Author Topic: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019  (Read 22722 times)

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #100 on: September 04, 2018, 05:15:01 pm »
@Hippy: If you're after wine I recommend getting to Chester in time to interrupt the controllers evening meal - just after 6pm worked last time.





I'll do another recce soonish, but any thoughts on distance vs facilities are more than welcome.

Your issue with the small-ish control is only going to be on Saturday as everyone will pretty spread out by the time they're heading back on Sunday. As this is only 50 km into the ride I would guess a number of folk would looking to push on pretty quickly and therefore a well organised control with food to grab should allow people to move quickly through the checkpoint. Hopefully that would prevent the the control turning into a bottleneck, but with the possibility of a more leisurely stop for those what would prefer that option.

According to my gpx tracklog I spent less than six minutes at the first control (Chalgrove) on the way north in 2015.

The 70 m of gravel to get to the control is a minor issue - I'd rather that than bonus distance.

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #101 on: September 16, 2018, 01:10:50 pm »
There are only seven places left on next year's Windsor Chester Windsor, folks.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #102 on: September 16, 2018, 05:12:04 pm »
One less, i’m In  :thumbsup:

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #103 on: September 17, 2018, 09:28:58 am »
There are only seven places left on next year's Windsor Chester Windsor, folks.
Full now.
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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #104 on: September 17, 2018, 09:08:05 pm »
There are only seven places left on next year's Windsor Chester Windsor, folks.

Damn it's full - I should have signed up earlier. Is there any chance of getting on a waiting list?
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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #105 on: September 17, 2018, 09:20:47 pm »
Why not try this instead? It looks superb.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-65/

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #106 on: September 18, 2018, 08:56:49 am »
Why not try this instead? It looks superb.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-65/

Don't tell everyone - that's the one I've got earmarked for my 600 qualifier (aiming for something different, having done the last two WCWs). Not open for entries yet, but I have a hunch it will fill up fast when it does.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #107 on: February 05, 2019, 08:43:49 pm »
If you've entered Windsor Chester Windsor, you should get an email in the next day or two asking you to select your start time.

You'll be able to start at either 06:00 or 07:30. If you don't select a time, we'll pick one for you.

If you don't get the email in the next day or two, check your spam or subscriptions folders. If it's not there, send me a message.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #108 on: February 06, 2019, 02:40:35 pm »
Gone for 07:30am; should allow me to sleep the night before at home before driving round.  How is parking at the start?

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #109 on: February 06, 2019, 05:39:53 pm »
I'm in.... First 600, longest ever on Fixed... Should be a learning curve and half!!!!!!
Looking forward to it though...
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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #110 on: February 06, 2019, 06:04:36 pm »
Gone for 07:30am; should allow me to sleep the night before at home before driving round.  How is parking at the start?

Tight. There is plenty of street parking on Monkey Island Lane, but none attached to the hall. There is a free car park nearby. Half of me is minded to be community-spirited and ask riders not to block it for the whole weekend. However the parish council were so snotty with me when I approached them, I'm also half-inclined to fill my boots.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #111 on: February 06, 2019, 06:14:04 pm »
Has anyone got any suggestions for accommodation (and somewhere good to eat) the night before?
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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #112 on: February 06, 2019, 06:47:08 pm »
This place is just over the road.

https://www.thefatduck.co.uk/

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #113 on: February 06, 2019, 09:19:22 pm »
Are there any local campsites in the area?  Closer the better as I do not want to cycle too far after the event.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #114 on: February 07, 2019, 01:20:24 am »
alwyn, will it be possible to sleep in the hall the night before the start?

That would probably be a better option for me than getting up for the journey over from SE London in the morning - I'm too tight to pay for a hotel - but I don't think you've even hinted that you might be allowing it.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #115 on: February 07, 2019, 07:44:32 pm »
There’s a Travelodge and premier inn in Maidenhead (closer than Windsor and much cheaper)

All the usual stuff in Maidenhead town centre, pizza express, Pizza Hut, some independent Italians, couple of excellent places for curry (vivasa and emperor of India- the latter is on the bray side but more expensive) Toby carvery if that’s your thing

Windsor obviously very touristy so restaurants everywhere. Nice Greek and Moroccan places plus most chains you’d expect

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #116 on: February 07, 2019, 10:54:44 pm »
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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #117 on: February 07, 2019, 11:00:59 pm »
This place is just over the road.

https://www.thefatduck.co.uk/

£325 pp!!!!

I'm sure alwyn knows the nature of the place.

yacf has been accused of lacking humour elsewhere on this board...

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #118 on: February 07, 2019, 11:01:38 pm »
alwyn, will it be possible to sleep in the hall the night before the start?

I'm not sure yet. It partly depends if I get enough volunteers to help at the start. I also want to make sure the hall is happy with this now the parish council have got wind of the event.

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #119 on: February 08, 2019, 07:36:17 am »
This place is just over the road.

https://www.thefatduck.co.uk/

£325 pp!!!!

Used to be less when it was the "best restaurant in the world"... a metaphor of our society... things get pricier as they get worse

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #120 on: February 08, 2019, 07:53:24 am »
If you don’t fancy the £325 at the fat duck, I actually prefer the Hinds Head almost next door (also Heston’s and not much cheaper)

The Crown opposite the hall does very good pies (again not overly cheap tho)

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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #121 on: February 08, 2019, 10:48:53 am »
Good spot on teh TL, I somehow managed to miss that and booked the Holiday Inn instead! - since rectified that as it's half price!

I'd be interested in route suggestions from That London for Friday afternoon, perhaps closer to the time... 
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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #122 on: February 08, 2019, 02:08:37 pm »
I’ve booked a Premier Inn Bracknell (Twin Bridges) for £31, the night before.

Just need to decide my start time now


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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #123 on: March 12, 2019, 07:00:37 pm »
If you haven't already, please make sure you select your start time. About 30 of you have yet to do so, and you are likely to be bumped to a 07:30 start unless I hear otherwise.

To select your time, click on the link in the email I have sent you today. Note that only those people who have not selected a start time received the email.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #124 on: March 29, 2019, 11:56:47 am »
Heads up for any Acme lot. I've volunteered to help at the start on Saturday morning. Mr Webb said he will send me details at a later date but I'm hoping I can sleep over the Friday night or its a rather early start.

If this is on I can offer lifts there but not back.