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BBC London
« on: September 30, 2018, 05:17:27 pm »

Re: BBC London
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 07:10:09 pm »
want

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 07:10:30 pm »

BR, or BRM?


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Re: BBC London
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 07:13:39 pm »

BR, or BRM?


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well as it's post coital probably BR

Re: BBC London
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2018, 07:37:00 pm »
If you look at the AUK website you can see that BBC London is not part of the World Service.

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2018, 07:37:19 pm »
What on earth am I doing here on this beautiful day?! This is the only life I've got!!

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 07:56:16 pm »
that looks fab!

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 04:09:59 am »
You must have had some fun naming that! Starting from Chalfont, CBBC perhaps? Or BBC-6 even? After all the PBP 600 qualifiers it could be 1 Xtra.

How about a 400 to the coast....Channel 4?


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Re: BBC London
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 07:12:35 am »
You must have had some fun naming that! Starting from Chalfont, CBBC perhaps? Or BBC-6 even? After all the PBP 600 qualifiers it could be 1 Xtra.

How about a 400 to the coast....Channel 4?
I feel I must bring you back to the diversity and inclusion topics there was such a constructive discussion on. How can Audax expect to grow with such a bizarre naming convention where no one expect the privileged few can understand the naming and abbreviations used. So far in this thread we have had BM, BRM, BBC, CBBC. Also only locals know where Chalfont is so only hardcore Audaxers will bother with it. It needs a relocation of the start so that people who live inside London will know where it starts. Then Buxton, Boston and Chatteris are quite small places and Boston is confusing because everyone knows that is in America. Now if you used the term 'northern' everyone has a concept of travelling north, but minorities might be out off because we all know people in the north voted for Brexit and are all bigots, so the northern bit might have to be dropped. The start time is a bit anti-social and something more like 10am will be more accommodating. The distance and time allowed are also a bit harsh and not very inclusive and people will need to have lights and expensive bikes to even consider entering. I was brought up in the north and know from raw experience that vegetarian and vegan options are few and far between Vegitarian riders will be restricted to a diet of Greggs Cheese and onion pasties and god knows what vegans will eat as even the chips will be fried in dripping.

So like many rides in the Audax calendar this ride looks like it is restricted to dedicated, fit people who can navigate at night and have an understanding of the geography of the UK and can manage with the food on offer. If only there was a glossy web site to advertise the ride!

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2018, 03:19:28 pm »
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Re: BBC London
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2018, 05:22:00 pm »
Just added it to my "thinking about" calendar;

It looks like a decent trip round parts of england I would otherwise not get round to seeing; not too hilly, and quiet a varied route. I even note 100km of near total flatness, an alien concept, the 264m of climbing in that 100m being almost as much as the lowest amount I can find in 20km

The only thing stopping me for actually entering is that if I've done PBP, then there's the danger I'll still be suffering the trauma of that.
Oh and because I'm still working out my annual leave; no chance of travelling that far south on a Friday afterwork, or getting to work on the Monday morning.

I trust if I do scrape together the princely sum of twelve quid from my fifer standard issue wallet (money sits just out of reach), that will go someway to meeting diversity quotas by scoring the Nae fae roond here, "Scotch", disney speak the lingo and almost albino criteria. Although I'm afraid I'm not ginger so you can't get that one.



Re: BBC London
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2018, 02:50:58 pm »
When I look at the map, I immediately think, "Once I had a farm in Afrika..."

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2018, 05:41:24 pm »
If you look at the AUK website you can see that BBC London is not part of the World Service.

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2018, 06:09:29 pm »
Love it.  Can i ride sooner as a perm, starting oop north, duck?

Re: BBC London
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2018, 11:08:37 pm »
I expect so. Lots of route checking to be done. :)

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2018, 11:19:47 pm »
Looks good! really enjoyed the orbital and with nary a ferry in sight hopefully I will be back in safely in time for last orders.
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Re: BBC London
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2018, 04:32:42 am »
very nice, hope this becomes a regular, after PBP (and the qualifying SR series) and an easter arrow (hopefully completed this time) I fear this may be moving into taking the p*** territory domestically.
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Re: BBC London
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2018, 06:57:08 am »
I expect so. Lots of route checking to be done. :)

B road north of Uttoxeter going to Rochester is very busy with fast traffic, there is a side road on the left, which allows to avoid most of it at no extra cost... worth using it in my opinion.

Re: BBC London
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2018, 08:09:58 am »
It may have changed as i have not ridden it this year but I do not usually find it that bad.  It has clear sight lines as it is very straight and the carriageways are wide enough to allow cars to pass.  They are doing a lot of work round there at the moment so will be worth checking.

Re: BBC London
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2018, 09:44:39 am »
I expect so. Lots of route checking to be done. :)

B road north of Uttoxeter going to Rochester is very busy with fast traffic, there is a side road on the left, which allows to avoid most of it at no extra cost... worth using it in my opinion.
Thanks, taken that - as a rule of thumb, l try and avoid long straight roads for a host of reasons.

I've revised the route north, now routing via Alton but avoids the approach roads to Alton Towers.

Further south, swapped out Burton-on-Trent and Rugby for Market Bosworth. Have to add 'Battlefields' to the list of attractions. :)

Re: BBC London
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2018, 10:52:27 am »
not updated on RWGPS yet

Re: BBC London
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2018, 11:36:28 am »
The approach road to Alton towers is actually not too bad, but I have never done it on a weekend.

That said, I have the feeling riders will get there late afternoon/evening, so there might not be any traffic at all

Re: BBC London
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2018, 12:23:58 pm »
Looks great.  Wonderful to have a 600km event in the South East that is more than a Hampshire/Wilthshire route with an alternative start location.  This and the round London 300 are a definite do for me if I'm free.

Particularly like that it gives non-PBP members like me a feasible option for a 600 given the PBP locusts seem to be munching up pre-July 600 entries faster than I want to commit to them.

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2018, 01:08:13 pm »
2p of Local Knowledge.

* Coming into the southern Peaks, you could consider the Tissington Trail from Ashbourn as an alternative, (a no brainer for navigation and less lumpy than the existing route; downside is a compacted earth surface rather than tarmac) to Parsley Hay. Then cross the A515 onto The Rake and go over the small hump to Monyash (The Old Smithy cafe there is very good if you are passing in the daytime). From there use the lanes via Flagg to Brierlow Bar.
Coming into Buxton, the A515 is OK but it is straight with fast motons so I usually keep left at Brierlow Bar on Brierlow Lane and rejoin the A515 in Buxton at the Hospital (0.5km longer with ~20m extra ascent).
* The A6 from Buxton to the top of the Monsal Trail at the Wyedale car park is horrible - fast traffic on a windy road. It is fairly short and flattish, however, so do-able but I personally avoid it. Unfortunately the alternative is rather scenic with about 100m extra climbing and 2km extra distance (via Waterswallows road and Wormhill, joining the trail at Miller's Dale) so perhaps 5km of suffering on the A6 has to be the best option on a 600.
* Hassop station to Baslow: An alternative route is to go right at the roundabout outside the station onto the A6020 and then go right on the B6048 followed by a left through Pilsley and down a nice little lane to Baslow. 1.5k shorter and a few 10s of m less uphill.

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Re: BBC London
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2018, 01:18:36 pm »
This really suits me as it starts not all that far from home and I have access to a very convenient overnight about 2/3rs distance.

Next year looks a little bit full, though so I suspect I will be either knackered or short of weekend passes by then.