Author Topic: Qualifiers abroad  (Read 858 times)

Ben T

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Qualifiers abroad
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:04:18 pm »
Purely in the interests of adventurousness, I thought it might be nice to do one, or some, qualifiers further afield than the UK.
France and belgium are easy to get to, so that's one option - but a 400 and a 600 about a week apart would for me make it worth a trip to USA so I'm considering that as another option.
Any other suggestions for countries that host good events, recommendations for specific events, general do's and don't's, intentions of any others thinking of doing international qualifiers - greatly appreciated!
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Re: Qualifiers abroad
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 06:12:45 pm »
Bulgaria and Romania offer interesting scenery and a good audaxing scene. The Bulgarians even offer a yearly hell week event, doing all 4 distances in one week. (Or you pick and choose)

Karla

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Re: Qualifiers abroad
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 11:12:52 am »
Danial tells me that Taiwan is good.

Pete Mas

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Re: Qualifiers abroad
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 11:22:25 am »
In late April Italy has a two x 600km ride for the adventurous in Sardinia and Sicily, with a ferry inbetween for riders (and partners). I think they are being run as separate PBP qualifiers (Each 600 in 40 hours) but don't quote me on that.

https://www.audaxitalia.it/index.php?pg=calendario_brm_acp&org=192&obid=1229
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Ben T

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Re: Qualifiers abroad
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 11:25:49 am »
Nice , all sounds good
Unless you put on overalls, boots, and a helmet with a high tech pre fitted lamp - and you dig coal - nope, you don't know me.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Qualifiers abroad
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 11:26:46 am »
There is good riding (and events) in many countries around the world. Pick a country based on meeting up with an old friend or exploring somewhere you've always wanted to visit and link that up with a suitable event. I suggest arriving a couple of days early to overcome possible luggage hassles or jetlag and leaving intensive sightseeing till after the event.
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Ben T

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Re: Qualifiers abroad
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 11:36:25 am »
There is good riding (and events) in many countries around the world. Pick a country based on meeting up with an old friend or exploring somewhere you've always wanted to visit and link that up with a suitable event. I suggest arriving a couple of days early to overcome possible luggage hassles or jetlag and leaving intensive sightseeing till after the event.

Good advice, cheers. Yes I agree with arriving a few days early!

Unless you put on overalls, boots, and a helmet with a high tech pre fitted lamp - and you dig coal - nope, you don't know me.