Author Topic: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start  (Read 853 times)

Traditionally in PBP years there's often something of a lull after qualifiers finishing end June.

ive pencilled in the last weekend in July for a rolling * DIY 300 starting in the evening (to replicate 90hr start) as a final test of machine and rider pre Paris. 

The vague plan at this stage is as follows

Edinburgh start circa 2100 (after a big feed) 

Controls

Lockerbie (24 hr Truck stop, or nearby J'Bridge Services) ~ 100km (so South via Moffat over the Beef Tub NOT Carnwath - Abington - B7076)

Longtown ~ 140km

Newcastleton ~ 165km

Hawick ~ 200km

Gordon Arms ~ 230km (via Yarrow Valley & Berry Bush)

Dalkeith ~ 285km

Embra 300km

If theres any interest let me know and I'll post again.  Usual caveats apply re weather fitness etc etc. 

* around 3,000m climb.   

FifeingEejit

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Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 02:30:14 pm »
Looks like train times would work for me,
I'll be dropped by Merchiston...

 :thumbsup:

I probably should have checked train times work before entering the Auld Alliance right enough, but put myself down for a half day instead.

Feanor

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Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 03:43:52 pm »
I'd be interested in that.

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 04:09:20 pm »
+1

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 10:43:53 am »
Sounds good to me too

Can get a train down from Aberdeen

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 11:22:27 am »
No good for me as it clashes with The Longtown Way Round 300 from Ponteland.
@CorbieLinnRider

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 11:30:51 am »
No good for me as it clashes with The Longtown Way Round 300 from Ponteland.
Aye Id have entered that event but there's no way I could do it without staying over the night before and after

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 09:46:28 am »
Just wondering if this is tentatively still on the plan ?  My usual 300 options dont work for me this year, and looking at this one: the overnight ride also appeals.

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 03:14:32 pm »
Just wondering if this is tentatively still on the plan ?  My usual 300 options dont work for me this year, and looking at this one: the overnight ride also appeals.

A yes from me but I hadnt planned doing anything very much on it until were on t'other side of PBP qualifiers ie mid/late June (not an issue for some I recognise)

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 10:35:27 am »
PilotPeter & I are also up for this.  ;D

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 08:43:46 pm »
Slightly less vague plan.....Ive added a bit to Carlisle to take it over 300km via a McDs that opens at 0500. 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29663932

Commonwealth Pool start (saves a ride across town for some). 

Lockerbie 24 hr truck stop 99km
Carlisle McDs 145km (Kingstown Rd opens 0500)
Newcastleton 180km (Olive Tree appears to open 0800 Saturdays https://www.visitnewcastleton.com/listing/the-olive-tree/)
Hawick 213km
Gordon Arms 249km
Edinburgh 307km

Given the opening times for McDs and The Olive Tree in Newcastleton a 2100 start looks like it will be conducive to a gentle pace / regroups   

I commend it to the House.

FifeingEejit

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Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 08:53:53 pm »
Looks good to me.