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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: LittleWheelsandBig on 15 May, 2021, 07:33:36 pm

Title: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on 15 May, 2021, 07:33:36 pm
The ACP is organising a 200 BRM on Saturday 26 June 2021, aiming for 200 women riding it. https://www.audax-club-parisien.com/en/2021/04/19/200-women-on-200-km/ and https://www.audax-club-parisien.com/organisation/200-nanas-200-km/

Given that international travel may be problematic this year, AUK ladies could choose to ride a local 200 on the same day. AUK’s only calendar 200 that Saturday is the Hartside 200 but some small group perms might be a suitable substitute.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: fboab on 21 May, 2021, 11:15:50 am
If there are any UK women who'd like to join me on an inclusively paced group perm 200km on this date please get in touch.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: Thing2 on 21 May, 2021, 11:48:44 am
Oooh I could be interested in joining you on this.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: arabella on 21 May, 2021, 11:54:44 am
Me too.
We can have a special "slowed down due to menopause sub-section" even (and as it's a DIY a lower min speed)
I can offer an east anglia route based from Ipswich :-)
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: Ian H on 21 May, 2021, 12:04:28 pm
Sounds like an excellent idea.  If you want AUK insurance cover, but a lower than BR min speed, you could run it as BP (assuming no-one is points-chasing).
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: Thing2 on 22 May, 2021, 02:41:44 pm
East Anglia or further north works for me. I'm going to see if there are other non forumites interested too.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: fboab on 22 May, 2021, 05:16:53 pm
Thanks, I will share it round the VC167 ladies - though as the Hartside is one of ours they may be on that.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: The Family Cyclist on 23 May, 2021, 08:53:27 am
Me too.
We can have a special "slowed down due to menopause sub-section" even (and as it's a DIY a lower min speed)
I can offer an east anglia route based from Ipswich :-)

If I'm about and depending on route I may be able to help with a control
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 23 May, 2021, 09:12:21 am
Might be interested, depending on whether:
(1) I'm actually allowed outside Glasgow by then
(2) I actually manage to ride a bike at some point before then
(3) It's somewhere reasonably accessible by train.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: bhoot on 23 May, 2021, 09:36:27 am
Sounds like a challenge for me but do-able at a suitable speed. Could be interested in something in East Anglia depending on how I feel about train travel in a month's time. If that still feels like too much of a problem I will think about a diy from home.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: ravenbait on 23 May, 2021, 02:05:04 pm
I am unlikely to be fit enough by then unless the chest x-ray that's been requested shows what's causing my current breathing problems and there's an easy solution. Also, it's likely to be too far south for me as I'm not going to be comfortable travelling by train any time soon. Best of luck with it, though. It does make me wonder if it has legs as a concept for getting more women interested in longer distances. 50 riding 50, 100 riding 100 etc.

Sam
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: MsG on 30 May, 2021, 09:56:38 pm
Me too.
We can have a special "slowed down due to menopause sub-section" even (and as it's a DIY a lower min speed)
I can offer an east anglia route based from Ipswich :-)
East Anglia would work for me too :-)
However I have just realised it's the FnRttC Whitstable edition on the (obviously) Friday night before. Perhaps I should try (gulp) to round it up to a 200k.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: Audax Monster on 01 June, 2021, 06:42:26 pm
Only just seen this...  if anything is being organised  in East  Anglia I would be interested.  Or if you need a controller I could do that too.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: fboab on 01 June, 2021, 07:14:47 pm
All you East Anglians.

I live in County Durham!
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: ravenbait on 01 June, 2021, 07:30:47 pm
All you East Anglians.

I live in County Durham!

Only 270 miles south of me!

Sam
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: quixoticgeek on 01 June, 2021, 08:14:00 pm

I was going to say I'll do a DIY in .NL at the same time (and maybe see if anyone else is interested in joining it). Only for my phone to go ding and an email telling me that apparently I'm organising a 600 that weekend. I guess calendar events have restarted in .nl...

J
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: fboab on 21 June, 2021, 12:30:00 pm
Sorry for the silence on this, I've been under the care of one of those physios who looks disappointed and frowny when you say "Is it OK if I ride a 300 this weekend?".
I've been given a tentative (and somewhat disappointed and frowny, if I'm honest) OK to go ahead.

I'll be doing a circuit of York (deliberately misunderstanding 'Park and Ride') and passing a couple of Abbeys. There will be cake. Pace will be sedate.

Route is here: Fountains and Byland (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36499902)

If you're a woman and would like to join me, please email : women.only.audax@gmail.com

I'll sort out admin. Entry is free- you'll have to contribute to my breakfast/lunch/dinner instead...





Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: HK on 27 June, 2021, 10:58:52 am
Two of us, myself and FBOAB both rode 200 nanas specific 200km DIY brevets to sync with the ACP one in Paris. One in the north and the other in the soft south.  I was able to see our French counterparts via Instagram.  A grand day out was had by all. It was made more special as one of my big UAF buddies Alexandrine was riding the French edition.

I think this was a splendid idea. The Parisian edition had ladies completing their first brevet. Men weren’t totally excluded but the riders were mainly women.

Thumbs up to FBOAB as her knee held up.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: fboab on 27 June, 2021, 11:17:15 am
I'm hoping we'll hear from Arabella, too?

I had a fine day out, next year we'll look at doing a calender event in a similar vein.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: arabella on 27 June, 2021, 08:41:49 pm
I did, complete with a good quota of punctures too.  And lots of vitamin D.
My Wingham Wheelers (nearly where I spend the 2nd half of my childhoon) top "whilst we still can" made its first outing.
An added bonus was that in Suffolk (& Norfolk too) it was "overtake sensibly" day, the worst I got were only slightly dodgy, nothing to swear about all day and lots of folks hanging back until a sensible pass was possible.
Plus 2 picnics in the sunshine.
I saw some randome bird (not yet identified) seemingly ground nesting on some stony-ish heap in the middle of a potato field.

Top tip - the European shop on Upper Olland St in Bungay has a fine selection of cakes.  (Though I brought my own (ie my son's) best choc brownie with me)
(Buttercross otoh shuts at 2 on a Saturday)
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: Ian H on 30 June, 2021, 10:24:44 am
Facebook's auto-translation of the French event: ' ′′ 200 chicks ′′ for a 100 % female BRM'.
Title: Re: 200 women riding 200km
Post by: grams on 30 June, 2021, 10:53:49 am
The organisers have called their event "200 nanas" which is already a slang term, so "chicks" isn't a completely weird choice of translation.