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Return of the Kingston Wheelers Rowlands Ramble 29 September
« on: April 23, 2019, 12:36:39 pm »
Kingston Wheelers original and virtually 'classic' late season audax event, The Rowlands Ramble 200km (Sunday 29 September) has now been added to the Audax UK calendar and is open for entries.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-368/

For those who have done it before, the route and controls remain largely unchanged but there is a welcome addition of a dedicated manned control at Rowlands Castle which replaces the cafe or commercial control option offered in previous editions. For those who havent done the ride before or are new to audax, here is a brief summary from the events page...

"213km cycling event starting from Surbiton, Greater London. Controls at Hindhead, Rowlands Castle and Wisborough Green, plus 2 information controls.

A scenic ride out of the smoke and over the hills down to Rowlands Castle (near Portsmouth) and back. Save some energy for a sting in the tail on the way home!

A repeat of KWAC's original ride. The Kingston Wheelers Audax Chapter invites you to enjoy some final carbo-loading at the start before setting off on a scenic route with climbs such as the Devil's Punchbowl and Leith Hill and a double crossing of the South Downs. New fully staffed venue for the control at Rowlands Castle. Dinner will be served at the finish in a bar with optional real ale-based recovery drinks for the needy"


Any questions etc please feel free to contact me via the email on the calendar entry page.

Chris C

Re: Return of the Kingston Wheelers Rowlands Ramble 29 September
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 10:28:10 am »
Just bumping this. Routecheck set for the next week or so and planning has started for the catering.

Re: Return of the Kingston Wheelers Rowlands Ramble 29 September
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 08:11:53 am »
Is it feasible to join this one by arriving on the 7:22 at Berrylands? I can't see any other way to make the train schedules work.

Re: Return of the Kingston Wheelers Rowlands Ramble 29 September
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 10:00:49 am »
Is it feasible to join this one by arriving on the 7:22 at Berrylands? I can't see any other way to make the train schedules work.

It's a 0.8 mile ride from Berrylands to the starting point. Uphill mind so i would say it is feasible :) couple of minutes late should not be a problem I hope as I'll be doing the same thing.

Re: Return of the Kingston Wheelers Rowlands Ramble 29 September
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 11:29:45 am »
Is it feasible to join this one by arriving on the 7:22 at Berrylands? I can't see any other way to make the train schedules work.

You'll be fine, the organiser is usually there until 8am or so.

bludger

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Re: Return of the Kingston Wheelers Rowlands Ramble 29 September
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 04:01:53 pm »
I'm keen for this and I think I've got a mate on board. But some others might need some extra time to get to the start.

From former years, does the gun go off at 0730 with 'carbo loading' served up from around 0700? Just want to make my prospective comrades as fully informed as they can be.

Will be registering myself once my courier pay comes in tonight...
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