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Biggies for 2019/20
« on: August 14, 2017, 09:51:16 am »
The Mille Pennines thread recently had me thinking about big calendar rides for next season.

Does anyone know what's out there for next year that's 600 or over ?

So far there's Mille Pennines & a 1K Tomsk ride starting in Essex ... any others ?

Anything in Europe is also of interest !

whosatthewheel

Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 10:37:17 am »
You can count on Bryan Chapman Memorial 600 of course

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 10:56:35 am »
You could look further afield of course. Japan will have a 1200 next year and the USA run several 1200s each year. The LRM calendar won't be out till October or November. The international ACP calendar is likely to be out in November.
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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 11:34:15 am »
Israel will have a 1200km late October 2018.

Aunt Maud

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 11:53:51 am »

Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 12:20:10 pm »
Borders of Belgium runs on even years. I think they will also be running the rondom Luxemburg again from Maastricht. Both 1000BRM
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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 12:28:45 pm »
Agh - so many rides, so little time ...

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 12:35:06 pm »
I've been looking fairly hard at that German ride.
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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 12:43:27 pm »
This is on my short list for next year: https://sites.google.com/site/ciclofachiro2/home/giro-delle-repubbliche-marinare
Hopefully won't be as hot as 999 miles south of Rome, even if the driving is of the same standard.

Also mulling over the idea of a DIY attempt on this: http://baj.audax-saitama.org/home/home-en but not got to grips with the logistics of this yet - maybe spring 2019 is more realistic target, if it doesn't run as a calendar event then (no reply to my email asking about this).
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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 01:10:12 pm »
Wow - the Japanese ride looks good. If you catch the season right you'd be following the blossom going north too I guess.

Interesting - but pricey to get there.

H-B-K-H looks most likely for me (so far).

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 01:34:21 pm »
Another vote from me:
That HBKH is due.

http://www.audaxclub-schleswig-holstein.de/node/739
mainly cos of this bar-chart. How many events have these??
http://www.audaxclub-schleswig-holstein.de/node/586
Over 1200km of flat - that's roughly a PBP!

[The Not-in-Luxembourg 1000 looks nice too, but not if there's only going to be 9 riders! Maybe when it's had time to grow.]

Borders of Belgium was jolly nice - I'd recommend that to anyone with really fat tyres.
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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 01:35:11 pm »
I've been looking fairly hard at that German ride.

I might pump up my tyres and polish my bell.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 01:41:31 pm »
I've been looking fairly hard at that German ride.

I might pump up my tyres and polish my bell.

You silver-tongued devil you.

Have a chat to HK.
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Zed43

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 02:23:12 pm »
I heard the Dutch randonneurs will organise Merselo - Verona (1200km) again in 2018; @Ivo will know all about this. The first/last edition of this brevet was in 2014.

Norway had three 1000km brevets in 2017 (two from Kristiansand and one from Stavanger) and I would assume these will be available in 2018 as well.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 02:43:56 pm »
http://www.randonneurs.bc.ca/VanIsle1200.html might be running again next year. Having done a 400 on Vancouver Island a couple of years ago, I can recommend both the area and the locals.

There will be at least one French 1200 LRM next year.
http://parisbrestparis2007.actifforum.com/t5397-brm-1200-ronde-alienor-d-aquitaine-en-juillet-2018
http://1200desraa.blogspot.co.uk/

Madrid-Gijon-Madrid 1200 LRM
https://launiondeaudaxibericos.org/madrid-gijon-madrid-2018/

Perth-Albany-Perth 1200 in Oz is in 2018.

The Italians are talking about ALPI4000, a 1200 in the North.
https://www.audaxitalia.it/index.php?pg=europe_challenge
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Andy Corless

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2017, 05:00:22 pm »
I've heard somewhere the Irish might be running the Mile Failte 1200, but this is unconfirmed.

Andy Corless

Smeth

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2017, 09:44:22 pm »
Been mulling over an ISR 600+ Food for thought. Await international calendars eagerly.

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2017, 10:10:55 pm »
I'm entering Borders of Belgium for next Sept.
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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2017, 10:12:01 pm »
I'm entering Borders of Belgium for next Sept.

I'd be tempted again, and I reckon I could get a decent VC167 posse - I'll let you know in case we can get a decent deal on the Hull ferry.

Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2017, 10:32:00 pm »
Is there any info in English about the Japanese 1200 anywhere?

I've got a pass for a week's cycling in Japan - I was planning on riding some of the the Japanese oddesy route but this could be a good alternative.

mmmmartin

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2017, 10:43:31 pm »
I'm entering Borders of Belgium for next Sept.
Recommended. For me it turned into the Borders of Belgium 500k, but it has a lot going for it - no language problems most of the time cycle-friendly country (just knock on any door and ask for water, I did this quite a few times and there's no hesitation in filling your bottles). It's easy to get to, lots of places to stay nearby (we booked an AirBnB place for a few days before and afterwards). Very well organised. I did, and wrote about in Arrivee, a 600k in Belgium, which seems to to me to be the spiritual home of audax. I've ridden more k on the continent than in the UK in the past year or so. Living in the south-east makes this easier but so does being a member of the metropolitan liberal international elite, obvs.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2017, 10:45:19 pm »
Is there any info in English about the Japanese 1200 anywhere?

I've got a pass for a week's cycling in Japan - I was planning on riding some of the the Japanese oddesy route but this could be a good alternative.

Give us a couple of days to tease out something. The original information was via Micky. There might be a couple of 1200s to choose from.
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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2017, 01:03:06 am »
I've heard somewhere the Irish might be running the Mile Failte 1200, but this is unconfirmed.

Unconfirmed insofar as John O'Sullivan (the organiser) says it's on again, but I don't think there's anything in writing or on the interweb yet.

(ETA Audax Ireland's high heid honcho1 Paul O'Donoghue has also said it's on in 2018, and that's on Facebook, so it must be true.)






1: Well, committee member. Though I'm sure he used to be chair, or el presidente, or something. Because Audax Ireland is *all* about the impressive titles.

Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2017, 08:08:21 am »
I'm entering Borders of Belgium for next Sept.

I was thinking about this until I just did the Round Luxemburg ride. Once I've had some time to recover I will probably be more positive about another 1000
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IanDG

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Re: Biggies for 2017/18
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2017, 08:14:42 am »
I've heard somewhere the Irish might be running the Mile Failte 1200, but this is unconfirmed.

Andy Corless

I was told this too - by an Irish volunteer at Bramapton