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Something a bit less hardcore?
« on: June 12, 2019, 05:23:02 pm »
Some of you might be interested; obviously the camping bit is optional!
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=112317.0
Reine de la Fauche


Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 06:30:36 pm »
Sounds brilliant  :thumbsup:

Honeybourne's a stone's throw from me so camping would be foolish.

However, Honeybourne is even less than that stone's throw from Bretforton and the wonderful Fleece Inn. Therefore I am tempted to bring my tent as after an hour at The Fleece there's no way I'd be able to drive anywhere. After two hours there's precious little chance I'd be able to cycle anywhere either....
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 06:36:21 pm »
Having just looked in a little more detail at the events that day:

A 50km ride with four info controls??!!??

You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Kim

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Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 06:41:24 pm »
Having just looked in a little more detail at the events that day:

A 50km ride with four info controls??!!??

And it doesn't even go up the hill...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 07:28:45 pm »
Sounds brilliant  :thumbsup:

Honeybourne's a stone's throw from me so camping would be foolish.

However, Honeybourne is even less than that stone's throw from Bretforton and the wonderful Fleece Inn. Therefore I am tempted to bring my tent as after an hour at The Fleece there's no way I'd be able to drive anywhere. After two hours there's precious little chance I'd be able to cycle anywhere either....

Sounds like a brilliant pub, any advice on where to camp? Oh and any bread pudding going? :)
Reine de la Fauche


Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 07:35:54 pm »
Having just looked in a little more detail at the events that day:

A 50km ride with four info controls??!!??

With a minimum of 10kph that shouldn't be a problem!
Reine de la Fauche


Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 07:39:19 pm »
The Fleece inn has a grassed area at the back, maybe they would be OK with you pitching a tent. But there are plenty of places to wild camp (when I say "Wild", this is Worcestershire - hardly wild) along the route between Bretforton and Honeybourne. Just make sure you're up and away before the pickers turn up.

As for Bread Pudding; I'm skint. I'd need paying to create another there's-a-litre-of-brandy-in-this-you-know bread pudding. Satisfaction guaranteed though.
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

S2L

Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 07:11:08 am »
These are relatively local to me, so if we are not on holiday I'll probably sing up.

Is this becoming a YACF gathering of some sort?

Maybe we could all do the 100 km to Banbury?

Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 08:19:08 am »
These are relatively local to me, so if we are not on holiday I'll probably sing up.

Is this becoming a YACF gathering of some sort?

Maybe we could all do the 100 km to Banbury?

Well the general idea is that it could be a bit of a social gathering  plus riding an audax in company.
Reine de la Fauche


Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 08:23:14 am »
Having just looked in a little more detail at the events that day:

A 50km ride with four info controls??!!??
I remember the old Cheltenham Flyer having three controls within the first 50km. Madness.

Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 03:24:22 pm »
We're on. Marcus and Kirsty from LVIS will host the lightweight campers for £10 a night per person. Please see the other thread for more details and to let me know if your coming and camping as they need an idea of numbers.

 I've just entered the flatter of the 2 100s as a) I intend to be sociable and b) it will add to my veloviewer max squares as it covers an area I've never visited before.
Reine de la Fauche


S2L

Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2019, 07:16:52 am »
I think I'll enter the Banbury 100 and ECE it to 200 riding from home... ECEing the other ride would mean going over the same roads all day, a bit boring... just need to sort out a decent detour to make the ECE into 100 km  :thumbsup:

S2L

Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2019, 04:38:56 pm »
OK, filled my first ECE thing (turns out it's the same as a DIY, of which I have done many)... ready for tomorrow's Banbury Cross ride... anyone else?

mattc

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Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2019, 06:45:32 pm »
Have fun - lovely forecast for bike-camping.

(I'm rather shamefacedly woosing out - a number of ailments picked up in recent weeks are making riding a long way tiresome. I'm just being a wimp, sorry.)

Well done for organising the camping and for the cheerleading Julia  :thumbsup:
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S2L

Re: Something a bit less hardcore?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2019, 04:16:33 pm »
Enjoyed the Banbury loop... first to finish too, I managed to catch the tail end of the 200 after Ilmington  :thumbsup: