Author Topic: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020  (Read 28426 times)

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Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #225 on: June 26, 2020, 09:23:50 pm »
Well despite Andy saying no more on here, his website says it’s postponed till 2021. We won’t be doing it then, have other things planned. So as we have time booked off work, accom and transport sorted, we’re still going ahead ourselves, as it appears it will be legal to do so. We’ll leave LE on 25th, giving us a day extra to do it in, basically 7x 200k.


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Andy did send out an email.

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #226 on: June 26, 2020, 09:26:49 pm »
Well despite Andy saying no more on here, his website says it’s postponed till 2021. We won’t be doing it then, have other things planned. So as we have time booked off work, accom and transport sorted, we’re still going ahead ourselves, as it appears it will be legal to do so. We’ll leave LE on 25th, giving us a day extra to do it in, basically 7x 200k.


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Andy did send out an email.
When was that?


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Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #227 on: June 26, 2020, 09:32:12 pm »
Two days ago

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #228 on: June 26, 2020, 09:36:25 pm »
Neither my wife or me have had that, we’ve both entered?

Are we the only ones that have missed it or not received it, it’s not like we have not been checking/waiting.


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Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #229 on: June 26, 2020, 09:45:50 pm »
Neither my wife or me have had that, we’ve both entered?

Are we the only ones that have missed it or not received it, it’s not like we have not been checking/waiting.


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You are not alone Kevin, nothing received here either.

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #230 on: June 26, 2020, 09:54:21 pm »
Me neither. Checked my junk mail too as I did previously have issues.

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Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #231 on: June 26, 2020, 10:38:08 pm »
Nor me. Checked junk.

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #232 on: June 26, 2020, 11:45:23 pm »
Hello all,

Obviously, you'll all by now have received the latest instructions from the AUK board that AUK events of any kind won't be resuming before 01 August 2020. As a consequence, we all now have to accept that there'll be no LEJOG AUDAX this year and the event has been postponed until 2021. In all honesty it seems that it was only a matter of time. This is a great shame as I was really looking forward to it. All entrants are in the process of being emailed so if you haven't got yours yet it will be with you within the next couple of days or so. 18-22 July 2021 has been provisionally set for the 2021 edition.

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #233 on: June 27, 2020, 02:25:00 am »
Thanks again Andy.  :thumbsup:

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #234 on: June 27, 2020, 09:49:31 am »
Thanks for the update Andy.

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #235 on: June 27, 2020, 11:34:28 am »
Hello all,

Obviously, you'll all by now have received the latest instructions from the AUK board that AUK events of any kind won't be resuming before 01 August 2020. As a consequence, we all now have to accept that there'll be no LEJOG AUDAX this year and the event has been postponed until 2021. In all honesty it seems that it was only a matter of time. This is a great shame as I was really looking forward to it. All entrants are in the process of being emailed so if you haven't got yours yet it will be with you within the next couple of days or so. 18-22 July 2021 has been provisionally set for the 2021 edition.

Andy Corless

Sorry for being a pain Andy. What if anyone isn't able to make the new date for 2021?? I don't think I'll be able to rearrange time off work for one and possibly many others lile that. Do we just lose all the 2020 entry fee. Thanks again

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Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #236 on: June 27, 2020, 05:25:19 pm »
As I understand it, AUK has waived the no refunds rule for the duration and is prepared to underwrite any organiser's losses too, so all should be well. All dissapointed entrants to my ACME events so far have received refunds, unless places on the 2021 editions have been requested.

If it's confirmed no permanent events longer than 200km, or any calendar rides can happen this season, then the ACME Grand will have to be cancelled too. We'll see whether the Richard Ellis 200 & 100km in the new season as well as the ACME Winter Series are viable ...

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #237 on: June 27, 2020, 06:05:37 pm »
Gutted for you, Andy, reflecting on all your organisation. And disappointed for all those for whom this was going to be an epic (hard) end-to-end.

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #238 on: June 29, 2020, 06:01:35 pm »
Dear Andy,

I don't receive messages from AUDAX UK, because I'm not a member as a Dutchie. I hope to receive your e-mail soon.

Kind Regards,

Xander.

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #239 on: June 30, 2020, 12:28:49 am »
Still haven't received my email yet either.

Some information on what the deal is with refunds if we can't make it to the rescheduled event would be appreciated.   

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #240 on: June 30, 2020, 01:54:38 pm »
Thanks for all the effort you have put into this - see you in 2021!


Hello all,

Obviously, you'll all by now have received the latest instructions from the AUK board that AUK events of any kind won't be resuming before 01 August 2020. As a consequence, we all now have to accept that there'll be no LEJOG AUDAX this year and the event has been postponed until 2021. In all honesty it seems that it was only a matter of time. This is a great shame as I was really looking forward to it. All entrants are in the process of being emailed so if you haven't got yours yet it will be with you within the next couple of days or so. 18-22 July 2021 has been provisionally set for the 2021 edition.

Andy Corless

Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #241 on: June 30, 2020, 06:03:14 pm »
Dear Andy,

I don't receive messages from AUDAX UK, because I'm not a member as a Dutchie. I hope to receive your e-mail soon.

Kind Regards,

Xander.

Hi Xander, as Dutchie you can still join Audax UK. It's a bargain! And Dutchies (like myself) really appreciate a bargain ;-)

(And I guess Andy will eventually send an e-mail to all those who entered.)

Andy Corless

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Re: LEJOG: 26 - 31 JULY 2020
« Reply #242 on: June 30, 2020, 11:27:03 pm »
Some of the emails have gone out but we do seem to be having a problem getting some of them out but for information purposes, below is a text of the email being sent to all entrants:

"Hello all,

Obviously, you'll all by now have received the latest instructions from the AUK board that AUK events of any kind won't be resuming before 01 August 2020. As a consequence, we all now have to accept that there'll be no LEJOG AUDAX this year and I've not really much option other than to postpone the event until 2021. I'm also planning on running the event in 2022. In all honesty it seems that it was only a matter of time. This is a great shame as I was really looking forward to it and I know a lot of you will also be disappointed as many of you have been training exceptionally hard however, we also have to accept that these are exceptional circumstances totally beyond our control and none of which could possibly have been foreseen when the event was first created. I'm particularly concerned for our overseas riders who might have incurred a heavy financial burden whilst arranging flights etc and might have had to self-isolate following arrival in the UK. Fortunately, many of the international airline carriers are offering credits/refunds etc.

I'm hoping, with everyone's cooperation, that all of you will be able to make either the 2021/2022 edition and the dates for 2021 have been provisionally set for 18-22 July 2021. This might seem unusual but with thousands of pounds already spent on the event I don't want the event left in a negative financial situation, particularly as the circumstances are exceptional and couldn't have been forseen.

I'll be emailing again in a couple of weeks time with further news. I'm sorry it's turned out like this for everybody this year but the circumstances are obviously exceptional and completely out of everybody's control. I was hoping that the situation would improve throughout the Spring in time for the LEJOG to go ahead as planned in late July but it isn't to be this time.

I hope that you and your families stay safe and do take care for now in these difficult times for what has been a miserable season for seasoned randonneurs.

Andy Corless
Organiser
LEJOG AUDAX
"

Adding to that, considering that with all the AUK Spring events cancelled I doubt whether most riders would have been in condition anyway.

Andy Corless