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Author Topic: Bryan Chapman 600km BRM + others | 17/18/19th May 2024 | Chepstow  (Read 23567 times)

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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km BRM | 20th May 2023 | Chepstow
« Reply #150 on: 19 September, 2023, 09:05:43 pm »
No we don't. What we need is a non-scenic version
:-*

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Did you ever actually do the scenic version?

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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km BRM | 20th May 2023 | Chepstow
« Reply #151 on: 19 September, 2023, 09:13:26 pm »
Gospel Pass you say?

We need a "Scenic" option again!

You might want to look at Will's plan for 2024: https://www.pedalution.co.uk/events/bryan-chapman-memorial-600/

sounds nice!

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Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km BRM | 20th May 2023 | Chepstow
« Reply #152 on: 28 September, 2023, 06:52:51 am »
Gospel Pass you say?

We need a "Scenic" option again!

You might want to look at Will's plan for 2024: https://www.pedalution.co.uk/events/bryan-chapman-memorial-600/
Well who'da thought?!

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Re: ENTRIES OPEN - Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km BRM | 18th May 2024 | Chepstow
« Reply #153 on: 30 September, 2023, 03:59:47 pm »


Entries are open for 2024's Bryan Chapman Memorial 600!
Saturday 18th May
https://www.pedalution.co.uk/events/bryan-chapman-memorial-600/

Complementing it will be:
3 day Pauline Porter Populaire 2-2-2
Friday 17th May
https://www.pedalution.co.uk/events/pauline-porter-populaire-222/

Anglesey & Back 300+300
Saturday 18th May
https://www.pedalution.co.uk/events/anglesey-back-300-300/

The Bryan Chapman has a slight rework. On the return from Snowdonia the route will come back as the outward route along the coast through Harlech with the sleep control at Aberdyfi. This easier night section allows for the inclusion of Gospel Pass on the return with little change to the elevation gain.

The Anglesey & Back will have a sleep stop at Menai Bridge where even the full value rider has time for some winks before the return 300. Due to shortest distance stuff you'll be following the coast from Machynlleth rather than hopping over Corris Pass.

The Pauline Porter Populaire is roughly 200 a day. Where possible it will use quieter roads and thus the route differs in several spots and has some more climbing involved. Sleeping will be at Kings YHA both nights.

Both latters have limited availability as there will be no hot bedding. There is the option to camp on the Populaire at Kings for a reduced rate.

If anyone wants to volunteer please do DM me. There'll be a helpers ride 2 weeks prior.

Big thanks to Pauline Porter for letting me honour her creation of the BCM by putting her name to the Populaire!

Re: Bryan Chapman 600km BRM + others | 17/18/19th May 2024 | Chepstow
« Reply #154 on: 22 October, 2023, 10:19:05 am »
Well done on the revised routes, Will.
I've never seen the attraction of the Trawsfynydd route after dark, preferring your planned coastal choice. Just the one visit to King's then: southbound turning right after the Mawddach (Barmouth) bridge.
I would seek inspiration from Colin's Cambrian 6c for the route south from Knighton to Clyro (473-508).
Gospel Pass at 520km in just adds to what was already a challenging ride.

Re: Bryan Chapman 600km BRM + others | 17/18/19th May 2024 | Chepstow
« Reply #155 on: 25 October, 2023, 02:19:33 pm »
Well done on the revised routes, Will.
I've never seen the attraction of the Trawsfynydd route after dark, preferring your planned coastal choice. Just the one visit to King's then: southbound turning right after the Mawddach (Barmouth) bridge.
I would seek inspiration from Colin's Cambrian 6c for the route south from Knighton to Clyro (473-508).
Gospel Pass at 520km in just adds to what was already a challenging ride.

The easier return along the coast to Aberdyfi and lack of second Kings ascent will get riders further along the route in about the same time as if returning over Trawsfynydd to Kings, so the extra challenge of Gospel Pass will be dampened; plus the elation from the extra views will offset the sting. But then again Gospel Pass is a bit like Cheddar Gorge; a couple of steep bits but the rest isn't too taxing.

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Re: Bryan Chapman 600km BRM + others | 17/18/19th May 2024 | Chepstow
« Reply #156 on: 25 October, 2023, 05:18:51 pm »
The easier return along the coast to Aberdyfi and lack of second Kings ascent will get riders further along the route in about the same time as if returning over Trawsfynydd to Kings, so the extra challenge of Gospel Pass will be dampened; plus the elation from the extra views will offset the sting. But then again Gospel Pass is a bit like Cheddar Gorge; a couple of steep bits but the rest isn't too taxing.
Classic - put in, arguably, the highest road pass in Wales at the tail end of a tough 600 and it's described as not too taxing :facepalm: This is GWR propaganda in full 'spin' mode  ;D

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Re: Bryan Chapman 600km BRM + others | 17/18/19th May 2024 | Chepstow
« Reply #157 on: 25 October, 2023, 09:32:44 pm »
I take no credit for the Knighton - Clyro section.  Peter Coulson, when he set up the Cambrian Series rides had spotted how hilly it was between Knighton and Hay, and it features on the 2H, 3C, and 4C (actually Knighton to Brecon).  When I needed 10,000m ascent for the 6C to qualify as a Super-Randonee, I simply took the 4C, took the flat bit between Bala and Corwen out and replaced it with a loop into Snowdonia. 
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