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NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« on: March 12, 2019, 11:41:29 am »


The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM.

A voyage from Paddington Station to Penzance and back loosely following the GWR line through the countryside.

If you time it right you can leave Paddington Monday-Saturday at 10:03 as the GWR train leaves carrying the Cornish Riviera Express badge, and return 3 days later (Mon-Sat) at 14:01 as the return badged train arrives; 75h58m, allowed time 76h17m. Perhaps you could bag a stamp on your brevet card from the conductor?

Entry here: http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/WPO04/
(Not showing on the perm list at the moment...)

Further details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornish_Riviera_Express

mattc

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Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 12:13:27 pm »
A voyage from Paddington Station to Penzance and back loosely following the GWR line through the countryside.

Will you be accepting GWR receipts as Proof-of-Passage?
Has never ridden RAAM
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Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 12:29:25 pm »
Several controls are at stations so yes :D

mattc

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Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 12:32:23 pm »
<... ponders deeply unethical plan ... >
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 12:58:34 pm »
You weren't the first to think of it and you can't afford it.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 06:18:10 pm »
I’ve always decried the concept of bucket lists ... but I now have a one-item bucket list
R10000 x 2   RRtY x 7    SR x 7    E = 128

Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 06:19:51 pm »
P.s. any chance of making the website accessible to people not on Facebook?
R10000 x 2   RRtY x 7    SR x 7    E = 128

Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 06:30:59 pm »
P.s. any chance of making the website accessible to people not on Facebook?

It's visible even when not logged into Facebook, I always look at FB links in Private/Incognito mode.

However, the link on the AUK Website is missing a : after the https

It should be: https://www.facebook.com/GWRaudax/
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Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 06:53:39 pm »
Thanks for pointing that out Greenbank, amended.

The Facebook page is less of a website and more of a Facebook page....

....working on a website at mo in between all the other stuff, hang in there!

mattc

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Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 07:09:08 pm »
You weren't the first to think of it and you can't afford it.
Yes it would be quite an expensive scheme!
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 02:10:21 am »
This looks great Will. Mulling over this as a TCR shakedown in early July...

billy crystal

  • aka hillbilly
Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 12:17:10 pm »
Oh my.  This looks interesting.
By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.

Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2019, 01:12:59 pm »
What are the time limits for the first two controls like? (Do perms even have time limits at intermediate controls?) Wondering how plausible it would be to do this over a bank holiday weekend (setting off on Friday evening after work).

Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 01:55:10 pm »
Perms are timeless.....

...apart from the overall min & max based on corresponding speed.

DaT

Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 05:02:29 pm »
Do you have to start Perms from anywhere on the route? I may give it a crack later this year after the Steam express is done but it would be so much easier to start in Penzance as I live in Cornwall.

bludger

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Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2019, 10:14:40 pm »
Bloody heck this is one blooming c h u n k y ride.
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Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2019, 09:50:12 am »
Do you have to start Perms from anywhere on the route? I may give it a crack later this year after the Steam express is done but it would be so much easier to start in Penzance as I live in Cornwall.

Preferably you'd start at Paddington, 2nd choice would be Penzance, 3rd an intermediary control and finally anywhere as long as you get a receipt to start & finish and still go through all the controls; but no extra time would be allowed to get on to the route.

You could set a goal for the named trains: departing PNZ at 09:00, returning at 15:11 in 54h11!!  :o

Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2019, 03:31:56 pm »
Is there a 1 way option for family holiday compatibly ?

Re: NEW - The Cornish Riviera Express 1000km PERM
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2019, 06:10:25 pm »
Is there a 1 way option for family holiday compatibly ?

I was thinking about this just the other day.

I'm getting a few more together at the mo so will submit then.