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New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« on: September 22, 2012, 06:01:39 pm »
The Three Capitals Permanent Event (1500km)
Organised by David Little
Has been DELETED from the AUK Calendar

John Ward
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Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 12:04:07 pm »
Coming soon (subject to approval)

Some new events from the West Midlands area.

Vale of Belvoir 200k (Lichfield - Gonerby - Lichfield)
Shropshire Plains 200k  (Wolverhampton - Ellesmere - Nantwich - Wolverhampton)
Offas Byke 200k  (Walsall - Knighton - Walsall)


Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 06:31:06 am »
Mike Wigley has added three new 200km Permanent Events to the AUK Calendar.
They are based on his Llanfair PG 400km event

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch 200 (this is not an invitation for others to give me even more challenging event names to type into the AUK data base)
Wilmslow-St Asaph-Wilmslow 200
Holyhead-Prestatyn-Holyhead 200

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/
 
John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 08:03:01 am »
Not a new Permanent event, but a new organiser.

Mark Hummerstone has taken over from Billy Weir as the organiser of End to End ( LEL to JOG or t'other way) Permanents
The event is available in classic randonneur form, or you can also ride it as 7 x 200km linked events, or even linger to admire the scenery while completing a brevet populaire

Why not put it on your "every cyclist must do at least once" list for next year

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 02:28:06 pm »
New Organiser for a new AUK season, with PAUL STEWART taking over from MARTIN MALINS as a member of the DIY events Organisers Team.
Welcome to Paul and many thanks to Martin for the sterling work he has put in during his stint at DIY organising.

Paul may be contacted on paudax@gmail.com
Please don't deluge him with entries in his first couple of weeks - spread your entries around the DIY organiser team while he settles in.

John Ward
AUK Permanents Secretary

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 02:39:25 pm »
and please send any remaining completed cards / gpx for rides ridden up to 30.9.12 to me  :)

Remember also that I still do all ECEs

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 10:38:02 am »
Dave Atkinson has added a new 200km Permanent Event as a variation of his "Dales Tour Plus". It is named (not surprisingly):
DAVE'S DALES TOUR PLUS Mk2  (ref DA05)

Control points at: Richmond /Kettlewell / Patley Bridge / Ripon

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012, 02:27:52 pm »
NEW AUK PERMANENT EVENT
Organised by Steve Gloster

VALE of BELVOIR (200km)
Start from Lichfield

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2012, 02:55:47 pm »
Tom Fox has added a new 100km Permanent Event
ALFRETON - SUDBURY  (ref TF09)

Control points at: Alfreton / Melbourne / Sudbury

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2012, 11:56:26 am »
Two new Permanent events from Paul Whitehead:
 
Summer Saunter to Wantage (200km)  (ref PWHI01)
Control points at: Denmead / Kingsclere /  Wantage / Lambourn / Whitchurch

Wantage Winter Warm Up (200km)  (ref PWHI02)
Control points at: Denmead / Whitchurch / Lambourn / Wantage / Kingsclere

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 10:01:02 am »
Two new Permanent events from Winston Plowes
(Perm versions of his Calendar events):

Hebden Bridge Star (100km)  AAA 2.25 (ref WP01)
Start and re-visit: Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge Starlet (50km)  AAA 1.25 (ref WP02)
Start and re-visit: Hebden Bridge

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2012, 01:49:22 pm »
Two new Permanent events from Ian Hennessey:
 
Old Roads 300 (300km)  (ref IH09)
Control points at: Honiton / Okehampton / Barnstaple / Wiveliscombe / Cheddar / South Petherton

Exe-Buzzard 600 (600km)  (ref IH10)
Control points at: Leighton Buzzard / Pangbourne / Chandlers Ford / Salisbury / Sherborne / Exeter / Wells / Cirencester / Brackley

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 02:24:08 pm »
Mark Shannon has retired from organising AUK Permanent events, so his suite of PRoFS and Perm events involving various combinations of Scottish rivers have now been deleted from the calendar:

MS01   600   0   3 Firths 600 Solway, Clyde and Forth
MS02   400   0   2 Firth 400 Forth & Solway
MS03   300   0   2 Firths 300 Forth & Solway
MS04   300   0   2 Firths 300 Solway & Clyde
MS05   200   0   2 Firths 200 Solway & Clyde
MS06   600   0   2 Firths 600: Forth and Solway
MS07   105   0   Les Sables
MS08   108   0   Noir M
MS09   108   0   La Roche

John Ward
AUK Permanents Sectretary

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 09:31:22 am »
New 200km Permanent event from Steve Gloster:
 
Offa's Byke (200km)  (ref SG02)
Control points at: Bilston / Featherstone / Ironbridge / Church Stretton / Knighton / Ludlow / Albrighton /

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 10:29:32 am »
New 200km Permanent event, with some climbing for those seeking hills, from Billy Weir:
 
Around Weald Expedition (200km  AAA3.5) (ref WW09)
Control points at: Edenbridge / Selsdon / Forest Row / Mayfield / Battle / Langton Green / Swanley

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2012, 05:18:51 pm »
New 100km Permanent event that should please the AAA brigade seeking hills because it goes over Wrynose and Hardknott passes in the Lake District

from Paul Revell:
 
La'al Lakeland 100 (100km  AAA2.25) (ref PR01)
Control points at: Backbarrow / Kendal / Ambleside / Eskdale / Haverthwaite

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2012, 05:42:41 pm »
New 100km Permanent event that should please the AAA brigade seeking hills because it goes over Wrynose and Hardknott passes in the Lake District

from Paul Revell:
 
La'al Lakeland 100 (100km  AAA2.25) (ref PR01)
Control points at: Backbarrow / Kendal / Ambleside / Eskdale / Haverthwaite

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

John, this highlights one of the "issues" about perms on the AUK website.  There is actually more detail about the event in your post than there is on the website.  This is not a criticism of Paul's event (well, not his event specifically), but of the system that permits, encourages even, so little information about a ride.

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Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2012, 05:57:18 pm »
... and the "Start: Google Map" link is over a hundred miles out!

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Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2012, 06:30:09 pm »
... and the "Start: Google Map" link is over a hundred miles out!

That's because the start is linked to the organiser's address not the perm address.  So all the Cambrian Series rides start from Basingstoke  ;D ;D  I asked about this but apparently it was too hard to fix.

The other challenge is that many permanents allow flexible start points - again the Cambrian Series allows starts from any of the control points - so the map might get confusing (and I also let people start from interim points as an additional control.   O:-)  [Thinking about it - you could start the 10A from pretty much anywhere in Wales and a few bits of England]
Eddington Numbers 122 (imperial), 165 (metric) 510 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2012, 06:58:39 pm »
erm... org address is about 300 metres (as the crow flies) from the start, so it should be pretty accurate.  Maybe a typo?  LA12 8QL

EDIT - Now fixed - short description on auk site and link to map shows correct start location
'Brant and Slape' 200km out of Windermere, is on the calendar for Oct 2018.  Church Hall the night before the ride.

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2012, 08:20:15 pm »
New 100km Permanent event that should please the AAA brigade seeking hills because it goes over Wrynose and Hardknott passes in the Lake District
John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

John, this highlights one of the "issues" about perms on the AUK website.  There is actually more detail about the event in your post than there is on the website.  This is not a criticism of Paul's event (well, not his event specifically), but of the system that permits, encourages even, so little information about a ride.

I take your point - as the AUK event entry system stands at the moment the skeleton information is all that I can put up when creating a new event in the calendar. But there is lots more that the Organiser can add him/herself. Some do and some don't.  I'll add some further notes to the information for organisers to list out all the possible add-ons and suggest that they should make full use of these to amplify their events and entice (or scare off?) participants.

Thanks
John Ward
Permanents Secretary

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2012, 01:00:27 pm »
New 100 miles  (yes that is miles) Permanent event, with some climbing for those seeking hills, from Billy Weir, who says "I expect this one to be popular":
 
AAA Milne Imperial (160km  AAA2.75) (ref WW10)
Control points at: Oxted / Uckfield / Balcombe / Forest Row / Wadhurst / Toys Hill

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

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Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2012, 01:26:46 pm »
... and the "Start: Google Map" link is over a hundred miles out!

That's because the start is linked to the organiser's address not the perm address.  So all the Cambrian Series rides start from Basingstoke  ;D ;D  I asked about this but apparently it was too hard to fix.

Aha - I did not know about that quirk! OK, so it was a harsh criticism, but it does highlight that a list of controls (or similar) is even more critical for perms.

Re: The Wrynose/Hardknott perm. Just heard on the radio, american tourists have complained about the lack of Rhinos up there. may be apocryphal.
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Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2012, 03:18:00 pm »
New 100km Permanent event from John Radford getting ready for those after Xmas rides.
 
Goodbye Christmas Yorkshire Pudding (100km) (ref JRA08)
Control points at: Thorne / Epworth / Messingham / Hook / Goole

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK

Re: New and Deleted AUK Permanent Events
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2012, 02:59:30 pm »
Two new 200km Permanent events from Steve Gloster:
 
Lechlade on Thames (200km)  (ref SG03)
Control points at: Bromsgrove / Stratford on Avon / Chipping Campden / Lechlade / Tewkesbury

Horseshoe Pass (200km) (ref SG04)
Control points at: Codsall (Esso garage) / Huxton / Horshoe Pass / Shrewsbury / Ironbridge

Details on
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/

John Ward
Permanents Secretary Audax UK