Author Topic: Knock Ventoux, 04/06/16  (Read 10483 times)

Re: Knock Ventoux, 04/06/16
« Reply #50 on: 02 May, 2019, 08:03:33 pm »
A cracking ride this year. We were very lucky with the weather (after the storm that passed over the previous day, the weather was calm with pleasant temperatures) and the scenery was stunnnig. Especially en route to Great Dun Fell. I hadn't quite realized how tough that climb is (7km at 9% avg?), but the views compensated a lot. Not a lot of group riding after the Through of Bowland,  but I kept meeting the same riders as I overtook them (or the other way 'round). Just enough interaction to get the feeling that I wasn't on my own ;-) A tough day on the bike, but very rewarding. Thanks for organizing it, Andy!

thing1

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Re: Knock Ventoux, 04/06/16
« Reply #51 on: 17 April, 2021, 09:12:04 am »
I'm riding this tomorrow but still waiting for a GPX file and route sheet. Unfortunately it's a long drive to the start so I won't be near a printer beyond midday today either.
Anyone got this info this year? Or from a recent year I can at least use to get some initial review of the route.
Looking forward to it but nervous as I'm a bit rusty.

Thanks

Geriatricdolan

Re: Knock Ventoux, 04/06/16
« Reply #52 on: 17 April, 2021, 09:20:54 am »
I'm riding this tomorrow but still waiting for a GPX file and route sheet. Unfortunately it's a long drive to the start so I won't be near a printer beyond midday today either.
Anyone got this info this year? Or from a recent year I can at least use to get some initial review of the route.
Looking forward to it but nervous as I'm a bit rusty.

Thanks

Have you talked to Andy?
There are two versions of the route around the web and they are different, so you want to be careful what you download unofficially

thing1

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Re: Knock Ventoux, 04/06/16
« Reply #53 on: 17 April, 2021, 09:25:01 am »
I'm riding this tomorrow but still waiting for a GPX file and route sheet. Unfortunately it's a long drive to the start so I won't be near a printer beyond midday today either.
Anyone got this info this year? Or from a recent year I can at least use to get some initial review of the route.
Looking forward to it but nervous as I'm a bit rusty.

Thanks

Have you talked to Andy?
There are two versions of the route around the web and they are different, so you want to be careful what you download unofficially

Yes twice this week, and, yes, exactly.

Andy Corless

  • Doesn't take the p***, says it as it is!
Re: Knock Ventoux, 04/06/16
« Reply #54 on: 17 April, 2021, 09:42:31 am »
This is the one for tomorrow's route:

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/9301280

See you tomorrow!

Andy Corless
Organiser
Knock Ventoux 300

thing1

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Re: Knock Ventoux, 04/06/16
« Reply #55 on: 17 April, 2021, 01:02:11 pm »
This is the one for tomorrow's route:

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/9301280

See you tomorrow!

Andy Corless
Organiser
Knock Ventoux 300

Excellent, thank you!
And thing2 has kindly volunteered to add turn instructions onto it for me, bless her  :)

Andy Corless

  • Doesn't take the p***, says it as it is!
Re: Knock Ventoux, 04/06/16
« Reply #56 on: 24 April, 2021, 02:26:38 pm »
Thanks to all those that took part in last Sunday's Knock Ventoux 300. In all honesty the event was unremarkable and passed off without any problems despite Covid-19 restrictions being in force. The weather was pretty decent (as it usually is) and a couple of nicks on the GPS track were noted.

There were 13 finishers this year and the result has now been submitted through the AUK online system. Some photos have also been uploaded onto the event website at: https://burnleyccevents.com/knock-ventoux-300/

Rider Richard Lake has uploaded a self-made video of his ride onto YouTube which can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=130AEbOdkCo

Obviously, with the covid-19 measures preventing the usual offer of free refreshments throughout and with no village hall fees to pay there was a larger than usual surplus from the event so a donation was made to the Save The Children UK charity.

The date for next year's event has been provisionally set for Sunday 31 July 2022.

Look forward to seeing you then when hopefully things will be back to normal.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Knock Ventoux 300

Re: Knock Ventoux, 04/06/16
« Reply #57 on: 25 April, 2021, 09:36:42 pm »
Thanks for the links, Andy - very good!  I've not done your ride but I know most of the route and I rode up Dun Fell on one of Deano's camping weekends a few years ago.  I originate from County Durham, so it was good to be near Cross Fell, where the Tees starts (and the Tynes!).  Well done running the ride in the current conditions.

Peter