Author Topic: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start  (Read 1191 times)

bairn again

Traditionally in PBP years there's often something of a lull after qualifiers finishing end June.

ive pencilled in the last weekend in July for a rolling * DIY 300 starting in the evening (to replicate 90hr start) as a final test of machine and rider pre Paris. 

The vague plan at this stage is as follows

Edinburgh start circa 2100 (after a big feed) 

Controls

Lockerbie (24 hr Truck stop, or nearby J'Bridge Services) ~ 100km (so South via Moffat over the Beef Tub NOT Carnwath - Abington - B7076)

Longtown ~ 140km

Newcastleton ~ 165km

Hawick ~ 200km

Gordon Arms ~ 230km (via Yarrow Valley & Berry Bush)

Dalkeith ~ 285km

Embra 300km

If theres any interest let me know and I'll post again.  Usual caveats apply re weather fitness etc etc. 

* around 3,000m climb.   

FifeingEejit

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Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 02:30:14 pm »
Looks like train times would work for me,
I'll be dropped by Merchiston...

 :thumbsup:

I probably should have checked train times work before entering the Auld Alliance right enough, but put myself down for a half day instead.

Feanor

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Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 03:43:52 pm »
I'd be interested in that.

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 04:09:20 pm »
+1

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 10:43:53 am »
Sounds good to me too

Can get a train down from Aberdeen

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 11:22:27 am »
No good for me as it clashes with The Longtown Way Round 300 from Ponteland.
@CorbieLinnRider

bairn again

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 11:30:51 am »
No good for me as it clashes with The Longtown Way Round 300 from Ponteland.
Aye Id have entered that event but there's no way I could do it without staying over the night before and after

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 09:46:28 am »
Just wondering if this is tentatively still on the plan ?  My usual 300 options dont work for me this year, and looking at this one: the overnight ride also appeals.

bairn again

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 03:14:32 pm »
Just wondering if this is tentatively still on the plan ?  My usual 300 options dont work for me this year, and looking at this one: the overnight ride also appeals.

A yes from me but I hadnt planned doing anything very much on it until were on t'other side of PBP qualifiers ie mid/late June (not an issue for some I recognise)

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 10:35:27 am »
PilotPeter & I are also up for this.  ;D

bairn again

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 08:43:46 pm »
Slightly less vague plan.....Ive added a bit to Carlisle to take it over 300km via a McDs that opens at 0500. 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29663932

Commonwealth Pool start (saves a ride across town for some). 

Lockerbie 24 hr truck stop 99km
Carlisle McDs 145km (Kingstown Rd opens 0500)
Newcastleton 180km (Olive Tree appears to open 0800 Saturdays https://www.visitnewcastleton.com/listing/the-olive-tree/)
Hawick 213km
Gordon Arms 249km
Edinburgh 307km

Given the opening times for McDs and The Olive Tree in Newcastleton a 2100 start looks like it will be conducive to a gentle pace / regroups   

I commend it to the House.

FifeingEejit

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Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 08:53:53 pm »
Looks good to me.

bairn again

Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2019, 10:46:13 am »
i spoke to FifeingEjjit yesterday about this at Lucys 600.

Hes entered the Ponteland 300 that starts 7am Saturday 27th and after some deliberation Ive just done the same.  Im more likley to actually ride a calendar event than a DIY and its much needed prep for Paris.  Of course anybody can ride / organise a DIY so I will leave it open to others. 

Sorry for mucking about. 

Graeme   

FifeingEejit

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Re: Group Perm 300km - Fri/Sat 26th/27th July 2019 : Edinburgh start
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2019, 09:25:01 pm »
Yeah sorry, I forgot the date for this when I saw that 300 and it looked too good to not just enter.