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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: Weirdy Biker on July 09, 2009, 07:21:01 pm

Title: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Weirdy Biker on July 09, 2009, 07:21:01 pm
Suggestion for admin - could be we have a sub-board for DIY/perms that riders would like some company on?

Suggestion is that the topic headings in that board would be "DATE - START LOCATION - DISTANCE - Brief description".  For example "8/8/09 - Redhill, Surrey - 400km - DIY to Wiltshire"

I'd personally find this facility very helpful.

Some other users of the audax board have already indicated in the topic that they think this would be a useful facility.
Title: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: border-rider on September 17, 2009, 10:37:16 pm
Rather than a sub-board (which is beyond my powers) we'll try a sticky topic.  If it takes off then maybe we can ask the forum admins for a new board, but no promises. So, if you'd like company on a DIY or perm, post here.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Ian H on September 17, 2009, 10:47:44 pm
You're too late for the Humfire (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19205.msg344282#msg344282).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: border-rider on September 17, 2009, 10:51:46 pm
Indeed.

One option might be to use this thread as an index to more developed threads about rides, eg

Middle-aged, well preserved and well upholstered male cyclist seeks like-minded company on leisurely weekend tour of southern England's tea rooms, convenience stores, A road service stations and bus shelters.

Likes; riding through rainy nights along romantic unlit winding pot-holed country lanes, gut wrenching ascents, white knuckle descents, narrowly avoiding lumps of aggregate and agriculture along the way.

GSOH, NS, financially solvent, has own hair and own teeth (mostly).

Will consider groups.

RSVP

Picture preferrable.

H

N.B. There are no calendar 600s this weekend but there is The Bournemouth Square 200 (a fine ride in its second year) and, I believe, at least one ride in Wales.

details here:

Revisited - Hellfire 600 Perm: 19th & 20th September (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19205.0)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on September 18, 2009, 12:25:28 am
I sort of started a niche version of this with my 600 series thread, which died when I stopped riding a DIY 600 every month.

Anyway, there's still time to enter the 600km DIY from Bletchley with me and Rich Forrest on September 26th.
Just get your entry form to your DIY organiser even if you haven't got acard, you can use one of mine.


Also, anyone up for a winter 600, let me know. There's always a chance that I will ride a 600.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MattH on September 18, 2009, 07:53:41 am
As a user of the board, I'd prefer a sticky index with no discussion or a sub-board to a sticky organisational topic where people make arrangements. The reason being that threads rapidly diverge, and digging through pages of discussion doesn't help in finding out where people are riding and when.

The problem with an index is that it will be more effort to maintain and enforce for Mal.
I'm not sure if there would be enough rides organised to justify a sub-board - I guess there are typically a dozen or so a year?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on September 18, 2009, 08:59:40 am
The problem with an index is that it will be more effort to maintain and enforce for Mal.
shouldn't be a problem for Mal - see Mal's example Hellfire post, where he LINKS to t'other thread. You could do that with your own thread. An informative post here would act as a 'calendar entry' for group perms. New riders may then stumble upon it serendipitously :)

(See also TG's post, where he fails to do this - he understands gear ratios but not embedding URLs !)

There may just be a dozen now, but the market could increase if we set this sort of thing up.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Weirdy Biker on October 11, 2009, 09:02:31 pm
Series of Surrey / Sussex permanents over the winter.  Mainly based on El Supremo's fine rides.

Topic with more info / updates at:

http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=24811.0 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=24811.0)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on October 27, 2009, 01:06:39 pm
December DIY200 from MK (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=25431.0) Anyone want to join me :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MSeries on November 07, 2009, 06:47:05 pm
DIY 200 in December, start Leeds area. Anyone care to join me, route negotiable
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: border-rider on November 08, 2009, 03:59:23 pm
Nov & Dec DIY 200s from S Wales/Bristol/etc (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=26063.msg469235#msg469235)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fboab on November 09, 2009, 01:39:24 pm
21st November I'm planning to take my bucket & spade (and cake, obv) to the seaside at Sheringham.

Early start at Brandon- Diss- Sheringham- Swaffham- Brandon, 200k

Rain wont stop play but nasty winds and ice might.

Anyone fancy sharing cake, fish & chips? (Not necessarily in that order)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Chris S on November 10, 2009, 02:14:19 pm
21st November I'm planning to take my bucket & spade (and cake, obv) to the seaside at Sheringham.

Early start at Brandon- Diss- Sheringham- Swaffham- Brandon, 200k

Rain wont stop play but nasty winds and ice might.

Anyone fancy sharing cake, fish & chips? (Not necessarily in that order)

Fidgetbuzz may well be interested; as he's back in Blighty by then, and needing DIYs to maintain his RRTY. I might be interested - depending on how distracting Real Lifetm is at the time.

Either way - if you particularly want to see Swaffham, that's fine - but if you'd prefer a quieter route from Sheringham, via Necton Co-op (for stamping duties) you are welcome to stop here for refreshments and a rest (and possibly to thaw out).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on November 10, 2009, 05:22:48 pm
21st November I'm planning to take my bucket & spade (and cake, obv) to the seaside at Sheringham.

Early start at Brandon- Diss- Sheringham- Swaffham- Brandon, 200k

Rain wont stop play but nasty winds and ice might.

Anyone fancy sharing cake, fish & chips? (Not necessarily in that order)

Sounds like a nice ride but autoroute comes out at 190km and sends you through the centre of Norwich,is there a control missing?

Rich

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fboab on November 11, 2009, 09:07:07 am
21st November I'm planning to take my bucket & spade (and cake, obv) to the seaside at Sheringham.

Early start at Brandon- Diss- Sheringham- Swaffham- Brandon, 200k

Rain wont stop play but nasty winds and ice might.

Anyone fancy sharing cake, fish & chips? (Not necessarily in that order)

Sounds like a nice ride but autoroute comes out at 190km and sends you through the centre of Norwich,is there a control missing?

Rich



Précis...

It's a Mesh: Brandon, Diss, Wymondham, Aylsham, Sheringham, North Elmham, Swaffham, Brandon.
It'll be something a bit like this (http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?id=25746) on the ground.
Pretty much pancake-flat, so speedy- an early start will get me home in plenty of time for my date dinner.


Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mikewigley on November 12, 2009, 11:20:24 am
Not actually a DIY but as good as:-

I've entered a Dinner Dart to York on the Friday (27th Nov) from Delph - Askern - Barton-on-Humber - Howden - York.  MSeries is meeting me at Askern.  If anyone fancies joining us I estimate we'll be leaving Lakeside Cafe, Askern at about 12:00 and Christine's Diner Howden at about 16:30 (those timings are approximate and subject to MSeries' approval!  I suppose the weather and accessibility of the Humber Bridge might have a say on the day). 

Riding into York during the evening rush hour sounds better with a big bunch especially if someone up front knows where we are going - so not me!

NB Christine's Diner might have a different name, but it's at the A614/B1228 junction

The Lakeside cafe is on Spa Pool Road in Askern, near A19/Station Road traffic lights

See you there
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MSeries on November 12, 2009, 11:26:02 am
Approved ! Christines= Redbeck Cafe=Hopkinsons Fair Deals. I know York well enough to be able to find the racecourse, but I may have to detour to a friends house to pick up my bag drop bag.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Wobbly John on November 16, 2009, 12:42:24 pm
21st November I'm planning to take my bucket & spade (and cake, obv) to the seaside at Sheringham.

Early start at Brandon- Diss- Sheringham- Swaffham- Brandon, 200k

Rain wont stop play but nasty winds and ice might.

Anyone fancy sharing cake, fish & chips? (Not necessarily in that order)

I might be up for this ride. I had intended doing the November WARTY, but I think I'd prefer this if it isn't tooooooo windy. 

PM me if it is still on :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Weirdy Biker on December 03, 2009, 10:56:03 pm
19 December - Dick Turpin's Day Out 200

Newish permanent taking in the delights of Suffolk and Essex.  Start location TBC.

fboab and I plan to do this.  Any others interested in joining these highwaymen in their cunning plan to plunder the tea and coffee shops of east England of their wares?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Weirdy Biker on December 24, 2009, 01:34:33 pm
LEJOG (preferred, but will consider JOGLE).

Week commencing 6 September 2010
1400km
BR pace (4.5 days) preferred but will consider 7x200.

PM me if interested.  As the AUK perm organiser, I'll take on the responsibility of logistics etc.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fboab on December 26, 2009, 02:56:18 pm
19 December - Dick Turpin's Day Out 200

Newish permanent taking in the delights of Suffolk and Essex.  Start location TBC.

fboab and I plan to do this.  Any others interested in joining these highwaymen in their cunning plan to plunder the tea and coffee shops of east England of their wares?

Following weather-induced cancellation, I will be re-visiting this on Wednesday 30th.
Any company welcome, as otherwise I'll have to eat all the mince pies myself, and a full pint of Sloe Vodka on my own could be a Bad Thing.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Chris S on December 26, 2009, 05:15:20 pm
19 December - Dick Turpin's Day Out 200

Newish permanent taking in the delights of Suffolk and Essex.  Start location TBC.

fboab and I plan to do this.  Any others interested in joining these highwaymen in their cunning plan to plunder the tea and coffee shops of east England of their wares?

Following weather-induced cancellation, I will be re-visiting this on Wednesday 30th.
Any company welcome, as otherwise I'll have to eat all the mince pies myself, and a full pint of Sloe Vodka on my own could be a Bad Thing.

I'm keeping a really close eye on the weather forecasts for next week. Still keeping options open for the 2nd, but there's Snow and Ice in the forecast from Wednesday onwards  ::-).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on December 28, 2009, 07:51:08 pm
I'm looking at a ride from the Ox-Did-Reading area on sat 2nd Jan (or possiblity of Sun 3rd). Very weather dependent.

Current plan is The MC200 on the Saturday, probably heading for Hungerford first for 10-ish. If I get any responses I'll start a thread (or add to the MC200 perm topic. or something). Best to PM me to get my attention, as it's short notice.  [or txt if you have it!]

Edit: Well, we're on (me+DrBru). A-roading to Hungerford, hope the Cotswolds don't ice up when it gets dark ...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Weirdy Biker on January 30, 2010, 04:13:21 pm
Poor Student - Sat 6 February 2010 - Oxford Pear Tree start - 7-8am. 12/13 hr pace.  Will move if weather unfavourable.

PM if interested (or post to Poor Student thread).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Greenbank on January 31, 2010, 03:37:59 pm
LEJOG (preferred, but will consider JOGLE).

Week commencing 6 September 2009

If I had a time machine I'd be up for it!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MSeries on February 11, 2010, 04:12:02 pm
Sat 27th Feb. 200 from The Chateau. v flat.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Weirdy Biker on February 23, 2010, 01:34:49 pm
CWR (chubby wee randonneur) WLTM likeminded cyclists in East Surrey / West Sussex area for fun at the weekend.  Own bike essential.

27 Feb.  Local 300 (either Man of Kent 300 starting in Edenbridge or el Supremo 300 starting in Hailsham)
6 Mar. Local 200 (DIY 200 from Redhill, based on William the Conkerer 200 test ride)
20 Mar. Local 300 (the 300 not done above)

Any interest?  PM me.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: arabella on April 05, 2010, 06:03:27 pm
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)

1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
Rough schedule:

Day 1 to South Mimms Services and back  to Red Lodge (226km), sleep stop
Day 2 Red Lodge to Knaresborough (nr Harrogate) (318km), sleep stop
Day 3 Kn to Scotch corner then back to Lincoln or further South (288+km), sleep stop
Day 4 back to Red Lodge
It needs to be done in 75 hours. 
My preferred method is to plod along rather slower and stop less often ...

Any suggestions for places to sleep stop welcome. 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on April 08, 2010, 12:02:08 pm
A rather late start to 2010 for me. I'll be bimbling round routes easily accessible from West London.  

10April - a 120km round the Thames Valley starting Chiswick or Datchet depending on how I feel - done with Swiss Hat & Friend
17April - Dave Hudsons Pulborough Connection 200km perm (with brevet) starting from Guildford - Aborted - 'Borked Back'
24April - The Faccombe Willy, a 200km DIY awaiting permification starting from Chalfont St Peter.  It's like the Willy Wamer only a bit harder more scenic. (I'll be helping Chris Beynon man the 7Across Arrivee after). Done with Mattc an Scotlington.

08May - Taste of the Test (Well, its a Calendar but I'll be there).

Also on the agenda (date tbc):

The much acclaimed 'Chicken Run', a London-Brighton-London 200km DIY also awaiting permification, with a lunch control at the Old Post Office in Wiston. This starts in Chiswick for some curious reason.

The sadly de-listed 'Muswells Hills' as a DIY 200km from Finsbury, North London.

'Company Welcome'
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on April 09, 2010, 07:14:06 pm
A rather late start to 2010 for me. I'll be bimbling round routes easily accessible from West London.  

10April - a 120km round the Thames Valley starting Chiswick or Datchet depending on how I feel.
17April - Dave Hudsons Pulborough Connection 200km perm (with brevet) starting from Guildford
24April - The Faccombe Willy, a 200km DIY awaiting permification starting from Chalfont St Peter.  It's like the Willy Wamer only a bit harder more scenic. (I'll be helping Chris Beynon man the 7Across Arrivee after).  

08May - Taste of the Test (Well, its a Calendar but I'll be there).

Also on the agenda (date tbc):

The much acclaimed 'Chicken Run', a London-Brighton-London 200km DIY also awaiting permification, with a lunch control at the Old Post Office in Wiston. This starts in Chiswick for some curious reason.

The sadly de-listed 'Muswells Hills' as a DIY 200km from Finsbury, North London.

'Company Welcome'

I may well be up for joining you on this Mr Tea. I am supposed to be doing the 7Across but have yet to enter and am also experiencing a rather late season start. A 400k at this stage may just be a little too much....
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on April 09, 2010, 07:34:14 pm
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)

1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
...
Any suggestions for places to sleep stop welcome. 
Sounds epic! If I'm not working I MIGHT be tempted, but 1x1000k/year will probably suffice. Do you have a route/controls outline link?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on April 09, 2010, 10:38:44 pm
A rather late start to 2010 for me. I'll be bimbling round routes easily accessible from West London.  

10April - a 120km round the Thames Valley starting Chiswick or Datchet depending on how I feel.
17April - Dave Hudsons Pulborough Connection 200km perm (with brevet) starting from Guildford
24April - The Faccombe Willy, a 200km DIY awaiting permification starting from Chalfont St Peter.  It's like the Willy Wamer only a bit harder more scenic. (I'll be helping Chris Beynon man the 7Across Arrivee after).  

08May - Taste of the Test (Well, its a Calendar but I'll be there).

Also on the agenda (date tbc):

The much acclaimed 'Chicken Run', a London-Brighton-London 200km DIY also awaiting permification, with a lunch control at the Old Post Office in Wiston. This starts in Chiswick for some curious reason.

The sadly de-listed 'Muswells Hills' as a DIY 200km from Finsbury, North London.

'Company Welcome'

I may well be up for joining you on this Mr Tea. I am supposed to be doing the 7Across but have yet to enter and am also experiencing a rather late season start. A 400k at this stage may just be a little too much....
Excellent. I'll warm up the route details and forward them on.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Maverick on April 24, 2010, 10:11:26 pm
I'm planning to do the fabulous Port Navigation 200 on Sunday 2 May with a start in Ballachulish aiming for the 9.50 ferry from Oban, an unhurried ride round Mull for a later ferry at Fishnish and amble back to Ballachulish. An absence of west coast gales will be a requirement for the ride to take place. Company welcome.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MSeries on April 25, 2010, 12:27:29 pm
I'm thinking of doing The Old 240 perm in June, any interest in joining me ? May create a DIY from Leeds based on the same major climbs, IF we can use Danials AAA/GPS to get the AAA points.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: phil d on April 26, 2010, 11:13:59 am
I'm looking to do "The Anorak's Delight" (Tadley - Odiham - New Alresford - Romsey - Amesbury - Tadley) on the late May bank holiday weekend if anyone is interested.  Likely to meet Mrs D for lunch somewhere (Mottisfont perhaps if the ride goes near there - I haven't checked).

Not particularly concerned which day I ride.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: arabella on April 26, 2010, 10:52:38 pm
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)

1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
...
Any suggestions for places to sleep stop welcome. 
Sounds epic! If I'm not working I MIGHT be tempted, but 1x1000k/year will probably suffice. Do you have a route/controls outline link?
Finally spotted this.
Red Lodge - Bishops Stortford - South Mimms - Bish St - Red Lodge - Deeping St J - Lincoln - Thorne - Knaresborough - Scotch Corner - Stamford Bridge - Thorne - Lincoln - Deeping St J - Red Lodge.
2 x 500 starting midday Tues with longish zz stop on the Thorne - Knaresborough leg.
My nauseatingly detailed route sheet will soon be ready, I'll be stunned if you don't save yourself for the MC1000, but company welcome.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Chris S on April 26, 2010, 10:57:18 pm
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)

1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
...
Any suggestions for places to sleep stop welcome. 
Sounds epic! If I'm not working I MIGHT be tempted, but 1x1000k/year will probably suffice. Do you have a route/controls outline link?
Finally spotted this.
Red Lodge - Bishops Stortford - South Mimms - Bish St - Red Lodge - Deeping St J - Lincoln - Thorne - Knaresborough - Scotch Corner - Stamford Bridge - Thorne - Lincoln - Deeping St J - Red Lodge.
2 x 500 starting midday Tues with longish zz stop on the Thorne - Knaresborough leg.
My nauseatingly detailed route sheet will soon be ready, I'll be stunned if you don't save yourself for the MC1000, but company welcome.

Goodness me. I never thought I'd hear myself say this... but that's way too much flat for my liking. Ohh... my arse...  :(

One has to get out of the saddle once in a while - to air one's views...

Isn't that (essentially) the section of LEL that everyone cannot wait to be past northbound, and dreads again southbound?

Good Luck!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on April 27, 2010, 09:06:18 am
Great Eastern Perm (1000km)
...
1-4 June 2010.  Start Red Lodge (Mildenhall, Kennet Station is nearest) lunchtime Tues 1/6
I'll be stunned if you don't save yourself for the MC1000, but company welcome.
Well, I'm running 100/200k events on the 6th, so it is rather tempting just to be able to drop it into conversation: You think 100k was a long way? ... (childish, I know)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: arabella on April 27, 2010, 09:19:24 am
You forget, Chris, I like flatness.  Unlike hills I seem to be able to keep up - hill climbing skills are lacking on my part.  Not that it'll make much difference as it doesn't look like anyone else wants to do a perm 1000 that's too long/flat/short.

I think you may mean Bernie's Long Flat one though (but I'd imagine there's a certain similarity to it).

I'm coming to the conclusion that my show off cloth badge (the 1000 km one) looks too much like it says 100km for ayone to be excited appalled by it.

++++++++++

edited to include new schedule in case anyone has a fancy to join me for part of it
based on average speed (barring the stop) of 16.67kph (6 jhours/100km)
leg                                                      length  tot    leg_time    actual time
                         Red Lodge                         0     -                     12:35:00   tue 1 june
Red Lodge   Bishops Stortford            65   65   03:53   16:28:00
Bishops Stortford   South Mimms          48   113   02:52   19:20:00
South Mimms   Bishops Stortford          48   161   02:52   22:12:00
Bishops Stortford   Red Lodge            65   226   03:53   2:05:00      wed 3 june
Red Lodge   Deeping                      91   317   05:27   7:32:00
Deeping   Lincoln                        81   398   04:51   12:23:00
Lincoln   Thorne                         73   471   04:22   16:45:00
Thorne   Wetherby                        55   526   02:59   20:02:00 arrive
                                              526   12:00   8:02:00   leave  thu 4 june
Wetherby    Knaresborough                18   544   01:04   9:06:00
Knaresborough   Scotch Corner            66   610   03:57   13:03:00
Scotch Corner   Stamford Bridge          91   701   05:27   18:30:00
Stamford Bridge   Thorne                 58   759   03:28   21:58:00
Thorne   Lincoln                         73   832   04:22   2:20:00    fri 5 june
Lincoln   Deeping                        81   913   04:51   7:11:00
Deeping   Red Lodge                      91   1004 05:27   12:38:00


I even remembered to send off an entry, book B&B etc.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Martin on May 12, 2010, 11:59:52 pm
Sun 23rd May; El Supremo's Pulborough - Reading 200 in the company of Team Rocket aka Manotea and self; Pulborough or Guildford start
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MSeries on May 19, 2010, 09:08:53 pm
The Manchester Loop

200km goes around Manchester. Saturday 29th. PM me.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Weirdy Biker on May 21, 2010, 05:25:12 pm
Wildcat 200: 6 June (Kirriemuir start)
Saltire 200: 9 June (Traquair start)
Bowland 200: 11 June (Slaidburn start)

Leisurely pace.

PM me
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MSeries on May 21, 2010, 05:27:39 pm
Wildcat 200: 6 June (Kirriemuir start)
Saltire 200: 9 June (Traquair start)
Bowland 200: 11 June (Slaidburn start)

Leisurely pace.

PM me
are you doing The Red Rose ride on June 13th ? I will have a think about Bowland on 11 June, are you staying at the YH ?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Weirdy Biker on May 21, 2010, 05:39:24 pm
Wildcat 200: 6 June (Kirriemuir start)
Saltire 200: 9 June (Traquair start)
Bowland 200: 11 June (Slaidburn start)

Leisurely pace.

PM me
are you doing The Red Rose ride on June 13th ? I will have a think about Bowland on 11 June, are you staying at the YH ?

No to the Red Rose ride.  Yes to staying in the YH.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on May 23, 2010, 11:40:00 pm
Sun 23rd May; El Supremo's Pulborough - Reading 200 in the company of Team Rocket aka Manotea and self; Pulborough or Guildford start

Martin and I bimbled round today, the hottest day of the year so far, both of us working our way back to fitness. Blue skies are great but I felt the heat in the afternoon. Still, I perked up once the day cooled. I rode down to Guildford so a 250km day for me on my 71" Summer gear. Excellent!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Weirdy Biker on May 25, 2010, 11:48:23 am
w/e of 19 June.  Brevet Cymru 400 perm anyone?

I bailed at 350km in the calendar event, citing sense of humour failure and general wishywashyness in the face of torrential rain.  This is my chance to redeem myself on a straightforward 400k.

Severn View services start.  Probably around 7am.  Leisurely pace.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on June 10, 2010, 01:40:12 pm
I'm in need of a 200 for RRtY and could use doing it on July 17th. Anyone up for a westbound ride from the edge of Sheffield, perhaps to the coast and back?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on June 18, 2010, 09:47:06 pm
A tadge short notice but I'll be riding the Chicken Willy (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/370397) on Sunday 20th June, first time in a while. Company Welcome

London (Chiswick/Hammersmith)-Lindfield-Brighton-Wiston-Chiddingfold-London. 200.2km by controls according to AR10, about 208km on the road.

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: phil d on June 19, 2010, 08:23:48 am
Might see one or two other riders between London and Brighton that day  ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on June 20, 2010, 02:13:44 pm
Well, a combination of events not least of which included 25,000 other riders meant it didnt happen*, but will sometime over the next few weeks. Company still welcome.

*Edit: Paid a penance with a 100km jolly down to the Surrey Hills in the afternoon.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Dinamo on June 22, 2010, 07:50:14 pm
I'm riding The Stroud 5 Perm early on Saturday morning if anyone would like to join me. Taking in the villages of Stroud, Painswick, Bisley and Minchinhampton. 50 km in total but lots of climbing with 1 AAA point.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: AndyH on June 22, 2010, 08:42:36 pm
Dorset Coast or Dorset Delight perms in the forseeable future anyone ?

Not next weekend (26/27 June) or last week of aug / 1st week of sept. (holiday)

Accommodation available if you want to come from afar, we live in Blandford, close to the start of both.

Andy
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Panoramix on June 23, 2010, 02:03:26 pm
I'm riding The Stroud 5 Perm early on Saturday morning if anyone would like to join me. Taking in the villages of Stroud, Painswick, Bisley and Minchinhampton. 50 km in total but lots of climbing with 1 AAA point.

I would be interested in doing it!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on June 25, 2010, 05:25:47 pm
I'm going to be doing a 600km midweek ride starting Wed 1st Sept in Carlisle
Route roughly is
Carlisle - Scotch corner - York - Howden - Beverley - Sleaford - Spalding - Kings Lynn - Downham Mkt - Biggleswade - Bletchley

I've booked train tickets and family rooms at Carlisle and Sleaford (360km) Travelodges.
Bletchley and Carlisle are both on the Westcoast mainline if anyone wants to join me.

Rich
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrinklyLion on June 25, 2010, 10:35:27 pm
No company, but I can offer a food stop in York if you want?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on June 26, 2010, 01:39:55 am
Possibly, although I cannot make a decision at the moment. I'll put it in the diary and let you know nearer the time.

 :thumbsup:

No company, but I can offer a food stop in York if you want?

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: York comes at about 190km in so afternoon tea will be most welcome  ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on June 28, 2010, 09:00:49 pm
A tadge short notice but I'll be riding the Chicken Willy (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/370397) on Sunday 20th June, first time in a while. Company Welcome

London (Chiswick/Hammersmith)-Lindfield-Brighton-Wiston-Chiddingfold-London. 200.2km by controls according to AR10, about 208km on the road.



Paul - that route goes within a mile or two of my front door. Depending on dates, I'd be well up for joining you. Currently I have only Sat 10th or Sun 11th July free though before MC1000...  :( Does that suit?

Don't fancy combining it with something like the Faccombe Willy and making it into a 600 with a kip stop at mine do you?  ;)  :sick:
Title: Perm 31st July or 1st Aug?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on June 29, 2010, 05:51:57 pm
Is anybody in the South-east planning on doing a perm on those dates? There doesn't seem to be much happening in the calendar.
Title: Re: Perm 31st July or 1st Aug?
Post by: perpetual dan on June 29, 2010, 08:09:22 pm
1st August Mrs Dan and the Misses are off on a holiday without me, leaving "early". I was toying with doing the Seaford - Yalding perm once I've waved goodbye.
Title: Re: Perm 31st July or 1st Aug?
Post by: AndyH on June 29, 2010, 08:21:04 pm
Any particular distance in mind ? I must have been just behind you on the FFP300 on sunday, finished in 14 1/2 hrs but spent the 1st 100K in the fast group

Andy
Title: Re: Perm 31st July or 1st Aug?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on June 29, 2010, 08:29:22 pm
200 or possibly 300. No doubt we'd recognise each other. A hint, I'm from Oz.
Title: Re: Perm 31st July or 1st Aug?
Post by: AndyH on June 29, 2010, 08:46:29 pm
Ah yes. We had a chat about blinding rear lights on the sea front in Folkstone. I turned the one on my saddlepack off. Later in the day I arrived at controls as you were leaving. I was riding a yellow & black Giant.

How would you feel about the Dorset Coast 200 as a perm ?

Andy
Title: Re: Perm 31st July or 1st Aug?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on June 29, 2010, 09:07:08 pm
Sounds ok if the weather is fine. I rode the Dorset Coast this year though. Give me a week or so to think about it.
Title: Re: Lanfair PG on Saturday 3/7/10
Post by: Jord on July 01, 2010, 10:31:00 am
Sorry for the short notice but I'm planning on doing Mike Wigley's Lanfair PG 400 perm but starting in Chester on Saturday if anyone is about?

Title: Re: Perm 31st July or 1st Aug?
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on July 02, 2010, 08:35:26 am
If I had wanted to put my posts in this sticky thread, I'd have done it myself.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on July 03, 2010, 08:05:21 pm
Right, bright and early start for a 200k leaving from Halfway in Sheffield and going through Nottingham, Market Harborough, St. Neots and ending in Cambridge on July 24th.

Any company appreciated.

After a short journey to Bishops Stortford, I'm driving a van into London to the start of the Dunwich Dynamo so you'd be welcome to a lift if you're doing that. I can't offer a ride from Dunwich back to London but can offer to get you from London back to Bishops Stortford after that.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MSeries on July 04, 2010, 11:18:43 am
August BH weekend.

Edingburgh to Oban 200
Oban to somewhere 200 or 300

any interest ? My plan is to get an early train to Edinburgh and start cycling immediately at around 09:30
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on July 05, 2010, 10:53:55 am
I'm due for a wedding on the Monday in Aberdeen (spectating, not participating). I could be up for a Saturday ride heading in that direction (Dollar, Leven, St. Andres, Tayport, Montrose).

Obviously dependant on being allowed and you not wanting to traverse Scotland but potter northwards instead.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on July 06, 2010, 12:05:44 pm
Rollcall for The Chicken Willy (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/370397) [London (Chiswick)-Lindfield-Brighton-Wiston-Chiddingfold-London], 203km, Sat July 10th.

Manotea
Scottlington
Ian_Oli+Son
 
Scottlington will be riding up from Bookham. Nominal depart from Chiswick (Esso Garage on the A4/A406 Roundabout under M4J1) at 8am.

Company Welcome.

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on July 08, 2010, 11:20:32 pm
Clem's Caldbeck Caper - Saturday 23rd October 2010

A lovely 300 km ride from Darlington, across the Pennines, down through the Lakes and back over the Pennines.  PM me if interested.  

I enjoyed it so much, I wrote a ride report:

Clem's Caldbeck Caper (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=31186.0)

Edit: date amended.  Bunbury has made an excuse...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on August 02, 2010, 07:30:16 pm
I'm thinking of another attempt at the under appreciated monument which is the Denmead 600 Perm (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/445493), probably on the August BH weekend though dates are flexible.

The traditional route is a 400+200 off Alresford. I'd look to start at Reading (2nd half day2) routing down to Alresford and round to Bradford under Avon, Cirencester and Lambourn/Membury for a sleep break at 400km, then down to Alresford and back to Reading to finish. Sounds easy but a ~40hr ride for me.

And a Taste of The Test on Sat 14th Aug as a warmupTo be rescheduled due to 'domestics'.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on August 02, 2010, 09:57:30 pm
Bernie's Long Flat One 600k, very likely 14th August. All companions welcome. Probably Campanile at the start for an early start (5.30am ish).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on August 11, 2010, 08:06:11 am
I'm thinking of another attempt at the under appreciated monument which is the Denmead 600 Perm (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/445493), probably on the August BH weekend though dates are flexible.

The traditional route is a 400+200 off Alresford. I'd look to start at Reading (2nd half day2) routing down to Alresford and round to Bradford under Avon, Cirencester and Lambourn/Membury for a sleep break at 400km, then down to Alresford and back to Reading to finish. Sounds easy but a ~40hr ride for me.

And a Taste of The Test on Sat 14th Aug as a warmup

I'm at somewhat of a loose end on BH weekend, but probably not up for a 600. Still trying to shake of this pesky achilles problem I picked up on MC1K. I may be up for riding part of your 600 with you, say 200k or 300k making it a DIY for me and a bit of company for you. Alternatively, if you give up on the 600 idea, could be tempted by the Chicken Willy again - very nice ride that!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: phil d on August 24, 2010, 04:57:31 pm
Just sent off a "Taste of the Test 200" entry, to ride sometime (weekday) in the first two weeks of September.  Any interest?  Haven't done this ride for years.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on September 14, 2010, 08:01:51 am
I need a 200 in September for RRTY. I want to leave this as late as possible due to lifeTM and max recovery time from minor achilles problem. My plan is a DIY200 on Sunday 26th September and probably the Chicken Willy (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/370397) myself, Manotea, IanOli +son did back in July. This is the route;

London (Chiswick/Hammersmith)-Lindfield-Brighton-Wiston-Chiddingfold-London. 200.2km by controls according to AR10, about 208km on the road;

although I would start at Bookham (Leatherhead) at 06.30ish and ride up to Chiswick for around 08.00. Company welcome, although it WILL be slow, probably 11-12 hours. I don't want to and have no need to push it.  :)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Chris S on September 14, 2010, 08:16:42 am
Simonp's 200 from Hauxton is on the 26th. Why not do that?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fboab on September 14, 2010, 08:32:14 am
Scottlington, have you considered a slow pootle round SimonP's Hauxton 200 instead? I have it on good authority that the route is not hilly and I certainly plan to take my time thanks to knee and late season ennui. That and riding the Tints on Saturday.
Edit: Chris types faster than me.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on September 14, 2010, 08:54:38 am
Thanks Chap(ette)s,

Believe me, I have looked at Simon's event and seriously considered entering. However, and this is the Chiken Willy's big win, I can start from home, have a slow pootle and still be back at a resonable hour whereas Simon's event is 2 hours away by car. Slow pootle + 2 out there and 2 hours back = a long day....Blame Manotea - he's been turning me on to DIYs over the past few months!  ;D

Seriously though, I would much rather ride a calendar event - if only for the assurance of friendly faces - but am trying to reign in my habit of driving long distances to events.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on September 17, 2010, 12:24:43 pm
I may not be available for the whole day but will be pleased to see you south of the M25. See you at the Chiswick roundabout garage (A4/A406) as before.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on September 17, 2010, 02:18:28 pm
I may not be available for the whole day but will be pleased to see you south of the M25. See you at the Chiswick roundabout garage (A4/A406) as before.

Thanks Paul. What time did we meet last time? I know I left my house just befre 06.00 so preume 07.00-07.30?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on September 17, 2010, 02:25:29 pm
I may not be available for the whole day but will be pleased to see you south of the M25. See you at the Chiswick roundabout garage (A4/A406) as before.

Thanks Paul. What time did we meet last time? I know I left my house just befre 06.00 so preume 07.00-07.30?

About 7:30ish sounds familiar. If its just me at Chiswick, give me a ring when you get past Kingston. The earlier you start, the further I can go!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on September 21, 2010, 12:46:08 pm
I may not be available for the whole day but will be pleased to see you south of the M25. See you at the Chiswick roundabout garage (A4/A406) as before.

Thanks Paul. What time did we meet last time? I know I left my house just befre 06.00 so preume 07.00-07.30?

About 7:30ish sounds familiar. If its just me at Chiswick, give me a ring when you get past Kingston. The earlier you start, the further I can go!

Will do, sould be about the same time.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on September 25, 2010, 12:25:17 pm
I need a 200 in September for RRTY. I want to leave this as late as possible due to lifeTM and max recovery time from minor achilles problem. My plan is a DIY200 on Sunday 26th September and probably the Chicken Willy (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/370397) myself, Manotea, IanOli +son did back in July. This is the route;

London (Chiswick/Hammersmith)-Lindfield-Brighton-Wiston-Chiddingfold-London. 200.2km by controls according to AR10, about 208km on the road;

although I would start at Bookham (Leatherhead) at 06.30ish and ride up to Chiswick for around 08.00. Company welcome, although it WILL be slow, probably 11-12 hours. I don't want to and have no need to push it.  :)

Still on for tomorrow. Myself only so far (with company for some of the way courtesy on Manotea). I should be at chiswick roundabout (A406) about 07.15-07.30. Company welcome!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on September 26, 2010, 06:34:42 pm
I need a 200 in September for RRTY. I want to leave this as late as possible due to lifeTM and max recovery time from minor achilles problem. My plan is a DIY200 on Sunday 26th September and probably the Chicken Willy (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/370397) myself, Manotea, IanOli +son did back in July. This is the route;

London (Chiswick/Hammersmith)-Lindfield-Brighton-Wiston-Chiddingfold-London. 200.2km by controls according to AR10, about 208km on the road;

although I would start at Bookham (Leatherhead) at 06.30ish and ride up to Chiswick for around 08.00. Company welcome, although it WILL be slow, probably 11-12 hours. I don't want to and have no need to push it.  :)

Still on for tomorrow. Myself only so far (with company for some of the way courtesy on Manotea). I should be at chiswick roundabout (A406) about 07.15-07.30. Company welcome!

All done. Rode up to Chiswick where met up with Manotea who proovided excellent company and pace setting down to Turners Hill where he headed for home. I carried on to Brighton and then turned into the wind for  the climb over Devil Dyke (BTW Manotea - I can now confirm there is no way down from the car park at the end except a very steep and slippery walk off the top - which I did and won't be doing again!).

No cash plus no card machine at Wiston meant a bumped control and no food until Chiddingfold. Quick stop there and the last 30k home despite being lumpy went by with no dramas. RRTY lives on....
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on October 06, 2010, 04:34:53 pm
November sees me planning a 200k DIY for RRtY.

The planned route is Todwick near Worksop, Scunthorpe, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough (Garden Centre opp Rosies) Todwick.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Karla on October 06, 2010, 04:39:46 pm
On Saturday October 23rd I'm riding Simon Ward's Tour of the Wolds 200 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=106538481915086253147.0004898b171818b342a70&ll=54.02552,-0.712738&spn=0.487251,1.783905&z=10), starting from York.  Does anyone fancy joining in?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on October 06, 2010, 06:03:28 pm
November sees me planning a 600k DIY for RRtY.
As you do ... ;)   :o
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on October 07, 2010, 06:45:20 am
Hooray, I have lost the ability to type.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Karla on October 14, 2010, 04:19:52 pm
What, you mean you're not that silly?

You should have kept quiet, we were all seriously impressed for a moment there.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on October 16, 2010, 05:22:17 pm
I need a 200 in September for RRTY. I want to leave this as late as possible due to lifeTM and max recovery time from minor achilles problem. My plan is a DIY200 on Sunday 26th September and probably the Chicken Willy (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/370397) myself, Manotea, IanOli +son did back in July. This is the route;

London (Chiswick/Hammersmith)-Lindfield-Brighton-Wiston-Chiddingfold-London. 200.2km by controls according to AR10, about 208km on the road;

although I would start at Bookham (Leatherhead) at 06.30ish and ride up to Chiswick for around 08.00. Company welcome, although it WILL be slow, probably 11-12 hours. I don't want to and have no need to push it.  :)

Still on for tomorrow. Myself only so far (with company for some of the way courtesy on Manotea). I should be at chiswick roundabout (A406) about 07.15-07.30. Company welcome!

All done. Rode up to Chiswick where met up with Manotea who proovided excellent company and pace setting down to Turners Hill where he headed for home. I carried on to Brighton and then turned into the wind for  the climb over Devil Dyke (BTW Manotea - I can now confirm there is no way down from the car park at the end except a very steep and slippery walk off the top - which I did and won't be doing again!).

No cash plus no card machine at Wiston meant a bumped control and no food until Chiddingfold. Quick stop there and the last 30k home despite being lumpy went by with no dramas. RRTY lives on....

Well, at the risk of developing route boredom, I am riding this again tomorrow.

I had not originally planned to ride at all this weekend (otherwise I would have done the Wyle & Ebble Valley 200 Calendar) but have changed my mind at the last minute which means this will be rolled out again. I have been playing around with a derivitive of this route which avoids going into London but haven't finished so Chicken Willy it is again!

Starting Bookham at 06.30, getting to Chiswick for 08.00 and pushing on to Brighton from there. Company welcome. Will be reasonably sedate - last run out on this route was 11hrs 25 mins for the 213k distance.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on October 28, 2010, 10:02:59 pm
Scottlington is off 'down under' the evening of the 4th Dec so to keep his RRTY alive he thought he'd get up before dawn for a 200km, as you do.

By way of a change the plan is to ride Greenbank's London Brighton route which loops through Putney - Tunbridge Wells - Lindfield - Brighton - Horsham - Putney (though we'll probably RV at Chiswick rather than Putney, tbd). Scottlington will leave Bookham circa 5am and we'll RV at Putney/Chiswick circa 6:30. Company welcome
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on October 29, 2010, 01:19:23 pm
Scottlington is off 'down under' the evening of the 4th Dec so to keep his RRTY alive he thought he'd get up before dawn for a 200km, as you do.

By way of a change the plan is to ride Greenbank's London Brighton route which loops through Putney - Tunbridge Wells - Lindfield - Brighton - Horsham - Putney (though we'll probably RV at Chiswick rather than Putney, tbd). Scottlington will leave Bookham circa 5am and we'll RV at Putney/Chiswick circa 6:30. Company welcome

I believe the phrase you're looking for is ' that's hardcore'!  ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Billy Weir on November 17, 2010, 06:38:46 pm
South East riders.

I am going to be testing my Redhill Beach Trip route sheet (runs 12 Feb, PBP qualifier) later this month (weather dependant).  Most likely date is this Saturday (20 Nov).  Anyone interested?

Route is a peach (goes from Redhill down to Seaford promenade and Beachy Head, via Wisborough Green and Ditchling, back via Uckfield.  Avoids hills where possible, so <2000m of climb in 208km).

PM me if it tickles your fancy.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Jord on November 17, 2010, 10:27:10 pm
Any Chester riders I'm planning a couple of 200s via DIY GPS during the week one in November one in December - quite flexible on days if anyone wants to join me.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: AndyH on November 18, 2010, 10:53:43 am
I have a week off next week and am planning to do Valley of the Rocks 200 staring in Honiton one day. Aim to start early and go round in a fairly leisurely 12 hours (maximum), day to suit weather. Anyone fancy it ?

Assuming Devon is not underwater of course.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: GrahamG on November 23, 2010, 09:30:44 am
Bristol/South Wales area - RRTY ride for January just entered if anyone is interested. GOne for the Cambrian Series 2B (the one with the least climbing!), intending on starting in Chepstow on Sat 8th Jan. 8am to allow time to ride out from Brizzle.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: border-rider on November 23, 2010, 10:23:32 am
Might well be up for that.  It's a fairly standard route for me, but a nice one :)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Panoramix on November 23, 2010, 10:33:13 am
Bristol/South Wales area - RRTY ride for January just entered if anyone is interested. GOne for the Cambrian Series 2B (the one with the least climbing!), intending on starting in Chepstow on Sat 8th Jan. 8am to allow time to ride out from Brizzle.

That is tempting... can't say for sure but I pencil it!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: GrahamG on November 23, 2010, 11:31:16 am
Superb, I'll give a shout nearer the time
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Dinamo on November 24, 2010, 05:19:00 pm
Bristol/South Wales area - RRTY ride for January just entered if anyone is interested. GOne for the Cambrian Series 2B (the one with the least climbing!), intending on starting in Chepstow on Sat 8th Jan. 8am to allow time to ride out from Brizzle.

That is tempting... can't say for sure but I pencil it!

Depending on work etc.
I may try to join you for the early morning ride from Bristle to Chepstow.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on November 25, 2010, 04:16:36 pm
Is anyone planning a DIY from the east side of Sheffield?

Otherwise I'm off for Gainsborough, Louth, Horncastle, Market Rasen and home. Main roads and dull but will get the job done in winter with minimal ice related falling off.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on November 26, 2010, 07:16:57 pm
Roll up Roll up.

Who's for a 600 in January 2011?

Me and Marcus so far.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: AndyH on November 26, 2010, 08:53:59 pm
Rough idea of the route ?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on November 26, 2010, 09:02:28 pm
Dunno yet. Probably Norfolk/Lincolnshire bound to pick up Marcus.
Perhaps test out MattC's 600 from Goring to Lincolnshire and back?
We'll tailor the route as much as we can to make it easier for people to ride.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: cyclone on November 26, 2010, 09:31:22 pm
When in Jan?  ;)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: AndyH on November 26, 2010, 09:39:04 pm
When in Jan?  ;)
Probably the cold bit with short days & long nights  ;)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Euan Uzami on November 26, 2010, 10:01:14 pm
TG: probably up for it (or at least part of it depending on where it starts - i live near lincolnshire ie between newark and gainsborough)
as long as my new frame has arrived and been built up by then but i'm sure it will be (it better be)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fboab on November 26, 2010, 10:13:28 pm
Accommodation available in Suffolk if you come this way. I'm not riding 600 in January though, that's just mad.
Unless you're going to Somewhere Hot, obviously.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: cyclone on November 27, 2010, 07:57:28 am
Is it all? Easier to be fitted over holidays rather tham work time was what I was getting at...... :-[
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on November 29, 2010, 02:17:44 pm
Dunno yet. Probably Norfolk/Lincolnshire bound to pick up Marcus.
Perhaps test out MattC's 600 from Goring to Lincolnshire and back?
We'll tailor the route as much as we can to make it easier for people to ride.
that would be very kind. We now have a draft routesheet! Available to anyone willing to test-ride (some of) it.

No info controls, so fully DIY-compatible (not sure how 24h _all_ the controls are, should be ATMs at minimum )

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fboab on November 29, 2010, 11:12:58 pm
SWF, curvy brunette, 5'3", NS, GSOH seeks tall1 wide1 dark2 handsome2 man2 for DIY/perm action during the weekend of the 18/19th December. South/East/Midlands, especially fairly flattish bits preferred.

Weather permitting, obviously. Last year ice stopped play and I suspect the same may be true this year. It's this or a DIY to Edinburgh from Northumberland on the 31st...

1: Required for the wind protection, ideally
2: Not actually requirements
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Martin on November 29, 2010, 11:14:53 pm
SWF, curvy brunette, 5'3", NS, GSOH seeks tall1 wide1 dark2 handsome2 man2

why are you posting this on the A/C board?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fboab on November 29, 2010, 11:17:25 pm
SWF, curvy brunette, 5'3", NS, GSOH seeks tall1 wide1 dark2 handsome2 man2

why are you posting this on the A/C board?
1: Required for the wind protection, ideally
2: Not actually requirements

A girl can dream, no?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Martin on November 29, 2010, 11:24:57 pm

A girl can dream, no?

(thinks)

Blind Date DIY Perms; that would add a new twist
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on November 29, 2010, 11:30:58 pm
Not really speed dating, given Audax time limits.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Billy Weir on November 30, 2010, 07:43:37 pm
"Audaxers do it through the night"  :-*
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: AndyH on December 01, 2010, 06:28:49 pm
SWF, curvy brunette, 5'3", NS, GSOH seeks tall1 wide1 dark2 handsome2 man2 for DIY/perm action during the weekend of the 18/19th December. South/East/Midlands, especially fairly flattish bits preferred.


Obviously I've been doing this all wrong.

Fat middle aged man, smoking alcoholic, seeks nubile 22 year old (blonde, brunnette, redhead, I'm not that fussy) to ride unfeasably hilly 200k route in the depths of winter. Kiss of life may be required at 158k.

PS the real reason for this post - TG, I've done some stupid things in my life but your January 600 is attracting me more than a Ferrero Rocher. How many have you got interested?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: HK on December 01, 2010, 07:55:58 pm
Not really speed dating, given Audax time limits.

In Audax it's got to be distance dating, so 1200km is really needed; time to up grade the ride distance of this Jan DIY me thinks.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MSeries on December 02, 2010, 03:59:14 pm
SWF, curvy brunette, 5'3", NS, GSOH seeks tall1 wide1 dark2 handsome2 man2 for DIY/perm action during the weekend of the 18/19th December. South/East/Midlands, especially fairly flattish bits preferred.

Weather permitting, obviously. Last year ice stopped play and I suspect the same may be true this year. It's this or a DIY to Edinburgh from Northumberland on the 31st...

1: Required for the wind protection, ideally
2: Not actually requirements

four out of five ain't bad. I'm washing my hair that day though and anyway I my preference isn't for flattish bits.  ;)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on December 02, 2010, 04:10:21 pm
SWF, curvy brunette, 5'3", NS, GSOH seeks tall1 wide1 dark2 handsome2 man2 for DIY/perm action during the weekend of the 18/19th December. South/East/Midlands, especially fairly flattish bits preferred.

Weather permitting, obviously. Last year ice stopped play and I suspect the same may be true this year. It's this or a DIY to Edinburgh from Northumberland on the 31st...

1: Required for the wind protection, ideally
2: Not actually requirements

Am tall, of moderate width, with a rustic complexion, passable appearance and male. On the boab scale of companionship I rate myself as a 3.25.

My bits aren't that flatish but I haven't yet found myself in a Shakira quandry.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 02, 2010, 10:53:44 pm
PS the real reason for this post - TG, I've done some stupid things in my life but your January 600 is attracting me more than a Ferrero Rocher. How many have you got interested?


Mike K and Marcus so far. Mike K was thinking of doing an ECE with the Willy Warmer. It'd be a good way of breaking the ride down. Ride 100k to the start, ride the 200k event, then another 100k ish, then some sleep and finish the ride off on Sunday.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: GrahamG on December 03, 2010, 10:40:05 am
Nut jobs :D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on December 03, 2010, 11:07:48 am
I'm doing it as a 300 from home. Room to stop at mine before if needed as well.

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on December 04, 2010, 04:17:36 pm
If you fancy riding down to Chalfont St Peter for the Willy Warmer but aren't up for an ECE, or simply want to avoid an uber early morning start you are welcome to sleep over at the community centre on Friday night, and perhaps join me in the White Hart for a night cap and to toast the intrepid souls who will soon be starting their ECE rides.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MSeries on December 04, 2010, 04:40:09 pm
If you fancy riding down to Chalfont St Peter for the Willy Warmer but aren't up for an ECE, or simply want to avoid an uber early morning start you are welcome to sleep over at the community centre on Friday night, and perhaps join me in the White Hart for a night cap and to toast the intrepid souls who will soon be starting their ECE rides.
Sleep over on the willy warmer ? drinking until 01:00 in the White Hart ?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: AndyH on December 04, 2010, 05:06:54 pm
Mike K and Marcus so far. Mike K was thinking of doing an ECE with the Willy Warmer. It'd be a good way of breaking the ride down. Ride 100k to the start, ride the 200k event, then another 100k ish, then some sleep and finish the ride off on Sunday.

Sounds like a plan, is everyone starting from MK or meeting at the start ? Is Marcus planning on sleeping ?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Billy Weir on December 07, 2010, 06:43:41 pm
This weekend (11/12 and 12/12).  Surrey, Sussex and Kent area.

11/12:  My Down to Downs permanent.  105km and 1.75AAA.  Edenbridge start (meet in sports centre car park, collecting first control in High Street).  Arrive 10am for 10:30am start.

12/12: DIY by GPS 200.  208km or thereabouts.  Flattish.  Redhill start (8am).  Route outline:  Redhill, Edenbridge, Shipbourne, Yalding, Tenterden, Rye, Heathfield, Uckfield, Turners Hill, Smallfield, Redhill.  Obvious roads if you trace it on a map (mainly B roads with small amount of lanes and A roads).  Undecided whether clockwise or anti-clockwise.

PM or email me.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on December 29, 2010, 04:51:21 pm
All things being equal I'll be making a 200km GPS DIY from Chiswick going Westward on New Years Eve to score my December RRTY ride.

Company welcome (with or without GPS).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on December 29, 2010, 05:12:36 pm
All things being equal I'll be making a 200km GPS DIY from Chiswick going Westward on New Years Eve to score my December RRTY ride.
I assume "Westward" will be vaguely in my direction, so I should be up for a pootle to/from some caff. But I ain't going to Laarndon!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: GrahamG on January 05, 2011, 09:03:40 am
Bristol/South Wales area - RRTY ride for January just entered if anyone is interested. GOne for the Cambrian Series 2B (the one with the least climbing!), intending on starting in Chepstow on Sat 8th Jan. 8am to allow time to ride out from Brizzle.

Bump this up - so far me and M. Le Volio.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Hummers on January 20, 2011, 12:06:46 am
Looking for company on the 19th Feb for the Denmead 200 down to Lymington as there's not much else on that weekend in terms of southern calendar events. I have other interested parties but thought I'd throw it open.

H
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: postie on January 20, 2011, 05:06:21 pm
the other person will be your carer i guess ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on January 29, 2011, 12:50:13 am
I'll be riding round the Chicken Willy (London to Brighton and Back) route on Saturday 19.2.1 as a 200km DIY perm with Scottlington and clubmates so if you feel like an early season trip to the seaside drop me a line for details. We'll be going through Richmond Park/Richmond Gate at 8am and heading down via Mitchem.
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Scottlington & I rode on Sunday 20th as it happens because the weather was a bit inclement on Saturday and would have made for a miserable day out. Sunday was just the right side of wet & cold. It felt like it might rain but didn't, which is just as well as I left my waterproofs at home, and only cold enough to be mildly bracing. As was I was slightly overdressed in Assos 851 jacket and Lusso longs and my base layers went in the saddle bag at the first opportunity, along with my long fingered gloves. After that I was fine and it was mitts all the way from there.

I'm going to be riding round again this Sunday coming (27.2) with Willesden Maestro's Ray Kelly and Liamfitz for some more easy early season miles and to get more feedback on the new route which is available as a paper perm from moi as The Ditchling Devil (http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/PST01/). Excellent.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: scottlington on March 01, 2011, 12:47:36 pm
Currently looking to ride a 200 this weekend, Saturday or Sunday. Not sure what to ride yet but thinking about either the Poor Student or Redhill Beach Trip perm - EDIT; don't think that's been permified yet.

However, could equally just bash out a London to Brighton DIY, Faccombe Willy DIY or use Manotea's new and excellent Dithcling Devil perm. I have options is what I am saying so looking for (slow) company.

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: JJ on March 09, 2011, 07:08:05 pm
Planning to ride the End of Hibernation this Sunday under helper's rules.  Anyone over Stowmarket-way fancy converging?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Billy Weir on March 30, 2011, 05:47:10 pm
Anorak's Delight - Saturday 2nd April - Pamber Heath start - 8 to 9 am pedal off.  Likely to take 11-12 hours.

Anybody interested?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on May 04, 2011, 11:18:09 pm
I'm going to be doing a diy from Waddesdon to Aylesbury and then joining Rich Forrest's route at Bletchley (south MK) on Satrurday 14th May
The route will be to Ely via Olney, Huntingdon and back via Gamlingay. 200k from Bletchley to Bletchley, plus 34k each way to and back to Waddesdon. I'm going to start riding at 7.00am.
Anyone care to join me?

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: PAC on May 07, 2011, 10:32:34 pm
I'm doing the Anorak's Delight 200 tomorrow....starting from home to add a few extra k's to the route.....hope it stops chucking it down before dawn!!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: PAC on May 08, 2011, 06:45:01 pm
I'm doing the Anorak's Delight 200 tomorrow....starting from home to add a few extra k's to the route.....hope it stops chucking it down before dawn!!
Finished the main route in about 9 hours...wet start, but dried up by the time I got to Odiham.  Very windy for most of the ride with strong headwinds pretty much all the way to Romsey which knackered me!  All in all a nice route.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Polepole on May 10, 2011, 10:07:48 am
I'm hoping to do El S's Medway Meander 200 starting from Edenbridge on Sunday 29 May. Company would be most welcome, but be warned- I am slow! I won't take it amiss if you want to say hello briefly and then pedal off into the distance.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Billy Weir on May 10, 2011, 06:37:37 pm
Alas, I don't have a card for the Medway (and having done it twice in recent years, I don't plan to do it again).  I have a card for Seaford-Yalding.  Does this tempt you?  Yalding start.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Polepole on May 10, 2011, 10:13:20 pm
Hmm I'm tempted indeed ! TBH I just want to get some miles in. Both starts are within an hours drive from me so fit the bill. I'm not fussed about the route and love trips to the coast. This will be my first perm. I have warned you already that I'm slow. Moreover I will have ridden to Dover the previous day (train back) so my legs will be less than fresh - but that's the idea! So long as you don't feel obliged to stick with me if you are itching to go faster I'll send off for a Seaford - Yalding card.
Title: DIY LEL - Saturday 14 May
Post by: Somnolent on May 11, 2011, 10:39:18 am
Ah the delights of family life...

Sat 14th May, I have to take my daughter to the wilds of Essex for the day - and not wanting to pay petrol for a double journey or sit and twiddle my thumbs for 11 hours, I have conceived a cunning plan....

DIY LEL   Southern legs..

Start Chignall (CM1 4TE)  at 9.30 am - down to Loughton, up through Gamlingay to St Ives, back down through Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow to Chignall ( I need to be back by 8.30 pm)

I've entered this with JH   http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA09/ (http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA09/) agreed GPS validation with him, and got the track all worked out to follow the proposed LEL route as far as possible.

I'd be happy if anyone wanted to join me for all or part ?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: toestrap on June 12, 2011, 10:44:09 am
I'm looking to do El Supremo's Buckbarn-Sutton Scotney 200k permanent on Sat 9th July. I'll be riding down from Horsham, about 6 miles from the start at Buckbarn. The ride goes Buckbarn, Chichester, Winchester, Sutton Scotney, Liss, Buckbarn. I'm afraid El S hasn't offered to set up a personal tea and stollen station.

I ride SLOW (prob a little over 12 hours). If there are any like minded souls out there it would be good to have company (or just a wave from any faster rider speeding past).

A google search for Buckbarn will fail - it is near Copsale, on the crossroads of the A24 and A272, with a large drive through MacD's its only claim to fame as far as I can make out. (Happy to be put right if I've maligned the place).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jogler on June 13, 2011, 01:21:20 pm
I am possibly going to do a 200km Peak Permenant sometime between 6th & 13th July.
Either the Eureka or Newport audax.
It will be at my pace. Full Value For Money time-wise.

If you wish to ride,PM me.

ETA  It's going to be the Newport 200,starting from Alsager.

EFTA  It's going to be the 6th or 7th
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: arabella on June 19, 2011, 08:04:20 pm
Ipswich-York-Ipswich
double overnighter
start time 2pm on 24/6/11
rolling speed about 23kph, average speed w/ stops about 16.67kph

Ipswich - Downham Market - Sutterton Roundabout - Gainsborough - York, and back
approx 610km

(will enter shortly, Martin.)

<edit w/ more accuracy>
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jogler on July 05, 2011, 06:44:11 pm
I am possibly going to do a 200km Peak Permenant sometime between 6th & 13th July.
Either the Eureka or Newport audax.
It will be at my pace. Full Value For Money time-wise.

If you wish to ride,PM me.

ETA  It's going to be the Newport 200,starting from Alsager.

EFTA  It's going to be the 6th or 7th

I've decided to delay this untill sometime w/c 11 07 11.
My legs still feel a little tired after my Tan Hill efforts &,more importantly,my head tells me I'd not enjoy it atm..
Title: LEL DIY 19-20 August
Post by: graham57 on July 07, 2011, 04:46:45 pm
I am taking a couple of days off 18/19/20/21 August and have thought of a couple of options for rides. Does anyone fancy either

1. LEL DIY either Edinburgh --- Saffron Walden approx 600km

2. LEL DIY Thirsk to Edinburgh and back

3. Couple of other DIY 300/200 near Thirsk perhaps Northallerton to Carlisle 300 and back and Tour of the Moors 200km on day 3

Anyone not going to France fancy any of these?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jogler on July 11, 2011, 02:05:53 pm
I am possibly going to do a 200km Peak Permenant sometime between 6th & 13th July.
Either the Eureka or Newport audax.
It will be at my pace. Full Value For Money time-wise.

If you wish to ride,PM me.

ETA  It's going to be the Newport 200,starting from Alsager.

EFTA  It's going to be the 6th or 7th



I've decided to delay this untill sometime w/c 11 07 11.
My legs still feel a little tired after my Tan Hill efforts &,more importantly,my head tells me I'd not enjoy it atm..

This Wednesday is looking goodtogo
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Billy Weir on July 20, 2011, 07:42:18 am
A weekend awheel in Tayside (and a bit of Fife).  Done whilst in the area for a summer retreat visiting family.  Day 1 I'm doing as a YH Dart.  Day 2 just for the miles and smiles.

Saturday 30 July (210km)
Dundee - Alyth - Pitlochry - Kinloch Rannoch - Aberfeldy - Bridge O' Balgie - Crainlarich (overnight stay at YH)

Sunday 31 July (130km - a Sunday pootle)
Crainlarich - Auchterarder - Newburgh - Dundee

The Saturday ride will see me leaving Dundee at 5am.  The Sunday will be more leisurely.

PM me if of interest (could meet up on route, for example). 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: graham57 on July 29, 2011, 10:02:56 am
I am planning to do the Tour of the North York Moors 210km 3AAA on Sat 20th of August 2011
Starting Osmothersley Youth Hostel about 8am.

I have brevet cards for the event (as I am the organiser) and would be delighted to have some company
Anyone up for it
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Polepole on July 31, 2011, 11:36:43 pm
Hi, I'm planning on doing either El S's Medway Meander 200 from Edenbridge or Hailsham Liss 200 on Sunday 7 August (having been too busy and disorganised recently to send off an entry for a calendar event on that date :facepalm:). Company would be most welcome- but be warned - I'm slow.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: graham57 on August 01, 2011, 03:02:58 pm
Quote
I am planning to do the Tour of the North York Moors 210km 3AAA on Sat 20th of August 2011
Starting Osmotherley Youth Hostel about 8am.

I have brevet cards for the event (as I am the organiser) and would be delighted to have some company
Anyone up for it

The day before I am going to do a 200 DIY in the Dales Osmotherley to Appleby and back. Up Swaledale and back via Teesdale if anyone wants a ride Friday 19th??
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mmmmartin on August 06, 2011, 09:03:16 pm
Hi, I'm planning on doing either El S's Medway Meander 200 from Edenbridge or Hailsham Liss 200 on Sunday 7 August (having been too busy and disorganised recently to send off an entry for a calendar event on that date :facepalm:). Company would be most welcome- but be warned - I'm slow.
This will now be on Tuesday from Edenbridge and going anti-clockwise - Eastbourne, World Of Water, Maidstone. Stat is 4.30am. PM me if interested.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: tlottrike on September 13, 2011, 02:47:56 pm
22/9/11 - Crinan, - 400km - DIY to Edinburgh via Newtonmore and other places  :)

As I failed to do a calendar 400k event this year I've cobbled my first DIY GPS ride together to complete my SR. Hopefully I may come across a fellow Audaxer or two as I head south from Newtonmore. I am aiming at riding a steady 20k average speed.

I believe the upgrading to dual of part of the A9 at Dalnacardoch has had some effect for cyclists but I'm hoping that the works will be finished by the time I get there as it indicates on the Traffic Scotland website that it should be finished by the end of this week.

My route using a chunk of Graeme Wylie's Mull it Over
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=213511932269713865434.0004aa25c3ea56a8b32ae&msa=0 (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=213511932269713865434.0004aa25c3ea56a8b32ae&msa=0)

Title: Deepdale and Fleet Moss 120
Post by: Revellinho on October 08, 2011, 12:29:12 pm
In an effort to do an AAA event each month this winter, I have just posted an entry for Steve Snook's Deepdale and Fleet Moss 120 which I intend to ride on 5 Nov.  If anyone 'up north' fancies coming along, the plan is to set off by 10:00am from Settle and would expect the 120km to take about 6 hrs (if it is reasonable weather). 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Polepole on October 22, 2011, 02:36:30 pm
The weather forecast for tomorrow is good so I will be doing El S's Medway Meander, departing Edenbridge at around 7.30am. Anyone who wants to join me for all or part of the route is very welcome.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on November 05, 2011, 07:08:09 pm
Y'all should have come along on the deepdale and fleet moss. What a splendid day!
Title: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Aidan on November 14, 2011, 10:05:16 am
After an abortive "to the races " on Saturday due to a tummy bug, I'm planning on riding the route this Saturday , nice easy bimble round with a cafe stop somewhere , any company welcomed
Title: Saturday 10th December 2011 — 208 km from Cambridge
Post by: Gareth Rees on November 15, 2011, 11:09:47 am
Saturday 10th December 2011 — 208 km from Cambridge

Starting at Cambridge at 07:00, controlling at Lavenham (Co-op), Manningtree (Riverside fish and chips), Finchingfield (café, or Fox Inn), and Royston (Tesco). Something like this (http://g.co/maps/a2vvf).

Let me know if you want to ride, or if you want to join us somewhere en route.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Karla on November 23, 2011, 03:23:00 pm
This Saturday I'm riding this route (http://g.co/maps/9mcn6), from Stamford Bridge to Bridlington, after a brief seaside stop I'll head down to the Humber Bridge and back to Stammy Bridge via Gunness and Boothferry bridges.  It's a DIY200, 220km on the road and Aidan OTP is joining in for a bit, probably from Sledmere to the Humber.  Does anybody else fancy a ride?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Ian H on November 23, 2011, 05:28:33 pm
I've got to go over to Leeds and see SWMBO, and also tell her that I'll be out next Saturday for the impromptu seasonal get-together that appears to be taking shape elsewhere.

Invite her along. It will of course be very nice to see you, you miserable old git. ;)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Karla on November 23, 2011, 05:29:34 pm
I've got to go over to Leeds and see SWMBO, and also tell her that I'll be out next Saturday for the impromptu seasonal get-together that appears to be taking shape elsewhere.

Invite her along. It will of course be very nice to see you, you miserable old git. ;)

You're very welcome to come too, Ian.  You're in the area on Saturday, aren't you?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Ian H on November 23, 2011, 05:34:29 pm
I've got to go over to Leeds and see SWMBO, and also tell her that I'll be out next Saturday for the impromptu seasonal get-together that appears to be taking shape elsewhere.

Invite her along. It will of course be very nice to see you, you miserable old git. ;)



You're very welcome to come too, Ian.  You're in the area on Saturday, aren't you?

Not only that but I shall be buying Simon the drink I probably owe him.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on November 28, 2011, 01:53:01 pm
I'm doing a 200k DIY route from home (Waddesdon) going west and north to take in Woodperry, Burford, Chipping Norton, Edgehill, Southam, Towcester and Aylesbury and finally home.

It's booked for Saturday December 10th, and I will probably start at around 7.00am.

Anyone want to join me for some or all of the ride? GPX track available, FOC.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on November 28, 2011, 04:59:14 pm
Likely be up for this  :thumbsup:
I'll cycle over to the start and leave you somewhere after Towcester.

Rich

Edit; It's about 30km from mine to LM's. So if anyone wants to stay over on Friday night I have space.
210km to finish at mine also.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Wobbly on December 01, 2011, 09:27:04 pm
I'm doing a 200k DIY route from home (Waddesdon) going west and north to take in Woodperry, Burford, Chipping Norton, Edgehill, Southam, Towcester and Aylesbury and finally home.

It's booked for Saturday December 10th, and I will probably start at around 7.00am.

Anyone want to join me for some or all of the ride? GPX track available, FOC.

Lycra Man

Out of interest, which route do you use for the Southam - Towcester leg?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on December 02, 2011, 01:54:22 am
The most direct which I think is Welsh rd. Priors Marston and Blakesley come to mind without a map.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 02, 2011, 02:26:15 am
I'm doing a 200k DIY route from home (Waddesdon) going west and north to take in Woodperry, Burford, Chipping Norton, Edgehill, Southam, Towcester and Aylesbury and finally home.

It's booked for Saturday December 10th, and I will probably start at around 7.00am.

Anyone want to join me for some or all of the ride? GPX track available, FOC.

Lycra Man

I might be up for this too. Same plan as Rich, to meet you at the start and probably dive off somewhere around Towcester.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 05, 2011, 12:45:03 pm
Wobbly - I have not done the route before, (and am now at work without the map), so Rich's reply above is probably correct. I made as straight a line as I could on the map using minor roads. Suggestions welcome if you have knowledge.

TG - you are welcome.

Rich - I have made up an AUK CONTROL sign whch will be on the garden fence at the front of our drive parking space. I'll leave my car on the main road, so there will be plenty of space to fettle. Come through the wrought iron gates at the side of the house to the back door. Lycra Lady and Lycra Girl will be asleep at that hour, so no loud giggling please.

Those who arrive in time will qualfy for toast and coffee. Address = 23 Frederick Street, Waddesdon HP18 0LU. Mobile = 0789 997 3810.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on December 05, 2011, 01:45:21 pm
Hi LM,
If I can get a pass for a morning ride, I'd love to join you for some of the southern section. I MIGHT pop over for breakfast (I'll claim expenses for recce-ing future control facilities ;) ).
Could I have the route so that I can intercept you somewhere before Burford? You may have my email address, if not, PM me.

Thanks,
Matt
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on December 05, 2011, 01:50:49 pm
Matt
1st part of the route is Brill - Borstal -  Islip - around Kidlington - Long Hanborough - Witney - Burford

Rich
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 05, 2011, 07:23:56 pm

TG - you are welcome.

Thanks. It all depends on how my scars are doing, how my lurgy recovers and whether my crazy head wins over my sensible head. Oh, and if it's icy or not. I'm not coming out if it's icy. :hand:

Quote
Those who arrive in time will qualfy for toast and coffee. Address = 23 Frederick Street, Waddesdon HP18 0LU. Mobile = 0789 997 3810.

Power to my crazy head!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Wobbly on December 06, 2011, 07:38:44 am
I shan't be taking part. Completely forgot that my sister is visiting for the weekend and bringing her four dogs. Would not go down at all well if I scarpered and left Mrs W to cope with my sister and a total of six dogs... Hope the weather is not too awful for you chaps.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 06, 2011, 06:59:45 pm
I've sent out GPX tracks to Richard and Matt.

The weather forecast for Saturday morning is showing as between -3 and -1 at the start time of 7.00am.

That would make it too risky if it has been at all damp overnight, because like others, I really don't do ice.

I'll wait until the start time, for a final decision.

Rich - if it is too icy to ride, can I change my electronic Brevet to another day, or does it evaporate?

Wobbly - another time - hopefully.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on December 06, 2011, 07:29:05 pm
Yes, if you don't start the ride it's fine to use again. Just email before you start.

Rich
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 09, 2011, 09:32:40 pm
I won't be coming. Still got a bit of a cough plus I've got stuff to do.
Should be a good ride though.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 09, 2011, 10:00:55 pm
I'm not riding tomorrow, because the forecast is for sub zero temperatures overnight, and it rained here today. The temperature will not rise above freezing until around 9.00 - it is said - so I don't want to risk a fall.

I'll try and re-schedule around December 28, 29 or 30th.

Regards to all

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 09, 2011, 10:25:51 pm
Very wise.
I just went out and even in town the roads are getting icy. They'll be bad tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Ian H on December 09, 2011, 11:46:48 pm
There is an alternative

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6484130721_4c057f5bc5.jpg)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Wobbly on December 10, 2011, 07:29:33 am
 Ooh... is that official AUK policy now Ian?

 ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 11, 2011, 06:44:52 pm
I'm rescheduling the 'Waddesdon 200k' for a date after Christmas - either December 28th or 29th.

Anyone is welcome to join me, as before, and I'll try and chose a day when more can come.

So let me know if and when you might be free.

Start time 7.00am from Waddesdon, and route, as before.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 11, 2011, 06:49:34 pm
Me again  ;D
Any day after 26th will do, but not Jan 1st.

Anyone fancy making it a 600?
Rich?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Wobbly on December 11, 2011, 07:01:37 pm
Anyone fancy making it a 600?

Given how I'm likely to feel on the 26th, I'll only be able to manage a 600 metre ride....
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on December 12, 2011, 09:06:25 am
 
Any day after 26th will do, but not Jan 1st.
Anyone fancy making it a 600?
Rich?

No 600 for me as I'm working nights on the 28-29-30th

Rich

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 12, 2011, 10:58:33 pm
How about a threesome 300 then?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on December 13, 2011, 05:35:46 pm
How about a threesome 300 then?

Possibly  ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 13, 2011, 11:41:37 pm
Which day?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on December 15, 2011, 06:00:26 pm
200k from ulverston to bowness-on-solway and back this sunday, if anyone fancies trundling along (icy surfaces permitting)...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 18, 2011, 10:34:17 pm
My Waddesdon 200k DIY will now take place on December 29th.

Rich - can you take this as official notification?

Anyone welcome to join me - I'm hourly slaughtering vestal virgins, hoping for frost-free weather.

I'll start at 7.00 am from home. Let me know if you want to join in, from home or further round the route. Route goes Waddesdon, Kidlington, Burford, Salford Priors, Edgehill, Southam, Towcester, Buckingham, Aylesbury, Waddesdon. GPX available

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jogler on December 18, 2011, 11:12:34 pm
I hope that you are slaughtering these virgins in the correct manner.What type of sword are you using?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 19, 2011, 02:20:49 pm
I got my GCE in Slaughterology on Gallifrey, where they use an electronic slaughter wand. Painless and effective. Swords are so, you know, last century millennium.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jogler on December 19, 2011, 02:35:41 pm
pork is what's needed for vestals :demon:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 19, 2011, 08:25:09 pm
I'll join in at Waddesdon if it's not icy.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 19, 2011, 09:29:10 pm
TG - excellent news. Standard rules on ice - I don't want to take chances on icy roads.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: downhill on December 27, 2011, 08:14:19 pm
Lycra Man, I would like to tag along, joining you at Waddesdon.  But I would cut back home somewhere before reaching Pillerton Priors.   Do you know which towns/villages you expect to pass through from Burford?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on December 28, 2011, 12:13:31 pm
Where in Waddesdon are we meeting?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 28, 2011, 01:38:38 pm
Downhill, TG, let's meet at my house - 23 Frederick Street, HP18 0LU. It is opposite the police station.

Downhil - route goes Waddesdon, past Brill, Horton cum Studley, Waterberry, Islip, Kidlington, Long Hsnborough, Witney, then through to Burford for coffee at the Coppet Kettle. I' out at present. When home, I can email gpx track and 'route instructions'.
Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 28, 2011, 01:41:56 pm
Sorry route after Burford goes to Chipping Norton, then north through Shipston on Stour, then along the Fosse Way for less than a mile, before a right turn that takes you to Pillerton Priors.
LM
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on December 28, 2011, 03:30:48 pm
I'll endeavour to join you all at Burford or earlier for a Grand Morning Out. LM you have PM.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: downhill on December 28, 2011, 06:16:47 pm
Thanks Lycra Man.  I will turn back at Shipston on Stour.  See you at 07.00h.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on December 31, 2011, 10:35:12 am
Thanks to TG, mattc and downhill for your company. I got back home at 8.56, after a puncture in Aylesbury. I had thought that might have pushed me over the time limit, so I was quite grumpy for a while, until matt confirmed the limit was 13 hrs 59 mins, so I feel better now.

Clearly I need to work on my routing skills, as there was too much time spend on main roads.

My next ride is the Poor Student - see some of you then!!

Happy New Year,

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Wobbly on December 31, 2011, 08:03:24 pm
Happy New Year LM
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on January 18, 2012, 10:23:04 pm
DIY Crych Cymru 200k, 4th or 11th Feb, Tewkesbury start - anyone else?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Polepole on February 05, 2012, 10:47:35 am
Being unable to cycle due to snow I find myself looking ahead to future rides. I find that I have actually got an audax free weekend on 17/18 March. Well I can't have that! Does anyone fancy keeping me company on either a local 200 perm (I'm not fussed which one or which day) or a hilly 100? I'm in the southeast and for any who don't know me - be warned- I'm slow!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fixillated on February 05, 2012, 12:09:04 pm
Being unable to cycle due to snow I find myself looking ahead to future rides. I find that I have actually got an audax free weekend on 17/18 March. Well I can't have that! Does anyone fancy keeping me company on either a local 200 perm (I'm not fussed which one or which day) or a hilly 100? I'm in the southeast and for any who don't know me - be warned- I'm slow!

I've got a pile of brevet cards to get through: Down to Downs and AAA Milne (hilly 100s) and Ditchling Devil and Boat Ride (200s starting from London). Saturday may be a bit easier for the 100s as trains to the start (and back) are more frequent.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: marcusjb on February 05, 2012, 12:17:56 pm
I have the 17/18th penned in for a perm.  I'm about to sent Billy an entry for Down To Downs and AAA Milne - so would be up for doing one of them if that suited?  I'd be training down from London most probably.

I'm considering giving the Boat Ride a go next Sunday - if the snow/ice situation clears up.  Company welcome.

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fixillated on February 05, 2012, 01:25:52 pm
I'm considering giving the Boat Ride a go next Sunday - if the snow/ice situation clears up.  Company welcome.

When would you start and how fast do you ride?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: marcusjb on February 05, 2012, 01:35:21 pm
Probably around 7 to make the most of daylight. Where are you based? I am in Chiswick and would ride to Hayes to start.

I'm not an 8 hour whippet - generally get around a 200 in 11-12 hours. Average is the best description of my pace!

I'll obviously be keeping a close eye on the weather as well.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fixillated on February 05, 2012, 02:39:09 pm
Probably around 7 to make the most of daylight. Where are you based? I am in Chiswick and would ride to Hayes to start.
About 30k from Rotherhithe to the start. Depends on the number of traffic-lights along the Uxbridge Road whether it's quicker to catch a train from Paddington to Hayes (arr. 7:02). No help from the District Line that early.

I'm not an 8 hour whippet - generally get around a 200 in 11-12 hours. Average is the best description of my pace!

Average is good.

I'll obviously be keeping a close eye on the weather as well.

Easy to cancel Saturday evening.

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: marcusjb on February 05, 2012, 06:34:02 pm
Ok. Looks like we are on. 7:30 at the sainsburies in the retail park next Sunday. so long as the weather is less treacherous than today!

Anyone else fancy joining us, drop me or fixillated a line and manotea for an entry.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on February 08, 2012, 08:58:42 pm
As part of reconnoitring the Barnard Castle control for LEL in '13 I'm planning an Arrow style ride to the Skeeby Travelodge just south of Scotch Corner on 25 - 26 April.  Plan is to leave Basingstoke at 6pm on 25th with controls at Wallingford, Banbury, Market Harborough, Sleaford, Horncastle, Willerby (western side of Hull), Hornsea, Malton, and Skeeby - total 512km by Google Maps with aim of arriving Skeeby between 6pm and 7pm on 26th.

Hoping for a southerly wind and aiming to be pretty relentless as far as Horncastle and a bit more relaxed in Yorkshire.

Got this wrong - its the 18 - 19 April.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: marcusjb on February 10, 2012, 06:06:19 pm
Polepole - did you have any thoughts about the 17/18th March?  I (will) have brevet cards for the Down To Downs and AAA Milne perms from Billy Weir if either of those appealed?

Looks like Fixillated and myself will be doing the Boat Ride 200 perm this Sunday - fingers crossed for no more snow/ice!  I've shaken off a cold and felt pretty good commuting around today.

Finally - if anyone is forward planning, I'm planning on doing the perm of The Poor Student 200 on Sunday 26th March (as I missed out on it this January) - it will be a slow run though, as the keen-eyed will notice this is the day after the Dean 300.  Company welcome, but I may be (even) less perky than usual!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Polepole on February 14, 2012, 05:59:37 pm
Polepole - did you have any thoughts about the 17/18th March?  I (will) have brevet cards for the Down To Downs and AAA Milne perms from Billy Weir if either of those appealed?

Hi marcusjb. Martin M and I ( and I think a couple of others) will probably be doing his new perm -the Reliable 100k on the 18th March (early start planned as it's Mother's day but no time fixed yet). You are more than welcome to join us. I shall be plodding round at my usual sedate pace but others will be of a more compatible speed with you.

I've done both of Billy's perms and they are great rides. I've also got a card for each so will definitely do them both at some point during the year, but not sure when as yet. If you find yourself at a loose end and wanting some SLOW company on one of them do feel free to pm me. I'll join you if I'm free.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fixillated on February 16, 2012, 08:03:54 pm
I may enjoy Easter more if I cheat and do some training before the arrow. Entry forms for the longer Men of Kent (one each for the 300 and 400) perms have been sent to the organiser.

I vaguely plan a very late on Friday start for the 300 and a civilised Saturday morning time for the 400, both from Tonbridge and the first, third and fifth weekend in March are still available. Target times (no lengthy stops planned) are 16 and 22 hours.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Martin on February 26, 2012, 10:46:54 am
Polepole - did you have any thoughts about the 17/18th March?  I (will) have brevet cards for the Down To Downs and AAA Milne perms from Billy Weir if either of those appealed?

Hi marcusjb. Martin M and I ( and I think a couple of others) will probably be doing his new perm -the Reliable 100k on the 18th March

it's gone back to being Down to Downs for expediency; don't have any cards for the Reliable yet (although gpx validation seems to be OK); early as you like start
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fixillated on February 28, 2012, 07:29:32 pm

it's gone back to being Down to Downs for expediency; don't have any cards for the Reliable yet (although gpx validation seems to be OK); early as you like start

Saturday or Sunday? Trains to Edenbridge on Sundays aren't exactly early. ECE with Toys Hill in both directions  :-\ or joining you in Green Street Green?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jogler on March 28, 2012, 06:50:32 pm
I'm intending to do some of the Peak Audax Perms,starting from controls nearest Stoke such as Alsager,Haslington,Congleton,Eccleshall.
Initially the Audlem 150km & then some of the flat 200km routes.If it goes well I'll consider a 300km & an SR attempt.
It would be preferable to have company.Anyone want to join me?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: JayP on March 31, 2012, 10:06:29 pm
I'm intending to do some of the Peak Audax Perms,starting from controls nearest Stoke such as Alsager,Haslington,Congleton,Eccleshall.
Initially the Audlem 150km & then some of the flat 200km routes.If it goes well I'll consider a 300km & an SR attempt.
It would be preferable to have company.Anyone want to join me?
If they are Peak Audax perms at some point you will be controlling at  Dean Row, Poynton, Marple or Broken Cross or even Uppermill or Stalybridge. Always worth giving me a shout to hook up somewhere even if I don't do the whole ride with you. Wed's or Fridays best for me + I have three new 200k perms starting from Broken Cross on the Peak Audax website.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jogler on April 01, 2012, 09:11:37 pm
Wed's or Fridays best for me

Noted JayP


I have three new 200k perms starting from Broken Cross on the Peak Audax website.

Thanks for that.I'll go & have a butcher's....
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Karla on April 04, 2012, 03:51:16 pm
Tomorrow I'm riding JOGLE as a DIY.  Yes, I'm doing it all tomorrow.

...no, not that JOGLE.  This is Jorvik Otley Gargrave Leyburn Easingwold Eboracum: a paltry 206km.  I'll be leaving Parliament Street in York at 9am.  Yes I know it's short notice, but does anybody want to join in?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jogler on April 17, 2012, 11:07:40 am
I have a plan to do this

http://www.highergrangefarm.fsnet.co.uk/PeakAudax/audl.htm

on Friday 20th subject to RL & a final decision sometime Thursday 19th.

I'll be starting at Radway Green at 0900hrs.

If anyone wishes to join in that would be good.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jogler on April 17, 2012, 01:11:36 pm
I have company :)
& very special it is too :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Si_Co on April 17, 2012, 04:13:55 pm
^^ ITYM very special needs  ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on April 24, 2012, 11:04:00 pm
Planning to do DIY perm Basingstoke - Witney - Wantage - Stone (Bucks) - Basingstoke on Sunday 29th starting 4am and finishing midday.   Will be getting the diesel engine warmed up for BCM and then a testing season so if anyone wants a high speed tow through Oxfordshire let me know.  Having a stressful week at work so unlikely to be taking prisoners.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on May 01, 2012, 10:45:59 pm
Darn it, CET, I did not read this until today. Did you get wet? I spent most of the day building a store in my garden. If I'd known, I could have met you at or near Stone, which is about 10 miles from my place, and given you some company. (I assume it's the Stone just to the west of Aylesbury?)

Did it go OK?

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on May 06, 2012, 01:22:02 pm
It was very wet.  I'd planned to get some bad weather riding in (in case it cuts up rough on Mille Alba) but got more than I had bargained for.  The Newbury-Wantage road was completely blocked by a fallen tree and required some enterprising Cyclocross to get around and the descents into Wantage were hairy because of the gale-force crosswind.  I left at 2.20am to be back in time for lunch and was at Stone Co-op at about 8.30 where I picked up a sausage roll and a couple of Twix for the ride.  Returned via Christmas Common and Caversham to pick up my usual commute back from Reading, although remembered in time to avoid the ford north of Bramley which would have been impassable.  Emptied about a pint of water out of my new waterproof socks at the end.

It was a nice route, especially from Islip across Otmoor to Stone, and I'll have to do it again sometime when I don't have my eyes half-closed against the rain  ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on May 16, 2012, 10:20:31 pm
I missed the Severn Across calendar event last weekend, so have decided to do a DIY Severn Across.

Starting from Waddesdon, then going via Thame, Woodstock, Tewkesbury, Symonds Yat to Chepstow. Then back via Malmesbury, Royal Wootton Basset, Membury, Streatley/Goring, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Chearsley and Waddesdon.

I plan to start at 6.00am, and my only previous 400k (the calendar event last year) took me 22 hours.

If you want to try and rendezvous, let me know.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: chrisonabike on May 17, 2012, 10:26:32 am
Intend to do the Man of Kent 300 Perm this Saturday (having had to pull out of the Mid Hay 600). Planning to start from Lingfield. Any one interested?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: recumbentim on May 17, 2012, 05:50:19 pm
Thinking of an easy 300 DIY sunday 20th may, 5am strat.
Blairgowrie, Montrose,Tayport,St Andrews,Milnathrot,Dunblane,Comrie, Home.
If its dry and east wind should be under 14 hours.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on May 21, 2012, 10:14:55 pm
I missed the Severn Across calendar event last weekend, so have decided to do a DIY Severn Across.

Starting from Waddesdon, then going via Thame, Woodstock, Tewkesbury, Symonds Yat to Chepstow. Then back via Malmesbury, Royal Wootton Basset, Membury, Streatley/Goring, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Chearsley and Waddesdon.

I plan to start at 6.00am, and my only previous 400k (the calendar event last year) took me 22 hours.

If you want to try and rendezvous, let me know.

Lycra Man

I did try to come up with another 400k route, but didn't really come up with anything any better.
I still like the idea of this, but I'm doing a ride in Chipping Norton at 9am on Sunday, so some sleep inbetween would be nice, but mybe not essential.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on May 23, 2012, 11:16:22 pm
TG - if you want to join me, I am leaving my house in Waddesdon at 6.00 on Saturday.

However, I am stopping off slightly off route to visit a friend in Royal Wootton Basset.

Let me know if you want to join me.

Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Philip Whiteman on May 25, 2012, 04:44:05 pm
I have been attempting to get hold of Rich Forrest via e-mail regarding DIYs but have had no response to several mails. It may be possible that the e-mail addresses are wrong. Does anyone have his e-mail or phone contact details as they are not listed in the AUK handbook or on the website?  If so, can you please PM  me with the details.

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Kim on May 25, 2012, 04:48:36 pm
I believe he's between ISPs at the moment, and will presumably get round to dealing with the backlog in due course.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on May 25, 2012, 07:04:16 pm
TG - if you want to join me, I am leaving my house in Waddesdon at 6.00 on Saturday.

However, I am stopping off slightly off route to visit a friend in Royal Wootton Basset.

Let me know if you want to join me.

Lycra Man

I'll go to the seaside instead and get some sleep on Saturday night so I can ride on Sunday too. I fancy using the 90" fixed and doing the same roads gets boring.
Have a good ride, it'll be very good weather. :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lycra Man on May 25, 2012, 07:31:00 pm
TG

By good weather, you mean I am going to BURN.

Enjoy your day,

Flamin' Lycra Man
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: teethgrinder on May 25, 2012, 09:52:36 pm
I like it hot. Just put some factor 50 on and wear a hat and it'll be fine. 8)
As long as you keep eating and drinking. Maybe have a midday snooze in the shade to make for a faster evening/night ride when it cools down.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichForrest on May 29, 2012, 12:25:05 pm
I have been attempting to get hold of Rich Forrest via e-mail regarding DIYs but have had no response to several mails. It may be possible that the e-mail addresses are wrong. Does anyone have his e-mail or phone contact details as they are not listed in the AUK handbook or on the website?  If so, can you please PM  me with the details.

Just going up through the emails now, sorry for the delay.
Yes was due to moving and BT issues.
Spent 4hrs+ on emails today and about a 3rd of a way through them.

PM me if any issues, otherwise I'll reply as I work up the emails.

Rich

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Philip Whiteman on May 30, 2012, 09:41:15 am
I have been attempting to get hold of Rich Forrest via e-mail regarding DIYs but have had no response to several mails. It may be possible that the e-mail addresses are wrong. Does anyone have his e-mail or phone contact details as they are not listed in the AUK handbook or on the website?  If so, can you please PM  me with the details.

Yes was due to moving and BT issues.

Ahhhhh, says it all,  dear old BT customer service.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on June 19, 2012, 10:19:44 am
Sun 24th: Longest Sunday Cheddar Gorge 300

Starting Didcot, probably 0430 if I'm on my own, but am flexible. (Could meet at Lambourn/Marlborough. ) That gives me a fighting chance of a daylight finish.

As I'm now free on this weekend, I fancy a long ride to use the long days. I'm open to other local suggestions, might even ride 'just' a 200 if you twist my arm. Could also ride Saturday instead, if coerced. (May travel if sofa-space available!)

Sun 24th EDIT: OK, so I wimped out. The weather was pretty good today, but the forecast was soooo upanddown over the week that I lost all gumption  ::-) Still might ride when summer arrives, I have another local rider interested...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lady Cavendish on June 24, 2012, 06:56:51 pm
I haven't done any 200ks this month so need to do one wed or Thurs this week.

Any recommendations for one I can start within an hour of Ascot? Thinking about maybe South East Oxford 200k or I might pop down to New Forest for the excursion. There are a few with Thames in the title which might be good, I'd like a fairly easy one as I've had a few weeks out
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Jeff E on June 27, 2012, 08:55:24 pm
Ride out to Amesbury for a Vegetarian Breakfast then home again.  If you choose an interesting route it will come out to 200k.  Just enter on line and away you go. 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lardy on June 27, 2012, 10:47:34 pm
Cheddar Gorge 300

I'm planning to do this in the near future (starting at Marlborough or Lambourn) - but I've only just posted my entry form.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on July 10, 2012, 10:00:25 pm
Cambrian 4C towards the end of August - starting from Caersws Station at 14.37 on a Friday with controls at Llanidloes, Knighton, Brecon, Llanwrtyd Wells, Tregaron, Aberystwyth, Llanidloes, Bala, Llangollen, Llanfyllin and arriving back at Caersws for a sensible amount of drinking time before 18.37 back to Basingstoke via Birmingham New Street.  This is the over-distance vastly under-rated in AAA points Cambrian ride that I have been wanting to do for ages.  Need someone to pretend to ride with me so Mrs CET thinks that I won't be out all night on my own. 

AFAIK this ride has only had two completions in its history and none since I took on the rides in 2007.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: swiss hat on July 31, 2012, 12:46:56 pm
Cambrian 10A or Maniac Grimpeur in late Aug / early Sept. Anyone up for a go?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on July 31, 2012, 01:05:48 pm
Cambrian 10A or Maniac Grimpeur in late Aug / early Sept. Anyone up for a go?

Tempted.  Will need to clear it with the missus.... :-\
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on July 31, 2012, 07:38:24 pm
10A - would have to be bank holiday weekend as am planning a 100k for CET junior on 2 September.  Thinking about an early evening start Friday ride through the night on loop 3 followed by loop 2 to Travelodge on the M4 services Swansea West (500km) on Saturday night then Machynllleth Sunday night  (763km)  and B&B in Llandrindod Monday night (1015km) and return on Tuesday
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: swiss hat on August 01, 2012, 01:56:30 pm
10A - would have to be bank holiday weekend as am planning a 100k for CET junior on 2 September.  Thinking about an early evening start Friday ride through the night on loop 3 followed by loop 2 to Travelodge on the M4 services Swansea West (500km) on Saturday night then Machynllleth Sunday night  (763km)  and B&B in Llandrindod Monday night (1015km) and return on Tuesday

Date would be ok with me. I had thought of an early morning start on loop 2, 3 then 1 to minimise night riding (at least until final loop) rather than starting with a complete night from the off. Let's discuss, will pm you my tel No.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Reg.T on August 07, 2012, 03:20:40 pm
I'm planning on doing the Cheddar Gorge 300 Perm on Saturday 25th August (Bank Holiday weekend), riding clockwise with the first on-route control at Wick (Bristol) at around 06:00-06:30.

Reg

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: PAC on August 10, 2012, 09:36:19 pm
200k DIY planned for tomorrow, Tilehurst-Benson- Wheatley-Bicester-Stow on the Wold-Bourton-Northleach-Bibury-Wantage-Farnborough-Tilehurst 8)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrinklyUncle on August 15, 2012, 01:20:15 pm
I’m planning to ride my first 300k as a DIY from York on 15th September, I have a few route ideas but I’m open to suggestions if anyone is interested in joining me? It will be on the slow side (11-13 hours for the 200’s I’ve done so far) and not too lumpy.
Title: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Aidan on August 15, 2012, 09:58:04 pm
I’m planning to ride my first 300k as a DIY from York on 15th September, I have a few route ideas but I’m open to suggestions if anyone is interested in joining me? It will be on the slow side (11-13 hours for the 200’s I’ve done so far) and not too lumpy.

I'd have been very interested in joining you but (un) fortunately ill be sunbathing in Greece
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on August 17, 2012, 07:23:52 pm
Bryan Chapman (as a perm) on the 26/27th Aug - anyone else interested?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on August 22, 2012, 02:44:36 pm
Bryan Chapman (as a perm) on the 26/27th Aug - anyone else interested?

Swiss Hat and I have just rearranged our C10A plans for the weekend due to the baby weather forecast (wet and windy all 3 days of the bank holiday in Wales) - not usually one to be deterred by a forecast but fortune favours the brave not the suicidally insane.   :(
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on August 23, 2012, 11:05:50 am
Bryan Chapman (as a perm) on the 26/27th Aug - anyone else interested?

Swiss Hat and I have just rearranged our C10A plans for the weekend due to the baby weather forecast (wet and windy all 3 days of the bank holiday in Wales) - not usually one to be deterred by a forecast but fortune favours the brave not the suicidally insane.   :(

It's not a BCM if it's not wet  ;D

Now with added Ascent of Rum DoodleFfordd Pen Llech ;)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on August 27, 2012, 09:03:10 pm
How was it Iddu?  Did pretty much every hill on O/S map 197 as consolation for not doing the 10A today - epic riding - 22 hills of more than 50m ascent in the middle 155km of 190km including at least 3 sections of 20%+  Beat the rain by one minute  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on August 27, 2012, 09:06:26 pm
Thinking about Els 400 (starting at Chichester or Selsey) on Friday 28 September as last ditch attempt for SR25.  Aim to travel fast and light with 4am start from Selsey and finish for a kebab at Box Rocks and a few beers late in the evening.  Accomodation could be provided in fixed caravan at Selsey on Thursday and Friday nights.  Anyone interested.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on August 28, 2012, 09:40:25 am
How was it Iddu? 

It's not a BCM if it's not wet  ;D

Now with added Ascent of Rum DoodleFfordd Pen Llech ;)

I feel...anointed.  It saved the best 'til last, when it bloody well HOONED it down, from Usk to Chepstow - we're talking surfable streams here ;D ;D ;D

Headwind. TL 90-degrees. Headwind. TL 90-degrees. Headwind ??? Repeat for 250Km. Weather - Just FRO and do one, 'kay.

Not content with an overdistance event, I decide to find an extra 20Km as well :facepalm:

Rum DoodleFfordd Pen Lllech was stupid  ;)  Managed about 15 metres at the bottom, before lifting the front (on a 20x28) despite honking at the time - whoops! Must take the Trice & super-granny someday, but I suspect I'll just spin the back out...

Other than that, very benign. If you're doing it solo/small group, recommend Hyb Bunkhouse (http://www.medi-gifts.com/en/bunkhouse.aspx) in Dolgellau :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on September 01, 2012, 11:23:37 am
Thinking about Els 400 (starting at Chichester or Selsey) on Friday 28 September as last ditch attempt for SR25.  Aim to travel fast and light with 4am start from Selsey and finish for a kebab at Box Rocks and a few beers late in the evening.  Accomodation could be provided in fixed caravan at Selsey on Thursday and Friday nights.  Anyone interested.

Now replanned for Saturday 16 September
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on September 17, 2012, 11:24:11 pm
El's 400 successfully completed for SR25 (whatever that turns out to be).  Surprisingly excellent ride.  Started from Selsey 4.15am  to get to start point (Chichester) 4.47am.  Excellent early dawn section over Old Winchester Hill.  Deer sticking their heads out of yet-to-be harvested field on the way up to Beacon Hill.  Sutton Scotney at 7.10am for much needed cup of tea.  Usual drag up the gentle side of Hackpen Hill (I much prefer doing this the steep way and then having a longer descent) and then some new roads across to Leigh Delamere Services (11am) for a late breakfast.  Tailwind helped me back to Sutton Scotney (via a different route with a section in common with the Midhurst-Hay 600) for another big feed at 2.30pm.  Got caught up in Goodwood Revival traffic around Midhurst (overtaken by among other things a WWII ambulance, several generations of Jeeps, a James Bond Aston Martin, a DB9, a Shelby Cobra, a couple of E-Types and other things far too weird and wonderful to recognise).  Arrived Midhurst about 5pm.  More traffic helped me to keep the pace up to Pease Pottage (long drag after Horsham) at 7pm.  Struggled on the night-time section to Storrington and delved into the last of the bonk rations to get up the long drag after Houghton.  Passed the George at Eartham with great regret (at least I did get to use this on a 100k perm earlier in the year with CET junior) and Arrivee at Chichester 10.21pm.  Back to Selsey to get a kebab from Box Rocks before it closed and then kip in the caravan before work the next day (did doze off at one point)

Would recommend this as a 400 perm.  There are no horrible hills, the controls all work, excellent route sheet, with notes on riders who had put a gpx together and control points that work pretty much 24 hours.  Probably wouldn't do it in close proximity to the Hailsham 400 or Midhurst-Hay 600 calendar routes as it shares some sections, but is a good advert for those rides.  Only thing missing was an el Supremo feed.  He was only a mile off the route at Upperton on one of his calendar events but he would have been packed up and gone by the time I got there  :(
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairn Again on October 02, 2012, 10:48:02 am
MULL IN AUTUMN

I’m planning to ride the Port Navigation 200k permanent event on Saturday 20th October. 

I'm aiming to start from the Corran Ferry car park around 7.30am - heading first for Kinlochleven then Oban with a view to the 11.45 ferry to Craignure (it’s 86k without much climbing). 

Thereafter my plan is to catch either the 15.40 or 16.25 ferry from Fishnish.  I’m going to check in advance to establish if Liz’s café at Lochaline is going to be open or not. 

That leaves the 50k or so to Ardgour before dark and the final ferry journey.  The Corran Ferry is at XX.00 and XX.30 (though the Ardgour Inn is a splendid waiting room especially when all the riding has been completed).  From memory, last time I rode the event on this schedule I just scraped onto the 18.30. 

Both the ferries (and my participation) are weather dependent, so subject to confirmation in the day or two beforehand.
  Fingers crossed for a nice autumn day.     
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jimbhoy on October 02, 2012, 11:23:34 am
MULL IN AUTUMN

I’m planning to ride the Port Navigation 200k permanent event on Saturday 20th October. 

I'm aiming to start from the Corran Ferry car park around 7.30am - heading first for Kinlochleven then Oban with a view to the 11.45 ferry to Craignure (it’s 86k without much climbing). 

Thereafter my plan is to catch either the 15.40 or 16.25 ferry from Fishnish.  I’m going to check in advance to establish if Liz’s café at Lochaline is going to be open or not. 

That leaves the 50k or so to Ardgour before dark and the final ferry journey.  The Corran Ferry is at XX.00 and XX.30 (though the Ardgour Inn is a splendid waiting room especially when all the riding has been completed).  From memory, last time I rode the event on this schedule I just scraped onto the 18.30. 

Both the ferries (and my participation) are weather dependent, so subject to confirmation in the day or two beforehand.
  Fingers crossed for a nice autumn day.   

Sounds nice, and somewhere that i really fancy riding as i missed the last calendar event here.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Cyclops on October 02, 2012, 08:47:15 pm
MULL IN AUTUMN
   

I'm sorely tempted, with all the midges and tourists gone we'd practically have Mull to ourselves. I'll decide and let you know soon.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Hillbilly on October 02, 2012, 09:38:21 pm
Weather permitting, I plan to do a diy by gps on Sunday 14 Oct.  Starting in Langdon Beck (Alston if YHA shut) in the pennines and taking the shortest route with intermediate controls in Hexham, Allenheads and Garragill.  I'm not local to the area but past rides suggest a hilly 100 with around 2500m of climb.  Would be delighted to have some company who is prepared for a longish day. Pm me if it tickles your pickle.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revolution9 on October 02, 2012, 09:47:10 pm
MULL IN AUTUMN
   

I'm sorely tempted, with all the midges and tourists gone we'd practically have Mull to ourselves. I'll decide and let you know soon.

Same day as Border New Season Brevet,  would be interested in doing this another date
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairn Again on October 02, 2012, 10:14:57 pm
MULL IN AUTUMN
   

I'm sorely tempted, with all the midges and tourists gone we'd practically have Mull to ourselves. I'll decide and let you know soon.

Same day as Border New Season Brevet,  would be interested in doing this another date

I hadn't realised that it clashed with a calendar event, which I would normally seek to avoid (too much respect for other organisers, especially Lucy).  However this is the only date that in the next few months that I will already be visiting Lochaber so will stick to my plan A to ride this on the 20th Oct. 

Feel free to ride on another day, but IIRC under the Calmac winter timetable (after 20th Oct) it gets a bit trickier as the timetable presents fewer options. 

btw - Jean has been in touch to confirm that the cafe will be open at Lochaline on 20th Oct.   :thumbsup: 

   
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairn Again on October 17, 2012, 09:54:46 pm
MULL IN AUTUMN
   

I'm sorely tempted, with all the midges and tourists gone we'd practically have Mull to ourselves. I'll decide and let you know soon.

Same day as Border New Season Brevet,  would be interested in doing this another date

I hadn't realised that it clashed with a calendar event, which I would normally seek to avoid (too much respect for other organisers, especially Lucy).  However this is the only date that in the next few months that I will already be visiting Lochaber so will stick to my plan A to ride this on the 20th Oct. 

Feel free to ride on another day, but IIRC under the Calmac winter timetable (after 20th Oct) it gets a bit trickier as the timetable presents fewer options. 

btw - Jean has been in touch to confirm that the cafe will be open at Lochaline on 20th Oct.   :thumbsup: 

 

I'm still on for this on Saturday.  Its looking cool n crisp.  Cant wait to see the autumn colours on Mull. 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Cyclops on October 17, 2012, 10:56:46 pm

I'm still on for this on Saturday.  Its looking cool n crisp.  Cant wait to see the autumn colours on Mull.

I'm not going to make this now so have a grand time and give Cheery Charlie in the Fishnish Pishdish my regards.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairn Again on October 20, 2012, 07:24:19 pm
another triumph for the weather forecasters

no rain forecast..................9 hrs of rain today. 

and most of the "non rain" bit was while i was on ferries.

hey ho.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on October 24, 2012, 10:19:13 pm
Wantage Winter Warmup

Ah - saves me asking for OK on a DIY perm; that's Sunday sorted then.

Home start @ ~8am...Anyone else?

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Henry on November 02, 2012, 05:36:19 pm
DIY by GPS. 200 From Bristol, Saturday 17th November. Here's the route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1858516

Myself and GrahamG from this forum are doing this. Any company is most welcome. Best to mention, we will be riding fixed so if you are on gears and particularly nippy you might find it slow going, on the other hand we will be aiming to push on round as quickly as possible and keep breaks short. Cheers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Henry on November 03, 2012, 02:26:51 pm
Route improvement avoiding some rough lanes between Hay-on-Wye and Brecon in favour of easier going on the main road: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1860177
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: GrahamG on November 09, 2012, 10:07:09 am
I'm definitely going to just meet you at the bridge for this - not confident of doing 200km fixed without major hurt....
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on November 10, 2012, 10:09:37 am
I know it is very short notice, but I am aiming to do an AAA 100k tomorrow, Sunday 10 (whoops 11th) Nov, around the Lake District, if anyone fancies it.  Normally start in Backbarrow, but don't mind starting at Troutbeck Bridge (both about 20mins from M6 J36).  Anticlockwise http://goo.gl/maps/1XLjV but in reality avoids main road out of Kendal by going through Burneside.  Pretty steep, but I go slow.  I also did this 1/1/12 and may well repeat for 1/1/13.  PM if up for it.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Peter on November 10, 2012, 10:18:22 am
Paul, that sounds really good.  I'm going to be doing Eureka, from Cheadle on Sunday, though.  Incidentally, Sunday is the 11th in the rest of Britain.  Have a good ride!

Peter
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on November 10, 2012, 06:17:15 pm
Considering a high speed 300k on Saturday 24th November - route would be Basingstoke - Crewkerne (with brevidence stop in Salisbury) - Wareham - Romsey - Basingstoke which is 10k overdistance as the Google Maps fly but probably 20k overdistance as I'm not cycling on the A31 across the New Forest. 

Start early to allow main road bash down the A30 to Crewkerne before it gets busy.

If the roads are dry might even do on racebike.

Mrs CET is in Staffordshire with CET Juniors so have a pass
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on November 11, 2012, 11:44:12 pm
Paul, that sounds really good.  I'm going to be doing Eureka, from Cheadle on Sunday, though.  Incidentally, Sunday is the 11th in the rest of Britain.  Have a good ride!

Peter

lovely day, have a click on...

http://flic.kr/p/dsyVvP
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Peter on November 12, 2012, 12:59:01 am
Looks good!  We had mist here when I rode from home to the start.  not so much beauty, though; Oldham, Ashton, Denton, Stockport!

But the ride itself was fine.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on November 12, 2012, 11:18:45 pm
I'm not sure if I can do the Solstice ride in December, so I was considering a Cumbrian 200 for the first weekend in December.  Anyone fancy joining in the planning/riding.  I had this in mind for starters...

anti-clockwise http://goo.gl/maps/VFYHq (but west side of Thirlmere)

starting Newby Bridge or Troutbeck Bridge, a bit hilly but nothing desperate (except for that brute out of Keswick). 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Peter on November 12, 2012, 11:36:29 pm
I won't be able to do first weekend because of our big children's Christmas concert weekend.  A shame.  That road past Thirlmere is absolutely stunning.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on November 19, 2012, 01:47:58 pm
Considering a high speed 300k on Saturday 24th November - route would be Basingstoke - Crewkerne (with brevidence stop in Salisbury) - Wareham - Romsey - Basingstoke which is 10k overdistance as the Google Maps fly but probably 20k overdistance as I'm not cycling on the A31 across the New Forest. 

Start early to allow main road bash down the A30 to Crewkerne before it gets busy.

If the roads are dry might even do on racebike.

Mrs CET is in Staffordshire with CET Juniors so have a pass

Mrs CET is no longer going to be in Staffordshire so will call this one off but have another go (see if I can get a day pass early in the New Year)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairdy on November 19, 2012, 05:00:53 pm
I'm keen to ride a couple of 200km perms during the following dates.
Monday 26th November.
15th, 22nd 23rd December or between 27th December and the 30th December.
I'm based in Bristol,  I prefer Steve Poultons perms as a couple of them start close to home.
Anybody playing out?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Reg.T on November 19, 2012, 08:49:11 pm
15th or 22nd Dec look OK for me. Probably weather-dependent though - I'm not chasing any awards ATM. Which ones do you have in mind for this time of year?

Edit: 15th now has a time constraint for me (eve).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Henry on November 19, 2012, 11:38:53 pm
Hey guys I'm in Bristol. Doing a calendar 200 on 8th December. Might not have the willpower or time for another 200 in the month but if I do I could join you.

Bairdy, next Monday 25th I'm off work, did you want to do a ride then?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on November 28, 2012, 11:17:30 pm
Not that I'm expecting any takers (brrr!) but I am planning to do a clockwise circuit of Cumbria on Saturday, if anyone is looking for something to do.  S Lakes > Birker Fell > Kirkstile (Loweswater) > Whinlatter > Wigton > S Lakes.

201k PM for approved gps checkpoints

CURSES! - temp crept up overnight, everything got very soggy and then froze solid before dawn.  Result - a thin layer of water ice on all the minor roads where the seepage lines are.  Back in one piece, but the front wheel isn't as round as it used to be :(
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Ashaman42 on December 01, 2012, 09:54:22 am
Harsh luck Rev, hope you are not too battered and bruised.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on December 01, 2012, 11:22:17 am
cheers - back from lbs and now have a round wheel again.  Was surprised to see how many cyclists were out - the main roads are obviously in reasonable nick.  The consolation prize is that at least I can watch the rugby on the TV this afternoon and I might even try again tomorrow - though perhaps a little more cautiously.  :)

edit - current forecast says 'no ice' on Saturday night into Sunday for the 9th Dec, so hopefully do a re-run if anyone wants to come up North for a hilly 200!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on December 11, 2012, 02:01:48 pm
Still got all the wheels on my AAA/RRTY wagon subject to validation - next up is the weekend 5/6 Jan for a hilly 200 in the Lakes, probably Haverthwaite, Hawkeshead, Caldbeck, Wigton, Loweswater, Gosforth if anyone is in the area and fancies a trundle
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on December 22, 2012, 08:43:30 am
Looking at doing Mike Wigley's Wilmslow-St Asaph 200k on either the first or second Saturday in January (weather dependant). Maybe fixed, maybe not.

Any takers?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lady Cavendish on January 04, 2013, 04:42:36 pm
Anyone know whether any perms (Dave Hudson's I'm guessing) start from Pease Pottage or go through it or anywhere nearby?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: perpetual dan on January 05, 2013, 07:31:29 pm
Nearest in my GPX collection is Hailsham - Liss, that I have going through Albourne. So, not all that near.
Some of the hilly ones from Martin and Billy will go closer.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Hillbilly on January 05, 2013, 08:08:05 pm
Closest one of my rides is the Sussexy Beast 150, which could be started from Balcombe (if the "permit to travel" machine is working at the station or the village shop is open).  Route outline is on the AUK website (also, if you search for "Sussexy Beast" on ridewithgps it will show the profile of the ride etc).

Otherwise, you are looking at Uckfield possibly being the closest start (Down to Downs 100 and AAA Milne 100) or Forest Row (AAA Milne 100 and Around Weald Expedition 200).

Dave's 400km permanent starts in Pease Pottage by the way.  It's a straightforward route but rather generic (in my opinion); one for later in the year if you want an easy 400 for points or SR purposes.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on January 07, 2013, 10:47:51 pm
http://goo.gl/maps/kQkms by gps this saturday round the South Lakes, start at Backbarrow (20 mins from M6 on A590) if anyone is up for it.   Involves hills/AAA, so a bit weather dependant regarding icy roads.  Same route as the La'al Lakeland 100 Perm, but less faff with controls.

Also Steve Snook's Silverdale & Wharfedale starting at Settle 2nd Feb is pencilled in.  Did it on a MTB in the snow last year and am hoping for better weather.

Revs
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on January 12, 2013, 10:15:59 am
Was a call for company on the LlanfairPG400 in April. Now it isn't.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on February 10, 2013, 05:51:12 pm
Next Saturday I'm hoping to do the Wilmslow-St Asaph 200k Perm but starting and finishing at Manchester Airport (for train related convenience). Any company would be greatly appreciated on this great little ride.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: crowriver on February 18, 2013, 05:51:57 pm
I'm an anti-social bugger so I don't want company on my DIYs at the mo.  :P

Maybe if I start doing longer distances involving overnight riding that might change...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on February 18, 2013, 07:57:54 pm
Willy Warmer Perm this Sat, starting from Home...anybody else?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Jonah on February 20, 2013, 09:19:35 pm
DC Coast this Saturday with AC Hackney & Weymouth CC - anybody in?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: folkdevil on February 28, 2013, 06:07:16 pm
I'm doing this 200km DIY from Stroud on Saturday with a friend, happy for anyone else to join anywhere on route if they want to.

An early start from Stroud, a warm-up to Winchcombe, lunch in Ross, through the Forest to a little trip down nostalgia lane for me, round the Severn then a sting in the tail before home.
http://goo.gl/maps/wjYbL

I am very slow so it will take me at least 12 hours at a 17kph ave, not necessarily including stops.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lordy on April 02, 2013, 06:58:31 pm
Doing the New Cotswolds and Mendip Grimpeur 200 on Friday, starting/finishing at Warmley around 10.00/11.00am, going AC, first control point will be Keynsham.

Let me know if anyone wishes to tag along.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on April 02, 2013, 08:51:25 pm
I am planning to do a recce for a possible calendar event to Wasdale Head and taking in 10 lakes later this week if anyone fancies a hilly 200.  I will do it as a DIY by gps from S Lakes, not sure what day, I am keeping an eye on the thermometer, Thurs or Fri are favourite.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on April 02, 2013, 08:55:48 pm
I am planning to do a recce for a possible calendar event to Wasdale Head and taking in 10 lakes later this week if anyone fancies a hilly 200.  I will do it as a DIY by gps from S Lakes, not sure what day, I am keeping an eye on the thermometer, Thurs or Fri are favourite.

This Thursday?

I may be around the Lakes a fortnight on Thursday (assuming the weather changes).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on April 02, 2013, 10:15:07 pm
I will be at work :(

Route is Troutbeck Bridge, E side Thirlmere*, Keswick, Buttermere*, Bowness Knott Car Park at Ennerdale Water, Wasdale Head, Broughton, Hawkshead, Newby Bridge*, Staveley, back to start

http://goo.gl/maps/Myp5v it is a lot of controls (* would be info) but such great country.  Anyway, I shall give it a lash this Thurs prob and see if I like it as a ride.  Hilly.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on April 02, 2013, 10:16:19 pm
Well, if I'm there I'll be around until the Sunday.

Looks a cracking route.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lordy on April 05, 2013, 11:27:04 pm
Just completed the Cotswolds and Mendip Grimpeur 200.  A great route, earning its 2AAA points but I was more hampered by the headwind from Wells to Seven Springs (sapping).  Highly recommend the route and I'll be doing it again in a few months.
Title: Northern Dales
Post by: phil d on April 08, 2013, 06:56:20 pm
As previously indicated elsewhere on yACF, I'm planning a ride for Sunday April 14th.  I'm staying Saturday and Sunday nights in Middleton in Teesdale, so have (with Deano's help) identified Nigel Hall's "J38" as a suitable 200, which I shall do as a GPS DIY.  The route is (controls except where in parenthesis) Middleton in Teesdale, (Brough), Tebay, Kirkby Lonsdale, Dent, (Hawes), Leyburn, (Richmond), Aldbrough St John, (Barnard Castle) and Middleton.

Anyone interested in joining me?  I don't intend to rush, and anticipate 11 hours (+/- 1 hour)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: aidan.f on April 15, 2013, 10:13:48 pm
Good forecast  for April 20th. I  am planning a  200K taking  in the A708  (currently closed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-22150140 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-22150140)
Route will be Langholm, Lochmaben, Moffatt,Clovenfords,Eskdalemuir,Langholm, 200.7Km. anyone interested?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: JayP on April 19, 2013, 11:43:51 am
We're promised  wall to wall sunshine in Cheshire and the Peak District tomorrow  ( Sat 20th April) so I'll be riding The Flashy Venetian (200k) Perm' (2.75AAA).  PM me if you fancy it.

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JPE03/

 As I'm the organiser of this perm we can do the paperwork at the start. You'll get your validated card back at the finish and the ride will be on the website on Sunday :)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on May 05, 2013, 05:14:06 pm
Version 2 of a trial 200k, taking in Wasdale Head, with scenery throughout, tomorrow.  Route is http://goo.gl/maps/5rrOa
I am hoping that this will achieve a fairly traffic free 200 on a BHM.  We shall see.  Post-breakfast start from Troutbeck Bridge.

Just noticed that my route will be passing beneath the fells of Great Cockup and Little Cockup.  Hope this is not an omen!

Done.  I am thinking about this for an event, as it really is light on traffic and stunning scenery.  Anyone Gps-ing in the Lakes this summer, let me know what you think.  Lakes School > Calbeck > Newlands/Borrowdale > Wasdale Head (via road) > Ulpha > Hawkshead > Lakes School.  Parking at defunct pool next to school.  Water at loos in Caldbeck/loos in Gosforth/Wasdale Head (behind pub)/Coniston petrol stn (tap R of building).  Lots of descents, 203ish k.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Walrus on May 16, 2013, 03:44:14 pm
Two of us will be riding Stonehaven-Inverness-Stonehaven on 22/23 August 2013. Start time to be determined but note its a Thursday start. Eck approved.

Route is 400km via Fettercairn, Ballater, Grantown to Inverness, and Lossiemouth, Dufftown back to Stonehaven. Includes the Cairn o Mount, Gairnshiel (aka Bastard Hill no 1), Lecht and the Cabrach. So its most of your favourite Snow Roads hills done the other way round*. For good measure we finish over the Slug.

PM me if interested.

*except the Cairn o Mount, you still get to do that the hard way.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on May 28, 2013, 09:30:45 am
If anyone in the NW is at a loose end, 2 of us have booked into Dufton YH for Weds night (29th May).  Hopefully not to much horse fair traffic around and weather forecast OK, aiming to head up there then loop back anti clockwise via The Lakes on Thursday.  PM if interested in joining in at some point.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: PAC on June 01, 2013, 11:41:35 pm
At last...I've succeeded in completing my nemesis....I've previously attempted the route of the Rural South 300 & DNF'd it twice...until today that is, albeit with a couple of alternative sections ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: U.N.Dulates on June 14, 2013, 08:37:31 pm
Severn & Wye 200 perm http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA01/ (http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA01/) from Wellington, Telford to Hay on Wye & back. Sat 6th July
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: JayP on June 14, 2013, 08:43:57 pm
Severn & Wye 200 perm http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA01/ (http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA01/) from Wellington, Telford to Hay on Wye & back. Sat 6th July
You have of course forgotten what a brilliant ride you are missing in Macclesfield. O:-)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: U.N.Dulates on June 14, 2013, 09:59:42 pm
Severn & Wye 200 perm http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA01/ (http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA01/) from Wellington, Telford to Hay on Wye & back. Sat 6th July
You have of course forgotten what a brilliant ride you are missing in Macclesfield. O:-)
I know, and 'twas on my to do list  :( but I've got to work late on Friday and again on Sunday so wanting to cut down on travel time and ride from home that day. Will have to wait til next year.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Mike Conway on June 22, 2013, 03:22:06 pm
I'm going to be in the Alps to watch the Tour de France go by this year, basing myself at le Bourg d' Oisans. The day before the Tour does it's two ascents of Alp d' Huez there is a time trial further south in Embrun. This will be on Wednesday the 17th of July.

Instead of watching that I'm planning a little DIY 200k loop to keep my RRTY going - something along these lines that heads south-east of le Bourg: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2732096 .

Anyone wants to do it with me I'm aiming to finish within 11 hours with a couple of 45-minute cafe breaks along the way. Lots of climbing but no major big climbs I'm staying off the beaten track and mostly taking in obscure cols. I'm hoping to convince some sportive types I know who will also be in le Bourg then to come along for the ride.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Reg.T on June 26, 2013, 10:39:24 pm
Planning to ride the Valley of the Rocks 200km Perm from Honiton on Sat 6th July, starting at around 8am.

Note this is weather-dependent: I have a fall-back date of Tues 16th if the 6th isn't looking too good.

PM me if you're interested in coming along.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Pingu on August 01, 2013, 06:16:00 pm
Feanor otp & I are intending doing a 400km DIY on 10th August in NE Scotland: Aberdeen - New Deer - Fraserburgh - Portsoy - Dufftown - Forres - Aviemore - Ballater - Aberdeen.

The eck-approved shortest distance between controls is here: http://goo.gl/maps/VIbBH
My intended route is here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2581359

My current plan is to start at Sainsburys, Berryden Road, Aberdeen at 6am.

Let me know if you are interested.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: MercuryKev on August 02, 2013, 10:27:46 pm
That is a lovely route and I've even going to be in Aberdeen on 10th but I'm there for a family party :(
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Pingu on August 02, 2013, 10:57:39 pm
Just tell them you're popping out for a bit of fresh air.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Feanor on August 04, 2013, 07:21:47 pm
Hoo Hum. Right. Well, young Hobbit. Hoo Hum.

I don't suppose anybody's seen a pair of legs lying about?
I left mine here 3 weeks ago before I went on my holliberries, and they seem to be missing now.

Ah well. We'd best not be too hasty then.
Any ride worth riding is worth taking the time to ride.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on August 04, 2013, 11:42:35 pm
Short notice, but I am planning on doing a 201k anti-clockwise tour of the Lakes on Tuesday, starting about 8:00am from Troutbeck Bridge (Windermere) which is 20 mins from M6 J36.  This will be a second trial of a potential calendar event for next year.  Up to Caldbeck, around Skiddaw, Newlands, Loweswater, Wasdale, Duddon, Broughton Mills, Coniston, Hawkshead and back to start.  Scenic enough, but no Hardknott, Wrynose or Honister.  No rushing round - about 12 hours.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: chrisbainbridge on August 07, 2013, 05:20:37 pm
I am planning to do the 'to holl and back' route but starting in Derby and joining the actual route just past donington.  is this a DIY by GPS or a perm?  Who do I get to validate it?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Chris S on August 07, 2013, 08:04:18 pm
I am planning to do the 'to holl and back' route but starting in Derby and joining the actual route just past donington.  is this a DIY by GPS or a perm?  Who do I get to validate it?

Out of courtesy, check with MemSec (Holl & Back Organiser) that he's happy for you to ride his route as a DIY (he may well have useful info).

Then assuming agreement with MemSec, submit as a DIY with relevant controls.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: chrisbainbridge on August 07, 2013, 09:46:25 pm
Thank you
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Hillbilly on August 07, 2013, 11:06:02 pm
(Isn't it offered as a regular perm? So DIY may not be needed - possible to start/finish perms off route, subject to organiser agreement.  I only mention because, as someone who offers perms, members doing regular perms as DIYs is a pet(ty) hate of mine.  Mike W is a nice chap, so will be able to offer guidance as Chris suggests)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Feanor on August 11, 2013, 07:03:12 pm
Feanor otp & I are intending doing a 400km DIY on 10th August in NE Scotland: Aberdeen - New Deer - Fraserburgh - Portsoy - Dufftown - Forres - Aviemore - Ballater - Aberdeen.

The eck-approved shortest distance between controls is here: http://goo.gl/maps/VIbBH
My intended route is here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2581359

My current plan is to start at Sainsburys, Berryden Road, Aberdeen at 6am.

Let me know if you are interested.

For the record, we did this ride yesterday.
Stayed mostly dry, which was a bonus.

I found it unusually hard on account of not being on a bike for a month!
Spotted various wildlife along the way: several fawns springing about amongst the farmers' crops etc.

Was flagging at about 300k, but the 300k stop @ Aviemore had an all-u-can-eat pizza and pasta buffet, and that put my batteries back in the right way.
They were, however, pound-stretcher zinc-carbons, not Lithium-Ions!

Drunk-o'clock as we passed thru Nethy Bridge, and then the big climbs over the Lecht in the dark were a little surreal.
Last 50k I had to honk out of the saddle to keep the dozies at bay.
Reckon I saw a single Perseid Meteor near the end, or it may have been a hallucination.

Thx to Pingu for dragging me round.

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: bodach on August 12, 2013, 12:45:23 pm
  As neither of us has finished a 600 this year, McNasty and I are doing The Twilight on my tandem this weekend starting early Saturday from chez McNasty hoping to qualify for our SRs. Said tandem has now a crossover drive triple rather than the original direct drive single ring. This has given me lots of headaches due to the short wheelbase and close clearances but hopefully will be OK. Company welcome for this recce of Howfs, bus shelters etc.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on August 12, 2013, 01:05:13 pm
  As neither of us has finished a 600 this year, McNasty and I are doing The Twilight on my tandem this weekend starting early Saturday from chez McNasty hoping to qualify for our SRs. Said tandem has now a crossover drive triple rather than the original direct drive single ring. This has given me lots of headaches due to the short wheelbase and close clearances but hopefully will be OK. Company welcome for this recce of Howfs, bus shelters etc.

Whats one of them then?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on August 12, 2013, 03:21:58 pm
  As neither of us has finished a 600 this year, McNasty and I are doing The Twilight on my tandem this weekend starting early Saturday from chez McNasty hoping to qualify for our SRs. Said tandem has now a crossover drive triple rather than the original direct drive single ring. This has given me lots of headaches due to the short wheelbase and close clearances but hopefully will be OK. Company welcome for this recce of Howfs, bus shelters etc.

Whats one of them then?

A crossover drive is the now-normal tandem crankset - triple chainrings on the stoker RH crank, single timing chainring on both captain and stoker LH crank and bare captain RH crank. Tandems (particularly racing tandems) often used to often have a single timing chainring on the captain's RH crank, double timing + final drive chainring on the stoker's RH crank and bare cranks otherwise.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Chris S on August 12, 2013, 05:24:06 pm
And of course, for lovers of Really Long Chains, there's the Front Crossover Drive option  :o.

Never seen one in action - word on the web seems to suggest the long waggy chain can be an issue.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on August 12, 2013, 06:05:36 pm
I ran that set-up on my first tandem (SWB Gitane lady-back) for quite a while. Provided the stoker BB axle wasn't too short, all was well. I imagine that stop-start pedallers might have more trouble catching the stoker crank on the chain though.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Ian H on August 12, 2013, 06:53:08 pm
  As neither of us has finished a 600 this year, McNasty and I are doing The Twilight on my tandem this weekend starting early Saturday from chez McNasty hoping to qualify for our SRs. Said tandem has now a crossover drive triple rather than the original direct drive single ring. This has given me lots of headaches due to the short wheelbase and close clearances but hopefully will be OK. Company welcome for this recce of Howfs, bus shelters etc.

Whats one of them then?

A crossover drive is the now-normal tandem crankset - triple chainrings on the stoker RH crank, single timing chainring on both captain and stoker LH crank and bare captain RH crank. Tandems (particularly racing tandems) often used to often have a single timing chainring on the captain's RH crank, double timing + final drive chainring on the stoker's RH crank and bare cranks otherwise.

Used to see lots of French tandems with a long chain x-over, so triple chainset on the front BB. Chain usually required a bit of management near the stoker's ankles.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: eck on August 12, 2013, 07:37:49 pm
  As neither of us has finished a 600 this year, McNasty and I are doing The Twilight on my tandem this weekend starting early Saturday from chez McNasty hoping to qualify for our SRs. Said tandem has now a crossover drive triple rather than the original direct drive single ring. This has given me lots of headaches due to the short wheelbase and close clearances but hopefully will be OK. Company welcome for this recce of Howfs, bus shelters etc.
Good luck, gentlemen. Has Himself had his new powerpack fitted, then?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: swiss hat on August 16, 2013, 12:30:47 pm
Looking to ride the Eiger Sanction 7 x 200km from Dunkerque to Nice starting on 30th Aug or 1st Sept. TGV & Eurostar back home the following weekend. See the AUK website for details or the ride report in Autumn '10 Arrivee. No problem with entry as I've taken over as the organiser! Anyone interested??
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: U.N.Dulates on August 16, 2013, 01:45:33 pm
Planning to ride my Wrekin to Sea 300k perm on Sat 7th Sept with joolz. Other company welcome

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA04/ (http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA04/)

For those whose memories stretch back a couple of years this is my old Heart of Wales nee Wrekin to Sea calendar event. A trip across the blue remembered hills of Shropshire and the green deserts of mid Wales to the Cambrian Coast at Borth. "Better than the Elenith" according to more than one experienced AUK.

I'm sure I can manage a spare bed / floor space for anyone in need of somewhere to kip before or after.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: marcusjb on August 16, 2013, 06:32:00 pm
Lacking an August 200, I will probably have a trip around Manotea's Ditchling Devil next weekend - Saturday or Sunday - yet to decide.

Pace will be a little more relaxed that my last time around the ride with only 15 minutes stopped. I like the Wiston tearooms, so would like to stop this time!

Anyone interested?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RideHard on August 16, 2013, 11:33:17 pm
Lacking an August 200, I will probably have a trip around Manotea's Ditchling Devil next weekend - Saturday or Sunday - yet to decide.

Pace will be a little more relaxed that my last time around the ride with only 15 minutes stopped. I like the Wiston tearooms, so would like to stop this time!

Anyone interested?


I'm doing Tour of the Hills on sunday + ECE 100 from W.London if that helps?
 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: marcusjb on August 17, 2013, 10:26:34 am
No can do this weekend I am afraid - unpacking from a house move is the plan for this weekend!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fixillated on August 17, 2013, 11:36:11 am
Lacking an August 200, I will probably have a trip around Manotea's Ditchling Devil next weekend - Saturday or Sunday - yet to decide.

Pace will be a little more relaxed that my last time around the ride with only 15 minutes stopped. I like the Wiston tearooms, so would like to stop this time!

Anyone interested?

Relaxed pace sounds good. No plans yet for next weekend and an ageing card for the ride in my drawer.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: marcusjb on August 17, 2013, 11:53:44 am
No promises, another plan may be coming together.  I will update very soon.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Henry on August 18, 2013, 07:56:18 pm
Doing the Bryan Chapman permanent Saturday 24th August 0600hrs from Chepstow, any company is welcome. Dolgellau YHA and other suitable (cheap) establishments are full so the bivvy bag it shall be.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on September 26, 2013, 08:59:58 pm
I'm aiming to do a traditional DIY 300k from the Lake District in mid/late October if anyone is interested.  Planning to leave early, 5:00am-ish from Windermere, so over the Kirkstone in the dark and get to Carlisle in the evening, after the traffic has died down, so dark thereafter.

http://goo.gl/maps/lxIMA

Let me know if you fancy joining in.  There's an outside chance I might do it on 17 Oct, but more likely in my half term week, which starts on 26 Oct.  If we've met on the road, there is the chance of a floor to sleep on the night before/after.

Would expect to ride at about 16-17 kph overall.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Peter on October 04, 2013, 12:40:02 am
Paul, I'm really intrigued by this but I'm doubtful if I'll be able to get away.  However, it's just possible!  When you say traditional DIY, do you mean non- gps and therefore no AAA (I think it would have at least 4 points)?  That wouldn't bother me, by the way but I'd toy with the idea of trying it as a DIY by gps in the hope that my Garmin 200 would just about last the course - it did the Elenydd!

peter
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on October 04, 2013, 01:49:34 pm
I was wondering about buying a gps 'card' in addition to the normal card, in case it was worth AAA, but not have to worry if my batteries failed.  Likewise I would write off the normal card if the batteries lasted.  However, I'm not convinced about the AAA as there is an awful lot of flat ground between the hills, so I haven't done anything about that. I'll message you when I decide - if the weather is good, I'm still aiming for 17 Oct (strike day) as my first choice, but I'm not flogging round the Pennines in the wet!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on October 05, 2013, 09:59:34 pm
BCM DIY perm inna reverse direction, 26/27 Oct - any interest?

Severn View T/L Fri/Sun & Hyb Bunkhouse@Dolgellau Sat, so you'll need a lightweight sleeping bag (drop off on way up country)...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on October 13, 2013, 08:52:27 pm
I'm aiming to do a traditional DIY 300k from the Lake District in mid/late October if anyone is interested.  Planning to leave early, 5:00am-ish from Windermere, so over the Kirkstone in the dark and get to Carlisle in the evening, after the traffic has died down, so dark thereafter.

http://goo.gl/maps/lxIMA


This now looking like Thursday 17th Oct as the weather forecast is about as good as it gets around this time of year
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Peter on October 17, 2013, 12:22:27 am
Good luck, P.  Sorry I won't be able to join you; I teach one day a week and today's the day!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on October 22, 2013, 07:33:43 pm
Lakeland 100 this Saturday.  I'll be doing it by gps (2.5pts with no sneaking) but am also the org for the perm (2.25pts) if preferred.  All systems go unless weather forecast gets worse.  PM or post for details.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Phil W on October 23, 2013, 08:38:07 pm
Mid week 200 GPS DIY between 16-23 November. Starting near Flamborough Head and Visiting Spurn Head. Pub lunch at about 110km stage. Will be ridden on nice weather day (assuming one between the Mon - Fri!)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on October 30, 2013, 03:08:20 pm
VictimVolunteer to check a flattish 200 Home-THAT LONDON route destructions some w/e in Nov; earlier (bar 2/3rd) the better. Can accomodate overnight if needed.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on November 13, 2013, 07:48:00 pm
In the absence of funds  :-[ to go to York for beers and frivolity, I am planning on doing a gps tour of the Lakes, 2pts, about 4AAA, along the lines of 17 May cal event from Troutbeck Bridge this Saturday.  Anyone fancying a trundle, PM for meeting up details.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on November 14, 2013, 02:01:20 am
VictimVolunteer to check a flattish 200 Home-THAT LONDON route destructions some w/e in Nov; earlier (bar 2/3rd) the better. Can accomodate overnight if needed.
v2 check this Sun, then a 606km construct of this, LDD perm & a bit of the Boat Ride loop; ~350km + 250km, Travelodge in H. Wycombe 30/11. You're welcome to come and play.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairn Again on November 15, 2013, 03:28:13 pm
Doing a one way Edinburgh - Aberdeen 200k tomorrow, to buy daughter #1 dinner thence train home about 9pm. 

Kinross - Perth - Forfar - Brechin - edzell - Auchenblae - Stoney - Milltimber and into Aberdeen on the A93.

the 25k or so between Fettercairn and Stonehaven will be a new one for me

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3657609

G. 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on November 26, 2013, 07:38:28 am
Going to pull an RRtY double header at the weekend with a split in two LlanfairPG 400. 200k out on Sat and return on Sun. Company welcome.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on February 06, 2014, 11:18:33 pm
Cheddar Gorge 300 this Sun.

Early (6am) start from home (Lambourn), a/c direction, so Witney / Cirencester / Malmsbury / Salford / Cheddar /  Wells /  B-o-A / Marlborough / home, if anyone wants to join in.

Top o'the Mendips should be dry - may need the SPD'd waders elsewhere  ;)

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on February 07, 2014, 03:54:37 pm
Should be able to get a good view of the Somerset Levels Lakes from the Mendips.  Am tempted but still on for the Flapjack unless something else crops up.  Will let you know if something changes.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RideHard on February 09, 2014, 05:41:19 pm
Volunteer/company route ch3ching a 200 PERM from London 

Very scenic fast route  :thumbsup:

FREE PERM entry  ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Phil W on February 09, 2014, 06:00:32 pm
Volunteer/company route ch3ching a 200 PERM from London 

Very scenic fast route  :thumbsup:

FREE PERM entry  ;D

Which direction from London and when are you planning to check?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jsabine on February 09, 2014, 11:30:35 pm
Volunteer/company route ch3ching a 200 PERM from London 

Very scenic fast route  :thumbsup:

FREE PERM entry  ;D

I could be up for this - when and where?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairn Again on February 11, 2014, 02:17:59 pm
A DIY version of the Port Navigation is scheduled for 22 March 2014 starting/finishing in Ballachulish.

http://goo.gl/maps/SYJC6

The plan is to start 8.30am ---> 12.00 ferry Oban to Craignure then the 16.25 Fishnish --> Lochaline (plan B = 17.10).

Its a tough old 50k Lochaline to Ardgour so Im expecting that at least the final 12k after the Corran Ferry to be in the dark (Corran Ferry from Ardgour is at XX.00 and XX.30). 

The nature of the route mean that its really only suited to verification by GPS
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Wallace on February 11, 2014, 08:46:20 pm
A DIY version of the Port Navigation is scheduled for 22 March 2014 starting/finishing in Ballachulish.

http://goo.gl/maps/SYJC6

The plan is to start 8.30am ---> 12.00 ferry Oban to Craignure then the 16.25 Fishnish --> Lochaline (plan B = 17.10).

Its a tough old 50k Lochaline to Ardgour so Im expecting that at least the final 12k after the Corran Ferry to be in the dark (Corran Ferry from Ardgour is at XX.00 and XX.30). 

The nature of the route mean that its really only suited to verification by GPS

Its an audax I am very keen to to and I am training for it... But I will not be around at that time... However, if anyone would be interested in doing this in April, I would like to give it a go...  :facepalm:

W.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on February 11, 2014, 09:25:22 pm
I'll be keeping my AAARTY ticking over with a South Lakes 100 DIY by GPS 2.25pts, if anyone is in The Lakes over half term next week... weather permitting.  I'll be at the NW Passage if you want a word this weekend.

Edit:  looking like Wednesday is the day.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Blade on February 23, 2014, 06:24:14 pm
A friend and I are planning on doing the Horseshoe Pass 200k on Saturday the 22nd of March. 7.00 a.m. start.

Start location is about 5 miles west of Wolverhampton.

We're not fast riders and expect to get round in 11 or 12 hours.

Anyone care to join us?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Littlesox on February 23, 2014, 09:50:03 pm
As part of my RRTRY, in March I am planning a DIY Perm by GPS 200.

Starting in Whitchurch (Shropshire) at about 07:00 hours, then to Audlem, then Denbigh, Llyn Brenig and back via Llangollen.

I average about 9 hours, but anticipate 9 hours and 30 mins due to the climb to Llyn Brenig.

I'll go to Lyn Brenig via the A543, not the "Road To Hell" mentioned in Simon Warren's book.

Plan to take stops in Ruthin, and a cafe on the A5 whose name escapes me.

Long range forecast for Sunday March 2nd looks promising.

Any takers?
Title: 200 km from Cambridge, Saturday 5th April
Post by: Gareth Rees on March 31, 2014, 05:37:59 pm
I'm riding a 200 km DIY from Cambridge on Saturday 5th April. Start 08:00 at the junction of Brookside and Lensfield Road (http://ctc-cambridge.org.uk/startsunday); controls at Whitwell, Wendover, and Marston Moretaine. Route will be something like this. (http://goo.gl/pZbxdX) I'll probably take 11 hours or more as the section from Whitwell to Wendover across the Chilterns is fairly hilly.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on April 27, 2014, 07:47:28 pm
Considering Cambrian 4B in late August

Chepstow - Hay-on-Wye – Llanwrtyd Wells - Tregaron - Lampeter - New Quay - Llandeilo - Brecon - Monmouth - Chepstow

Probably do a Friday lunchtime to Saturday lunchtime with catnap by the roadside.  Train to Bristol Parkway and ride over to Chepstow for the start.  Proper hardcore but stunning scenery.  Any takers?

Alternative would be the harder Cambrian 4F

Aberdare – Hay-on-Wye – Knighton – Llanidloes – Devils Bridge – Builth Wells – Aberaeron – Llandeilo – Aberdare.  Similar approach but starting from Aberdare train station, warm up over the valleys and Brecon Beacons, with three crossings of the Cambrian mountains along the A44, Cwmystwyth and finally Devil's Staircase.  Took a lot of working out of controls to get that to happen  ;D :thumbsup: :smug:
Title: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch 400, 3rd May
Post by: iddu on April 28, 2014, 01:03:31 pm
Yeah. There. Inna TG/Tommy Godwin stylee, so 00:00 - 23:59.

Travelodge at Northwich Fri/Sat night, so spare bed should be available, or meet en-route...

Never been to Holyhead - exciting, or shall I just turn round :)
Title: Re: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch 400, 3rd May
Post by: iddu on May 21, 2014, 10:03:37 am
Never been to Holyhead - exciting, or shall I just turn round :)

And I still haven't been to Holyhead - it dun't get that far, swiz... ;)
Title: Re: Mae Mr Pickwick yn mynd i chwilio am ddreigiau a chwedlau perm, 24/25 May
Post by: iddu on May 21, 2014, 10:12:01 am
(click click....Oops...)  ;)

Well, what else can you do with a free b/h w/e?

Starting Abergavenny'ish 6am 24th, anti-clockwise, kip at Dolgellau - now, Singlespeed or on t'cog, decisions, decisions.

Black Sheep Bunkhouse (that man gets everywhere ;D), Aber [now] full Fri, so you'll need somewhere local
Hyb, Dollgeallu has 3 beds inna dorm free Sat
BSB, Aber has 3 beds inna dorm free Sun

Anybody else?

[EDIT]
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/00000000-Misc/2014-05-23092025_zpsa49be89e.jpg)
All tooled up - cover me, I'm going in...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on May 27, 2014, 09:30:18 am
DIY from The Lakes Fri 30 May, probably a 300 to recce the climbing pts to Bellingham then back via Langholm and the 5 star restaurant at the Gretna Welcome Break Services, nom, nom, yum, yum.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: arabella on June 19, 2014, 12:09:25 pm
Leeds - Ipswich, 400km.
Leaving about tea-time on Saturday 21st June.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on July 01, 2014, 11:16:39 pm
Barbury Bash route check ride, 210 rather rolling km

EDIT: Sat 5th (or Sun 6th if arm twisted) Weather forecast has put this back to a definite Sun 6th!
Can start 4am-8am, happy to meet-up en-route.
11h+ based on previous rides

Milton start (nr Abingdon)
Oxon - Wilts - Hamps - W.Berks - Oxon. Ish

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5194630
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on August 05, 2014, 01:23:27 pm
https://goo.gl/maps/9BqcK

Thursday 7th August, 200km loop with a fair few AAA

South Lakes to Tan Hill then moor road to Barnard Castle, rollercoaster back via Arkengarthdale & Swaledale then via Hawes, Sedbergh, Kendal.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: swiss hat on August 06, 2014, 07:52:18 am
Cambrian 8A on 16-17 August starting from Llanidloes. Two 400km loops with return to Llanidloes after each loop. 13.5 AAA worth of scenery. A good post Mille Cymru ride?!

Edit: Mission accomplished. And I have the sore legs to prove it!
 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Cycling Daddy on August 11, 2014, 02:52:22 pm
 :) Friday 15th August Boat ride either as a Perm or DIY (my first of either)  Sure to be very slow usually takes me just  over 12 hours for a 200.
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/PST02/

L
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: aidan.f on August 14, 2014, 09:44:06 am
Planning an August  B/H weekend  600, route is most of the National 400 with an extension Northwards.
Start Near Durham at 9am on Saturday 23rd - Yes late start for good reasons
Currently one tandem trike and one single.
Anyone Interested?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Dave_C on August 21, 2014, 01:07:50 pm
Planning on riding the Kingdom Come 400 from my home in SW Fife (Scotland) on Saturday evening. Controls will beDalgety Bay, Achterarder, Stanley (N of Perth) Forfar, Montrose, Stonehaven, Braemar, Dalgety Bay. If anyone needs or wants a 400 and wants to accompany me, I'd welcome you! I'm not speedy and should arrive with a couple of hours in hand. I could provide accomodation afterwards if required.

Dave C
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: lisat on September 15, 2014, 03:14:08 pm
Doing a 150k from lymington out to Shaftesbury and back round to lymington tomorrow. First long ride in ages. Also first perm although not sure if it will get validated as I had to delay doing it from another date as something cropped up.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: arabella on October 05, 2014, 10:20:49 pm
May be cycling back from Birmingham to Ipswich on Fri 19th Dec.  Route tbd, weather tbd.  I have a work do and will have to stay overnight, seems like a good way of using the time off owed.
It's about 240km e2e so I may miss out a bit at the start or end (BSE is about 200km though missing Birmigham rush hour looks better, if I can work out how to)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: notlobgp14 on October 13, 2014, 10:25:37 pm
Possibly Company on my 200km DIY by GPS rides in Lancashire, or you could use my Check Points on the Lancashire Cycleways North and South.  Each route comes out at a little under 202km, but it took quite a lot of time and effort to get the right Check Points on the Route.

The Northern Loop distance is almost the same as the actual road route.  The Southern will possibly be 215km on the road, but not too bad.  Contact me if you want the deatails.  ;)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: aidan.f on October 27, 2014, 08:01:19 pm
200K Darlington-Durham 8th November 2014 Train assisted.
Three of us are getting the 06:00 from Newcastle:06:15 from Durham and riding back for a pub finish. The train will take 5 bikes and ticket is £12:50 Hoping for a stonking tail wind!
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6365580 (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6365580)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on October 27, 2014, 08:08:14 pm
You mean Donnie-Durham, right?

I think I'm washing my hair bike that day.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: hulver on November 20, 2014, 10:53:03 am
I'm planning on doing the "Goodbye Yorkshire Xmas pud" (http://aukweb.net/perms/detail/JRA08/) ride on Sat 10th Jan (depending on weather of course), if anybody wants to join me?

ETA: Starts from Thorne, near Doncaster. I have a GPX of the calendar ride from when I last did it, if anybody is interested, I'm not sure how the perm differs.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on January 06, 2015, 09:00:04 pm
It's forecast to be a bit wild this weekend coming, but I am hoping to ride https://goo.gl/maps/pujEu (https://goo.gl/maps/pujEu)on the weekend of 17/18 Jan, depending on the forecast.  The route is South Lakes, Brough, Leyburn, SouthLakes taking in the hills SW of Kendal (twice), across the M6 to an easier section to Brough, Tan Hill and Grinton Ranges (ouch), Wensleydale, Sedbergh and back to the hills out of Kendal.  It's a tad over 200k and I estimate about 3.5 AAA.  All bets off if it is 'orrible.  PM me on here if you fancy it.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairdy on January 12, 2015, 11:46:56 am
I've got a perm card for the Mere Two Hundred which I'll probably use this month.
Maybe the day before the sold out calendar event on Saturday 24th Jan. (Event is on the Sunday)
Anybody fancy it?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: hillbilly on January 20, 2015, 01:44:09 pm
210km DIY by GPS.  Early February, weather permitting (exact date TBC).  Weekend.

Redhill - South Harting - Bosham (ye olde pubbe stop) - Cranleigh - Wisborough Green (ye olde pubbe stop) - Redhill.

Test of western bits of potential calendar event.  Moderate climbing (South Downs crossed twice, but generally sticks to low Weald).  VFM pace expected (c. 16kph overall average).

PM me if you are interested in joining is this early season exploit.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Bonk on January 22, 2015, 07:52:07 pm
I've got a perm card for the Mere Two Hundred which I'll probably use this month.
Maybe the day before the sold out calendar event on Saturday 24th Jan. (Event is on the Sunday)
Anybody fancy it?

I've got one too. Can't do Saturday though. Any day in the week next week you can do?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairdy on January 24, 2015, 10:16:36 pm
I've got a perm card for the Mere Two Hundred which I'll probably use this month.
Maybe the day before the sold out calendar event on Saturday 24th Jan. (Event is on the Sunday)
Anybody fancy it?

I've got one too. Can't do Saturday though. Any day in the week next week you can do?

Next chance for me will be next Saturday 31st, I live in Bristol but visit my parents in Cheshire once a month.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on January 24, 2015, 10:19:20 pm
It's forecast to be a bit wild this weekend coming, but I am hoping to ride https://goo.gl/maps/pujEu (https://goo.gl/maps/pujEu)on the weekend of 17/18 Jan, depending on the forecast.  The route is South Lakes, Brough, Leyburn, SouthLakes taking in the hills SW of Kendal (twice), across the M6 to an easier section to Brough, Tan Hill and Grinton Ranges (ouch), Wensleydale, Sedbergh and back to the hills out of Kendal.  It's a tad over 200k and I estimate about 3.5 AAA.  All bets off if it is 'orrible.  PM me on here if you fancy it.

I wouldn't have fancied it anyway, but did you ride it?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on January 24, 2015, 10:33:23 pm
It's forecast to be a bit wild this weekend coming, but I am hoping to ride https://goo.gl/maps/pujEu (https://goo.gl/maps/pujEu)on the weekend of 17/18 Jan, depending on the forecast.  The route is South Lakes, Brough, Leyburn, SouthLakes taking in the hills SW of Kendal (twice), across the M6 to an easier section to Brough, Tan Hill and Grinton Ranges (ouch), Wensleydale, Sedbergh and back to the hills out of Kendal.  It's a tad over 200k and I estimate about 3.5 AAA.  All bets off if it is 'orrible.  PM me on here if you fancy it.

I wouldn't have fancied it anyway, but did you ride it?

Weather was too bad, so I put it off for a week.  Just having a beer or two to recover.  It was a bit icy for the first few hours, but mainly soft stuff and some old snow drifts on Tan Hill which I walked across.  I was very cautious on the descents.  The wind blew me up Tan Hill and over Grinton to Leyburn, but  when I got on the 'easy' run up Wensleydale I could barely manage 16kph into a stiff breeze.  A restorative coffee at the Spar in Sedbergh was excellent and it got me to Kendal.  The wind was less of an issue thereafter but the hills on the last leg are beasts, literally in the case of Beast Banks.  However, it was a balmy 5 degrees by then, so I could do the descents at normal pace.  The garmin said nearly 4000m, but with elevation correction was much less.  Will see what the AAA man says, probably 3.5 but it felt like 3.75 or 4.  Got home and almost immediately had a call from son #2 who had missed the bus from Kendal... how I enjoyed getting into the car to go and get him...

edit - I found out how cold it was at The Tan Hill Inn where I stopped to go to the loo and have a sandwich.  When I arrived, I parked the bike and was faffing, I put my gloves on the floor and one of the inners froze to the ground!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Bonk on January 29, 2015, 07:40:26 am
I've got a perm card for the Mere Two Hundred which I'll probably use this month.
Maybe the day before the sold out calendar event on Saturday 24th Jan. (Event is on the Sunday)
Anybody fancy it?

I've got one too. Can't do Saturday though. Any day in the week next week you can do?
Next chance for me will be next Saturday 31st, I live in Bristol but visit my parents in Cheshire once a month.
Forecast is a bit of a right off.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bairdy on January 29, 2015, 08:44:01 am
I've got a perm card for the Mere Two Hundred which I'll probably use this month.
Maybe the day before the sold out calendar event on Saturday 24th Jan. (Event is on the Sunday)
Anybody fancy it?

I've got one too. Can't do Saturday though. Any day in the week next week you can do?
Next chance for me will be next Saturday 31st, I live in Bristol but visit my parents in Cheshire once a month.
Forecast is a bit of a right off.

Not too bad on www.yr.no.
Bit chilly and a bit windy. I'm 50/50 at the minute.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Bonk on January 29, 2015, 09:05:59 am
I've got a perm card for the Mere Two Hundred which I'll probably use this month.
Maybe the day before the sold out calendar event on Saturday 24th Jan. (Event is on the Sunday)
Anybody fancy it?

I've got one too. Can't do Saturday though. Any day in the week next week you can do?
Next chance for me will be next Saturday 31st, I live in Bristol but visit my parents in Cheshire once a month.
Forecast is a bit of a right off.

Not too bad on www.yr.no.
Bit chilly and a bit windy. I'm 50/50 at the minute.
Write off, even….

A lot of snow here (Sheffield) last night and still falling. Forecast to continue all day.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on February 04, 2015, 06:00:48 pm
I have got my spies out to check the condition of the higher passes, but I think pretty much all the roads are bone dry now and no rain is forecast for several days.  I am therefore planning some 'AAA getting' on Sunday (8 Feb) in The Lakes.  Hoping to do the vast majority in daylight (getting nearly 11 hours now).  https://goo.gl/maps/3f5av - a 'there and back' route for 200km, which is not something I normally do, but it fits with my plan of avoiding tree shrouded, potentially damp (ice) areas.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Pichy on February 19, 2015, 10:35:56 pm
Edinburgh-Bath DIY

Not sure if this the best place to post this, as I'm not anticipating people leaping to join me, but I'm beginning to think about a head-down, no-frills Edinburgh-Bath DIY later in the year, as the means to a cheap(er) night on the sauce in the Star, in Bath, before returning to Bonnie Scotia by train the following day. I wonder if some of the cognoscenti that tread these boards can give me any tips on a sensible southbound route from beyond Carlisle. Is there a well-worn, straightforward NW to SW route that someone could share with me? Conversely, are there any roads that although they might look benign on the map are dreadful and best avoided? My f-i-l lives in West Brom (poor chap) and I would probably look to overnight there. With any luck I might be able to tweak this into a 600, although I'm not sure what state I would be in for a night on the batter at the end of it if I determined to get there <40hrs. Still... all valuable PBP training.

Many thanks.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: aidan.f on March 21, 2015, 04:13:26 pm
Saturday 28th March 200K Group Perm Newcastle2Newcastleton. Central Station Start, Pub finish near Ponteland.
Easy pace, depart 07:45 1st train from York-Northallerton-Darlington-Durham arr 07:35
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7254226 (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7254226)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on March 23, 2015, 11:21:11 am
I'm planning to trial a new 400k on April 11th.

Route is here. http://goo.gl/maps/Y7i0N (http://goo.gl/maps/Y7i0N)

This is just the shortest possible route for the purposes of getting the distance in. I'm intending to skirt south around Darlington and head through Yarm before pushing on to Saltburn on Sea. Working on that bit of the route now. I'm intending to do something along the lines of a 10am start from Malton.

Any company welcome.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: aidan.f on March 23, 2015, 09:22:12 pm
Quote
I'm planning to trial a new 400k on April 11th.
Hmm.. good in parts, but a lot of roads I would avoid at most times. Won't be joining you.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Mr Green on March 24, 2015, 11:44:26 am
I'm planning to ride the Marlborough Connection 200km perm on Friday 3rd april if anyone wants to join me. It sets off from Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and I am planning a 7:00am start but could be flexible.

Arthur  :smug:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on March 24, 2015, 11:54:34 am
Quote
I'm planning to trial a new 400k on April 11th.
Hmm.. good in parts, but a lot of roads I would avoid at most times. Won't be joining you.

Thanks for the support. Just writing out a routesheet and already taking out some of the less enjoyable roads. As I said originally, this is just the shortest possible route between control points. Other than the section between Barnard Castle and Saltburn on Sea, any particular roads you think need to be circumvented?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Karla on March 24, 2015, 03:03:55 pm
The roads through Boro and on to Darlo are pretty hellish.  Avoid the A66 like the plague.  For a DIY the best I can do is this (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Malton+to:Ripon+Rd%2FB6265+to:54.0455091,-2.0286114+to:54.0758791,-2.720647+to:54.0786119,-2.7515458+to:54.0671221,-2.7958449+to:54.066612,-2.803996+to:Lancaster+Rd%2FB5321+to:54.0666444,-2.8042839+to:54.0670159,-2.7955056+to:54.0775238,-2.7345396+to:54.0760179,-2.7190864+to:Hawes+to:54.4373102,-1.9964436+to:Barnard+Castle+to:54.5318513,-1.6502283+to:54.4659999,-1.5428394+to:54.4557344,-1.4384453+to:54.4963695,-1.3437042+to:54.485656,-1.235754+to:54.5365559,-1.058932+to:Saltburn-by-the-Sea+to:Stakesby+Rd%2FB1416&hl=en&ll=54.520484,-1.572762&spn=0.124144,0.315857&sll=54.474427,-1.451569&sspn=0.124284,0.315857&geocode=FahKPwMdHFP2_w%3BFQQQOgMdN9Pz_ymDedp00NJ4SDEUVvLJ65iTHQ%3BFdlGOQMdEjHl_w%3BFUWrOAMdvQvh_ym1In6RvfV7SDGUv1XbTUEULw%3BFechOQMdeXzW_ynTwfd1wIJ8SDHOnsxkM3gfTA%3BFZMsOQMdxwPW_ylLO95bNJ18SDEmV8kMZY6BMA%3BFbL_OAMdvFbV_ykbUAD1dp18SDFm3jbY7DHSWw%3BFbT9OAMd5DbV_ylJa75DnJ18SDH-A7E5R2zXug%3BFboIOQMdBH3U_w%3BFdT9OAMdxTXV_ylJa75DnJ18SDH_A7E5R2zXug%3BFUf_OAMdD1jV_ykbUAD1dp18SDFn3jbY7DHSWw%3BFVMoOQMdNUbW_ynjtQBdyIJ8SDHp1UBUxrN8Gg%3BFXEiOQMdkoLW_ylXYKGq6oJ8SDHuSxBPsun5Bg%3BFROdPAMdYXLe_ykNAsZWnG58SDFCK_hxYTQEmA%3BFb6lPgMdZYnh_yllBsW96z18SDEZ3gM0ukSXKw%3BFYRLQAMdY6Xi_ykxgk2ZXyN8SDGCQ2aqojXioA%3BFQsXQAMdzNHm_ynTr06Eyp1-SDEYWVn0YfCLkg%3BFc8VPwMdSXXo_ymxygN4_ph-SDHhJudiPUrEOA%3BFbbtPgMdEw3q_ykN2YKYsZd-SDFr2EBcONzyvQ%3BFXGMPwMdKH_r_yktf5Pea5R-SDGsGM8HyS61Pg%3BFZhiPwMd1iTt_ykniGLZFut-SDGYWfSPE6W-8g%3BFWspQAMdjNfv_ymvJoqfX-9-SDF8dl2K4s25yg%3BFTjZQAMd4h7x_ynzVH1oQuF-SDGvp9M6ADU9dw%3BFcZLPwMdiVP2_w&gl=uk&dirflg=w&doflg=ptk&mra=dvme&mrsp=17&sz=12&via=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,14,16,17,18,19,20,21&t=m&z=12), which keeps you off the crazy roads while 'only' adding 11 km.  The rest of it looks fine to me.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on March 24, 2015, 07:17:53 pm
Thanks,

I plotted out the same route from Barnard Castle to Yarm and then followed the straight road up through Marton to Eston. My reasoning being it should be fairly quiet in the small hours when I expect to be passing through there.

I like the look of yours and I think I'd probably use that instead. Also going to tweak that entry into Ripon as well as that's at the risk of being pretty busy even though it's short.

If I manage to get it into the calendar then I'll probably look at moving the west coast up to Hest Bank.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on March 24, 2015, 09:08:31 pm
You might like to get rid of the ride through Morecambe/Lancaster by replacing the distance with a visit to Sedbergh after controlling short of Lancs itself - we use the filling station at Lansil.  This is also an easier way to get to Hawes, though not as picturesque as the way over Newby Head.  The section between Hawes and BC is great but strenuous.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on March 24, 2015, 10:13:47 pm
The roads through Boro and on to Darlo are pretty hellish.  Avoid the A66 like the plague.  For a DIY the best I can do is this (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Malton+to:Ripon+Rd%2FB6265+to:54.0455091,-2.0286114+to:54.0758791,-2.720647+to:54.0786119,-2.7515458+to:54.0671221,-2.7958449+to:54.066612,-2.803996+to:Lancaster+Rd%2FB5321+to:54.0666444,-2.8042839+to:54.0670159,-2.7955056+to:54.0775238,-2.7345396+to:54.0760179,-2.7190864+to:Hawes+to:54.4373102,-1.9964436+to:Barnard+Castle+to:54.5318513,-1.6502283+to:54.4659999,-1.5428394+to:54.4557344,-1.4384453+to:54.4963695,-1.3437042+to:54.485656,-1.235754+to:54.5365559,-1.058932+to:Saltburn-by-the-Sea+to:Stakesby+Rd%2FB1416&hl=en&ll=54.520484,-1.572762&spn=0.124144,0.315857&sll=54.474427,-1.451569&sspn=0.124284,0.315857&geocode=FahKPwMdHFP2_w%3BFQQQOgMdN9Pz_ymDedp00NJ4SDEUVvLJ65iTHQ%3BFdlGOQMdEjHl_w%3BFUWrOAMdvQvh_ym1In6RvfV7SDGUv1XbTUEULw%3BFechOQMdeXzW_ynTwfd1wIJ8SDHOnsxkM3gfTA%3BFZMsOQMdxwPW_ylLO95bNJ18SDEmV8kMZY6BMA%3BFbL_OAMdvFbV_ykbUAD1dp18SDFm3jbY7DHSWw%3BFbT9OAMd5DbV_ylJa75DnJ18SDH-A7E5R2zXug%3BFboIOQMdBH3U_w%3BFdT9OAMdxTXV_ylJa75DnJ18SDH_A7E5R2zXug%3BFUf_OAMdD1jV_ykbUAD1dp18SDFn3jbY7DHSWw%3BFVMoOQMdNUbW_ynjtQBdyIJ8SDHp1UBUxrN8Gg%3BFXEiOQMdkoLW_ylXYKGq6oJ8SDHuSxBPsun5Bg%3BFROdPAMdYXLe_ykNAsZWnG58SDFCK_hxYTQEmA%3BFb6lPgMdZYnh_yllBsW96z18SDEZ3gM0ukSXKw%3BFYRLQAMdY6Xi_ykxgk2ZXyN8SDGCQ2aqojXioA%3BFQsXQAMdzNHm_ynTr06Eyp1-SDEYWVn0YfCLkg%3BFc8VPwMdSXXo_ymxygN4_ph-SDHhJudiPUrEOA%3BFbbtPgMdEw3q_ykN2YKYsZd-SDFr2EBcONzyvQ%3BFXGMPwMdKH_r_yktf5Pea5R-SDGsGM8HyS61Pg%3BFZhiPwMd1iTt_ykniGLZFut-SDGYWfSPE6W-8g%3BFWspQAMdjNfv_ymvJoqfX-9-SDF8dl2K4s25yg%3BFTjZQAMd4h7x_ynzVH1oQuF-SDGvp9M6ADU9dw%3BFcZLPwMdiVP2_w&gl=uk&dirflg=w&doflg=ptk&mra=dvme&mrsp=17&sz=12&via=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,14,16,17,18,19,20,21&t=m&z=12), which keeps you off the crazy roads while 'only' adding 11 km.  The rest of it looks fine to me.

This would be my version of the Barnie-Saltburn bit (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Malton+to:Ripon+Rd%2FB6265+to:54.0455091,-2.0286114+to:54.0758791,-2.720647+to:54.0786119,-2.7515458+to:54.0671219,-2.7958441+to:54.066612,-2.803996+to:Lancaster+Rd%2FB5321+to:54.0666443,-2.8042829+to:54.0670159,-2.7955056+to:54.077523,-2.734539+to:54.0760179,-2.7190864+to:Hawes+to:54.4373102,-1.9964436+to:Barnard+Castle+to:54.5318513,-1.6502283+to:54.5213151,-1.5169123+to:54.5213444,-1.4658217+to:54.5175344,-1.3593778+to:54.5334876,-1.2304033+to:54.5541056,-1.1662861+to:Saltburn-by-the-Sea+to:Stakesby+Rd%2FB1416&hl=en&ll=54.106918,-2.120361&spn=0.589354,1.664429&sll=54.490981,-1.377411&sspn=0.14597,0.416107&geocode=FahKPwMdHFP2_w%3BFQQQOgMdN9Pz_ymDedp00NJ4SDEUVvLJ65iTHQ%3BFdlGOQMdEjHl_w%3BFUWrOAMdvQvh_ym1In6RvfV7SDGUv1XbTUEULw%3BFechOQMdeXzW_ynTwfd1wIJ8SDHOnsxkM3gfTA%3BFZMsOQMdxwPW_ylLO95bNJ18SDEmV8kMZY6BMA%3BFbH_OAMdvFbV_ykbUAD1dp18SDFm3jbY7DHSWw%3BFbT9OAMd5DbV_ylJa75DnJ18SDH-A7E5R2zXug%3BFboIOQMdBH3U_w%3BFdT9OAMdxjXV_ylJa75DnJ18SDH_A7E5R2zXug%3BFUf_OAMdD1jV_ykbUAD1dp18SDFn3jbY7DHSWw%3BFVMoOQMdNUbW_ynjtQBdyIJ8SDHp1UBUxrN8Gg%3BFXEiOQMdkoLW_ylXYKGq6oJ8SDHuSxBPsun5Bg%3BFROdPAMdYXLe_ykNAsZWnG58SDFCK_hxYTQEmA%3BFb6lPgMdZYnh_yllBsW96z18SDEZ3gM0ukSXKw%3BFYRLQAMdY6Xi_ykxgk2ZXyN8SDGCQ2aqojXioA%3BFQsXQAMdzNHm_ynTr06Eyp1-SDEYWVn0YfCLkg%3BFePtPwMdkNro_yn1PooRI5p-SDGf3iN6wbSbmQ%3BFQDuPwMdI6Lp_ynzUxTXtpB-SDEkuQvGiBW26A%3BFR7fPwMd70Hr_ykdc8qS9pN-SDE6h-p1kk9pDQ%3BFW8dQAMdvTnt_ylvIV8Lkux-SDER_xKqrYC9vg%3BFfltQAMdMjTu_yll_M3zKex-SDFPbQ7D0ig3jw%3BFTjZQAMd4h7x_ynzVH1oQuF-SDGvp9M6ADU9dw%3BFcZLPwMdiVP2_w&gl=uk&dirflg=w&doflg=ptk&mra=dvme&mrsp=18&sz=12&via=3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,14,16,17,18,19,20,21&t=m&z=10)

Completely avoids the A66 and the Trunk Road, and avoids the really horrific bit of the A174 (the Parkway). Those are the bits you do not want to ride. There's a cycle path along the A174 from Eston (look for the underpass just before you join the A174), which is OK. Ladgate Lane's a bit shite, and I really dislike Leven Bank, but it gets the job done.

I'd (personally) avoid the A169 out of Whitby except at night or early in the morning, it's full of daytrippers gawping at the abbey and the Hole, but I appreciate you probably won;t want to ride the alternatives...

Oh, you can shortcut the Hawes-Barnie bit by going via Tan Hill and the track down Sleightholme Moor to Bowes, which is ace.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Karla on March 24, 2015, 11:13:29 pm
Deano's right.  I'd think twice about using some of those roads for a prospective calendar ride in the day, but at night they're what you want.  In the daytime, the lanes south of there are quite pleasant so I'd consider routing further south (e.g. through Dalton), adding in an info and lopping off some km elsewhere.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on March 25, 2015, 09:35:41 am
Sedburgh kind of defeats the aim to do a coast to coast to coast in a 400.

I think I like Pharti's M'boro avoidance the most so will probably head round that way.

I did look at Tan Hill but the lane off Sleightholme Moor seemed to be unpaved according to Google Maps. Also not sure about a longer section on either the A67 or A66 there.

Pharti, not sure which Dalton you mean, there are a couple within striking distance of the route. Generally I don't like info controls so was hoping to avoid them.

Thanks for all the feedback though, much appreciated.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fboab on March 25, 2015, 04:48:35 pm

I did look at Tan Hill but the lane off Sleightholme Moor seemed to be unpaved according to Google Maps. Also not sure about a longer section on either the A67 or A66 there.


Heh. Sleightholme Moor in the dark. On 23s. Do it.  ;D

This is it in the day (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=87796.msg1802312#msg1802312)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on March 25, 2015, 10:39:25 pm
Sedburgh kind of defeats the aim to do a coast to coast to coast in a 400.

I think I like Pharti's M'boro avoidance the most so will probably head round that way.

I did look at Tan Hill but the lane off Sleightholme Moor seemed to be unpaved according to Google Maps. Also not sure about a longer section on either the A67 or A66 there.

Pharti, not sure which Dalton you mean, there are a couple within striking distance of the route. Generally I don't like info controls so was hoping to avoid them.

Thanks for all the feedback though, much appreciated.

I'm guessing he means Dalton-on-Tees, i.e. staying south of the Tees past Yarm and Darlo.

Sleightholme Moor is a blast, and a piss-easy bit of riding down to Barnie. You needn't ride along the A66, you go under it at Bowes, and along the A67 to Barnie, which is a cracking downhill, and it's not that busy as there's a weight limit on the bridge at Barnie, so not much heavy traffic goes that way. I think Revellhino planned to use the Sleightholme Moor bit on a perm recently. It saves you going over the Stang, but you may prefer tarmac to gravelly offroad. With massive potholes (the photos boab linked to are from four years ago, the sharkholes are back now).
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: The Seldom Killer on March 26, 2015, 09:46:00 am
I think as it'll likely be dark and cold I'll leave that off. I don't want to end up doing something daft on my tod away from a road. If it makes it to the calendar then riders will have the freedom to exploit that as a Cyclocross Larrington.

Dalton is on the Pharti alternative so I'll be going there. 411k isn't really pushing any overdistance boundaries.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on April 07, 2015, 07:27:07 pm
If anyone wants to join me on a gps version of the La'al Lakeland 100km on Thursday 9 April, PM me.  It's exceptionally scenic.  I'm just double checking the routesheet, so might be going a bit slow - maybe 6hrs.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on April 24, 2015, 10:14:23 pm
...and again

I am riding the Westmorland Spartans 300 on the May Day bank holiday weekend to double check the route sheet and also to get it validated for myself as a PBP qualifier.  I might be going rather slowly and may also have a support vehicle at some of the controls, as I am coming back from injury and have not been able to ride a bike this last week.  Anyone fancy a long day but with a bit of tlc PM me.  If you want to 'camp out' at HQ for the actual event and want to do this as a validated helpers ride, that should be possible.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: highplaces on May 11, 2015, 03:27:55 pm
I will be on holiday in the Pendle area of Lancashire (Near Clitheroe) from 23rd to 30th May. I am looking to do a couple of rides North through the Dales. I've earmarked rides based on the Dales Delight 200Km http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1516373 and the Blanchland Blinder 300Km http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7847293 but am open to more sceninc offers. I would expect these to take me around 9-10 hours and 15-16 hours respectively in good weather. I am flexible on days at the moment but would prefer to pick any good weather days where possible (do they get good weather so far north?). Would anyone like to join me?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: ramchip on May 12, 2015, 04:23:56 pm
Hi all, new member here :-). I'm British but now live in Spain. Can I setup and ride DIYs in Spain? As I'm based in Spain which organiser do I need to contact? Thanks
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: tonyh on May 12, 2015, 08:23:47 pm
Hi all, new member here :-). I'm British but now live in Spain. Can I setup and ride DIYs in Spain? As I'm based in Spain which organiser do I need to contact? Thanks

Welcome! Certainly you can set up and ride DIYs in Spain. You can enter with any of the DIY organisers (or, if going for validation by GPS, any of the ones who deal with GPS DIYs).

Happy Riding!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Simon_A on May 18, 2015, 02:17:43 pm
Company welcome to ride Mark Beauchamp's Taste of the Test 200k Perm on Sat 13th June, starting in Tadley @ 0800 latest.  Aiming to complete the ride in 10Hrs elapsed.  Am rather looking forward to it since it's a bit of an Audax classic, local to me and my 9/12 RRTY. :-)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: swiss hat on June 16, 2015, 09:05:28 am
Calais - Brindisi 2600km at 200km/day average. Flexible on the date but thinking of an early July start.

Anyone have the time to give this AUK classic a try?

www.aukadia.net/recycled/r1-11.pdf

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: marcusjb on June 16, 2015, 09:59:45 am
^ no can do, but I'll be fascinated to read your reports as it's definitely there on the 'to do' list!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: fboab on June 18, 2015, 04:30:33 pm
Calais - Brindisi 2600km at 200km/day average. Flexible on the date but thinking of an early July start.

Anyone have the time to give this AUK classic a try?

www.aukadia.net/recycled/r1-11.pdf
Next year?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: arabella on June 21, 2015, 02:50:17 pm
Cycling back from Birmingham on Weds 24th june (attempt #2, real life got in the way last time)
300km Brum-Leic-Long Sutton-Stradishall-Ipswich.
leaving 9pm (work + meal) approx near Newhall St
just in case anyone's tempted  ;D
(note to self :remember to enter!)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: arabella on July 10, 2015, 11:18:44 pm
and a 400km/24hours loop round east anglia, from/to Ipswich;
iirc starting early afternoon (for easy nighttime navigation), Mon 20th July
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Simon_A on July 11, 2015, 03:21:49 pm
Anorak's Delight tomorrow Sun 12th July @ 0800'ish Lloyds Bank Tadley in-case anyone is interested.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: durandal on September 04, 2015, 07:59:46 pm
A friend has had to pull out so I'm doing My First Audaxtm on 12 September, the Cambridge Saffron 100 Perm (http://www.camaudax.uk/rides/cambridge-saffron-100/) as a solo. I'm not able to make any calendar events until long into October, so this seems like a not-too-harrowing way to dip my toe into the water.

I acknowledge the slight creepiness of my first forum post being a request for company but I'm not a serial killer, I promise!

Planning to kick off at 0930 Kings Parade, trains permitting.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on October 11, 2015, 12:17:16 pm
I'm planning to ride a 200 from Windermere during half term if anyone fancies coming along, exact date is weather dependant.  It's a second check of a calendar event in planning, hopefully to run Autumn 2016.  Controls at Fell Foot (Newby Bridge), Tan Hill, Barnard Castle and Muker Village Shop/Tea Room.  Involves a little bit of rough stuff between Tan Hill and Bowes and is a hilly day out.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Simon_A on October 15, 2015, 09:47:43 am
Registered this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10781698 (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10781698) as a DIY GPS on Fri 13th ( :o) Nov.  Will be starting at some god foresaken hour (4AM?) to get to Alston for breakfast at ~9:30AM.  Company welcome on all or part of the ride.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Simon_A on November 12, 2015, 09:15:01 am
Registered this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10781698 (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10781698) as a DIY GPS on Fri 13th ( :o) Nov.  Will be starting at some god foresaken hour (4AM?) to get to Alston for breakfast at ~9:30AM.  Company welcome on all or part of the ride.
Scrapped due to the weather forecast  :(
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Simon_A on November 18, 2015, 03:25:37 pm
Try again, but nearer home this time...

Riding Iddu's EWE Baaa 200k Perm this Sat 21st Nov (though with a low risk of being delayed to Sun 22nd).  Starting in Theale ~0730 and initially heading to that there london  Company welcome on all or part of the ride.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: inappropriate_bike on November 20, 2015, 08:27:59 pm
Sunday 22nd - planning on 200km Waterloo (London) to Folkstone and Rye. Depart Waterloo 5am aiming to arrive Rye before 3pm (or faster as a group) including a lunch stop at a nice pub. 1,800m climbing in total.

Beautiful weather forecast - sun and tail winds - so be prepared for any weather other than that!

PM if interested and I'll send route info - B roads and lanes in the main.

Edit: it was so cold when I left that my water bottles froze!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Simon_A on December 08, 2015, 09:01:14 am
Riding Iddu's Marlborough Connection 200k Perm on Mon 21st Dec (TBC but reasonably firm).  Starting in Hungerford @ 0800 latest.  Company welcome on all or part of the ride.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on December 11, 2015, 01:21:20 pm
Simon I would probably be up for that. (I've already got that day booked off) From Hungerford to ... somewhere!

I'll ride from home, so I doubt I'll enter the perm - I don't believe Iddu allows "off-route" start/finish, and riding over to the route twice to get a receipt is just pointless miles in December!

Will PM ya ...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Simon_A on December 13, 2015, 08:18:44 pm
Good to hear from you Matt and I've PM'd you.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: RichardK on December 29, 2015, 10:16:39 pm
Lmao  ;D
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Phil W on February 12, 2016, 11:03:38 pm
Riding Wilkyboys Diss 200 perm from Cambridge on 27th Feb

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/NWK06/
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: DCLane on March 15, 2016, 10:43:31 pm
Riding the Flashy Venetian 200k on 30 March depending upon the weather, with 1 April as a back-up, having had to dns Venetian Nights last year due to workload issues  :'(. John Perrin kindly sent me a perm card instead  :thumbsup:

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JPE03
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: jhob on March 22, 2016, 06:14:40 pm
I'm doing this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12714099 as a Mandatory route DIY starting 6am on Monday 28th March should anyone care to join me.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on April 05, 2016, 09:51:16 pm
I think I've a few people out to ride this on Saturday the 30th of April, but more nutters always welcome. A 300 km around the Dales with a piss-easy finish excepting Walworth Bank and a flat main-road blast to start. Some hills in the middle, far from the toughest the Dales have to offer, and some very giving descents. I planned it as a good route to ride on fixed. Which it is.

The current plan is to start around 5 am in Newton Aycliffe, or around half five in Darlo. Approximately 17 hours with a quick coffee at the bakery in Boroughbridge, a garage stop in Ilkley, a slap-up meal at the Wharfe View Tea Room in Burnsall, another sit-down meal in Dent or Sedbergh, and a top-up at the Co Op in Middleton, with the Teesdale Hotel as an alternative.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12731964

I've tweaked my original route for a Newton Aycliffe start, but this may change to a Darlo start (and a slightly tougher route, but an easier finish) if the Aycliffe posse don't turn up.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Not far enough on April 13, 2016, 11:02:48 am
I think I've a few people out to ride this on Saturday the 30th of April, but more nutters always welcome. A 300 km around the Dales with a piss-easy finish excepting Walworth Bank and a flat main-road blast to start. Some hills in the middle, far from the toughest the Dales have to offer, and some very giving descents. I planned it as a good route to ride on fixed. Which it is.

The current plan is to start around 5 am in Newton Aycliffe, or around half five in Darlo. Approximately 17 hours with a quick coffee at the bakery in Boroughbridge, a garage stop in Ilkley, a slap-up meal at the Wharfe View Tea Room in Burnsall, another sit-down meal in Dent or Sedbergh, and a top-up at the Co Op in Middleton, with the Teesdale Hotel as an alternative.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12731964

I've tweaked my original route for a Newton Aycliffe start, but this may change to a Darlo start (and a slightly tougher route, but an easier finish) if the Aycliffe posse don't turn up.

What, no sausage roll at Tebay Services Dean???   ::-)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Marmitegeoff on April 15, 2016, 02:51:10 pm
22/4/16 Tamworth  200km starting very early an easy 200 down to Oxfordshire.  pm if you want the controls for the DIY by GPS
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on April 19, 2016, 10:21:28 pm
I think I've a few people out to ride this on Saturday the 30th of April, but more nutters always welcome. A 300 km around the Dales with a piss-easy finish excepting Walworth Bank and a flat main-road blast to start. Some hills in the middle, far from the toughest the Dales have to offer, and some very giving descents. I planned it as a good route to ride on fixed. Which it is.

The current plan is to start around 5 am in Newton Aycliffe, or around half five in Darlo. Approximately 17 hours with a quick coffee at the bakery in Boroughbridge, a garage stop in Ilkley, a slap-up meal at the Wharfe View Tea Room in Burnsall, another sit-down meal in Dent or Sedbergh, and a top-up at the Co Op in Middleton, with the Teesdale Hotel as an alternative.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12731964

I've tweaked my original route for a Newton Aycliffe start, but this may change to a Darlo start (and a slightly tougher route, but an easier finish) if the Aycliffe posse don't turn up.

What, no sausage roll at Tebay Services Dean???   ::-)

Alright Steve! I'll see how many are coming out from Aycliffe, then make a decision. Either way, we'll be having a stop at Dent/Sedbergh. They were good sausage rolls, it'd be a a shame to skip Tebay...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Not far enough on April 21, 2016, 09:24:42 am
I think I've a few people out to ride this on Saturday the 30th of April, but more nutters always welcome. A 300 km around the Dales with a piss-easy finish excepting Walworth Bank and a flat main-road blast to start. Some hills in the middle, far from the toughest the Dales have to offer, and some very giving descents. I planned it as a good route to ride on fixed. Which it is.

The current plan is to start around 5 am in Newton Aycliffe, or around half five in Darlo. Approximately 17 hours with a quick coffee at the bakery in Boroughbridge, a garage stop in Ilkley, a slap-up meal at the Wharfe View Tea Room in Burnsall, another sit-down meal in Dent or Sedbergh, and a top-up at the Co Op in Middleton, with the Teesdale Hotel as an alternative.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12731964

I've tweaked my original route for a Newton Aycliffe start, but this may change to a Darlo start (and a slightly tougher route, but an easier finish) if the Aycliffe posse don't turn up.

What, no sausage roll at Tebay Services Dean???   ::-)

Alright Steve! I'll see how many are coming out from Aycliffe, then make a decision. Either way, we'll be having a stop at Dent/Sedbergh. They were good sausage rolls, it'd be a a shame to skip Tebay...

Sounds Good Dean, don't want to go on about the sausage rolls, but I didn't realise the significance of them until after the ride, they were a full meal in themselves

https://twitter.com/tebayservices/status/658674937775968256
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/07/article-2622200-1DA3228000000578-497_634x424.jpg

To me it's the "Sausage Roll 300k", and I'm very much looking forward to it  :o)  lol
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Deano on April 25, 2016, 09:57:11 pm

Sounds Good Dean, don't want to go on about the sausage rolls, but I didn't realise the significance of them until after the ride, they were a full meal in themselves

https://twitter.com/tebayservices/status/658674937775968256
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/07/article-2622200-1DA3228000000578-497_634x424.jpg

To me it's the "Sausage Roll 300k", and I'm very much looking forward to it  :o)  lol

We're still going ahead, Saturday 30th April, 6 am from Darlo, the classicTM route from Darlo rather than the softer Aycliffe version, PM me if anyone is interested. Sausage rolls are still on the menu...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Not far enough on April 26, 2016, 04:02:38 pm

Sounds Good Dean, don't want to go on about the sausage rolls, but I didn't realise the significance of them until after the ride, they were a full meal in themselves

https://twitter.com/tebayservices/status/658674937775968256
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/07/article-2622200-1DA3228000000578-497_634x424.jpg

To me it's the "Sausage Roll 300k", and I'm very much looking forward to it  :o)  lol

We're still going ahead, Saturday 30th April, 6 am from Darlo, the classicTM route from Darlo rather than the softer Aycliffe version, PM me if anyone is interested. Sausage rolls are still on the menu...

Buddha says "we want much, but need very little, except where sausage rolls are concerned" see you there
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: GPS on April 29, 2016, 08:10:42 am
Anyone up for a Hellfire attempt sometime in June ?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: D.A.L.E. on June 05, 2016, 07:12:58 pm
Planning a 300 next Saturday/Sunday -

Either Glasgow to Thirsk (like LEL but shorter and different) or a Stranraer to Sunderland C2C if anyone fancies it? Would be a lunchtime/afternoon start from either location.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on June 18, 2016, 10:52:32 pm
Planning a fast run round Els 400 from Chichester on 1 August.  A good 400 to do in a day with a 4.30am start.  If anyone is interested.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on July 12, 2016, 06:12:39 pm
 A taste of the test 200km perm for me on Saturday 16th June I think. Company welcome. Paul
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on July 12, 2016, 08:05:27 pm
I may be able to make July 16th.

(My other option being a Bash route-check; its right on my doorstep, but is a lot hillier!)

I've Inboxed you.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lady Cavendish on July 18, 2016, 04:01:10 pm
I'm going over to Tewkesbury for the August bank holiday weekend for some riding. I *think* the 3 x 200s I've got my eye on are

Sam Wellers Day trip to Wochma
Benjamin Allens spring tonic
Mr Pickwick goes to Hay in a Day

Not bothered which is on which day.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on July 26, 2016, 09:25:10 am
I'm going over to Tewkesbury for the August bank holiday weekend for some riding. I *think* the 3 x 200s I've got my eye on are

Sam Wellers Day trip to Wochma
Benjamin Allens spring tonic
Mr Pickwick goes to Hay in a Day

Not bothered which is on which day.
I still need a 400 for my SR. Could you be persuaded to ride 2 of those in one go?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Lady Cavendish on July 26, 2016, 09:29:54 am
Holy mother of god. Erm, perhaps. Ask me this in a couple more days when it isn't 2 days after a 600 and the idea might seem better than it currently does ;)

I already have an SR, have I mentioned that?!  :smug:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on July 30, 2016, 05:25:26 pm
Planning a fast run round Els 400 from Chichester on 1 August.  A good 400 to do in a day with a 4.30am start.  If anyone is interested.

This is still on, but will probably aim for a 4am start now as rain looks forecast to spread from the northwest later in the day.  Goodness only knows how well Im going on long events but short rides in the Preselis over the last two weeks have been encouraging.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Simon_A on July 30, 2016, 08:32:40 pm
Planning a fast run round Els 400 from Chichester on 1 August.  A good 400 to do in a day with a 4.30am start.  If anyone is interested.
This is still on, but will probably aim for a 4am start now as rain looks forecast to spread from the northwest later in the day.  Goodness only knows how well Im going on long events but short rides in the Preselis over the last two weeks have been encouraging.
Like to CET but can't due to the date; plus your 'fast' sounds alarming!  However if you're interested I am ECE'ing the Cogidubnus CC 200 up to 300k next Sat 6th Aug.  Out via a Tadley (4AM?)-Overton-Basingstoke-Staines-RonT (95km), then a 10km top-up at the end to Clapham for the train home.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on July 31, 2016, 09:30:08 am
Would love to, but I'm already on the brownie point limit for this year, having to restart my season after DNFs in my 400 and 600.  The latest weather forecast is for it to start raining earlier, so it may well end up being a head down bash.  However, do want to keep my record of an SR every year since 2005 going if I can.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Somnolent on September 11, 2016, 08:29:11 pm
There being a lack of easy 200km calendar events in central southern parts during December I shall likely be rounding off my 5th year of RRTY with my own perm (http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/PL01/)

It's a relatively easy route, but not devoid of interest, certainly has been appreciated by those who've done it as a perm.

Provsional date is 4 December - but if enough folks want to join me on a different day, I might be persuaded to change.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on November 17, 2016, 10:25:52 pm
Family commitments make it difficult for me to do 1000km events in July & August, when they are most often scheduled, plus I'm volunteering on LEL, so I'm thinking about Els 1000 next year in May, on a 380km - 350km - 270km or similar schedule with overnights in Travelodges
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Simon_A on November 20, 2016, 10:04:20 pm
There being a lack of easy 200km calendar events in central southern parts during December I shall likely be rounding off my 5th year of RRTY with my own perm (http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/PL01/)
It's a relatively easy route, but has not devoid of interest, certainly has been appreciated by those who've done it as a perm.
Provsional date is 4 December - but if enough folks want to join me on a different day, I might be persuaded to change.

Hello Somnolent, I'd like to join you if the ride is still on and have PM'd you.  Thx Simon
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on January 14, 2017, 06:28:51 pm
I'm going to ride to Whitchurch this year.

All eleven of them.  Starting with Whitchurch Hampshire, then Whitchurch Canonicorum (Dorset), Whitchurch Devon, Whitchurch Bristol, Whitchurch Cardiff, Whitchurch Pembrokeshire, Whitchurch Herefordshire, Whitchurch Shropshire, Whitchurch Warwickshire, Whitchurch Buckinghamshire and Whitchurch-on-Thames before circling back to Whitchurch Hampshire. 

It started off as a silly suggestion by Mrs CET, but then on investigation it worked out at 1300km, which allows a more relaxed speed, and there are premier inns or travelodges at all the right places for a 4.5 day 4 night ride, with not too much night riding and good roads for the night sections.

Then I realised it was like a retrospective of my Audax life so far, starting off with a club run route, before going into Sean Shaw Wessex territory, a section of the Kernow & SW, before sampling the now defunct Tavistock rides and Dartmoor Devil, then picking up a favourite Cambrian series leg (Carmarthen - Brecon) and then heading up to Mersey Roads territory, with a skirting visit to Marsh Gibbon before some local Audax routes to finish.

So now its a plan.  May probably as June and July are too busy with family, then there's cooking on the LEL and Silver Wedding to fill up the year.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: citoyen on February 28, 2017, 01:16:06 pm
"The Four Countries 600" is starting at Dunkerque Gare at 6am on Saturday 20th May if anyone fancies it.

It'll be a DIY by GPS using a mandatory route, starting in France, then heading through Belgium and Netherlands as far as the German border, before turning round and coming home again (by a different route), with a sleep stop in Namur. Route details still need firming up but the outward leg will be mostly flat while the return leg is a bit lumpier (possibly including some classic bergs).

I've already got one clubmate definitely signed up and a couple more interested.

Not quite as ambitious as CET's "11 Whitchurches 1300" perhaps, but I'm already hatching plans for a Five Countries 1000 next year, adding Luxembourg to the mix...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on February 28, 2017, 07:31:20 pm
"The Four Countries 600" is starting at Dunkerque Gare at 6am on Saturday 20th May if anyone fancies it.

Ha!

There is a strong chance that Manotea and I will be starting a ride from the same time/space co-ordinates! We plan to ride a bit further - possibly the Eiger Sanction, or something based on it - but I'm sure your ride will be nice too ;)

Got your boat/accommodation sorted yet?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: citoyen on February 28, 2017, 08:46:23 pm
There is a strong chance that Manotea and I will be starting a ride from the same time/space co-ordinates!

Amazing. See you for a pre-ride coffee in Dunkerque!

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We plan to ride a bit further - possibly the Eiger Sanction, or something based on it - but I'm sure your ride will be nice too ;)

Going all the way to Nice? That'll be fun. And tough. Good luck!

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Got your boat/accommodation sorted yet?

Yep, all sorted. Just need to fine tune the route now...
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Dave_C on March 23, 2017, 01:09:05 pm
Ballahulish Glen Coe, DIY 300

I'm planning a DIY 300 from Ballahulish on Sat 1st April 2017.

Ballahulish - Oban - Tarbert - Strachur - Benderloch - Ballahulish.

Anyone free that weekend and fancy joining me? I'm staying at SYHA Ballahulish and planning on setting off around 6am. There is a ferry journey of 6km at Tarbert and the ride is ~305km.

Dave C
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Revellinho on April 17, 2017, 01:35:11 pm
Sat 22nd April.  Cambrian 2B if anyone is in the area and wants to join in.  I'm definitely starting from Builth and will almost certainly go clockwise.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bokonon on May 03, 2017, 09:40:51 pm
Saturday 13th May - Round the Plain - 200km - Starting in Salisbury,  following the route as is from there. Starting at around 0830ish.

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/PL01/
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: bobw on May 11, 2017, 10:26:56 am
Saturday 3rd June - Wandering Wolves - Lake Vyrnwy, Starting in Albrighton about 8:30, if anyone's interested.

 http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JHA22/
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: bobw on May 16, 2017, 11:07:35 am
I'm also planning to ride  El Supremos Pulborough Reading 200, on Saturday 27th May starting at Three Mile Cross (about the same kinda time).

 http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/DHU04/

Edit: I've got a couple of others coming and we've moved the start to 7:30am.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: ihill on May 26, 2017, 04:27:02 pm
Will be riding the Denmead 400 route (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21385424 (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21385424)) on Friday 16th June. I'm planning on starting around 22:30 as previous riders have suggested this makes for an improved journey back (e.g. http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=49478.0 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=49478.0))

Happy to have company on the road.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: DCLane on July 10, 2017, 09:00:52 pm
Short notice but I'm riding the south-bound LEL route from Pocklington, riding out from / to York, on Wednesday 12th, returning on the north-bound route - hopefully back late Thursday 13th.

I should be setting off around 9.30am from Pocklington once I've had something to munch!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on August 22, 2017, 03:56:04 pm
By no means definite but after a rather flat SR I thought I might reclaim some honour with a ride from home (W4) London Wales London on Saturday. We shall see. :)

Well the ride did happen, just need to process the day...

The aim was to take on a stretching ride to find out where I was, fitness and otherwise after a year most notable for its DNFs, and LWL fitted the bill admirably.  The answer was not too bad - pour moi - but I really do need to sharpen up if I want to take on tougher events and be fit and fast enough to complete them comfortably rather than simply scrape by. There's a high difference between the two, and too much of the latter is wearing. It has to be said focusing on the former can be just as bad but that's not the area which needs work right now so I'll deal with that problem when I get there.

I'm going to have to look at gearing and whether to continue with fixed for longer more challenging rides. I generally run a biggish gear  - currently on 86" - as a strategy for developing leg strength. but when it comes to events, whilst longer gears are fine for tooling around flatlands or shorter hilly rides when you can throw energy at the road, life can become difficult as hills become steeper/longer/more frequent. I stuck with 86" for quite a while this weekend, only walking Symonds Yat, Hawkesbury Monument (I made the climb out of Chepstow, which is hard enough. What climb is that, I hear you say?)  but later that night, I turned my wheel for 76". I don't like doing that as it fills like cheating - ride what you brung - but fixing unknown hills on dark enclosed roads when you're on the limit is really tough. Having said that I suspect my last Dean/7A was on 72" and on the Brian Chapman I've  geared down to 71/66, switching to 66 sometime after Harlech on the run into Snowdonia, so mebbe I was doing better than I thought. But this takes me back to the getting round comfortably issue, as I'm usually on the time limit. The other learning point for the day is to be get more sleep before events, as I had a massive attack of the dozies around 00:30, and had to stop for a roadside nap. Once through that though I was good to go but by now the fun was gone and it was all about getting home. It was a good day to be out in the countryside though, with fine weather and it was only slightly chilly once the sun went down. My gilet is pretty crap and it was slightly too warm for my jacket; a long sleeve merino jersey would have been perfect. Next time out though I suspect my jacket will be fine. Winter draws on...

Mattc provided welcome company from Thame to Stowe, and definitely helped that leg go faster.  Excellent!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: LiamFitz on August 31, 2017, 03:45:09 pm


Mattc provided welcome company from Thame to Stowe, and definitely helped that leg go faster.  Excellent!

I too have had company from the ghostly rider known as MattC from Thame to the Oxfordshire borders on those very roads.  He appears and chatters away about dead badgers and vanishes as suddenly as he arises.  I have heard tell that it is dangerous to look into his eyes
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: NeilP on December 17, 2017, 09:16:40 am
Provisional date for Stephen Poulton's Oxford SE Loop anti-clockwise 200km Saturday 23rd December. I'll be starting from Andoversford before 7am and looking at sub 10 hours.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Andydauddwr on February 21, 2018, 09:23:35 pm
Don't know if this is of interest to anyone on here, but planning a 300 perm this Sunday (25/2) from my place (nr. Aberystwyth) to Menai Bridge and back.

Specifically:

00. Aberffrwd 0
01. Dolgellau 60
02. Beddgelert 102
03. Menai Bridge 132
04. Rhug, Corwen LL21 0EH 200
05. Dolgellau 245
06. Aberffrwd 304

I have one other from the local CC so far.  Will be aiming for 14 hours +- 1...

Aiming to start at 7am.

Andy
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Kev Sp8 on April 19, 2018, 11:45:51 am
Hi All,

I'm planning to have a crack at the Cambrian 6A, starting from Monmouth, on the 3rd May. I'm hoping to ride it basically as back to back 600s with a sleep stop in Llanidloes. Aiming to start approx. 7am and take 15 hours for day 1, kip for 7-8 hours and then probably go full value for day 2...

Any takers?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iddu on May 19, 2018, 09:51:47 pm
Going for a 2nd check of http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-70/ next w/e...

Midnight Fri start from Newbury, Travelodge at Gt. Dunmow, so if you're felling idiotic with time on your hands.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: j_a_m_e_s_ on May 20, 2018, 06:58:13 pm
Hardboiled  Permanent
Sunday 15th July.
0001hrs

In keeping with the calendar event as much as possible, I'm going to travel down Saturday night and start at 0001ish Sunday morning with a view to gettingthe last train home.

I'll be on 63" fixed and won't be in too much of a hurry, full value if needs be, savouring(!) the night riding, and plan for a slap up BP feast before the train.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Zed43 on October 03, 2018, 10:38:07 am
Silly question (that I should have asked before going out for the ride), but does a DIY 200 count towards your points and for a Brevet 1000 award?

My first DIY ever does now show up in the table on my results page, but is not included in the total points and "rides listed"; it does show "16 (1 are perms)" but it is still "3x200" as it was last week.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: JonB on October 03, 2018, 05:24:14 pm
Silly question (that I should have asked before going out for the ride), but does a DIY 200 count towards your points and for a Brevet 1000 award?

My first DIY ever does now show up in the table on my results page, but is not included in the total points and "rides listed"; it does show "16 (1 are perms)" but it is still "3x200" as it was last week.

Yes, your 200 will count but it may just be a bit of a system bug or lag, my final ride of the season, the Border Castles 200 is on the results list but the 2 points have not been added to the total.  There is usually a lag between the ride being logged and I think the points go on after midnight but it's been like this for a couple of days, I might raise it on the AUK forum if it doesn't correct itself.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: djrikki on November 07, 2018, 01:15:36 pm
Hi, I am thinking about heading to Cornwall over the xmas break and have 5 rides/routes which initially I hope to do as leisurely rides - but then I thought if there is Audax points to be had why not claim them! 
Then I got thinking about AAA points, but not having factored that into a DIY by GPS before I wonder if any of this basic information below would even satisfy AAA-criteria? And thirdly do I have do anything special to claim the AAA points or do I just submit the entry form and gpx/route as normal?

Day 1 - 94km - 1574m total ascent
Day 2 - 143km - 1302m total ascent
Day 3 - 131km - 1374m total ascent
Day 4 - 141km - 1202m total ascent
Day 5 - is a perm

Total ascent values are through BikeHide recalculation of data.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: tonyh on November 08, 2018, 07:03:17 am
No need to do anything special - just your DIY-by-GPS entry as usual.

Your track will get AAA assessment if there seems a chance of AAAs.

"Day 1" looks more likely than the others to reach the 15m/km AAA threshold http://www.aukweb.net/results/aaa/aaavnts/aaaqual/

AAA-ness is difficult to predict http://www.aukweb.net/results/aaa/aaaclmb/

Enjoy wonderful Cornish Climbing!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: djrikki on November 08, 2018, 08:00:08 am
Thank you, not seen that first link; because like many of the pages it's not in the main menu or hard to navigate to!

The second table is very useful.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iroiromono on February 04, 2019, 01:49:34 pm
Question on the return of cards with Perms...

 I recently purchased via online entry a Brevet Card for a perm. After completing the event is it standard practice to send a SAE to the organiser to return the validated card or is this included in the charge?

I realise that some perms are the same price for either online or postal entry, however for postal entry you're required to send two SAE. The instructions for online entry don't elude to this.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on March 21, 2019, 09:19:33 am
It varies by perm organiser.  Most will ask you to include an SAE if you want your validated brevet card back.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on March 21, 2019, 09:22:49 am
Le Tour de neuf Cheval Blancs next Friday (29th). 

This caught my eye as initially I thought it must be in France, but it turns out to be a tour of 9 white horses in the chalk hills of Wessex.  Lots of familiar roads but joined up in different ways.  Will ride from home to start in Alresford about 6am and see how it goes.  Hopefully will be a nice 300 for my how-to-fit-in-an-SR-series-when-you-are-not-doing-PBP year. 
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Edonbike on May 17, 2019, 09:58:41 am
Having abandoned the 2019 London Wales London 400km for reasons beyond my control  :'(, I'm planning to do this ride again as DIY Audax in July, preferably on a Saturday following the original route mostly, but avoiding some hills. The pace will be moderate, 20kmph moving average (not a fast rider, sorry  ;D).

Start: Chalfont St Peter
Distance: 407km
Preferred Day: Saturday 
Date: 20 or 27 July (flexible)
Start time: Flexible

Please let me know if you're interested.

Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: mattc on May 18, 2019, 01:08:47 pm
Just in case ... you do know about the Bare Bones version, I guess? http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-307/ 25th May
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Edonbike on May 19, 2019, 12:10:29 pm
Matt, thanks. Can’t do the barebones or in June hence seeking for buddy in July  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Colinf on May 19, 2019, 12:54:07 pm
I did the same as you, had a mechanical at 70km so didn't finish,  as i live very close to the start i was also think of riding it as a Diy,. If you are still looking for company the End of July works for me ?

Regards

Colin.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Edonbike on May 19, 2019, 07:23:29 pm
Thats great Colin, thanks  :thumbsup:

Please check your PM.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bagman on August 12, 2019, 09:48:28 pm
I did a DIY by GPS on Sunday.  I submitted my route to the organiser at the beginning of the week but had no confirmation that the ride has been registered.  I went ahead and did the ride, uploading my GPX track.  I am assuming he is away on holiday, maybe making his way to Rambouillet and it will processed later.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: tonyh on August 13, 2019, 07:06:47 am
... but had no confirmation that the ride has been registered.

If your entry is successfully submitted, you get an auto-reply confirming it.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: JonJo on August 13, 2019, 10:44:48 am
... but had no confirmation that the ride has been registered.

If your entry is successfully submitted, you get an auto-reply confirming it.

Entered a DIY for 1st August. Confirmation page on AUK worked as expected but I didn't get the usual confirmation email. However, the organiser had received the entry.

Anyone else not getting confirmation emails?
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: tonyh on August 13, 2019, 11:00:43 am
Thanks for posting. Anyone else? Do please say, here or (better) on the AUK site.

It worked ok for me just now.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: markldn on October 03, 2019, 02:55:42 pm
Can someone kindly link me to where it is explained how to make a DIY into a BR/BRM qualifying ride in order to count towards RRTY?  The FAQ for DIYs (https://www.audax.uk/about-audax/event-types/do-it-yourself-diy-events/diy-faqs/) on the new website just points me here (https://www.audax.uk/awards-pages/randonneur-round-the-year/).  Feels very circular!
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Manotea on October 03, 2019, 03:14:27 pm
By default, DIYs of 200km and over are validated as BRs and so count towards RRTY and other AUK awards. No special action is required to stake a claim for DIYs; they are counted in exactly the same way Calendar events do, there is no distinction.

Perms - listed events and DIYs - are not registered with ACP and do not count as BRMs or otherwise contribute towards ACP awards, qualifying for PBP, whatever.

All the best, Paul Stewart, DIY Org, South East Region
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: tonyh on October 03, 2019, 03:26:53 pm
Beaten to it by the excellent Manotea; but here's my version of the same:

Any DIY of 200km or more is normally* a BR. (Minimum average speed 14.3km/hour for DIY 200s to 600s; speeds for longer distances in section 9 of the regs, which can be found by clicking "Directory", bottom right of this page:  https://www.audax.uk/about-us/  )

*There's such a thing as a BP 200, with a lower minimum speed, but it's unusual.

(There isn't such a thing as a BRM DIY.)
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on November 29, 2019, 06:11:45 pm
Contemplating EL's 1000 next year either a Sutton Scotney start so can ride from home in Basingstoke or Chichester and ride from my caravan in Selsey.   Would stay in Travelodge or equivalents with sleep stops at 375km and, 730km
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: iroiromono on December 18, 2019, 01:53:42 pm
Starting this month I am planning a RRTY of the classic Snow Roads Perm... SRRRTY if you will.


 The current ground conditions are suitably snowy to kick off such a silly endeavor. Studded tyres going on tonight.

FifeingEejit is joining me this weekend, but anyone else interested over the next year get in touch
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: JayP on May 19, 2020, 11:49:22 pm
Might it now be OK to allow mandatory route 200km DIY's by GPS in England ( totally) to be validated?  :P
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: tonyh on May 20, 2020, 06:00:20 am
The latest thoughts from the Board are here:

http://forum.audax.uk/index.php?topic=1868.0
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Ajax Bay on July 06, 2020, 09:57:40 am
Updating Tony's post:
Chairman Audax UK's statement (17 June) is here:
https://www.audax.uk/news/covid-19-update-17-june-2020/
An extract relevant to DIYs is:
"following an AUK Board meeting earlier this week, we plan to recommence validating Permanent and DIY AUK rides of up to 200km from August 1st.
"It may be that a particular region or part of the UK is still (or becomes) subject to local restrictions that would prevent either re-commencement on the 1st of August or the continuation of events at some later point. In that instance, our intention would be to, in effect, "quarantine" that region, while still allowing events elsewhere. Permanents ridden on foreign soil (PROFs) should only take place where they are explicitly permitted in the areas in which they take place.
"[Permanents/DIYs] will be open for entry on the audax.uk web site and/or by post from August 1st"
I think people are assuming that the plan announced 18 days ago will turn into a formal decision and action announced on or before 1 August. There is a Board meeting later this week aiui where confirmation of this plan (including how riders can enter a DIY at least the day before, before starting a ride at 0800 (say) on 1 August), the resumption of calendar events and extending the distance limit beyond 200km for Permanents/DIYs will no doubt all be on the agenda.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Bagman on July 08, 2020, 10:15:34 pm
Does anybody know when you are able to access the website to submit a DIY by GPS.  I am planning to do one on 1 Aug
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Zed43 on October 29, 2020, 06:45:40 pm
Just making sure:
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Feanor on October 29, 2020, 06:58:53 pm
Yes.
My understanding is:

- Starting date is the date the ride is counted in. So yes, it counts for 19/20 season.

- Perms have a lower minimum speed of 14.3, so for 615k you get 43 hours, and yes SR is BR, not BRM.
Title: Re: The company on DIYs and perms thread
Post by: Zed43 on October 29, 2020, 07:18:52 pm
Thanks! No excuses then, submitted my entry ;D