Author Topic: 2019 Reunion  (Read 6782 times)

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2019, 02:52:15 pm »
Golden Lion was cheaper town centre olde worlde HQ.
Allerton Court is pricier modern place, further out but only place with wheelchair-accessible bedroom, so I'll be staying there.

I would really like some kind person to 'volunteer' to push me + wheelchair places as I can't push myself (and I don't trust powerchairs).

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2019, 06:55:26 pm »
I can help with pushing duties and am based Allerton court.  But I will not be arriving till Sat afternoon.

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2019, 07:08:13 pm »
I can help with pushing duties and am based Allerton court.  But I will not be arriving till Sat afternoon.

Thanks!

I'll be there from Friday so I hope to rope someone in then.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2019, 12:23:50 pm »
Is the deal to just turn up to your booked hotel, and you'll be allocated a room and person to share with?  Haven't heard anything since I booked and paid.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2019, 06:26:42 am »
Is the deal to just turn up to your booked hotel, and you'll be allocated a room and person to share with?  Haven't heard anything since I booked and paid.

That's the usual situation, yes.

Martin

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2019, 07:45:58 am »
will there be (can there be?) any AUK clothing to try? probably a bit late to organise now but I'm interested in a winter jacket

huggy

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2019, 10:57:21 am »
Are there any plans to share of intended Saturday 50 or 100km routes for the social rides?
At registration I put my hand up for the 100km ride, just want to make sure the legs are informed of any non-Essex like terrain, or should I keep them in the dark until it's too late?  ::-)
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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2019, 03:19:15 pm »
Here is the updated itinerary for the weekend...

Friday

Friday arrivals from mid afternoon (3 o’clock) both hotels http://www.golden-lion-hotel.co.uk/ and https://www.allertoncourthotel.co.uk/
Meals at Allerton Court on Friday are in a restaurant if you wish to partake 6-9pm and the Golden Lion 5-9pm (menus on website) NOT included in your stay and Allerton Court residents are welcome to eat at the Golden Lion. If anyone is getting close to the time cut off, text Mark on 07957684081 and I’ll try and sort for you.

After 9pm Friday: We have a demo app that I believe may be of interest to some of you based along the lines of an advisory/perm brevet card
After that if people are up for it we potentially have a couple of short films (not exclusive to the reunion but always a good focal point)

Saturday

Saturday Breakfast is served at Allerton Court between 8am-10am and The Golden Lion between 8am-10am.
Those wishing to ride Sat, I would suggest departure time of 9ish especially if riding the 100k+ routes

Local riders have planned the following routes and it will be up to individuals to ascertain not only which ride they wish to do, but to download GPX if they wish and to find the appropriate ride. At the reunion we have not traditionally had leaders. I will leave sign up sheets for each ride at reception Sat am so we have an idea who wishes to do each ride :

72km (easy) Thirsk, Topcliffe, Kirklington, Excelby, Bedale - pubs cafes and 20km back to Northallerton - route : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31415910

120km same route as above  but extended from  Thirsk into the Wolds - route : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31425006



A dirty 50km You can have stops at High Paradise Farm (http://www.highparadise.co.uk/tea-rooms.html) and the Rusty Bike in Swainby (https://www.facebook.com/therustybikenorthyorkshire/), both decent cafes. The only offroad is the long stretch along the Drovers’ Road and down to Cod Beck Reservoir, then a rough bit near East Harsley. Nothing too strenuous, apart from Boltby Bank (but you turn off before the top) - route : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31404264

On-road 50km With stops at Kirklevington Prison Cafe, and the Beeswing pub in East Cowton. Just pleasant lanes, but anyone who fancies a bit of A-road bashing can short cut down the A167 to Northallerton if they fancy. - route : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31404294

2.30-4.00pm The afternoon has AUK presentations, one on restructure of the AUK 
regulations, one on the progress of the IT Refresh project, and another
on our financial situation. In the Troubadour Suite, Golden Lion. Coffee, Tea and biscuits will be available.

5-6pm Guest Speaker ‘Ian Walker’ with short questions after, in the Troubadour Suite, Golden Lion

7 for 7.30 Hot Fork Buffet in the Troubadour Suite, Golden Lion. We have bar facilities in the suite, followed by Annual Audax Trophy Presentation and after dinner speech by Ian Walker.
After this people may wish to socialise, have a few drinks but we will keep a couple of films up our sleeve for those who wish to enjoy them!

Sunday

Sunday: Departure as and when after breakfast you wish.

FifeingEejit

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2019, 04:22:16 pm »
When is Check In from on Saturday?

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2019, 04:38:38 pm »
Thanks!

Buffet meals are problematic for a wheelchair user. I'm afraid I'll need a helper to fetch my food...

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2019, 11:48:22 pm »
When is Check In from on Saturday?

Same times as Friday and option to arrive early and leave bags if you want to do one of the rides in the morning

3peaker

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2019, 12:02:34 am »
Anyone cycling to the gathering via the Don Valley? Can anyone report on the Don crossings that may be OK by bike. The National news concentrates on the Fishlake/Stainforth area for flooding and the Gov Flood warnings show orange strips around the R Don, with a few red (flood) zones. My plan is to go N from Bawtry to Thorne and Selby using A614. Only awkward section seems to be a short Red zone ~300m? on the Selby Road after Thorne. Is the road above the field level so might be dry or only have a puddle type of flooding?

There do not appear to be any Red warnings West of Doncaster, so wonder if a route through Rotherham may be wiser??

I know it can all change after Thurs threatened rain but any local factual info appreciated.

I do have the alternative to drive but the DD is a strong incentive to attend.
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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2019, 12:23:15 am »
Yes I would also be glad of any local info on the flood hit areas... Heading up from Bristol tomorrow, my route heads west of Doncaster too

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31397250

FifeingEejit

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2019, 09:54:55 am »
When is Check In from on Saturday?

Same times as Friday and option to arrive early and leave bags if you want to do one of the rides in the morning

Thanks, probably arrive too early for check in and too late for the rides.
But that encourages full use of the 14 hours and mcdonalds hunting on the route down.

huggy

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2019, 03:35:47 pm »
will there be (can there be?) any AUK clothing to try? probably a bit late to organise now but I'm interested in a winter jacket
I have new ACME apparel I can bring  ;D
SS & LS jersey, gilet & caps.
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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #65 on: November 15, 2019, 11:56:27 am »
Finally plotted my ride to the reunion.  Subject to floods hope to get to Northallerton by mid to late afternoon tomorrow.  There appears to be a red area south of York on the flood maps. Looks like will have to keep west further south. Now where did I put my waders?...


Martin

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #66 on: November 15, 2019, 01:11:52 pm »
Anyone know what time breakfast is? I need to be on the road asap

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #67 on: November 15, 2019, 02:44:23 pm »
My route goes quite close to Fishlake but recent check has the roads open. Should arrive by late afternoon.

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #68 on: November 16, 2019, 11:21:51 am »
Anyone know what time breakfast is? I need to be on the road asap

8-10 both hotels, I believe...

FifeingEejit

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2019, 01:17:47 pm »
If anyone's sitting out in the rain waiting for 3pm, I checked into the golden lion about half 11 this morning, most 9f the rooms were ready

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Martin

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #70 on: November 18, 2019, 12:44:34 am »
Did anyone else ride to / from?

My 200 today was nice until just after Barnsley when it became very damp and cold; but finished in time for my advance booked very cheap train back to London

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #71 on: November 18, 2019, 09:33:20 am »
I did both the Dinner and After Dinner dart.

Ride to was a little damp but only bad towards the end. Ride home was dry.

Was good to see old friends and meet new, and catch up.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #72 on: November 18, 2019, 09:40:11 am »
Quote from: oggy link=topic=113296.msg2443905#msg2443905 date=157406960
Was good to old friends and new and catch up.
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Yes indeed! Thanks to all for very good company. Not least, to the people who set up the weekend and ensured it went well.

(On the down side, I fear I missed meeting oggy.)

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #73 on: November 21, 2019, 01:43:31 am »
Are the awards/results/trophies up anywhere? I'd like to see how far off the "pace" I was.

Martin

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #74 on: November 21, 2019, 10:17:35 am »
Are the awards/results/trophies up anywhere? I'd like to see how far off the "pace" I was.

not yet but they will appear here

https://www.audax.uk/results/annual-awards/individual/

you can search the league tables for the various totals (distance/ AAA etc) here, just change the year to 2019  :)

https://www.audax.uk/results/