Author Topic: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire  (Read 1544 times)

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2018, 09:06:28 pm »
Not in my inbox either, and I have received previous emails from Herts Audax.

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2018, 09:19:28 pm »
Mine has just arrived, but more than an hour after Thing1 got his.
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Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2018, 12:25:54 am »
The attachments add up to 2Mb mostly the PDF files are bloated out of office. I will load up to Dropbox to orrow and email out a link. If still no email by tomorrow night let me know.

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2018, 08:03:45 am »
Thanks - NB to unbloat PDFs, try Googling shrink PDF. Lots of sites - I generally use this one.

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2018, 09:16:16 am »
Yeah Windows 10 print to PDF doesn't half bloat the files up.  I have now resent the emails with the zip files now in a Dropbox link. hopefully they will all come through fine for everyone.

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2018, 10:48:04 am »
This is an important update for entrants to the Four Minute Mile 200 and Hertfordshire Greenways 100 events on Saturday 22nd September.

Costello’s café at the Start in Fairland’s Valley Park will now be opening early for us at 6:45am / 7:00am on Sat 22nd Sept.  This means that there will be breakfast and toilet facilities at the start.

They will definitely be opening at 7.00am and I am trying to see if they will they will open a little earlier at 6:45am to give the 200 riders a bit more time to have breakfasts.

Head down left from the main car down the access road (and speed bumps) and the café is on the left past a small car park (do not park there).   I will be in the café to hand out your cards, and we will now start you off from the small car park down by the café.  There is plenty of space by the café to bring your bikes down whilst you have breakfast / sign on.

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2018, 12:56:34 pm »
Now confirmed as 6:45am opening

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2018, 09:55:15 pm »
I am a bit confused about all the different finishes. There's a pub finish mentioned, and there's a GPX provided to a cafe from the start, but the 100 appears to finish back at Fairlands, where it starts. I'm a local of course, but that's not really helping. I know Costello's, but that's at Fairlands, obviously.

No doubt all will be revealed :thumbsup:

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #33 on: Yesterday at 10:43:19 am »
The alternate cafe was when Costello's originally had said they wouldn't be able able to open.  Just come down to the start Costello's in Fairland's valley.  I will send out an email to avoid any doubt. 

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #34 on: Yesterday at 11:41:29 am »
I very hurriedly converted the gpx to a Garmin route this morning and it's determined not to take me along many parts presumably as they are not roads,

Could someone fill me in on which off road tracks it uses? I know about the St Albans - Hatfield section;

looks like it also goes along the Chinnor preserved railway!

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 11:45:25 am »
I very hurriedly converted the gpx to a Garmin route this morning and it's determined not to take me along many parts presumably as they are not roads,

Could someone fill me in on which off road tracks it uses? I know about the St Albans - Hatfield section;

looks like it also goes along the Chinnor preserved railway!

In Order

1. Stevenage Cycleways
2. Some cycle tracks coming into Oxford after Horspath
3. Phoenix Greenway (Thame)
4. Alban Way (St Albans)

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 11:48:37 am »
I very hurriedly converted the gpx to a Garmin route this morning and it's determined not to take me along many parts presumably as they are not roads,

Could someone fill me in on which off road tracks it uses? I know about the St Albans - Hatfield section;

looks like it also goes along the Chinnor preserved railway!

In Order

1. Stevenage Cycleways
2. Some cycle tracks coming into Oxford after Horspath
3. Phoenix Greenway (Thame)
4. Alban Way (St Albans)

Thanks  :thumbsup:

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #37 on: Today at 11:23:47 am »
Riders all away.

A high DNS rate for the 200 but near full turnout for the 100.  I guess the winds yesterday and forecast tomorrow put many off.  Light drizzle now falling but becalmed wind wise.

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #38 on: Today at 12:26:01 pm »
A bit more than drizzle in Bovington. But at least the rain is heading in the opposite direction now.

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #39 on: Today at 04:43:21 pm »
Then it changed it mind and followed us all the way back to the Chequers.

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #40 on: Today at 07:41:21 pm »
The Greenways 100 is a fantastic route, even with the intermittent drizzle we had to contend with today.  This is destined to be a classic.  Thoroughly enjoyable.

Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #41 on: Today at 09:27:24 pm »
I can imagine flicking though a lifestyle magazine in five years time where they list the top 10 audax rides and the Greenways 100 is in it.

Great route and superb organisation by Phil and his support crew.  Thanks you for an awesome day out.  I’ll definitely be back for this one again.


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Re: New September Audaxes from Hertfordshire
« Reply #42 on: Today at 09:47:22 pm »
With the right marketing you could sell the Greenways 100 route to the gravel bike crew as totally gnarly and hardcore. I of course did it on a 1981 Bickerton Portable with a 14 inch front wheel and brakes that essentially don't work at all in the rain.

I also did a detour early on to do the Westmill Parkrun, which cost a good 45 minutes, which meant I barely saw anyone the rest of the ride.

Anyway, excellent route. Thanks Phil!