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The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« on: March 22, 2019, 12:41:50 pm »
A shameless plug for the first Audax organised by Finsbury Park Cycling Club. Traditionally a racing club established since 1883, we've got plenty of history of organising Time Trials, Road Races and Reliability rides. In the past few years several members have ridden lots of Audaxes including LEL, Mille Pennines and plenty of shorter events. We thought it time we stepped up and organised an event.

The Jetsetter is on 25th May and is based out of Potters Bar just North of London. The HQ is five minutes from the M25, not much further from the A1 and has a station very close with quick trains from London and Cambridge. It's also pretty easy to cycle out to from London.

It's a pleasant route best described as rolling and would be an ideal first 200 with no major hills and plenty of places to refuel along the way.

https://fpcc-audax.com/


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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 01:53:23 pm »
Very excited for this, managed to convince a few Audax newcomers to sign up so it should be a bit of a cracker!
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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 04:47:32 pm »
Looks interesting. Also passes within a mile or two of the Duxford Air Festival.

Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 05:55:41 pm »
Instead of going down the A603 if you go up to Arrington there is a cycle track that takes you through the grounds of Wimpole Hall, you can turn right at the other end and across A603 to Orwell.  A scenic alternative (not the hilly scenic) on far quieter roads.

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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 10:40:15 am »
Doesn't look like I'll be able to make the date but certainly interested if you hold it again next year. 

I've ridden with The Park a couple of times and been on their Reliability Ride.  They're a nice, friendly bunch and the RR was well organised.  I imagine this will be very bit as good.

Instead of going down the A603 if you go up to Arrington there is a cycle track that takes you through the grounds of Wimpole Hall, you can turn right at the other end and across A603 to Orwell.  A scenic alternative (not the hilly scenic) on far quieter roads.

Or, after Guilden Morden, continue on unclassified roads through the villages of Steeple Morden, Litlington, Bassingbourn and Meldreth to reach the control at Shepreth?  (caveat: I've not ridden them, I'm only looking at the OS map)

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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 06:06:18 pm »
Got my boarding pass  :)

telstarbox

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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 08:22:06 am »
In :)
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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 11:08:08 am »

For info, the shop in Dane End (183km) has been revamped and has new owners, and is now open until 9pm on Saturdays, I believe it may even have a coffee machine soon...

also if you don't fancy the drag up the A602 just after Dane End you can turn left at Sacombe and head past the church on the right, through the grounds of Sacombe house on a bridleway (about 200m unmade but rideable, the rest on a posh driveway), that'll keep you off the busy road and you can cross straight over towards stony hills.

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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 04:48:16 pm »
Old Warden have a fun event that day

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/gyrogathering/

Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2019, 12:51:50 pm »
Doesn't look like I'll be able to make the date but certainly interested if you hold it again next year. 

I've ridden with The Park a couple of times and been on their Reliability Ride.  They're a nice, friendly bunch and the RR was well organised.  I imagine this will be very bit as good.

Instead of going down the A603 if you go up to Arrington there is a cycle track that takes you through the grounds of Wimpole Hall, you can turn right at the other end and across A603 to Orwell.  A scenic alternative (not the hilly scenic) on far quieter roads.

Or, after Guilden Morden, continue on unclassified roads through the villages of Steeple Morden, Litlington, Bassingbourn and Meldreth to reach the control at Shepreth?  (caveat: I've not ridden them, I'm only looking at the OS map)

Yeah those roads are fine to ride on, infact by going this way you actually go past another airfield between Guilden Morden & Littlington, which has a pretty cool memorial with a large plane propellor.

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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2019, 07:28:34 pm »
I've got it on my list of potentials.... hoping to drag a friend along for his first 200km if the date works for him...  :thumbsup:
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Joergen

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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2019, 09:07:33 pm »
Any news on the route?
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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2019, 08:58:40 am »
Any news on the route?

An email went out last night to all entrants with GPX, route sheet and event details. We did the route check on Saturday and it’s all looking good. There’s literally a couple of places left available if anyone wants a ride next weekend.

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Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2019, 12:24:57 pm »
I see there's now an F-15 at Duxford; good thing Sunday only or else I would be very late back!

Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2019, 01:11:30 pm »
Got one of the last tickets - good job there's no dynamic pricing. Just connecting flights to be arranged.

Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2019, 01:29:42 pm »
Excellent! Having found myself unexpectedly available on Saturday, I have signed up :thumbsup:

Re: The Jetsetter 200. New for 2019
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2019, 01:50:02 pm »
was debating this or Medway Marvellous on Sunday but as I can’t do that one now checked in