.com and everyone that includes their snail mail address, will receive some stickers. We’ll also hold a drawing of all of the folks that send us photos or videos to win an assortment of schwag. (pictured above and below)
img_0758Put Movember in the subject line of your email and don’t forget to remember to include your address. We’ll award prizes to 5 lucky winners* that will be chosen at random. We’ll draw the winner on New Years Day 2017.

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2 Responses to Fat (video) Tuesday – Frensham

  1. thub December 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Great video! Those purple rims and pink tires rock. Looks like a fun 2 day GFBD celebration. Killer to still see Wildfire’s out and about.

    • Roy McNeill December 21, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      Both the Mukluk on pink tyres & the Wildfire were on original Remolino rims as well. Good to see some Fat history 😉