Monday, 21 June 2010

Define: rumble

I see various cycling events described as a "rumble" (Ryedale Rumble, Burgess Hill Rumble, Surrey Rumble). As far as I can make out the implication is that these are particularly hilly rides. In a similar vein, a "wobble" (Warminster Wobble) seems to be used for a festival, or social event rather than for a ride. Have I got this right?


Martin said...

Jerome K Jerome called his cycle ride a bummel.

gom1 said...

"A ‘Bummel’,” I explained, “I should describe as a journey, long or short, without an end; the only thing regulating it being the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started.