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mattc

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LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« on: 06 June, 2021, 04:22:48 pm »
Anyone else here riding? Have I missed a specific thread?Recent email from Rich said there are still places; that rather surprised me, as I don't know of any other 1k+ events in the South, and everything convenient for Londoners sells out in minutes (e.g. the 400 later this month).
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Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #1 on: 06 June, 2021, 04:38:16 pm »
I've not gone hard on the marketing for this because I'm currently limiting the field to 60 riders and we already have 50.

So anyone here wanting a place might be well advised to sign up soon!

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #2 on: 06 June, 2021, 04:48:07 pm »
Me, as per the kwac rides thread.

Got as far as retrieving the official set of GPX which I’ll likely peruse this week, in combination with route sheet and rider notes.

I believe that entries were closed a couple of weeks ago. So I guess a few more spaces opened up.

Karla

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Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #3 on: 07 June, 2021, 01:12:48 pm »
I'm in. 

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #4 on: 07 June, 2021, 03:29:17 pm »
I've entered this too. Currently waiting to see which way the government (and therefore AUK) decides to go about Step 4 of the reopening plan.

mattc

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Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #5 on: 08 June, 2021, 07:19:45 am »
I've entered this too. Currently waiting to see which way the government (and therefore AUK) decides to go about Step 4 of the reopening plan.
Sod the government - we're riding to Lands End!
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #6 on: 08 June, 2021, 09:12:31 am »
I've entered this too. Currently waiting to see which way the government (and therefore AUK) decides to go about Step 4 of the reopening plan.
Sod the government - we're riding to Lands End!

... and back again!

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #7 on: 08 June, 2021, 09:42:59 am »
I've entered this too. Currently waiting to see which way the government (and therefore AUK) decides to go about Step 4 of the reopening plan.
Sod the government - we're riding to Lands End!

... and back again!

 If all else fails, 2 x 500k DIYs is an option  :P

Karla

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Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #8 on: 08 June, 2021, 10:03:20 am »
I've entered this too. Currently waiting to see which way the government (and therefore AUK) decides to go about Step 4 of the reopening plan.
Sod the government - we're riding to Lands End!

 :thumbsup:

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #9 on: 08 June, 2021, 12:09:01 pm »

 If all else fails, 2 x 500k DIYs is an option  :P

Does anyone know the reasons why in England Cal events are currently limited to 300 but Perms up to 600 are allowed?

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Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #10 on: 08 June, 2021, 12:13:30 pm »
I think it was left showing 300 as there were no longer calendar events in England scheduled before 21 June anyway, so no update was needed before then.

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #11 on: 08 June, 2021, 12:20:47 pm »
I think it was left showing 300 as there were no longer calendar events in England scheduled before 21 June anyway, so no update was needed before then.

I guess it will become more of an issue if the scheduled 21 June changes get deferred as there has been some suggestions of in the media.

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #12 on: 09 June, 2021, 11:09:36 am »
Anyone else here riding? Have I missed a specific thread?Recent email from Rich said there are still places; that rather surprised me, as I don't know of any other 1k+ events in the South, and everything convenient for Londoners sells out in minutes (e.g. the 400 later this month).

Yep, I'm down for it. Let's hope the weather keeps up. Debating a 34t cog, or just staying with a 32t and sucking it up.

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #13 on: 09 June, 2021, 11:20:25 am »
Anyone else here riding? Have I missed a specific thread?Recent email from Rich said there are still places; that rather surprised me, as I don't know of any other 1k+ events in the South, and everything convenient for Londoners sells out in minutes (e.g. the 400 later this month).

Yep, I'm down for it. Let's hope the weather keeps up. Debating a 34t cog, or just staying with a 32t and sucking it up.

Ha ha. I’ll be on my recumbent and have no decision to make regards low gearing. If my legs fatigue I can’t compensate by standing up. Speaking of which need to check granny gear is working, as haven’t used it in a long time. Steepest round here is 17% and that’s fine on middle ring and far shorter rides.

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #14 on: 09 June, 2021, 02:25:23 pm »
Yep, I'm down for it. Let's hope the weather keeps up. Debating a 34t cog, or just staying with a 32t and sucking it up.

I'm thinking 34t cog, but struggling to find a 11sp cassette in stock anywhere!

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #15 on: 09 June, 2021, 06:57:37 pm »
For your Newquay control, a shout out for the recently opened (and group tested on a DIY 200 Penzance>Exeter last month)
Malcolm Barnecutt Bakery Newquay
https://www.streetmap.co.uk/idgc?x=182300&y=62100
@579.6km on Richard's route check (assumed): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36032449
0730-1600
Loos just along on the south side (100m).
The BP garage at Launceston is good too.

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #16 on: 09 June, 2021, 07:52:35 pm »
Thanks for the tip, should hopefully still be open by the time I get there. I'm planning on mainly surviving on pasties in Cornwall. St Austell will be tricky, partly because of timings, but also as that's where my gran sourced all hers when she lived nearby - my Audax bike, Irene, was bought with my inheritance and named after her.
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Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #17 on: 12 June, 2021, 05:49:38 pm »
Now been through latest updates and looked at each section. As expected Dartmoor is where the climbing ratios go way beyond anything I can put together locally. Managed a 1.5% climb ratio central hill loop today. Confirmed granny gear working.

Now need to consider my pacing and what time I think I’ll reach the various points along the route.

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #18 on: 12 June, 2021, 07:01:43 pm »
looked at each section. As expected Dartmoor is where the climbing ratios go way beyond anything I can put together locally. Managed a 1.5% climb ratio central hill loop today.
To which I'd add a sharp little climb just before Truro, steep in Treen village (just before LE) and, on the way back, a tough steep pull up from Honiton.

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #19 on: 13 June, 2021, 03:08:38 pm »
looked at each section. As expected Dartmoor is where the climbing ratios go way beyond anything I can put together locally. Managed a 1.5% climb ratio central hill loop today.
To which I'd add a sharp little climb just before Truro, steep in Treen village (just before LE) and, on the way back, a tough steep pull up from Honiton.

I’m sure as it gets further into the ride, the definition of what’s steep will change, as the body fatigues.  😀

Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #20 on: 14 June, 2021, 01:04:11 pm »
I've ridden 4 times to LE and back since 2018 (and some bits of the route more than that) and, believe it or not, done my best to minimise both climbing and steep climbs...please bear this in mind as you curse me while you are riding...it was not possible to find a flat route, sorry!

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Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #21 on: 14 June, 2021, 04:26:20 pm »
Devon and Cornwall are lumpy and, last time I looked, unless you convert your bike to a pedalo, there's no way of getting to Lands End without avoiding those counties.
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Re: LLEL - London-LandsEnd 1000
« Reply #22 on: 14 June, 2021, 04:51:08 pm »
The above post may be suffering slightly from altitude sickness!