Rosie, the forum last year was a great way of getting to know people prior to the ride! We had a few drinks sessions for people who could make them. But it is also a great way of knowing a bit about people before you meet them on the ride. Last year we thought a good way of knowing who was on the forum was to put a little sign on the back of you bike, FFP, with you name. This way if other forum followers saw it they could say hi, and this also helped the "get to know you" side of things for people.
With the ride still 4 months away, I am ready to g4o already, and I'm looking forward to it!!! Hopefully we get a few more people signing up, with numbers already above 2100, things are certainly getting the ball rolling!
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