Author Topic: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019  (Read 20379 times)

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2018, 03:08:51 pm »

billyam998

  • LEL rider C6 2013 / B11 2017
Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2018, 03:37:16 pm »
Entries now open!

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-461/

Oh my god!!! should I? well err - why not? Fords!!! Oh please!!!, I'll pack water wings and a towel this time, how mandatory is "mandatory"?  I opted for the A41 road back from the turn to lilleshall last time and, it worked well from me - even if the garage at Whitchurch wouldn't do me a hot choc at silly o clock in the morning - traffic was light with only a few lorries.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2018, 04:02:24 pm »
Entries now open!

It's going to sell out before the end of August, isn't it?

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2018, 04:30:19 pm »
Daniel,

My current plan is to ride Lejog in May, so this ride might be doable since it's not far from Heathrow. Any chance there might be room for one more - even if the event is sold out - for late comers from across the pond?  :-*

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2018, 04:35:20 pm »
I'm in. :)  Since the start is less than one mile from my home I might even get a bit of a lie-in.  :thumbsup:
37.9 miles from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2018, 04:37:24 pm »
how mandatory is "mandatory"?

Pretty mandatory I'm afraid. There will be two secret controls.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2018, 04:41:14 pm »
My current plan is to ride Lejog in May, so this ride might be doable since it's not far from Heathrow. Any chance there might be room for one more - even if the event is sold out - for late comers from across the pond?  :-*
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Possibly. The DNS in 2015 was huge, presumably because it was quite late in the qualifying period for PBP. It's quite early this time, so there might not be spaces. I tend to overbook too, so best to ask me nearer the time rather than just turning up.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2018, 04:47:33 pm »
Will do, thanks.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2018, 05:15:40 pm »
I'm in too. A statement of intent for PBP.

I'm sure I deserve a new bike now!

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2018, 05:36:24 pm »
Oh dear. That means I have now got to make a decision.

billyam998

  • LEL rider C6 2013 / B11 2017
Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2018, 06:15:59 pm »
how mandatory is "mandatory"?

Pretty mandatory I'm afraid. There will be two secret controls.

How dull, I don't really understand the reasoning but, there you go.

jiberjaber

  • ... Fancy Pants \o/ ...
  • ACME S&M^2
Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2018, 06:23:02 pm »
This clashes with the ACME A&S 400km..... but I understand that this has something about it from what I read.... I appear to have entered! Oh dear what have I done....  :facepalm:  :thumbsup:
(on the plus side it probably avoids needing to ride 600km through the cabbage infested fens  ;D )
Regards,

Joergen

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2018, 06:50:00 pm »
I paid by PayPal, and I got a confirmation email from PayPal.  The subject line of the confirmation email was, "Receipt for Your Payment to London Edinburgh London 2017"!
(Although it clearly shows I entered the WCW.)
You may want to try and fix that.


Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2018, 07:44:57 pm »
Entries now open!

It's going to sell out before the end of August, isn't it?
It already has the ‘Enter soon as entries may close early if event is full.’

Im guessing sold out by the weekend...

John

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2018, 08:11:23 pm »
That’s generic text that replaced the “entries should be received two weeks before” message. I don’t think it relates at all to availability of places.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2018, 09:02:17 pm »
how mandatory is "mandatory"?

Pretty mandatory I'm afraid. There will be two secret controls.

How dull, I don't really understand the reasoning but, there you go.
Really?

I thought it was quite obvious, so that those who do not want to ride on dual carriageways that are close to motorways in condition do not have to ride significantly overdistance, or deal with a host of information controls.
   Eddington  81 miles  112 kms

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2018, 09:38:32 pm »
I paid by PayPal, and I got a confirmation email from PayPal.  The subject line of the confirmation email was, "Receipt for Your Payment to London Edinburgh London 2017"!
(Although it clearly shows I entered the WCW.)
You may want to try and fix that.

Your payment is indeed to LEL2017, the organiser of this event. WCW has been a LEL event since its resurrection.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2018, 10:17:35 pm »
I paid by PayPal, and I got a confirmation email from PayPal.  The subject line of the confirmation email was, "Receipt for Your Payment to London Edinburgh London 2017"!
(Although it clearly shows I entered the WCW.)
You may want to try and fix that.

Your payment is indeed to LEL2017, the organiser of this event. WCW has been a LEL event since its resurrection.

Sorry.
I didn't realize that, and assumed this was an oversight.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2018, 10:23:00 pm »
how mandatory is "mandatory"?

Pretty mandatory I'm afraid. There will be two secret controls.

How dull, I don't really understand the reasoning but, there you go.

I think it’s quite exciting having a secret control, hopefully I won’t ride past it without noticing it!


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billyam998

  • LEL rider C6 2013 / B11 2017
Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2018, 10:23:49 pm »
how mandatory is "mandatory"?

Pretty mandatory I'm afraid. There will be two secret controls.

How dull, I don't really understand the reasoning but, there you go.
Really?

I thought it was quite obvious, so that those who do not want to ride on dual carriageways that are close to motorways in condition do not have to ride significantly overdistance, or deal with a host of information controls.
   Well I managed it last time without incident, thank you, no need for this @alwyn, please reconsider.
 

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2018, 10:24:40 pm »
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. WCW has been a LEL event since its resurrection

So, an LEL qualifier?  8)

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2018, 10:26:38 pm »
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hopefully I won’t ride past it without noticing it!

Well, I think it's supposed to be a secret.  :-X

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2018, 10:29:42 pm »
how mandatory is "mandatory"?

Pretty mandatory I'm afraid. There will be two secret controls.

How dull, I don't really understand the reasoning but, there you go.
Really?

I thought it was quite obvious, so that those who do not want to ride on dual carriageways that are close to motorways in condition do not have to ride significantly overdistance, or deal with a host of information controls.
   Well I managed it last time without incident, thank you, no need for this @alwyn, please reconsider.

alwyn's pointed out above that the route is 611km, which is already overdistance. If it weren't mandatory route, the minimum distance between controls would have to be more than 600km, which I imagine would mean moving several of them, and ensuring that the advisory route was even more overdistance.

I suspect that the chances of him reconsidering are approaching nil.

Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2018, 10:30:58 pm »
I paid by PayPal, and I got a confirmation email from PayPal.  The subject line of the confirmation email was, "Receipt for Your Payment to London Edinburgh London 2017"!
(Although it clearly shows I entered the WCW.)
You may want to try and fix that.

Your payment is indeed to LEL2017, the organiser of this event. WCW has been a LEL event since its resurrection.

The AUKweb event page says the organiser is LEL2013 ...
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Re: Windsor Chester Windsor 2019
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2018, 10:32:24 pm »
That’s generic text that replaced the “entries should be received two weeks before” message. I don’t think it relates at all to availability of places.

Oh yeah.

That’s a relief, I thought it was something it switched too when a certain percentage remained. Why was it changed though? That is a bit confusing. Well, it is to me...

John