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Trans Alba Race
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:38:52 pm »
I know it's not strictly an Audax, but it is quite long.
I was just wondering if anyone else has been daft enough to enter?
I decided to as, having failed to pre-qualify last year, PBP was looking rather unlikely.
200, check
300, check
400, check
600, not quite
Check later for more exciting updates ;)

Re: Trans Alba Race
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 01:57:40 pm »
Yes.
The train station is only 1.5 miles from my home and I can get 1 train to Edinburgh.
Just need a bargain train ticket now. And to get a few miles in...

Re: Trans Alba Race
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 02:32:36 pm »
https://www.transalbarace.com/
ROUTE
Start: Edinburgh.  Forth Road Bridge, Inverkeithing, St Andrew's,  Dundee, Cairngorms, Inverness, Bealach na ba / Applecross peninsula.
Skye and Mull, Oban, Trossachs, skirt Glasgow, Moffat, Scottish Borders, east to the coast, Duns, home to Edinburgh.

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Re: Trans Alba Race
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 07:18:10 pm »
There are three ferry crossings. The last twice I have gone to catch a ferry they have been suspended because of wind.

Hope the same does not happen here.

BB
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Re: Trans Alba Race
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 03:41:13 pm »
I failed to complete my PBP pre-reg rides and thought of this as an alternative but couldn't decide between this, LeJog, or the North Coast 500. Still haven't decided but it'll be between the last two now. anyone mad enough to enter the Pan Celtic? https://www.pancelticrace.com/

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Re: Trans Alba Race
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 03:55:24 pm »
There are three ferry crossings. The last twice I have gone to catch a ferry they have been suspended because of wind.

Hope the same does not happen here.

BB

CALMAC reserve the right to take the huff if a load of cyclists appear at the slip/pier at once and expect to get across on that sailing...


Re: Trans Alba Race
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 10:25:38 am »
I failed to complete my PBP pre-reg rides and thought of this as an alternative but couldn't decide between this, LeJog, or the North Coast 500. Still haven't decided but it'll be between the last two now. anyone mad enough to enter the Pan Celtic? https://www.pancelticrace.com/
My husband just sent me a link to the Pan Celtic Race. Given that he's never done an Audax and the furthest he's cycled in one go is 224 miles, I want to know what was in his coffee this morning...