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mattc

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2017, 07:55:21 am »
Mille Cymru 2014 was the hardest ride I have ever done.

Just when I was thinking I love Wales maybe this should be my big ride, someone says something like this and Borders of Belgium is looking good again.
I cannot think of two more different long rides! Like comparing apples and oranges. They were both amazing experiences for me - you're spoilt for choice, best not to stress :)
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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2017, 08:01:01 am »
but (I'm sure Andy won't mind me saying this) the Mille Cymru is slightly better organised with a nicer sleep stop control. 
Vorsprung - In your comparison I'd like to highlight that you are drawing on your Mille Pennines 2016 experience of Askrigg for your Night 1 (only) sleep stop. (Andy did not have enough help that night and there were not enough beds/sleeping space - though fine on Nights 2 and 3 when over half the field had bailed.) This year, Sedburgh School, which was the Mille Pennines 'central' (sleep) control (and - I assume - for 2018 MP1K night 1 and 2)  was excellent with a large kitchen and dining area, ample beds, safer bike parking and all round very civilised (and no further from a pub) with some from this parish providing food and good cheer as helpers (thank you).

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2017, 08:37:30 am »
Somebody told me end of July...  ;D
If it clashes with the start of the school holidays I will be out as I always have family commitments then.

There is a hint that there might be a Scottish 1000 in 2018. Is this just wishful thinking or based on some sound rumour?

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2017, 08:53:45 am »
There is a hint that there might be a Scottish 1000 in 2018. Is this just wishful thinking or based on some sound rumour?

There was a post in the Audax Ecosse FB page a few days ago.

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Heres the outline route of the possible Scottish 1000km next year. Evening start, assumes that folk will kip at Oban * 2 (b&bs, yh etc). Provisionally starting thu 31-may. All subject to family hols, weddings, graduations, barmitvahs etc etc. commercial controls only, possibly an oban bag drop if youre lucky.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24929253

Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2017, 09:12:18 am »
There is a hint that there might be a Scottish 1000 in 2018. Is this just wishful thinking or based on some sound rumour?

There was a post in the Audax Ecosse FB page a few days ago.

Quote
Heres the outline route of the possible Scottish 1000km next year. Evening start, assumes that folk will kip at Oban * 2 (b&bs, yh etc). Provisionally starting thu 31-may. All subject to family hols, weddings, graduations, barmitvahs etc etc. commercial controls only, possibly an oban bag drop if youre lucky.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24929253

That looks lovely.  It looks like the original Mull of Kintyre 600 from 2011, with a different start/finish, an extra loop north from Oban and another to Perth on the way back.  That was a beautiful ride, and I'm sure the extra loops won't detract from it.

Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2017, 10:33:08 am »
On it like a car bonnet.

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2017, 10:39:40 am »
so there are 3 1000km events next year??

flippin' eck good job I don't have the time to do them all :)
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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2017, 10:45:38 am »
There is a hint that there might be a Scottish 1000 in 2018. Is this just wishful thinking or based on some sound rumour?

There was a post in the Audax Ecosse FB page a few days ago.

Quote
Heres the outline route of the possible Scottish 1000km next year. Evening start, assumes that folk will kip at Oban * 2 (b&bs, yh etc). Provisionally starting thu 31-may. All subject to family hols, weddings, graduations, barmitvahs etc etc. commercial controls only, possibly an oban bag drop if youre lucky.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24929253

Oh no 31st May is out as well. Another commitment. I like the idea of an eveng start as people can get up to Edinburgh from the smoke in good time.
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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2017, 10:48:41 am »
so there are 3 1000km events next year??

There was an Essex starting one mentioned as well, so potentially four!

Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2017, 11:00:37 am »
Mille Cymru 2014 was the hardest ride I have ever done.

Just when I was thinking I love Wales maybe this should be my big ride, someone says something like this and Borders of Belgium is looking good again.
I cannot think of two more different long rides! Like comparing apples and oranges. They were both amazing experiences for me - you're spoilt for choice, best not to stress :)
Do both.

Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2017, 12:08:26 pm »

Do both.
Not inclined to trade my marriage for increased cycling opportunities.

I think one 600 and one 1000 per year is on the right side of taking the p. Two 1000s might not be.

So many rides, so little time. (Might as well be the audax motto)

Which leaves me with the dilemma of tackling the third leg of an ISR  (PBP will hopefully be the 4th) or the challenge of one of the more epic mille pennines/mille cymru rides.
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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2017, 12:36:38 pm »
Having ridden most of the hilly parts of Wales on Cambrian Series events I can vouch for how tough Pembrokeshire is. I did my slowest ever 300 there.
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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2017, 03:11:33 pm »
Mille Cymru 2014 was the hardest ride I have ever done.

Just when I was thinking I love Wales maybe this should be my big ride, someone says something like this and Borders of Belgium is looking good again.
I cannot think of two more different long rides! Like comparing apples and oranges. They were both amazing experiences for me - you're spoilt for choice, best not to stress :)

...but don't go making the mistake of thinking that BoB is pan-flat!

Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2017, 12:09:26 am »

Do both.
Not inclined to trade my marriage for increased cycling opportunities.

I think one 600 and one 1000 per year is on the right side of taking the p. Two 1000s might not be.

So many rides, so little time. (Might as well be the audax motto)

Which leaves me with the dilemma of tackling the third leg of an ISR  (PBP will hopefully be the 4th) or the challenge of one of the more epic mille pennines/mille cymru rides.
Ride faster.

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2017, 01:43:27 pm »
There is a hint that there might be a Scottish 1000 in 2018. Is this just wishful thinking or based on some sound rumour?

There was a post in the Audax Ecosse FB page a few days ago.

Quote
Heres the outline route of the possible Scottish 1000km next year. Evening start, assumes that folk will kip at Oban * 2 (b&bs, yh etc). Provisionally starting thu 31-may. All subject to family hols, weddings, graduations, barmitvahs etc etc. commercial controls only, possibly an oban bag drop if youre lucky.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24929253

That looks lovely.  It looks like the original Mull of Kintyre 600 from 2011, with a different start/finish, an extra loop north from Oban and another to Perth on the way back.  That was a beautiful ride, and I'm sure the extra loops won't detract from it.
just finalising controls just now.  The event start Date is 99% certain to be thu 31 may, as i need to keep lots of other dates free next summer. End Sep for BRM really is a bind.

My fort william correspondent tells me end May date is "50/50" for midgies. 

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2017, 02:03:54 pm »
so there are 3 1000km events next year??

There was an Essex starting one mentioned as well, so potentially four!

That'd be quite a Hyper!

Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2017, 03:56:09 pm »
Any news on the likely date? Last time I think it was end of July.

I seem to be planning quite a few rides in Wales for next year, and this one will either be the icing on the cake or the straw that broke the camel's back ... hopefully the former!

EDIT ... just spotted I missed a post up above that mentioned 31st May as a potential, so ignore me!

EDIT 2 ... or is that date for the Scottish 1000, not sure

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2017, 04:07:07 pm »
Any news on the likely date? Last time I think it was end of July.

I seem to be planning quite a few rides in Wales for next year, and this one will either be the icing on the cake or the straw that broke the camel's back ... hopefully the former!

EDIT ... just spotted I missed a post up above that mentioned 31st May as a potential, so ignore me!

EDIT 2 ... or is that date for the Scottish 1000, not sure

That's the scottish 1000k.


Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2017, 05:51:47 pm »
Any news on the likely date? Last time I think it was end of July.

I seem to be planning quite a few rides in Wales for next year, and this one will either be the icing on the cake or the straw that broke the camel's back ... hopefully the former!

EDIT ... just spotted I missed a post up above that mentioned 31st May as a potential, so ignore me!

EDIT 2 ... or is that date for the Scottish 1000, not sure

End of July for MC1K, I was told by someone high up in the chain of command

Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2017, 06:12:05 pm »
End of July for MC1K, I was told by someone high up in the chain of command

Perfect, thank you.

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2017, 06:58:58 pm »
Radio silence will be broken with details of the 2018 event when I get back from holiday at the beginning of October.

Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2017, 09:40:56 am »
Time to get climbing fit before July

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2017, 05:37:44 am »
Time to lose some weight....
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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2017, 05:42:33 pm »

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Re: Mille Cymru 2018
« Reply #49 on: September 27, 2017, 06:30:18 pm »
That's a VERY fortuitous URL!
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