CRABs lives! In the Blue Ball after resurrection ride Dec 2016.
CRABs HHH Mismanagement
This rabble deny all responsibility for mismanaging the affairs of CRABs H3
Tom (GrannyPleaser) Eveleigh
|An honorary position bestowed on a hard-core Basher, whose job it is to preserve the spirit of the Bash, and to be the life and soul of the circle (whether they like it or not!)|
Soo (CheckPoint) Larque
|Deputy to the Big Wheel and to lay trails in an emergency (i.e. if the ScoutMaster decrees it)|
Barbara (SmallAnds) Gowling & Ruth (UpperClassTart) Crabb
|The gobbiest tarts on the Bash. Responsible for Bash ritual, ceremony and the punishment of sinners.|
Neil (ShiggyShagger) Hubbard
|The one who hassles you to lay trail occasionally.|
|Bash Cash & HandleBar:
Andrew (PissPot) Ede
|Treasurer and bar steward.|
Emma ( ) Morton
|Ensures a plentiful supply of jelly babies on the trail, and looks after new riders.|
Our rides, which are off/on road, are normally on the second Saturday of each month starting at 11.00am (often from a rail station near Cambridge), but don't complain if that should change from time to time - we are after all 'randomly active'.
A trail is laid with checkpoints to allow the slower ones to keep in touch and to minimise the risk of getting lost; back-up maps and clever shortcuts also help. It is completely non-competitive (take it at your own pace), and open to all ages and sexes. We follow a scenic route away from hustle and bustle, approximately 15 miles to a lunchtime regroup, usually a fine pub unknown to the masses. The return route is short, just enough to stimulate a need for more liquid ingestion and an interest in the 'circle', convened to investigate the errors and misdemeanors of the day. The post-Bash socialising and ritual are at least as important as the ride itself, and will ensure that you waste the whole of your Saturday - well it beats washing the lawn or mowing the cat! There are additional Friday evening bashes during British Summer Time.
we invite you to join us from . . .
|361||Sat 8th Apr.||TBA||11.00am|
|362||Fri 28th Apr.||Bike to the Beach||6.00pm||Schoolboy'sDream|
|363||Sat 13th May.||TBA||11.00am|
|364||Fri 26th May.||TBA||7.00pm|
Scouts should note that the Spokeswoman will get very angry if she's not in the pub for her lunch by 1 o'clock, and if her mileometer registers anything with a '3' at the front at the end of the day!
Notwithstanding the helpfulness of other Bashers, riders are responsible for their own punctures, and should ensure that they carry a pump, a spare tube and a puncture kit.
E-mail notification of 4th-cumming trails is available at the click of a mouse. Just e-mail your e-mail address to the ScoutMaster, Crabbo:
. . . or join the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/crabs?hl=en
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Questions? -- text the ScoutMaster, using a telephone on 01223 242006, or 07939 385811 (mobile)
How big a cock-up was the last ride? Click here to read about it . . . Cycling Weakly
Click here to read about . . . Other Bash/Hash events
In 1938 a small group of ex-pats living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, started running a Monday evening 'paper chase' as an excuse for working off their regular weekend hangovers - they called themselves the Hash House Harriers after their favourite watering hole. After the War other Hash packs were formed, so that today there are 1000's throughout the world . . .
In recent years several Bike Hashes have sprung up with similar objectives: to follow a flour trail of 20 miles or so, over all kinds of terrain (we dislike tarmac and use byways, bridleways and the occasional footpath), and then to socialise in the pub with your fellow Bashers.