Author Topic: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00  (Read 11970 times)

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #100 on: November 17, 2017, 11:48:40 am »
Greetings from Sunny East Sussex. The eleventh Hills and Mills 105km Saturday 27th January 2018 is now open for business.
We have a new (to us) Café in Mayfield Called the Pink Cabbage Produce Co, Café, Delicatessen & Grocer,
where Lucy and her team will keep you fed and watered. :thumbsup: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-77/

The late great Tim Wainwrights photos from 2017 https://www.flickr.com/photos/imagesbytim/albums/72157677616606112

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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #101 on: November 17, 2017, 12:58:24 pm »
The eleventh Hills and Mills 105km Saturday 27th January 2018 is now open for business.

 :thumbsup: Entered. Now all I need to work out is a suitable ECE route that will get me to the start in good time before 9am.

mmmmartin

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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #102 on: November 18, 2017, 10:49:33 pm »
Those coffee geeks among riders might like to know the Pink Cabbage sells coffee beans bought specially in Papua New Guinea, by the sackload from Tilbury and roasted in their own machine in the front of the shop. Can't recall the price exactly, think it's about £7 a bag which is about half the cost in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Delicious coffee - I drink nothing else now*.


*Apart from some fine local ales.
**And red wine, obvs.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #103 on: December 11, 2017, 11:13:02 am »
Route sheet updated- there's a new one way system at the start in Hailsham, which has now been completed, it also has traffic calming aiming at the boy and girl racers tearing through with random parking slots and high curbing! The mini roundabout @ Market St has been replaced with T/Lts, the surface has also been much improved with no need grit your teeth without the fear of loosing them!  ;D 

Note to team- we have bagged the sofa in the Pink Cabbage Café, so no falling asleep on duty!
Thanks mmmmmartin will have to sample the coffee, there is also vegan coffee on offer  :thumbsup:
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Grandad

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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #104 on: December 13, 2017, 10:41:05 pm »
Quote
The late great Tim Wainwrights photos from 2017 https://www.flickr.com/photos/imagesbytim/albums/72157677616606112
A bit disconcerting to see a popup "Never miss a post from Tim Wainwright" which prompts a question of whether or not all Tim's photos will remain on Flickr.  I presume that Tim paid the subscription  - could it be transferred to anyone else?

Coincidentally I visited the forum less than 2 hours after listening to Joan Bakewell's radio 4 programme on death. Next week's one will cover the whole area of what happens to our on-line stuff after we die. 

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #105 on: December 15, 2017, 08:39:27 pm »
Not sure on this one, I knew Tim and we rode many a mile / km together on events. I'm sure he would of wanted these photos made available.. O:-) I can remove the link either way, pm me if this is your wish..

On a lighter note, many thanks for all of your entries, route checking will commence in a few weeks.. Org
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Carlosfandango

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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #106 on: December 16, 2017, 10:56:07 am »
I`m in :)

Those photo`s convinced me, plenty of smiles and grimaces on a sunny day, it doesn`t even look cold!

I can`t wait to see psyclist`s ECE route, it`s bound to be flat :facepalm:

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #107 on: December 16, 2017, 11:23:09 am »
I can`t wait to see psyclist`s ECE route, it`s bound to be flat :facepalm:

My ECE route will stick to gritted roads, so it’ll be flatter than it might otherwise be :)

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #108 on: January 05, 2018, 06:13:37 pm »
Updated route sheet on calendar page as of today. Noting drastic to report, just a set of lights missed out @ 1.50km for some reason on the route out of Hailsham. Some uneven road surfaces also need noting. Standing water could = potholes! :o

Thank you for your entries, entries close on the 17/ 1/ 18, or whenever it reaches the limit.

Mad Jacks JSM is now open for business  :thumbsup:
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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #109 on: January 16, 2018, 06:28:07 pm »
Thank you for all of your entries, we still have 17 places left, closing date is the 17th.
Please check your PayPal receipt for proof of entry please. :thumbsup:
Don't forget to download the gpx file and print your route sheet  ;D
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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #110 on: January 17, 2018, 04:48:59 pm »
10 9 brevets left any more takers  :thumbsup:
 
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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #111 on: January 18, 2018, 03:02:54 pm »
 :'( - after finally establishing that I would be able to ride on the 27th I went to sign up this morning to find all places had gone....

Seeing as I've negotiated a freedom pass for that day I'll have to think of an alternative ride to do....  and will sign up earlier for some of the other localish rides.

mmmmartin

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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #112 on: January 18, 2018, 09:08:24 pm »
I'd suggest a plea to the org, who is a lovely bloke and it's not true what people say about him behind his back.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #113 on: January 18, 2018, 09:28:38 pm »
I'd suggest a plea to the org, who is a lovely bloke and it's not true what people say about him behind his back.

What can I say! Thanks mmmmartin.

Well as I still have 7 cards left and have re opened it,  this is your very last chance saloon to enter, if it goes over the seven then you'll get and old card..

Go on hit the button  :thumbsup:
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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #114 on: January 22, 2018, 07:24:34 am »
Update for those that have entered, cards and self validation stickers ordered.
Infos checked, please note, we need all questions answered and written in the brevet cards,  sorry no gpx tracks can be used as an valid alternative,
also for all maned controls we need you to visit them for an ink stamp on the brevet card please.
ECE riders, please arrive in good time at the start preferably before the mad rush for brevet cards around 08.45, cards available from 08.00. :thumbsup:

I thank you.

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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #115 on: January 23, 2018, 10:06:03 am »
I'm in  :)

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #116 on: January 23, 2018, 10:45:19 am »
Just the one ECE so far and NOTP; I'll let him know about arriving in plenty of time  :)

I will probably see you all out on the Forest somewhere probably riding my perm in reverse

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #117 on: January 23, 2018, 07:34:26 pm »
Just the one ECE so far

I’ll be sending my ECE soon, and have noted the request to arrive in good time before the start. Weather looks like it’ll be mild.

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #118 on: January 23, 2018, 11:27:17 pm »
Just the one ECE so far

I’ll be sending my ECE soon, and have noted the request to arrive in good time before the start. Weather looks like it’ll be mild.

thanks; as you know ECE's can be entered as you are about to roll out of the door (or even as you are about to start the calendar event if it's one way back)

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2018, 06:51:36 pm »
Forward scout was on route today and I await report pretty please  :thumbsup:

Brevets next to organise.

Team to muster stations from 07.45 Saturday

Food pilled up at HQ!  ;D

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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #120 on: January 26, 2018, 10:13:06 am »
Begin forward scout report as of 25/1/18- (for those that have entered).

Pink Cabbage Café in Mayfield has been briefed of your arrival, please be nice to them and support them as this is a new control for us and we would like to use them again.

Please note the other café has long gone (they didn't even bother to inform us for the second time it changed hands) it is now a dog grooming establishment so if one feels the need for a quick wash up and groom this we must see ;D I jest.

There will be marshals to help with bike parking, look out for mmmmmartin and EL Supremo in PPE! Note limited bike parking out side and by Café, also STEEP STEP down from street level!

Roads- Argos Hill 35.21 to 36.96 on- ascent and descent surface has detreated further but still ride-able with care and attention.

Infos, we will be prompting you through out the event as there is unavoidably 6 of them, being it's an AAA event and one needs to obtain these.

Info at 50.73 follow the route sheet instruction, if you are using gpx track only you will miss this! Suggested slow down and keep your eyes peeled :o  (whatever the question is, the answer has fallen down but is still there and readable).

Info @68.20 this is by the second post box half way up the climb and not the first on at the bottom of the hill!
Looks as if the answer has now gone for one reason or another, I will accept what one sees looking there, (without giving it away on here)!

Info at 82.70 this is in the normal location before Broadoak village.

See you in the morning, hot drinks and various snacks available from 08.00 on  :thumbsup:

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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #121 on: January 26, 2018, 02:46:18 pm »
Sorry Andy,

Family death means I can't make it.  See you at Mad jack's though ;-)

Colin.

Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #122 on: January 27, 2018, 06:22:12 am »
Sorry Andy,

Family death means I can't make it.  See you at Mad jack's though ;-)

Colin.

Sorry to hear that Colin, yes hopefully see you on Mad Jack's

Best regards
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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #123 on: January 27, 2018, 06:30:42 am »
HQ open and kettles are a boiling, weather, well we do have some and looks like this - http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/bn27

There will be a need to scrape windscreens as I peer out of HQ's windows at this moment in time 06.25, looks like it will be +4
degrees at around 09.00 at the start, so figures crossed for that. You are on Main roads to start with, just take it easy to begin with.
Then sunny until around mid day ish  8)

I'd better get on with it and load up, then set up, see those that have entered shortly.. :thumbsup:

 
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Re: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00
« Reply #124 on: January 27, 2018, 07:04:48 pm »
Thanks Mad Jack!
As always - a well run event with a great control at Mayfield. Thanks to those giving up their Saturday to man the controls.
The cold start, not too cold. The hills not too steep. The rain not heavy enough to clean the crud off the bike.
See you at Mad jacks