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The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« on: 25 August, 2021, 04:41:21 pm »
The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 (08:00) & 100km (09:00) on Saturday 02/10/21 are open for business. I really hope this will be my last x-rated car park start: the Winter Series should be back to pub start and finish from November and I've made provisional bookings of St Mary's Centre in Churchend, Dunmow for 2022.  :thumbsup:

The Maglia Rosso cafe at Hawstead (half way) are onboard for both events, with Mary Ellis and family up for stamping cards there. Other control details still to sort out.

Postal finish (or put in the box by my front door).

Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #1 on: 25 August, 2021, 04:58:20 pm »
I can't find them in the Audax event calendar. I'll try again later. [EDIT] Now on calendar, probably an overnight website update

Glad to see they are running again.

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #2 on: 06 September, 2021, 04:20:06 pm »
Entries are coming in steadily for both events. I'm thinking of a 'Helpers' Ride' for the 200 (and 100 too if anyone would like to do that?) on the Sunday before: 26/09/21 - though we probably don't need many helpers on the day, as it's still an 'x-rated' event.

Mary Ellis and Family will be at the Maglia Rosso as usual, but maybe someone stamping cards at the Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester?

Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #3 on: 06 September, 2021, 05:20:42 pm »
Just entered the 200  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #4 on: 06 September, 2021, 08:04:57 pm »
Mary Ellis and Family will be at the Maglia Rosso as usual, but maybe someone stamping cards at the Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester?

I'll offer my services as past years, if you'd like, Tom.
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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #5 on: 06 September, 2021, 08:24:38 pm »
Also in for the 200k  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #6 on: 07 September, 2021, 06:52:17 pm »
Mary Ellis and Family will be at the Maglia Rosso as usual, but maybe someone stamping cards at the Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester?

I'll offer my services as past years, if you'd like, Tom.

Thanks Wilkyboy - I didn't want to assume anything! I'll send you the details later, but you know the drill by now ...

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #7 on: 09 September, 2021, 09:26:56 am »
Thanks Wilkyboy - I didn't want to assume anything! I'll send you the details later, but you know the drill by now ...

Yup :thumbsup:
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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #8 on: 14 September, 2021, 11:49:20 am »
I'm in for the 100, GPX files to follow?

Good to see that the winter series will be going ahead as well, though they can't be wetter than this year's RnR, I had to empty my sleeves at one point
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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #9 on: 17 September, 2021, 06:30:29 pm »
Lockdown lethargy. RRTY: wot's that? Can't remember if I'm on #8 or #9 ...

Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #10 on: 17 September, 2021, 06:52:51 pm »

Yep — you can download the updated GPS files from here  :thumbsup:

Many thanks wilkyboy.

As an aside, for Wahoo users (and probably Garmin users too), if you click through to view the route in RwGPS, you can then pin the route and it'll appear on your device once sync'd. I only found out about that feature relatively recently. It makes the whole process rather streamlined, and you can just unpin the route after the event.

Eddington: 130 miles

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #11 on: 17 September, 2021, 07:30:18 pm »
I'm in for the 100, GPX files to follow?

Yep — you can download the updated GPS files from here  :thumbsup:

Many thanks Wilkyboy. My route check of the 200 a week on Sunday, probably. Andy C333333 is checking the 100km the day before.

Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #12 on: 18 September, 2021, 08:23:12 pm »
Many thanks wilkyboy.

As an aside, for Wahoo users (and probably Garmin users too), if you click through to view the route in RwGPS, you can then pin the route and it'll appear on your device once sync'd. I only found out about that feature relatively recently. It makes the whole process rather streamlined, and you can just unpin the route after the event.
Yep works for Garmin too. Once you pin the route in RWGPS, it appears as a course in Garmin Connect from where you can sync it to your device  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #14 on: 24 September, 2021, 02:55:32 pm »
On the 100 page there is a warning of route change but the routesheet dates from 2019. Just to check it is correct?

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #15 on: 24 September, 2021, 07:44:24 pm »
On the 100 page there is a warning of route change but the routesheet dates from 2019. Just to check it is correct?

Slight change last year (to the 100km permanent version which we will be using) - from one of my lockdown explorations off-route. Updated route sheets will go out after route checks this weekend, but Wilkyboy's gps tracks are already up to speed. I'm not expecting any last-minute changes other than missing signs and so on, though there may yet be road works/closures, but which usually prove passable ...

Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #16 on: 26 September, 2021, 12:29:19 am »
Looks as though I'm going to miss this one this year, owing to conflicting commitments  :(

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #17 on: 26 September, 2021, 09:17:45 pm »
Routes checked - once I've got everything down coherently on paper, I'll be emailing updates out tomorrow and a few notes on here too. Managed to avoid the thunderstorms today (unlike last Sunday) and was caught up by Wilkyboy at Halstead on his Helper's Ride. Unusually, we were both using those new-fangled gear things. Just got round in daylight on an 08:00 start.

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #18 on: 26 September, 2021, 09:29:19 pm »
Not sure how you stayed dry as I was absolutely soaked 15 minutes after dumping into you at Raydon!
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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #19 on: 01 October, 2021, 09:23:23 am »
Nice to see we've got some weather coming in for the second half of the 200 tomorrow. I seem to remember this being a feature 3-4 years ago. A good test of the wet weather gear before we get colder conditions.

Eddington: 130 miles

wilkyboy

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #20 on: 01 October, 2021, 09:24:55 am »
Nice to see we've got some weather coming in for the second half of the 200 tomorrow. I seem to remember this being a feature 3-4 years ago. A good test of the wet weather gear before we get colder conditions.

Ah, that's brilliant news — we just about managed to avoid a couple of enormous deluges last weekend on the route-check, I guess Tomsk was saving it up for you lot  ;D :P
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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #21 on: 01 October, 2021, 09:25:59 am »
Not sure how you stayed dry as I was absolutely soaked 15 minutes after dumping into you at Raydon!

Completely dry up this end of Cambridgeshire, warm and very humid
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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #22 on: 01 October, 2021, 10:39:00 am »
Nice to see we've got some weather coming in for the second half of the 200 tomorrow. I seem to remember this being a feature 3-4 years ago. A good test of the wet weather gear before we get colder conditions.
Yes if the forecast holds true, the section from the Maglio Rosso down to Manningtree looks particularly pleasant with heavy rain and straight into a 30-40mph headwind  :'(

Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #23 on: 01 October, 2021, 12:47:04 pm »
Nice to see we've got some weather coming in for the second half of the 200 tomorrow. I seem to remember this being a feature 3-4 years ago. A good test of the wet weather gear before we get colder conditions.
Yes if the forecast holds true, the section from the Maglio Rosso down to Manningtree looks particularly pleasant with heavy rain and straight into a 30-40mph headwind  :'(

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Re: The Richard Ellis Memorial 200 & 100km 02/10/21
« Reply #24 on: 01 October, 2021, 12:54:19 pm »
Nice to see we've got some weather coming in for the second half of the 200 tomorrow. I seem to remember this being a feature 3-4 years ago. A good test of the wet weather gear before we get colder conditions.
Yes if the forecast holds true, the section from the Maglio Rosso down to Manningtree looks particularly pleasant with heavy rain and straight into a 30-40mph headwind  :'(

But looking on the bright side, it'll then be a side/tailwind all the way back to Dunmow  :)

Eddington: 130 miles