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Reg.T

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2015, 11:05:58 am »
I'm sure it's possible for some people to finish on Sunday night. I've no idea whether you could be in that bracket. Assuming you were, I'm not sure I'd recommend trying to work on the Monday, even if you live very locally - you'll likely be very tired if you have been trying to get round quickly, and the added pressure is likely to make the whole event more stressful and therefore less enjoyable. You'd probably need to plan to be able to sleep somewhere out on the route too, as your schedule wouldn't fit with getting night-time sleep at the hub control.
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2015, 11:14:35 am »
You may want to drop the org an email nearer the time, as he may have to make some alternative control options open to you.

Good luck to you. 
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2015, 02:22:21 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 posted this on 3rd October......

This afternoon I tried to enter AGAIN..... thankfully the website is up to the challenge, and gave me a red message saying I was already entered....

I tell you about my memory, but some don't believe....

Who are you again ? ;D

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2015, 06:01:07 pm »
"Does anyone think it will be doable to finish on the Sunday night?"

That obviously depends on how fast you ride. The route has been designed to allow riders adequate sleeping time at the Hawes control for the 3 nights. You are of course free to ride through the nights if you so wish but this will mean climbing over some rather dark, unlit country roads in the middle of the night.

The Bispham finish control will be manned from 10:00 pm on Sunday right through until the 1:00 pm Monday cut-off. If you finish before 10:00 pm Sunday it might be a case of grabbing proof of passage with a till/ATM receipt and posting your completed brevet card through the HQ postbox. With the event HQ less than 3-miles from Blackpool obtaining proof of passage shouldn't be a major stumbling block.

I obviously don't know what your physical capabilities are but do bear in mind we're still over 8-months from the event, so any "virtual" riding plans might turn out to be very different from the real one.

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2015, 07:46:39 pm »
I've dithered long enough...95/100 places gone, it was time to click that button...I'm in  :)
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #55 on: December 01, 2015, 09:23:36 am »
Me too!
Not sure how next season is going to shape out yet but I've just pushed the button, just in case it ends up fitting my plans.

Hillbilly

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #56 on: December 01, 2015, 10:08:46 am »
Hmmm.  I am going to decide in the New Year, as my plans for 2016 aren't anywhere near being settled yet. 

There will be drop outs so there being 100 filled places (as looks certain) at this early stage is mostly irrelevant. 

And if the waiting list turns out to be oversubscribed by the time I decide, then I'll just tackle another hilly 1000 as a perm, probably a group perm.  (My plans are at least certain enough for me to say I am going to do a 1000km ride, as I want to achieve an R2500, which I view as the purer test of my Randonneur ambitions than an SR.)

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2015, 04:48:54 pm »
I want to achieve an R2500, which I view as the purer test of my Randonneur ambitions than an SR.)

<---pure as the driven snow.  I'd not heard of this award.  I've apparently done it every season I have been Audaxing except for 2012 when I am missing a 400.  Ah well.

Season is falling into place quite nicely now.  I will have about 3 weeks to recover from a big trip into the hills and then into this. 

Looks very nicely paced over the 4 days with the start time on Friday meaning we're not finishing at 9am or whatever on the Monday as seems to often be the case on 1000s.  115km with a 'flat' finish (does Andy Corless do flat?).  Perfect. 
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2015, 05:33:01 pm »
Hmmm.  I am going to decide in the New Year, as my plans for 2016 aren't anywhere near being settled yet. 

There will be drop outs so there being 100 filled places (as looks certain) at this early stage is mostly irrelevant. 

And if the waiting list turns out to be oversubscribed by the time I decide, then I'll just tackle another hilly 1000 as a perm, probably a group perm.  (My plans are at least certain enough for me to say I am going to do a 1000km ride, as I want to achieve an R2500, which I view as the purer test of my Randonneur ambitions than an SR.)

There's at least one other person aiming at the Cambrian 10A next year, and two of us pencilling in the 8A for 22nd April et seq - if you fancy properly hilly perms, plus various talking about the Crackpot....
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #59 on: December 01, 2015, 05:51:51 pm »
I've dithered long enough...95/100 places gone, it was time to click that button...I'm in  :)

Yes I have been dithering too, entered earlier  :thumbsup:

Looking forward to this one a lot!
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2015, 07:12:25 pm »
I'm thinking of giving this a crack. I'll be getting the train up from the south coast and trying to work out how expensive this will be.

Does anyone know if it be possible to drop some stuff off and collect at the end. Such as normal shoes and a few clothes? This should just fit in the bag if the bag size is big enough.

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2015, 09:30:54 pm »
Should be. I will also be getting a trian there.

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2015, 08:33:13 pm »
Entered
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #63 on: December 02, 2015, 09:08:59 pm »
I want to achieve an R2500, which I view as the purer test of my Randonneur ambitions than an SR.)

<---pure as the driven snow.  I'd not heard of this award.  I've apparently done it every season I have been Audaxing except for 2012 when I am missing a 400.  Ah well.

Season is falling into place quite nicely now.  I will have about 3 weeks to recover from a big trip into the hills and then into this. 

Looks very nicely paced over the 4 days with the start time on Friday meaning we're not finishing at 9am or whatever on the Monday as seems to often be the case on 1000s.  115km with a 'flat' finish (does Andy Corless do flat?).  Perfect.
Is there a R2500 medal or badge, as I can't see it for sale (unless it is called something else, or I'm stupid)?
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Hillbilly

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #64 on: December 02, 2015, 11:38:07 pm »
I don't remember one being announced or publicised.

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2015, 09:47:27 am »
is there a rough route anywhere, I have only really mountain biked up that end of the world. I know its lumpy and know fables of some of the climbs but I'd like to get my head round what a crazy decision I've made.
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Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2015, 06:30:10 pm »
"Does anyone know if it be possible to drop some stuff off and collect at the end. Such as normal shoes and a few clothes?"

You'll be able to leave a bag at the Bispham HQ to re-collect after you finish on Sunday/Monday. More information at: http://millepenninesaudax.com/event-information/

"Is there a R2500 medal or badge?"

I've read somewhere that this might be an award where a 1000 km ride is added onto the SR (combined they make 2500 km), but I'm not at all sure. Allan Taylor, Southport CC, would be the person to ask! Try: http://audaxmedals.southportcc.co.uk/index.html

"is there a rough route anywhere?"

The route has yet to be 100% finalised. The nearest online map can be found at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10452919

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Mille Pennines 1000


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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2015, 06:56:01 pm »
There is an award but no medal or badge.
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2015, 08:06:14 pm »


"is there a rough route anywhere?"

The route has yet to be 100% finalised. The nearest online map can be found at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10452919


Yebbut, that's a big guess and whatever you do don't use it to do the ride with.

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #69 on: December 04, 2015, 01:10:07 pm »
Thanks for knocking that up, AM.  It's really good to see roughly what it might look like. 
There's no doubt it will be a spectacular route.

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #70 on: December 04, 2015, 05:02:00 pm »
There is an award but no medal or badge.
Yet.

If enough folks want an R2500 badge (or medal) then it can be added to the design brief.

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #71 on: December 04, 2015, 05:08:32 pm »
well id quite like one, excited now :D
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #72 on: December 08, 2015, 11:09:45 pm »
Hmmmmmm.

I looked at the route, having been taken in by the benign seeming 11750m climb figure. I was thus thinking maybe this could be one for fixed.

I suppose Hardknott and Wrynose are for walking anyway.

Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #73 on: December 09, 2015, 04:07:59 pm »
"I looked at the route, having been taken in by the benign seeming 11750m climb figure. I was thus thinking maybe this could be one for fixed. I suppose Hardknott and Wrynose are for walking anyway."

Have you actually entered? The reason I ask is that I can't see your name on the start sheet. If you haven't entered and plan to do so I suggest you get your entry in by the end of the month. We've already surpassed 100 entries!

Andy Corless
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Mille Pennines 1000

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #74 on: December 09, 2015, 09:40:21 pm »
After a lot of dithering, I've entered.