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TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« on: 21 September, 2022, 02:15:09 pm »
Hi, this is to test the appetite for a TINAT 2023 weekend and a separate, later in the summer, Mike Hall Memorial Rides.

The last time these events were organised was in 2019, then COVID and life happened. Mark Rigby will still be the main organiser supported by a small project team.
As with 2019, we are working around AUK PBP requirements and have avoided organising overly 'hard' 400/600km events during the qualifying window.

The plan thus far:

TINAT 2023 - 3rd / 4th June

Over the weekend, a series of 100/200/300km routes based out of Llandrindod Wells. This weekend marks what would have been Mike's 41st Birthday.
Exact details TBC, but thinking about:

  • 2 x 100km on both days
  • 2 x 200km on both days
  • 1 x 300km starting Saturday

Expect TINAT-style road and 'gravel' routes with plenty of climbing.

Mike Hall Memorial 2023 - 14th / 15th July

Outside of the PBP qualifying window, so we are able to offer up the 400 & 600km routes. Both will leave on Saturday from Llandrindod Wells.

  • The 400km will be the route originally designed to act as an audax memorial to Mike Hall and the route used in 2018 & 2019. Those who have ridden it before, know what to expect. It's a cracking ride with most of the hard work done by nightfall.
  • A 600km route but with a different course to that used in 2018. Following the same first 250-300km or so as the 400km route, it then heads further East and South to take in the Brecon Beacons. No loop of Snowdonia this time. However, this route is likely harder than 2018 with a bit more climbing, and gravel during the last 200km.

With PBP qualifying out of the way, these rides offer up a bit of fun on which to use and further build your PBP fitness.

Our question to you: is there an appetite for these proposals?

James

*Edit
It's worth saying that the above ride details are subject to change pending all sorts of things..  I was trying to give a flavour of our intentions.
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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #1 on: 21 September, 2022, 03:00:45 pm »
Yes please to the 14th/15th July

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #2 on: 21 September, 2022, 07:48:56 pm »
I would be interested in either the 400 or 600 really enjoyed the 400 in 2018

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #3 on: 21 September, 2022, 08:45:22 pm »
Yes - definitely up for the 600 again - especially now that the Snowdonia loop is out (it was a bit dull tbh).

Sounds like a challenge !

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #4 on: 21 September, 2022, 10:46:02 pm »
Yeah, good reason to  head South

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #5 on: 22 September, 2022, 09:53:37 am »
For the hard of thinking, what's "TINAT" mean?
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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #6 on: 22 September, 2022, 10:40:17 am »
This Is Not A Tour

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #7 on: 22 September, 2022, 05:29:42 pm »

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #8 on: 22 September, 2022, 05:47:27 pm »
Yes - interested in both June and July dates!

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #9 on: 22 September, 2022, 07:47:19 pm »
Yes please!!!

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #10 on: 23 September, 2022, 11:39:22 am »
There is a Facebook group, where there are lots of further chat, pics etc to give you an idea what's in the planning. Just do a search on 
"This is not a tour".




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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #11 on: 03 October, 2022, 11:22:04 pm »
Count me in (possibly both weekends - although I won't be doing the 2x200, far too hard last time! )

M
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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #12 on: 09 October, 2022, 07:52:35 pm »
Yes, count me in for the first weekend

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #13 on: 11 October, 2022, 10:16:18 pm »
 :thumbsup: Respect. To keep Mike’s memory & ideals going.. it’s well worth doing.
  Although the 600 was proper tough.

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #14 on: 14 October, 2022, 11:03:50 am »
Count me in (possibly both weekends - although I won't be doing the 2x200, far too hard last time! )

M
p.s. what is this "Facebook" of which you speak?

It's the group you joined about 5 years ago Matty.
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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #15 on: 17 October, 2022, 08:04:39 am »
Interested in the Mike Hall Memorial weekend

Btw The dates listed have it starting on the Friday,  15th / 16th July is the weekend

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #16 on: 17 October, 2022, 11:42:29 am »
Interested too, if the dates work. 

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #17 on: 29 October, 2022, 04:00:15 pm »
I would be interested in the June event if held

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #18 on: 04 November, 2022, 09:12:16 pm »
I happened to be visiting the TINAT website today (as you do) and saw the news that there’s a potential 2023 edition afoot. I would be interested - more likely the June rides I think but possibly July ones too!

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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #19 on: 09 November, 2022, 07:11:15 pm »
Count me in (possibly both weekends - although I won't be doing the 2x200, far too hard last time! )

M
p.s. what is this "Facebook" of which you speak?

It's the group you joined about 5 years ago Matty.
Oh right, THAT thing - I knew there had to be some point to it.  :thumbsup:
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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #20 on: 16 November, 2022, 09:53:36 pm »
I’d only be interested in riding the 600km in July.
It was challenging last time but with time I have completely forgotten just how bad it actually was.
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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #21 on: 14 December, 2022, 07:57:07 pm »
Definitely up for this after doing the last one. Either date would work for me but but July would probably be ideal as it gives me a bit longer to get fit after a long period of illness. Thankfully now resolved. It would be 100s for me.

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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #22 on: 01 January, 2023, 08:50:27 pm »
Yes please, possibly the 200k or 300k in June but more than likely the 400k 14th/15th July

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Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #23 on: 02 January, 2023, 12:30:16 am »
Intrested, subject to our alps trip date (which I can't remember at the moment.....)
Regards,

Joergen

Re: TINAT 2023 & Mike Hall Memorial Rides
« Reply #24 on: 03 January, 2023, 09:55:05 am »
yes, also interested here.