Author Topic: Old Roads 300 2023  (Read 1170 times)

Old Roads 300 2023
« on: 25 January, 2023, 12:35:53 pm »
I love this ride and it's an ideal gauge for how things are going pre PBP as similar sort of terrain. However this year it starts at night which is a shame as I personally have no need of night riding experience and I like the challenge of doing it in the light. Living in the South West I really struggle nowadays to find local rides which is a shame, I hanker for the days of Mike and Linda's 'Moor like a 400' and Ian's 'Kernow South West' both great rides.

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
Re: Old Roads 300 2023
« Reply #1 on: 27 January, 2023, 06:52:48 pm »
Can't even find it in the calendar  :facepalm: :D
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: Old Roads 300 2023
« Reply #2 on: 27 January, 2023, 07:27:14 pm »
Sarah Britton runs the calendar event now.  The night start allows a pub finish.

I still run the perm version, which you may start at any time to suit.

Re: Old Roads 300 2023
« Reply #3 on: 27 January, 2023, 10:55:36 pm »
Can't even find it in the calendar  :facepalm: :D
It's that 90 day itch, Matt

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
Re: Old Roads 300 2023
« Reply #4 on: 28 January, 2023, 04:33:12 pm »
Can't even find it in the calendar  :facepalm: :D
It's that 90 day itch, Matt
Oh very clever ...
Anyway, found it now!

Start time suits me, as I did the whole last leg in the dark.
Will see some new views, and save a night's accommodation!
(Ice on my tent for the 2021 lockdown edition.)
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: Old Roads 300 2023
« Reply #5 on: 28 January, 2023, 05:59:21 pm »
Start time suits me, as I did the whole last leg in the dark.
Will see some new views, and save a night's accommodation!
(Ice on my tent for the 2021 lockdown edition.)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41882923 [Not authoritative]
Sunrise at 0525: Wiveliscombe @ 154km or further if going better (and no incentive for languid stop at early controls).
Great lunch menu at Cranberry Farm (pub) (310km in 15 hours) - full value must finish by 1930.

Re: Old Roads 300 2023
« Reply #6 on: 29 January, 2023, 08:52:24 pm »
Mike and Linda's 'Moor like a 400'

 :thumbsup: