"Best described as an urban CX-ish alleycat on your town bike, aka your clunker" Anonymous
SHIFT CLUNKERS' RIDE BRISTOL
Clunker (noun) INFORMAL • NORTH AMERICAN - dilapidated vehicle or machine. - a thing that is totally unsuccessful.
It's time for your town bike's moment of glory - the older the bike, the better.
And while you’re at it, bring that matching retro kit out of retirement.
Visit as many checkpoints as you can in the 2 hour limit, the rider who posts the most checkpoints ‘wins’ (nothing). Other Clunkers' rides will be happening simultaneously in Amsterdam, Berlin, and The Hague, on 24 November 2018.
Checkpoints Checkpoints will be released the day before the ride, just in time for some Friday night homework to design your route. A handful of checkpoints will be mandatory; the others will be optional, but there will be too many checkpoints for you to get to within the 2 hour cut-off time so you must design your route accordingly. We will start at 10.30am on the dot.
Validation Navigate your route, taking a photo of you, your bike, or fellow rider at each checkpoint and posting to Instagram tagging @theracingcollective, @shiftcyclingculture and #bristolclunkers18 [hint: stick this text in your phone so you can do a quick copy&paste]. Only photos posted before 12.30pm will be counted. Cut-off You must be back at Little Victories, Wapping Wharf in time for the 12.30pm cut-off. Any rider who returns after 12.30pm will be excluded from the results. The rider who posts the most checkpoints ‘wins’. Rumour has it Banksy himself will be on hand out the non-existent prizes #noprizesnosupport
Start: Meet at 10am on Saturday 24 November 2018 at Camber Cycling Cafe - Unit 3, Lawrence Hill Industrial Estate, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9LT. At 10.15am we will gather to take a conga line of selfie start photos which must must be posted ahead of the grand depart at 10.30am on the dot
End: Little Victories, Wapping Wharf - you must arrive before the 12.30pm cut-off or you won't be counted
Why a Clunkers' Ride? To make people think about the age of their gear. By asking around, you will find that many people do wear gear that is pretty new. That's not a bad thing in itself: it's just interesting if you really need a replacement for what you had before. Was it out of date, or just out of trend for instance? And if it's broken: can it be fixed, or upgraded?
What is Shift Cycling Culture? Shift aims to green-up the cycling industry by changing how we produce and consume, in order to protect what we love. Their role is create awareness, spark conversations and support positive environmental actions. If we love where we ride, why not act accordingly?
The ride is free but you must register below by close of play on Thursday 22 November.
Also join the ride on Strava - xxx
And share the love via #bristolclunkers18 - what will you be riding?