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Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2018, 09:24:43 am »
Paul,

Are you still planning to run the event in both directions simultaneously?

It depends on the number of entries as we're constrained by the ferry capacity. Right now, it feels like we'll be able to accomodate all riders in one direction (anti-clockwise) but really it's too early to say.
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Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2018, 08:51:56 am »
Im in,

hardest part will be riding a few miles from home in the last 30k!

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2018, 12:18:58 am »
Hi Everyone,

I'm looking at entering this, it looks great; but I don't drive and I'm unable to ride there the night before and don't really fancy riding there on the day at 4am...
Is there anyone driving in from near Hatfield (Herts) with an extra space in their car who could give me a lift?
I'd be happy to pay the fuel costs, and I'm also happy to cycle back home after the ride, so wouldn't need a lift back if inconvenient.

If so, please could you contact me at mattrobinson999@gmail.com?

Thanks for reading,
Matt

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2018, 05:55:04 pm »
Hi Matt,
You're welcome to stay at the Chalfont Community Centre on Friday/Saturday night... it's no-mod-cons accommodation, so bring a sleeping bag and mat. You can leave your kit with me during the day. We generally meet up at the white Hart in the village for a nightcap then return to base about 11pm to set up and turn in for the night. All very jolly, and most important from my point of view, no danger of oversleeping!
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Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2018, 08:23:46 am »

Received the email from Paul, all looks fun,

is there a GPX lurking around?

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2018, 05:06:14 pm »

Received the email from Paul, all looks fun,

is there a GPX lurking around?

not seen one yet; Manotea's RWG page has a route but don't think it's the advertised one as it goes through the Dartford Tunnel

and also up Whitedown which will cause a significant sense of humour failure if it does....

expect more on M's return  8)

alfapete

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Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2018, 07:43:04 pm »
I've read Paul's e-mail too. Was amused that we should text the organiser if we were going to be finishing after 9pm. I think I can send that message now!
...suspect it was copied over from a 200km event message!
alfapete - that's the Pete that drives the Alfa

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2018, 08:23:40 pm »
I've read Paul's e-mail too. Was amused that we should text the organiser if we were going to be finishing after 9pm. I think I can send that message now!
...suspect it was copied over from a 200km event message!

Guilty as charged...:)

Official finishing time is 02:40 and we will be staying at the centre till morning regardless.
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Andy Corless

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Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2018, 08:30:22 pm »
Are entries likely to close before 01 August? The only reason I ask is because I'm thinking of entering but it's going to be a few days yet until I know whether or not I'm going to be available that weekend.

Andy Corless

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2018, 09:27:00 pm »
You should be ok till then but I wouldn't leave it much later... :)
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Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2018, 09:07:56 pm »
Booked.

Will be going for the mod cons sleeping package at the hall.

billyam998

  • LEL rider C6 2013 / B11 2017
Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2018, 08:40:02 am »
This looks absolutely fabulous and, riding on the ferry (albeit not the same one) for the first time in 37 years would be an experience. Sadly, travel from leicester is awkward, sadly not far enough from luton to justify ECE and, St pancras / chiltern rail doesn't appeal much either :-(

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2018, 11:50:25 am »
For travellers theres a 'no-mod-cons' sleepover option (bring a bag and mat) at the Arrivee on Friday and Saturday night, i.e., before and after, if that helps. You can leave kit with me during the ride.

Or you could train down on Friday evening and ECE home for a 600km weekend... :)
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BeMoreMike

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Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2018, 02:00:38 pm »
This looks absolutely fabulous and, riding on the ferry (albeit not the same one) for the first time in 37 years would be an experience. Sadly, travel from leicester is awkward, sadly not far enough from luton to justify ECE and, St pancras / chiltern rail doesn't appeal much either :-(

Get a train from one of the West Coast stations to Watford Junction...Tamworth / Atherstone / Nuneaton / Rugby would be the closest to Leicester.

Thats what i'm doing, from Rugby. £6 each way !!

billyam998

  • LEL rider C6 2013 / B11 2017
Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2018, 09:43:58 am »
This looks absolutely fabulous and, riding on the ferry (albeit not the same one) for the first time in 37 years would be an experience. Sadly, travel from leicester is awkward, sadly not far enough from luton to justify ECE and, St pancras / chiltern rail doesn't appeal much either :-(

Get a train from one of the West Coast stations to Watford Junction...Tamworth / Atherstone / Nuneaton / Rugby would be the closest to Leicester.

Thats what i'm doing, from Rugby. £6 each way !!

Leicester to luton parkway looks my best bet, although I still need to get permission!!


Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2018, 10:31:23 am »
It's a week to go and we're almost there. Whilst we cannot compete with the grandeur of North Wales or the Pennines, I think it's a surprising good route.... the final cut will be published after the Helpers Ride this weekend.

If you are considering riding there are about 15 slots left. We're very much constrained by the ferry capacity and we've allowed for DNS. so there will be no entry on the day. 

If you are not planning to ride but would like to see the event in action, we'd be very pleased to have your support at one of the controls, especially at Gravesend in the afternoon and Chalfont through the evening. PM for details.

Thanks for your support, Paul
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Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2018, 12:41:44 pm »
Managed to convince her who must be obeyed, to let me out to play for this one. Looking forward to it. :)

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2018, 12:44:35 pm »
just entered, looking forward to it.
   E = 77  SR = 2

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2018, 03:47:54 pm »
It's a week to go and we're almost there. Whilst we cannot compete with the grandeur of North Wales or the Pennines, I think it's a surprising good route.... the final cut will be published after the Helpers Ride this weekend.

If you are considering riding there are about 15 slots left. We're very much constrained by the ferry capacity and we've allowed for DNS. so there will be no entry on the day. 

If you are not planning to ride but would like to see the event in action, we'd be very pleased to have your support at one of the controls, especially at Gravesend in the afternoon and Chalfont through the evening. PM for details.

Thanks for your support, Paul

PM sent for Gravesend control

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2018, 06:42:25 pm »
The die is cast. Entries closed, routesheets, tracks  and notes to riders despatched. :)
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Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2018, 07:08:11 pm »
Looks like cooler weather may be coming in as well. That will be welcome from me.

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2018, 08:45:29 pm »
Looks like cooler weather may be coming in as well. That will be welcome from me.

should I put nice shiny new wheels on my no mudguard bike to do only its 2nd ever UK 300? it's looking very good from today's forecast but don't want to curse the ride....

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2018, 08:56:53 am »
ACME Catering Inc getting ready for refuelling services, TLC etc...

Menu will be the usual grab n'go offerings of salty snacks, cake, biscuits, plus rice pud n'peaches. Proper coffee and the Big Teapot will be deployed.

I've yet to check out the kitchen, but we're aiming to do a veggie ragout [vegan, gluten free], with pasta/jacket potatoes. Cheese, bread and assorted extras too.

Some gluten free bread and cake will be available on request.

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2018, 03:39:10 pm »
This ride and the excellent turn-out almost makes me pine for home, almost but not quite yet.

Those of you who ride audaxes in Britain with its attendant crowd of cheerful pedallers should know how fortunate you are compared with the lonely-ness of the long distance cyclist over here.

100 degrees again today, and not a rain cloud in sight.

Enjoy the ride you band of brothers and sisters.

"We few, we happy few we band of brothers, For he today that rides his bike with me (sic) Shall be my brother be he ne'er so vile.."  :thumbsup:

Re: The London Orbital 300km - Saturday August 11, 2018
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2018, 10:00:08 am »
Well part of my rear mudguard stay broke on way back from pub last night.  So that's probably cursed the weather. See folks tomorrow at the pub or on Sat.