Author Topic: 11th Hills and Mills Saturday 27th January 2018 09.00  (Read 8506 times)

Re: 8th Hills and Mills Saturday 24th January 2015 09.00
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2015, 09:43:27 pm »
;D

Posh looking controls you've got down your way, I'll have to scrub up a bit for the JSM.

Yes will have to impress la femme in Battle cafe.  :-*

Half the field sold on Mad Jacks JSM by the way.
Lurcio/ AJB, now's the chance to mention and post your event links..  ;D :thumbsup:

Mad Jacks JSM event 2.25 AAA - 24/2/2018 entries open 26/12/2017 http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-85/

Lurcio

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Re: 8th Hills and Mills Saturday 24th January 2015 09.00
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2015, 06:40:52 pm »
Thanks for the cue Your Madness.
Yes indeed roll up for 'The Hell of the Coastal Hills (HOTCH)' (after MJJSM of course). 1.75 AAA points and a qualifier towards the GdS award*
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/15-184/  HOTCH

https://sites.google.com/site/grimpeursdusud/  GdS

* A flatter alternative is also available and riders will be offered just as many feeds(four!!) and no outdated sandwiches for Martin :thumbsup:
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/15-336/



Put my medals on the table....you must be jokimg!

monaxle

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Re: 8th Hills and Mills Saturday 24th January 2015 09.00
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2015, 12:25:27 pm »
Really enjoyed this event. A great way to start of my audax rides for 2015. The weather was a lot clearer than it was in 2014. Couple of pics to share via a short blog post inspired by the event. http://www.monaxle.com/2015/01/24/hills-and-mills-brevet-populaire/

Cheers to Mad Jack and all who helped. See you next year.
monaxle: bike behind!

Re: 8th Hills and Mills Saturday 24th January 2015 09.00
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2015, 07:06:08 am »
Really enjoyed this event. A great way to start of my audax rides for 2015. The weather was a lot clearer than it was in 2014. Couple of pics to share via a short blog post inspired by the event. http://www.monaxle.com/2015/01/24/hills-and-mills-brevet-populaire/

Cheers to Mad Jack and all who helped. See you next year.

 :thumbsup: Great stuff see you on MJJSM  :thumbsup:
Mad Jacks JSM event 2.25 AAA - 24/2/2018 entries open 26/12/2017 http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-85/

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2016, 10:49:10 pm »
Many thanks to all 77 riders who have entered this years event, entries are now closed.
It's very much business as usual here, plan B will to be upload the route sheet and gpx file here at some point in the next week.

Org
Mad Jacks JSM event 2.25 AAA - 24/2/2018 entries open 26/12/2017 http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-85/

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2016, 12:11:09 pm »
Ive entered this and am looking forward to testing my legs and 15 1/2 stone racing weight on an AAA ride. Looking at travel - Polegate seems the best station to head for and theres a service from Clapham that will get me in for 8ish. I don't know the area so just curious if there are any routes to avoid between there and Hailsham. Weathers not looking great - fingers crossed Metcheck is wrong. Chris

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2016, 02:10:40 pm »
just go straight up the Cuckoo Trail it's tarmacced all the way along  :thumbsup:

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2016, 02:13:28 pm »
just go straight up the Cuckoo Trail it's tarmacced all the way along  :thumbsup:

Thanks for that

mmmmartin

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Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2016, 06:45:22 pm »
there may even be fresh new tarmac on the bit you use - there certainly is on the bit between Horam and Heathfield. 
anyway, here's a link
https://goo.gl/maps/yyT3b4e2Huk
about 4 miles.
See you at Peckish in Mayfield - I'll be doing nothing.

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2016, 04:40:15 pm »
Definitely Cuckoo Trail rather than the A22. It's the way I always go and it's much more pleasant.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2016, 12:48:05 am »
Various hot beverages available at the start (as per usual) inc grub for all riders inc the ECE's, think the record for the event is 220km?

Local knowledge would suggest avoid riding up the A22, it's as busy as the Smoke section (but they are doing 70mph down here)! Yes agreed ride up the Cuckoo Trail every time heading Northbound. Southbound from Horam to the start is a trifle boggy this time of year! Also if your intention is to arrive via 4 wheels, (Southbound) my option would be to use the M/A23 followed by A27 to Polegate and then follow the A22 North to the start .

Please note the event closed on the 20/1/16 and any further postal entries will be returned as I have no new cards left and all 80 cards are SOLD :thumbsup: plus the cafe will be rammed full...

Weather, yes plenty of that here, it's changing every hour. I can confirm the roads have been thoroughly washed today...

Calling numero uno, pm sent..


Ive entered this and am looking forward to testing my legs and 15 1/2 stone racing weight on an AAA ride. Looking at travel - Polegate seems the best station to head for and theres a service from Clapham that will get me in for 8ish. I don't know the area so just curious if there are any routes to avoid between there and Hailsham. Weathers not looking great - fingers crossed Metcheck is wrong. Chris
Mad Jacks JSM event 2.25 AAA - 24/2/2018 entries open 26/12/2017 http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-85/

mmmmartin

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Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2016, 06:56:36 pm »
Unashamed bump.
I had a great day helping at Mayfield and looking after the bikes. Also good to see the usual suspects awheel.

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2016, 07:06:44 pm »
Drove past Mayfield around 12 and saw a rider.   Completely forgot this was on.

Lurcio

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Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2016, 02:51:36 pm »
Rob you would of known if you look on your Faceache timeline! Martin Malins not Brice sighted by riders near Brightling. Martin Brice not Malins did an excellent job marshalling the riders making sure no bikes were leant against the cafĂ© window. The added hill near the Horder Centre was met with  universal approval. Tim Wainwright spotted taking photos. Richard 'Trusty' Thomas visited the control despite being 'under the weather'. Andy Seviour this ride is a classic... Iddu still hasn't sorted himself out!
Put my medals on the table....you must be jokimg!

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2016, 02:55:29 pm »
Rob you would of known if you look on your Faceache timeline! Martin Malins not Brice sighted by riders near Brightling.

yes we were doing The Reliable which goes the opposite way between Brightling Observatory and Iwood Lane; before heading to the Fairies' dinner

Video of all of you to follow from Antony's handlebar cam ;-)

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2016, 05:03:14 pm »
Thanks Tim for the event photos, if anyone wants any high res copies please contact Tim..

https://picasaweb.google.com/114454292405633360220/HillsAndMillsGrimpeur2016

Thank you controllers for your sterling work especially helping sort out the cards Friday night and checking all the Paypal entries were correct and everyone had paid. Just one slipped through the net and did not enter or show up? (Note to self, check this early next event and tick them off as they enter, plus print off the start sheet before leaving HQ).
We were very lucky with the weather window and the use of the gazebo that I borrowed worked well (need to be mindful where we place it in the future due to the dog's doings lurking in the grass especially at first light !).
Cafe are very pleased with our custom today as it's a quiet time of year for them.
A26 avoidance section was well appreciated, sorry to those that had to wait at the traffic lights in Crowborough to get across the A26!
Stats (submitted)
85 entries including one rider hitting the enter now button, three times.
1 bogus entry that was on the start sheet but no evidence of a paypal payment or cheque received.
82 entries,
23 DNS,
59 on the road,
7 DNF including one broken crank! (Contact made how are you (SR)?
Leaving  52 for validation.
Worthy of noting- 3 Ladies were successful. The fixed chap (OW) apparently did not walk anywhere and Mr Barrow also rolled around with no issues.
So thanks again team great work see you in a month's time on Mad Jacks JSM.

Moan Mone section-  Please note cards are issued to riders that have entered and when a name is given to the organiser, (in this case) then a card is issued to that rider in his or her name. Cards are not transferable between riders. If a card is taken by another rider that has not entered and the original name scribed out, you will not be validated and you are not insured under the AUK Insurance, (Name's and Club withheld) Thank you, Org
Mad Jacks JSM event 2.25 AAA - 24/2/2018 entries open 26/12/2017 http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-85/

Lurcio

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Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2016, 06:42:18 pm »
Great photos Tim Wainwright.
Put my medals on the table....you must be jokimg!

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2016, 08:42:03 pm »
SR with the broken crank arm is OK and no injury to flesh or bone thanks to his casket.  O:-) Nothing to report..
Mad Jacks JSM event 2.25 AAA - 24/2/2018 entries open 26/12/2017 http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-85/

Lurcio

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Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2016, 09:03:42 pm »
Casket! I thought you said he was alright.
Put my medals on the table....you must be jokimg!

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2016, 10:24:20 pm »
Well in my day that's what they were called circa 1750 AD.. OK cranial protector..  ;D
Casket! I thought you said he was alright.
Mad Jacks JSM event 2.25 AAA - 24/2/2018 entries open 26/12/2017 http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-85/

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2016, 10:56:36 pm »
The Reliable meets Hills & Mills 1.31 in until about 5.15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGpgmrMwiM0&feature=youtu.be


Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2016, 11:40:36 pm »
Great work, this has given me ideas of using wildlife cameras in bushes as secret controls, now big brov is really watching you!!  ;D

The Reliable meets Hills & Mills 1.31 in until about 5.15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGpgmrMwiM0&feature=youtu.be
Mad Jacks JSM event 2.25 AAA - 24/2/2018 entries open 26/12/2017 http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-85/

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2016, 04:24:14 pm »
The Reliable meets Hills & Mills 1.31 in until about 5.15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGpgmrMwiM0&feature=youtu.be
Ah - spotted myself. I think you were the couple on the tandem calling out "Hello Hills and Mills"?

Re: 9th Hills and Mills Saturday 30th January 2016 09.00
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2016, 05:25:03 pm »
No I was the one in red trying (not very well) to keep my behind out of the camera's view...

Re: 10th Hills and Mills Saturday 28th January 2017 09.00
« Reply #74 on: January 03, 2017, 01:00:04 pm »
Greetings from sunny Hailsham  8)

Thank you to all that have entered so far, (spaces filling up fast).
The route has been tested and route sheet updated from the 9th version.
Thank you also to my team from the past and we welcome a new member for 2017.
Just a reminder that entries close on the 18th January.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-77/

Also consider Mad Jack JSM  http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-85/
Mad Jacks JSM event 2.25 AAA - 24/2/2018 entries open 26/12/2017 http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-85/