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mattc

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Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« on: March 06, 2018, 08:37:30 pm »
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-51/

Anyone attending? Entry deadline tomorrow! Forecast is warm but a bit damp. I'll probably ride down for the 100 (with an ECE option if forecast picks up).

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Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 09:23:18 pm »
I m planning to ride out from West London for the 100, leaving about 6ish. Company welcome. :)
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Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 09:26:36 pm »
It's a ride local to me so I'm in for the 200 :thumbsup:
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Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 10:53:38 pm »
It's the 200 for me

Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 11:44:09 am »
I'm in for the 200.  Really enjoyed this one last year.
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Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 09:13:14 am »
I'm in the 200 but came back from Berlin on Sunday with a cold so not too sure if I'm riding yet. More RRtY stress.

Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 06:30:38 pm »
Unfortunately I've got a conflicting engagement and have to miss the 100 :(

Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 09:43:34 pm »
200 as usual, probably 237 inc to and from start.  I'll be slower than usual..huge drop in distance over the past year and haven't ridden a 200 since August... :o
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Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2018, 06:40:26 am »
200 as usual, probably 237 inc to and from start.  I'll be slower than usual..huge drop in distance over the past year and haven't ridden a 200 since August... :o
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Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2018, 08:35:31 am »
Need to get some KMs in after a few weeks off the bike, so giving football a miss this Saturday to do the KVR.

Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 09:02:26 pm »
Well, made it round, right old sting in the tail but my fastest 200 so far. 6 down 6 to go.

Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2018, 09:07:09 pm »
Well done NeilP - it becomes addictive.  Today's ride was my 30th month in a row

mattc

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Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 08:43:22 am »
Had a nice ride round with Manotea, some brief light drizzle early afternoon. Nice to ride with Ian Oliver on the start of his comeback trail at the start :)


I had an appalling time getting through Theale to the start - followed a diesel slick for miles (almost Pangbourne-to-Grazeley). It was like the driver knew exactly my route. Slid about quite a lot, but I'm hearing that the road was fine for you lot in the afternoon.  :thumbsup:  (I was too scared to go through that again, so I turned for home at Pangbourne, thus missing the Arrivee spread  :o  )
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Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2018, 07:29:13 am »
My first 200 since the Upper Thames in October. Rode around with NeilP which explains why it was also my fastest 200 by a large margin.  This is the last one that Mick will be organising and I must say that I’ve always found them to be excellent. The cafe at Bratten was very well organised too

Re: Kennet Valley 100/200 rides on Sat
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2018, 05:00:23 pm »
My first 200 since the Upper Thames in October. Rode around with NeilP which explains why it was also my fastest 200 by a large margin.  This is the last one that Mick will be organising and I must say that I’ve always found them to be excellent. The cafe at Bratten was very well organised too

But not the last Kennet Valley Run - a new organiser has come forward.  I believe I'm right in saying that these events have had an uninterrupted run since well before 2000.  One of the longer-running events in the AUK calendar though I know that a number have been around longer.  Quite a few different organisers over the years (myself included one year, when Mick was unavailable) but the routes have been remarkably constant.  It will be broadly the same next year.