Reading Toy Run

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Reading Toy Run

Am going for the first time this year, and am wondering about decorating my bike with fairy lights (only for use during the run itself), anyone know where to get 12V fairy lights suitable for outdoor use that I can run off the bike battery, or lights that will run off of a 9V cell or similar?

On another note, are plod likely to take a dim view?

Loo.

loolah wrote

On another note, are plod likely to take a dim view?Loo.

I doubt it, you should see some of the shite people stick on their bikes for the run. Might be wise to avoid blue lights though We might go along again this year, it starts about 1/2 a mile from my house

Mr Kay wrote

I doubt it, you should see some of the shite people stick on their bikes for the run. Might be wise to avoid blue lights though We might go along again this year, it starts about 1/2 a mile from my house

And mine We will probably do it again.And as for lights you should be ok

Cool, ta for that. Not only is it my 1st time, but I'm also being a marshal, so no idea what that will involve.. Blocking traffic at junctions etc?

Ikea sold a string of lights that ran off a 9v PP3 battery for the last couple of years.Might be worth checking your local Swedish Shop from Hell.

Dingbat wrote

Ikea sold a string of lights that ran off a 9v PP3 battery for the last couple of years.Might be worth checking your local Swedish Shop from Hell.

There's a limit to how far I'll go for the little kiddies! Visit Ikea? [shudder]Will check out the internet instead I think..

Just scouted eBay & found stack of 'em there. Have got a 3m 12v rope light for £6..

any links to info about the toy run itself ?I ought to do something like that.

Mr Kay wrote

www.exousia.demon.co.uk/toyrun/

Ta. It says where you meet, but does anything happen after that ?

Turn up with an un-wrapped toy for a child up to the age of 16 (so they can work out who to distribute them to), wait for 3,000 other people to turn up with their bikes decorated like an explosion in a Tiawanese christmas decoration factory, gentle bimble to Wokingham en-masse, drop off prezzie, mill about, have tea, tell your mates they ride like gurls etc..Article & photos:www.vsoc-centre12.co.uk/News_files/Toy%20Run%202004.htmcommunity.webshots.com/album/516815813FYDUGdwww.wokingham-berkshire.org.uk/site-admin/events/2005/12/toy-run-santas-swap-wokingham-sleighs.htmlI'll put my VD stickers on my black VFR so people can say hi if they're inclined Loo.

loolah wrote

Turn up with an un-wrapped toy for a child up to the age of 16 (so they can work out who to distribute them to), wait for 3,000 other people to turn up with their bikes decorated like an explosion in a Tiawanese christmas decoration factory, gentle bimble to Wokingham en-masse, drop off prezzie, mill about, have tea, tell your mates they ride like gurls etc..Article & photos:www.vsoc-centre12.co.uk/News_files/Toy%20Run%202004.htmcommunity.webshots.com/album/516815813FYDUGdwww.wokingham-berkshire.org.uk/site-admin/events/2005/12/toy-run-santas-swap-wokingham-sleighs.htmlI'll put my VD stickers on my black VFR so people can say hi if they're inclined Loo.

And the equivalent instructions for the Nottingham Toy Run this year are:Don't bother, the council finally managed to kill it off after years of trying to get rid of those nasty smelly bikers disrupting the Christmas Shopping.www.toyrun.org.uk/

What utter miserable barstewards

Dingbat wrote

And the equivalent instructions for the Nottingham Toy Run this year are:Don't bother, the council finally managed to kill it off after years of trying to get rid of those nasty smelly bikers disrupting the Christmas Shopping.www.toyrun.org.uk/

That is utter nonsense!! I bet the BBC would love that kind of Bah, Humbug story...I'm taking that link to other forums.... do that same if you have a soul!

I've always fancied doing a toy/egg run. might join in on this one! Anyone going from around Oxford way? my sense of direction is like my spelling....shocking!

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