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Re: The London Ditchling Devil 200km
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2018, 10:16:57 am »
What a great day out! Judging by the photos upthread by the time our lot got to the Chiddingfold control most of the cakes had been scoffed (but there was still plenty to eat). The weather was utterly ridiculous. Thanks to Paul and everyone for organising.

Re: The London Ditchling Devil 200km
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2018, 10:28:23 am »
My memories:

1.The two dogs eating lots of doughnuts at the start!

2. Some people left early and we overtook them shortly after?!

3. Incredible cake selection!!

4. This year I came back at 15:33, last year I was back at 16:59 - a nice improvement!

Thanks for a great ride!

I felt the owner could have at least had a collar that fitted the dog as the white one kept slipping loose from it!

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Re: The London Ditchling Devil 200km
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2018, 09:01:33 am »
The results are up on the AUK website & there's 333 (provisional) finishers, with AUK members being in the minority.

http://www.aukweb.net/results/archive/2018/listevent/?Ride=18-888
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Re: The London Ditchling Devil 200km
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2018, 10:03:20 am »
The results are up on the AUK website & there's 333 (provisional) finishers, with AUK members being in the minority.

http://www.aukweb.net/results/archive/2018/listevent/?Ride=18-888

I see 101 members  and  377 non members
   E = 74  SR = 1

Re: The London Ditchling Devil 200km
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2018, 10:09:22 am »
Not sure what you're looking at, I see 77 members and 256 non-members.
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Re: The London Ditchling Devil 200km
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2018, 10:23:50 am »
Not sure what you're looking at, I see 77 members and 256 non-members.
That's very odd, I followed the link, the opening the same page again from my internet history I see the 333 figure.

 ???
   E = 74  SR = 1

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Re: The London Ditchling Devil 200km
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2018, 11:10:41 am »
Hello sports fans :)

I took a couple of attempts to upload the results... pending any last minutes appeals the dust has settled on 406 starters (including helper rides) and 333 finishers.

Of the starters, 81 (20%) were AUKs and 325 (80%) were CTC and Temporary members, with 77 and 256 completing respectively. 

The DNF rate for AUks was 5% compared with 21% for others, some of whom found themselves wanting whilst others succombed to the delights of down-town Brighton or found themselves riding past their home on the approach to London after having previously ridden up to the start, all to be expected.

This is much in line with previous years. The AUK entry was a little lower than usual but it was a very busy weekend this year; besides the inaugural TINAT there were regional events in Elstead, Maidenhead and East Anglia.

Nominally the LDD would run on 2nd June next year but that clashes with the WCW600+200, so its in the calendar for Sunday 30 June. (Originally the event ran in July - it moved to early June when we failed to persuade the IOC to reschedule the opening of the 2012 Olympics...)

It's a real pleasure to be involved with this event, as everybody - riders, controllers and the local community groups providing the catering -  has a good time. For the riders there is a great route and great controls, all blessed with - for the nth year in a row - great weather, and whilst it's a lot of work, the community volunteers also have fun. Their feedback is universal; "the riders are all so well behaved and appreciative", and that goes a long, long way. Overall, a great day enjoyed by all.

Time now to start focusing on The London Orbital Audax