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Bianchi Boy

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What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:47:17 pm »
Mine are Hellfire Corner and Bryan Chapman on consecutive weekends - what can possibly go wrong?

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 06:56:46 pm »
BCM and WCW. Oh, they're both 600s :facepalm:
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 07:59:39 pm »
Moors and Wolds and Benjamin Allen's Summer Tour. 5.75aaa points. But doesn't seem much more hilly than most 600s...

Plus Flatliner as a keep-the-legs-ticking-over perm

citoyen

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 08:20:38 pm »
I’ve entered the Back to the Smoke 400 and Wander Wye 600. Looking forward to both.

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 08:39:32 pm »
I've entered the BCM and of course I can also do the Avalon Sunrise 400
The Exe Buzzard and the Brevet Cymru are also on the possibles list
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 10:14:36 pm »
I seem to be on the Welsh 600 list.  Doubtless I shall stick my name down for a few others.  Plus there's my own EWCC SR series.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 10:49:00 pm »
So far I've entered generally flatter and closer to home events than last season: -

Sat 27 Apr 2019 - 406km - Moors and Wolds 400 from Alfreton
Sat 04 May 2019 - 400km - Lincolnshire Poacher from Newark Northgate Station, Nottinghamshire
Sat 18 May 2019 - 606km - The Flatlands from Churchend, Dunmow, Essex
Sat 25 May 2019 - 605km - Benjamin Allen's Summer Tour. from Bushley
Sat 22 Jun 2019 - 600km  - Yorkshire via Essex from Sleaford



Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 07:24:55 am »
Amsterdam 400 (20-4) and Merselo 600 (11-5) are my scheduled 400 and 600s. I'm still waiting for the route of the Limoges 1000 before I decide if I'll add this ride.

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 10:04:06 am »
I'm still trying to work out which 400 to do as the one I would usually do (A&S) is on teh same day as WCW which I am in for...
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 10:14:52 am »
My 400 is my own Auld Alliance event. 

The calendar version is Fri 27th April, I'm likely to ride it the weekend before which conveniently is Easter.  Cunning eh?

I've entered two 600s, the Flatlands on 18/19 May and the North Coast on 8/9 June.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 11:31:59 am »
Booked for WCW and pencilled in for Moors and Wolds. Will probably do the Flatlands too.

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 02:07:49 pm »
400 - Buckingham Blinder.
600 - Benjamin Allen’s Summer Tour

Both new to me. I’d wanted to ride the Brevet Cymru but this clashes with rowing training camp.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 03:13:14 pm »
Not very adventurous but Flatlands followed by Asparagus & Strawberries.   I can get to/from these without missing work or causing any issues at home.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 10:27:28 pm »
Just the nearest ones to home:
400 Great North Road
600 Tour of the Borders and Galloway

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 06:57:29 am »
400 - Brevet Cymru
600 - WCW & The Flatlands

Thinking is that The Flatlands is cover in case something goes wrong on either BC or WCW.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2018, 07:06:46 am »
Probably BCM600 but I'll pick a 400 much closer to the date. I'm not a fan of entering shorter events 9 months ahead of time. No doubt there will be a lot of DNSs by double-booked riders who qualify early, so places may open up at short notice. Work can mess up my riding plans and only the big brevets are sacrosanct.
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 12:01:01 pm »
Not entered a 600 yet but will probably look at entering the Yorkshire via Essex from Sleaford.

For the 400 its the (new) Great North Road from Darlington on 18th May

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 03:15:29 pm »
I've entered
400 - Auld Alliance, Great North road, And Over The Hill and Back
600 - Tour of the Borders and Galloway, And The Borderlands Explorer

PBP qualification isn't my only target for the season so...

Hellfire Corner and The north Coast Classic tempt me, but reckon those weekends are valuable rest time.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2018, 04:54:05 pm »
Can I do two 600 instead of 400+600 to qualify?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2018, 05:07:05 pm »
You can qualify with 4 x 600 if you like.
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2018, 05:16:16 pm »
Looks like my 'first' 400 for 2019 will be after my first 600:

Isole 6+6 (Sardegna & Sicily),
Porkers 400
BCM 600
Brimstone 600
WCW 600.

citoyen

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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2018, 06:11:51 pm »
You can qualify with 4 x 600 if you like.

*You* can qualify with 4 x 600 if you like.

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2018, 08:58:13 pm »
You can qualify with 4 x 600 if you like.

*You* can qualify with 4 x 600 if you like.

I'm sure some hard-core Audaxers have done this, but being hard-core, they probably wouldn't even bother mentioning it.
If it was me, I'd be shouting from the roof-tops, and expect an entire edition of Arrivee to be dedicated to my incredible endeavour!

As for qualifiers, I'm unsure about PBP, but I've booked the Flatlands, just in case I get decisive and find everything is full!

Looking at the calendar, I quite fancy something completely different in an area od the country I have cycled very little....like Tour of the Borders. We'll see.
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Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2018, 09:42:11 pm »
Amsterdam 400 (20-4) and Merselo 600 (11-5) are my scheduled 400 and 600s. I'm still waiting for the route of the Limoges 1000 before I decide if I'll add this ride.

Off thread but what is this Limoges 1000 - since I live there and we haven't heard of this in the club (normal, none of us ride that sort of thing!). Is it a 1000 with a turn at Limoges (and where(s the start)? Just for interest, I am not planning any audaxing next year. Of course if you do ride it and need a warm and dry spot to sleep, let me know (and if that's against the rules I could find a few bus shelters or church porches).

Re: What are your 400 and 600 qualifying events
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2018, 11:00:49 pm »
Moors and Wolds 400
London Wales London 400
Windsor Chester Windsor 600

I will probably enter another 600, probably Benjamin Allen's Summer Tour

I have only done one 400 so far, this years Asparagus and Strawberries. Comfortable, it was not, but I learned a lot from it.