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Bianchi Boy

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Mille Pennines 6th July 2018
« on: September 21, 2015, 09:10:58 pm »
Changed heading for next year's event.


I'm in. Want a big event for next year and this fits the bill.

BB
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 09:32:43 pm »
Ah, that explains why he's not returned my beds and blankets, the cheeky monkey.

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 09:51:17 pm »
Quédillac Wednesday morning 4.00am, me, slightly panicked, looking for a place to put the tray with the coffee and the croissant between the carnage. Andy Corless ready to go speaking with himself: "26 km to the next control", certainly put me in exactly the right frame of mind. I really can't think about any long rides for next year but I might just use these beds. There is a medal for a SR series, PBP, an arrow and a thousand is this correct?

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 09:52:16 pm »
Quédillac Wednesday morning 4.00am, me, slightly panicked, looking for a place to put the tray with the coffee and the croissant between the carnage. Andy Corless ready to go speaking with himself: "26 km to the next control", certainly put me in exactly the right frame of mind. I really can't think about any long rides for next year but I might just use these mattresses. There is a medal for a SR series, PBP, an arrow and a thousand is this correct?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 10:11:13 pm »
The award you are looking for is ACP's Randonneur 5000 (BRMs only) or AUK's Brevet 5000 (any other 1200+ is fine). You need the ones you listed plus other 200+ brevets to total 5000km.
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marcusjb

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 10:53:43 pm »
Far too early to commit obviously, but this is very appealing as I noted on another thread.

It will be scenic and it looks like we visit Hawes every 300ish km (I think day 1 is short with the mid morning start, day 2 is quite long, but less hilly, day 3 shortish but hilly and then a trip back home on the final morning).

Sounds good to me and the route sure looks to cross some beautiful countryside.
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Jonah

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 11:11:56 pm »
Rrrhhhyyymmm, rrrhhhyyymmm  :demon:

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 07:27:04 am »
An extension to the Gordon Arms, St Mary's Loch and Moffat would make a nice 1200. The start location is quite good for overseas riders, as you can fly into Manchester, and get a direct train to Blackpool North.

Aunt Maud

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2015, 07:39:55 am »
Looks nice, I'll see in May/June what I feel like.

hillbilly

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2015, 08:02:11 am »
Reads tough.  If the Pendle is anything to go by, you have to be on top of your game to finish comfortably, despite this having a lower average climb/km.  I'm seriously tempted, as I had the Cymru in my mind as a perm anyway.  But will need to wait until the spring to see how things pan out before committing, as it's a big undertaking.

LMT

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2015, 12:11:48 pm »
I'm seriously tempted, the hills will be good training for the Miglia Italia.

Hummers

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2015, 01:29:16 pm »
The Highlands and Islands is already booked in but this would be a good ride to do and is on my list of possibilities for 2016.

I am waiting for the correct moment to open up the "this is what I am looking to enter next year" with the long suffering Mrs H.

H

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2015, 04:14:32 pm »
I am in!  Going to be good if the pendle is anything to go by

 

Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2015, 09:10:38 pm »
Thanks to all those that have shown interest and volunteered to lend a hand for the running of the inaugural Mille Pennines 1000. Below are a few brief details:

EVENT

Distance: 1006 km (provisional)
Ascent: 11750 metres (estimated)
Category: BRM (Brevet de Randonneurs Mondiaux)

THE START

Start: Bispham, Lancashire
Date: Friday 01 July 2016
Time: 10:00 am

OVERVIEW

At 1006 km, with a predicted 11750 metres of climbing, the Mille Pennines 1000 is not the longest or toughest event in the AUK calendar, but it will certainly rank among the most memorable and probably one of the most challenging!

From Coast to Coast, up hill or down Dale, from the shores of Lake Windermere to the shores of Kielder Water, the Mille Pennines 1000 offers long-distance cyclists the chance to ride some of the most spectacular and breathtaking scenery of the Pennine chain all in one weekend!

THE ROUTE

The route is essentially split into 4 stages, ridden over 4 days.

Stage 1 is a 270 km ride from Bispham to Hawes, taking in a circuit of the Lake District.

Stage 2 follows a 355 km circuit of the northern Pennines, as well as an incursion into southern Scotland.

Stage 3 focuses primarily on the north Yorkshire Moors, with its handlebar bending grades; including the famous (or infamous) Rosedale Chimney.

Stage 4 is 115 km, passing through 3-peaks country on its way to the Fylde.

All the above distances are subject to confirmation.

You can enter online or by post.

Entry fee of £55 (£59 when entering online via paypal) includes, but not limited to:

Brevet card with detailed route-sheet

3rd party insurance for UK based riders whilst participating in the event

Pre-event handbook, detailing event information, route guidance and draft route-sheet

Breakfast on the morning of the event (Friday 01 July 2016)

Breakfast on the morning after the event (Monday 04 July 2016)

Basic sleeping facilities (inflatable airbeds), food & drink and showers at the Hawes control (passed through at about 270 km; 615 km & 890 km)

Bag drop from Bispham to Hawes

Validation with AUK and ACP for successful riders

Any photograph’s taken by the organiser’s during the event

Entry fee doesn't include:

Travel expenses incurred travelling to/from the event start/finish

Hotel bookings for nights before, during or after the event (n.b. if you arrive back at the finish control at Bispham during Sunday night or in the early hours of Monday morning you can sleep there at no extra cost if you don’t feel like driving home)

Any travel expenses incurred due to you having to abandon the event (taxis/trains etc)

Commemorative Event cycling top (optional, but typically £40 - £50). More details in the new year.

Spending money

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Pre-event timetable:

September 2015: entries opened

October 2015: event website launched (n.b. this is a one-stop site for information purposes, primarily for those involved (ie – riding/helping)

December 2015: 1st route check. Controls confirmed

March 2016: commemorative jersey orders taken

April 2016: event handbook with draft route-sheet e-mailed to entrants

May 2016: final route-check and controls re-confirmed

June 2016: final route-sheet and event info’ issued to entrants

The above is a simple timetable and are not to be treated as deadlines.

Hope this is of help for now.

Andy Corless
Event Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000


Hummers

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2015, 09:49:12 pm »
Am just waiting to hear confirmation of a trip to the Pyrenees but this is event covers an area I really fancy riding.

H

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2015, 11:54:32 pm »
Looks great  8)
I’ve decided I’m not old. I’m 25 .....plus shipping and handling.

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2015, 09:59:38 am »
I'm in  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2015, 11:44:56 am »
I would have been interested, BUT my job precludes any events in the first week of any month...Its surprising how many events ARE scheduled in the first week of a month. :(

(P.S I'll have to find another excuse not to enter events after I've retired in a year or two.. ;)  :demon:)
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Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2015, 06:00:34 pm »
"I would have been interested, BUT my job precludes any events in the first week of any month...Its surprising how many events ARE scheduled in the first week of a month."

That's a shame, although looking at the calendar next year's events seem quite evenly spread over the season. Mille Pennines entries filling up quite quickly!

Andy Corless

redfalo

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2015, 01:26:27 pm »
I'm in  :facepalm:

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2015, 02:20:52 pm »
Dithering whether to enter this or not as I'm not fully recovered mentally from The Pendle yet, but once the painful memories fade leaving the beautiful ones, I'll probably be in, though I do wish Jonah wouldn't keep reminding me of my full-on grumpy outburst in the Barnard Castle garage about the automatic door opening and letting cold air in  :facepalm:

Does look a bit more manageable on fixed, with the longest day in the easier gradients of the Pennines and shorter days either side in the Lakes and Moors, but that's not saying much. Could approach it by riding a lower gear on these days I suppose, looks like I'm gonna need a bigger cog...
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bikey-mikey

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2015, 04:40:56 pm »
Well I've had my quiet season, doing only two thirds of the previous one, so this season I can stretch my legs again..

Entry done and dusted !!

Bring it on.......
I’ve decided I’m not old. I’m 25 .....plus shipping and handling.

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Hummers

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2015, 11:25:05 pm »
Hoorah!

I am in.   :thumbsup:

H

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2015, 06:34:22 pm »
+1 have entered!

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2015, 09:59:35 pm »
In!