This year’s SOTA Cycling Weekend will take place on the 4 - 5 July. The concept is simple; just combine pedal cycling with your activation somehow. This could mean cycling to a SOTA Summit or even operating from a summit while balancing on a unicycle. The choice is yours. It’s a fun way to combine two great hobbies.
Today I activated Walbury Hill G/SE-001 using my bicycle.
My wife dropped me off about 1 mile south of Hurstbourne Tarrant from where I cycled the 6 miles or so up (200m) to Walbury Hill.
I had an enjoyable activation using 40m ,20m and 6m including a number of s2s contacts.
I then cycled the 19 miles or so back home taking an indirect route to avoid hills through the villages of Stoke ,St Mary Bourne, Hurstbourne Priors, Longparish, Wherwell and finally Chilbolton.
Superb job David, well done. I never knew you had ridden up Walbury on your bike when I worked you this afternoon on 20m CW.
I ought to get another lightweight bike, but that would take me to owning three bikes. I haven’t ridden a lightweight bike since I left Preston Wheelers and moved out of Lancashire in 1990. Something of similar vintage to yours would suffice, then I would not be forced into wearing lycra I figure…
Did you wear lycra today I ask?
I contacted at least four SOTA cyclists today:
G3RDQ/P on G/SE-001 Walbury Hill
G3CWI/P on G/SP-010 Winter Hill
G4ISJ/P on G/CE-003 Bredon Hill
GW2HFR/P on GW/NW-044 Moel Famau
There may be others amongst the 13 SOTA stations I worked today:
Busy day here, so could only squeeze a quicky in this afternoon.
Decided on Bredon Hill, G/CE-003, as I hadn’t done it yet this year so was worth a point
Nice circular ride up and back from home for 40 miles for the day.
Only took the 20/60 MTR and a 20m EFHW, so was restricted to 20 meters.
Two S2Ss with OM3CUG/p on OM/ZA-029 and F6HBI/p on F/AM-646.
Nice to catch Phil, I/G4OBK/p on his vacation