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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: wilkyboy on February 03, 2020, 08:44:08 pm

Title: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Sat 21 March 2020 — CANCELLED
Post by: wilkyboy on February 03, 2020, 08:44:08 pm
Due to unmanageable uncertainty around the current coronavirus and COVID-19 crisis, Ewa and I have, with huge regret, decided to postpone this event until later in the year CANCEL this event outright.

All entrants should have received another more detailed response via email.

Winter's nearly over and the rush of early spring rides is all-but about to start, and so we bring to you once again —

The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 (https://www.camaudax.uk/porkpie) — a popular ride out to Melton Mowbray to marvel at the hand-pulled treats that are a speciality of the town.  The route is a lovely combination of fast and flat, then hilly, then hillier, then very, very flat — it's not exactly fixed-friendly, but it's great fun!  Still just the single control at Melton so you can optimise your own stoppage — you will pass through several good towns in each direction, if you need to stop, or you can coast right through without putting a foot down.  We've had a couple of stiff years, so we're due fine weather this year, and hopefully it being nearly a week later will help with that. 

And for those with a penchant for self-sufferance can follow the optionally longer and hillier EXTRA route, as per previous years  :thumbsup:

The Cambridge Spring Dash 100 (https://www.camaudax.uk/springdash) — a popular ride around Cambridgeshire and the rolling chalkline of north Essex, well suited to those looking for an event to extend to 200km for round-the-year points, or for riders who've suffered a little with winter fitness.  A ride of two pubs, with Saffron Walden sandwiched between (and Bicicletta has had a refit, it can seat nearly twice as many as it used to), so never further than about 30km from a stop.

There will be light refreshments at the start and something hot and something sweet for you at the finish, too  :)  :thumbsup:

Enter The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 here (https://www.camaudax.uk/porkpie);  or The Cambridge Spring Dash 100 here (https://www.camaudax.uk/springdash).
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Saturday 21 March 2020
Post by: MarkoftheShire on February 04, 2020, 07:53:26 pm
Fantastic .. hopefully the weather will be better than last year, no Capitals of East Anglia this year though?
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Saturday 21 March 2020
Post by: rob on February 05, 2020, 11:02:49 am
Off to my native Lincolnshire that weekend.   Sorry to miss if this year.
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Saturday 21 March 2020
Post by: phil w on February 05, 2020, 11:05:37 am
Will be doing Start of Summertime final route check. So will have to miss this year.

I do hope riders don’t get the cross winds of last year. When I finished it felt like I’d been wrestling a crocodile.
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Saturday 21 March 2020
Post by: wilkyboy on March 01, 2020, 10:57:22 pm
I checked the Spring Dash route today.  In that wind.  With skinny winter legs  ::-)

As always, it's a lovely route with lots of variety and a great first audax, or ideal to ECE to 200  :thumbsup:

Just waiting to hear on the second pub — if not then we'll run a mini-control in Meesden again.
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Saturday 21 March 2020
Post by: plasticniki on March 02, 2020, 11:59:54 am
I'm in for the 200 I think!
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Saturday 21 March 2020
Post by: wilkyboy on March 08, 2020, 10:05:47 pm
I checked the route yesterday — it was a little breezy, and the wind turned during the day so I was basically into a cross-headwind most of the day.  Knackered now.

The route is as lovely and varied as always — flat then hilly then hillier then flat.  Terrific fun, if a bit of a struggle (https://www.strava.com/activities/3164082246) on fixed-gear.

There's still space; entries close soon.
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Saturday 21 March 2020
Post by: drossall on March 09, 2020, 08:16:43 pm
100km duly entered
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Sat 21 March 2020 — POSTPONED
Post by: wilkyboy on March 13, 2020, 10:44:51 am
Due to unmanageable uncertainty around the current coronavirus and COVID-19 crisis, Ewa and I have, with huge regret, decided to postpone this event until later in the year.

All entrants should have received a more detailed response via email.
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Sat 21 March 2020 — POSTPONED
Post by: Chris S on March 13, 2020, 12:57:29 pm
Good call Wilky (IMHO). Must have been a tough one.
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Sat 21 March 2020 — POSTPONED
Post by: ElyDave on March 15, 2020, 06:32:19 am
That's made my decision for me. Will entries re-open for the postponed date? I've done this one couple of times and its always a great event, even though we were nearly getting blown off the bikes last time.
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Sat 21 March 2020 — POSTPONED
Post by: Big Saxon on March 15, 2020, 09:40:42 pm
Ewa's cakes will have to wait until another day, hope to see everyone healthy at the end of all this.

Love from the Big Saxon
Title: Re: The Cambridge Pork Pie 200 + Spring Dash 100 — Sat 21 March 2020 — CANCELLED
Post by: wilkyboy on March 20, 2020, 11:41:23 pm
No umming and aahing left, Ewa and I have decided to cancel these events outright for this year.  Another email has been sent out to all entrants.