Author Topic: Brevet Cymru 2019  (Read 5239 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2019, 10:42:54 pm »
Don't eat too many chips at the seaside there is a bugger of a limb straight after!

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Wise advice!

HOW many times have I posted that, in HOW many threads?

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2019, 12:55:24 pm »
Don't eat too many chips at the seaside there is a bugger of a limb straight after!

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A pair of buggered limbs, perhaps: 150m up to Cross In; another 150m up to the high ground beyond Synod Inn.
A little later look forward to the 200m odd climb over Mynnyd Llanybytther, up from Llanbydder (NB Londis on LHS after the bridge).
On (another) plus side, there's forecast to be a nice tailwind all the way from New Quay to blow us up those hills.
https://www.ventusky.com/?p=51.87;-3.28;7&l=wind-10m&t=20190504/1800

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2019, 01:21:26 pm »
Anyone know the control times ?
Can't see on Mark's email or the route sheet but maybe I'm not looking at the right angle!

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2019, 02:10:47 pm »
You can work them out if you know minimum speed and distance of control (I don't know it) Max speed is 18mph so that will tell you what time control opens.

simonp

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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2019, 02:30:28 pm »
Based on measured route distance so may deviate slightly from official times:

Control 1     80km    08:40        11:20        (Hay)
Control 2    150km    11:00        16:00        (Llandovery)
Control 3    200km    12:40        19:20        (Tregaron)
Control 4    237km    13:54        21:48        (New Quay)
Control 5    299km    15:58        01:56 05/05  (Llandovery)
Control 6    355km    17:50        05:40 05/05  (Llangattock)
Control 7    407km    19:34        09:00        (Chepstow)



hellymedic

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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2019, 04:04:02 pm »
You can work them out if you know minimum speed and distance of control (I don't know it) Max speed is 18mph so that will tell you what time control opens.

2 mins per km opening, 4 min per km closing BRM finishing time 9am...

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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2019, 04:21:03 pm »
Looks cold... max temp around 10 degrees, min overnight around freezing... annoying the control in Chepstow won't open until 6 AM... it means a long wait at the previous and a freezing cold ride to the arrivee... I could have been done and dusted by midnight... but don't want to pay money for a room in Chepstow   :P

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2019, 04:44:55 pm »
Last year you could put your (signed) brevet card through the door at the end. No need to wait about in the cold. Not sure if this is the case for this year. I'm sure Mark will let you know.

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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2019, 04:47:30 pm »
Last year you could put your (signed) brevet card through the door at the end. No need to wait about in the cold. Not sure if this is the case for this year. I'm sure Mark will let you know.

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I got that... but then what am I going to do at midnight at Bullwark? I then need a room somewhere (£££)  ::-)

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2019, 04:49:47 pm »
I take it you are not arriving by car?

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2019, 04:50:04 pm »
I slept in my car for an hour then drove home.

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simonp

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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #61 on: April 29, 2019, 05:00:31 pm »
If I finished at midnight I'd consider myself very lucky.

This might be a condition of use of the hall to avoid noise at night; or it might be due to helpers not being available.

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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2019, 05:00:50 pm »
I take it you are not arriving by car?

You clearly haven't seen my car... it fits comfortably in a 1970s garage, with room for bikes at each side  :thumbsup:

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2019, 05:13:42 pm »
Can you not stick your feet out of the window?

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2019, 06:01:07 pm »
Looks cold... max temp around 10 degrees, min overnight around freezing...
Last year spoiled us with regards the weather, that was the first time I have ridden in shorts all of the way around. First year I rode it was sideways rain at the top of the Passo de Alpaca, second year it was below freezing.
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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2019, 11:57:18 am »
Can you not stick your feet out of the window?

I'll probably rather stay in the relative warmth of the control at 356 km until they boot me out and then cycle the last couple of hours in the freezing cold... I'll carry extra clothes

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2019, 06:31:15 pm »
Forecast for overnight temperature has dropped from benign to be zero - from 10pm to 6am and then only 2 degrees by 7am, bathing in the morning sunshine. Sounds like the tights will make a reappearance after a month in shorts/threequarters. And winter gloves.
ETA: On the plus side, should be a tailwind, more or less, all the way back from New Quay, more so from midnight onwards.

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #67 on: April 30, 2019, 06:48:39 pm »
It's a nuisance having to carry 4 seasons clothing. But not as bad as feeling the cold when tired.

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2019, 11:50:04 am »
Based on measured route distance so may deviate slightly from official times:

Control 1     80km    08:40        11:20        (Hay)
Control 2    150km    11:00        16:00        (Llandovery)
Control 3    200km    12:40        19:20        (Tregaron)
Control 4    237km    13:54        21:48        (New Quay)
Control 5    299km    15:58        01:56 05/05  (Llandovery)
Control 6    355km    17:50        05:40 05/05  (Llangattock)
Control 7    407km    19:34        09:00        (Chepstow)

Cheers (all) .. just helpful when considering my fate  ;D

Oh and any more helpful tips on the non disruptive on road parking options ?... google maps seems to suggest a lot would be directly outside someone's house... or will parking at the venue be easier than I think ?

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2019, 12:01:46 pm »
Maple Avenue is really long and only has houses on one side

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2019, 12:11:44 pm »
Maple Avenue is really long and only has houses on one side

Tah... the less problem solving and thinking I have to do before the start the better!
Was just a little suspicious of literally NO cars parked that side on street view.

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #71 on: May 01, 2019, 12:14:52 pm »
IIRC, the Bryan Chapman joining info last year instructed people NOT to park on Maple Ave (?) in the interests of neighborly relations. It does lend itself rather well to being an impromptu temporary carpark though. I suspect the problem is less the cars being there all weekend, and more the chatter and banging of car doors directly outside peoples houses at 5am on a Saturday.

For BC last year, I used the public carpark behind the Severn Bridge Social Club. Being an industrial area, it was also pretty quiet for when I was catching up on zzzz's in the following morning. I had also identified the train station carpark as a potential bolt-hole too. Both free on weekends last year.

Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #72 on: May 01, 2019, 01:20:42 pm »
This is a new (and welcome) problem for me this year, having always been too cheap to pay the bridge toll so parking in England and riding across. I'm too old / fat / lazy (no need to delete, all appropriate) to consider that in 2019 with the financial incentive removed. :)

simonp

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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #73 on: May 02, 2019, 04:39:08 pm »
IIRC, the Bryan Chapman joining info last year instructed people NOT to park on Maple Ave (?) in the interests of neighborly relations. It does lend itself rather well to being an impromptu temporary carpark though. I suspect the problem is less the cars being there all weekend, and more the chatter and banging of car doors directly outside peoples houses at 5am on a Saturday.

For BC last year, I used the public carpark behind the Severn Bridge Social Club. Being an industrial area, it was also pretty quiet for when I was catching up on zzzz's in the following morning. I had also identified the train station carpark as a potential bolt-hole too. Both free on weekends last year.

In 2017 the info said to park on Maple Avenue or on the industrial estate.

simonp

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Re: Brevet Cymru 2019
« Reply #74 on: May 02, 2019, 04:43:06 pm »
IIRC, the Bryan Chapman joining info last year instructed people NOT to park on Maple Ave (?) in the interests of neighborly relations. It does lend itself rather well to being an impromptu temporary carpark though. I suspect the problem is less the cars being there all weekend, and more the chatter and banging of car doors directly outside peoples houses at 5am on a Saturday.

For BC last year, I used the public carpark behind the Severn Bridge Social Club. Being an industrial area, it was also pretty quiet for when I was catching up on zzzz's in the following morning. I had also identified the train station carpark as a potential bolt-hole too. Both free on weekends last year.

According to National Rail website, the station car park has 11 spaces. Edit: but the monmouthshire council website says 55.