Author Topic: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021  (Read 49694 times)

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #275 on: 19 March, 2021, 02:41:34 pm »
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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #276 on: 22 March, 2021, 09:20:44 am »
Does anyone have a prediction about whether travel restrictiions are likely be to lifted for overseas visitors in tme for LEJOG 2021?  I am coming from the states, and will be fully vaccinated by mid-March, and will have documentation to prove it.  It would not make any sense for me to come, though, if I had to quarantine for two weeks after landing.

Bill Watts
Indiaan Randonneurs, uSA
Given recent statements from the government,  I would say it is unlikely.  I wouldn't book any travel yet.

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Jack_P

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #277 on: 09 April, 2021, 10:48:43 am »
Following the recent announcements from the UK government re the proposed relaxing of covid-19 restrictions as well as AUK validating rides again from next month I've been asked by a few riders the likelihood of the LEJOG going ahead this time, and will we be accepting more entries. The chances are high that the LEJOG will go ahead as planned in July. I'm just waiting to see precise advice about Scotland and Wales. More details will be available in the next update, due around Easter time. There's about 20 places left!

Andy Corless
Organiser
LEJOG 1400 AUDAX

Any update then Andy?

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #278 on: 14 April, 2021, 10:45:19 pm »
Sorry just seen this. I'm just getting these two upcoming events I have to organise this next week or so out of the way after which attention will turn to LEJOG.

Update later this month.

Andy Corless
Organiser
LEJOG 1400 AUDAX

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #279 on: 27 April, 2021, 08:16:48 am »
Surely hope we can join from the Netherlands after getting our shots ..

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #280 on: 01 May, 2021, 10:36:51 pm »
Maybe, maybe not. Next update going out this week. I'm being told that the social distancing rules are being relaxed from 21 June onwards and AUK will be validating all calendar events after this date. Just checking with the controls.

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #281 on: 12 May, 2021, 11:49:49 pm »
Obviously I've been asked a couple of times this week whether or not the LEJOG's going ahead. I'm just waiting to see Monday's announcement on Scotland to see if the event's viable. Many have already transferred over to 2022 so if the event goes ahead there'll likely be a reduced field.

Andy Corless

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #282 on: 17 May, 2021, 10:49:39 pm »
If you don't know already the 2022 edition has been set for 03-08 July. I'm expecting 2022 to be the first full event with everything back to normal. I'm still waiting to see the latest Scotland & Wales info' to see if the event can proceed this year. It'll likely have to be scaled back a bit if it does but won't run as a basic X-rated event.

Andy Corless

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #283 on: 18 May, 2021, 09:50:32 pm »
Andy - It would be great if you could still run it in 2021.  I am entered and will definitely be riding the event even if you do have to scale it back a bit. I’m just looking forward to the adventure and a bit of fun. Fingers crossed you can still make it happen.

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #284 on: 21 May, 2021, 05:34:53 pm »
I've already booked my ticket on the train back from Wick so I'll be riding up to J o'G whatever.

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #285 on: 23 May, 2021, 09:30:06 pm »
Is there an "up to date" list of the controls for LEJOG 21 and the overnight stops?

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #286 on: 23 May, 2021, 11:08:48 pm »
Should all be done and dusted within the next couple of weeks. Looking like it's going to be going ahead!

Andy Corless

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #287 on: 26 May, 2021, 12:54:11 pm »
Is there a route sheet? map? gpx?

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #288 on: 27 May, 2021, 03:30:33 pm »
Pending Andy's reply and indicating the 'go ahead', here's the route I shared 'way back' which is the route I'd take between the controls Andy had/has previously shared. Whilst the 'route' tab is 'tbc' the 'event information' still lists the 4 'overnight' locations/controls
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31764424?beta=false
1419.4 km + 13833m
DRAFT GUESS 1400+km audax from Land's End to John o'Groats. Via St Stephen (Cornwall), Moretonhampstead (Dartmoor), Sandford (Somerset - sleep stop 1 @302), Monmouth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Warrington (sleep stop 2 @ 593), Carnforth, Gretna Green, Paisley (sleep stop 3 @ 957), Fort William, Inverness (sleep stop 4 @ 1229)
https://lejog1400audax.com/event-information/
https://lejog1400audax.com/event-route/

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #289 on: 01 June, 2021, 12:19:46 am »
Hello all,

Now that we have a clearer picture I'll advise of my intentions of running the 2021 LEJOG 1400 AUDAX.

The 2021 edition is set for 18-23 July 2021 and I intend to proceed as planned with the event using the four overnight controls, subject to final approval my the AUK events board. The event is still currently suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I also intend to retain the drop-bag to the first 3 controls, so it's effectively as we were.

Obviously, because of the uncertainty caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, many of the pre season events have had to be cancelled and we realise that many riders won't be in the expected physical condition to ride a 1400 km Audax in 2-months time as you'd normally be, so I'll be happy to defer any rider entry over to next year if they'd prefer just as many have already requested to do so.

Obviously, in order for the LEJOG to run we need to assess both the physical and financial viability of the event as it would require a certain number of riders; so it would be helpful if you could each confirm your intention to ride this year or not.

Event info'; route-sheet etc will all be available sometime during mid-late June.

We're in the process of emailing the Spring update out to all the entrants.

Kind regards,

Andy Corless
Organiser
LEJOG 1400 AUDAX

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #290 on: 02 June, 2021, 08:40:48 am »
When do you need to know? 200s are feeling good,  but I hadn't ridden anything further since August,  need to get a 300 in this weekend.

Eddington  100miles

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #291 on: 02 June, 2021, 06:57:58 pm »
I intend to ride, body and pandemic permitting. Thanks for your efforts in keeping this one alive Andy.

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #292 on: 02 June, 2021, 11:39:28 pm »
You can decide whether to ride this year or not any time prior to starting. It's still not 100% certain to go ahead this year yet and I don't suppose we'll know for sure until 21 June which is when the final restrictions are set to be lifted in England.

As said in my previous post earlier this week, we realise that many riders won't have ridden themselves into condition with much of the longer (400km+) pre-season events being cancelled, so we're happy to transfer riders over to next year on request and many have already decided to do so.

For information purposes, the 2022 edition has been confirmed as 03-08 July 2022. There's been a surprising number of enquiries coming in already for the 2022 edition and judging by the level of interest we're already planning for 500 riders next year.

Apologies if you've emailed in the last few days and not yet had a response as there's been a delay at this end.

Every rider on the 2021 start list will be getting the latest update imminently if they haven't done so already.

Andy Corless
Organiser
LEJOG 1400 AUDAX


Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #293 on: 03 June, 2021, 09:33:09 am »
Thanks for the clarification,  with that being the position I am not happy to commit a few hundred pounds to travel bookings around the event, until we are in a more certain situation.  With that in mind it may be the logistics rather than the training that prevent riding.

Eddington  100miles

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #294 on: 03 June, 2021, 09:03:57 pm »
Thanks Andy. I on the other hand am committing, and will be there, providing you are able to make it all happen. Appreciate your time and effort. Cheers.

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #295 on: 05 June, 2021, 01:12:24 am »
Everyone who's on the start list for the 2021 edition should have by now had the latest update emailed this last week. Thanks to all those that quickly responded.

I'm away in Scotland (again) this weekend so I'll look at the responses when I get back home and see where we are Monday/Tuesday. Have a good weekend all and enjoy the good weather.

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #296 on: 06 June, 2021, 10:16:19 am »
Everyone who's on the start list for the 2021 edition should have by now had the latest update emailed this last week. Thanks to all those that quickly responded.

I'm away in Scotland (again) this weekend so I'll look at the responses when I get back home and see where we are Monday/Tuesday. Have a good weekend all and enjoy the good weather.

Andy Corless

I have received no email Andy, even though I know what the email says, and intend to ride in 2021
Jack Peterson

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #297 on: 09 June, 2021, 10:28:09 am »
Any update on this and the rumoured delay to the end of restrictions?

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Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #298 on: 10 June, 2021, 11:25:30 pm »
I'm just checking with the controls but it looks like we're on for 18-23 July. Still keeping an eye on the Covid-19 situation but it looks like LEJOG's on. 21 June is cut off for final decision. Event no longer suspended.

Route will be similar, not identical, to this:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31764424?beta=false

Those still keen to ride should keep an eye on the event website:

https://lejog1400audax.com/

More info' soon.

Andy Corless
Organiser
LEJOG 1400 AUDAX

Re: LEJOG: 18-23 JULY 2021
« Reply #299 on: 15 June, 2021, 04:20:45 pm »
 ??? LOCKDOWN Extension till 19th July  ???