Author Topic: C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path  (Read 1022 times)

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C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« on: September 19, 2019, 08:27:16 pm »
 :thumbsup:New 2x 200 & 400 Audax events planning for August 2020 : C2C ; Hadrian's Wall Path

200 Newcastle : Hadrian's Wall Path
200 Whiteheaven : C2C - AA3.5
400 Hadrian's Wall Path & C2C - AA5.5

I rode these as my build up to PBP and they are both fabulous rides, with an average of 12,000 to 15,000 cyclists completing the coast-to-coast trail each year:
https://www.macsadventure.com/walking-holidays/guide-to-cycling-the-c2c/

Add an overnight accommodation hall in and what reason not to ride 1 classic, but both rides back-to-back..
All 3 new rides will be qualifiers for the new ACH SR medal.

Prologue/prequel to ride to Stephenson+Railway+Museum and Home of the Rocket!
..my home town and where my father worked as an engineer to help build the Power Station.

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ACH SR: Dean 300; Steam Ride LOL 200; Quainton Express 100; University Challenge 600; London Circuit 400; C2C; Hadrian's Wall; Chiltern Pub Crawl

Re: New Audaxes August 2020 : C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 08:44:29 pm »
sounds great, resolves the big issue of riding the c2c, the logistics of getting back to the start, or getting to and from
   Eddington  87 miles

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Re: C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 07:29:20 pm »
Suggestions for venue for FREE dinner in Whitehaven ? :P
Is Late August best time for weekend Audax ?
ACH SR: Dean 300; Steam Ride LOL 200; Quainton Express 100; University Challenge 600; London Circuit 400; C2C; Hadrian's Wall; Chiltern Pub Crawl

Re: C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 07:41:35 pm »
Would the following B/H weekend work better giving riders of the 400 or second 200 a free rest day Monday without raking holiday?

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Re: C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 08:36:24 am »
The C2C trail goes past my employ - I can see it through the trees. It's busy with dog emptiers, families, commuters on BSO and joggers and IMO unsuitable for a timed event with a lot of riders. The path isn't as wide as the brizzle trails.
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Re: C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2019, 09:09:59 am »
The C2C trail goes past my employ - I can see it through the trees. It's busy with dog emptiers, families, commuters on BSO and joggers and IMO unsuitable for a timed event with a lot of riders. The path isn't as wide as the brizzle trails.

Sadly, I'm inclined to agree. I rode it some years ago and it was horrible in places, especially from Consett onwards. I ended up giving up on the 'official' route and took to the roads instead.  I think this is a fab idea but I'd advise planning a road-only (or at least mainly) route rather than using the Sustrans one.
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Re: C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2019, 10:17:23 pm »
Pencilled both of those into my calendar.

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Re: C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2019, 01:21:22 pm »
The C2C trail goes past my employ - I can see it through the trees. It's busy with dog emptiers, families, commuters on BSO and joggers and IMO unsuitable for a timed event with a lot of riders. The path isn't as wide as the brizzle trails.

Sadly, I'm inclined to agree. I rode it some years ago and it was horrible in places, especially from Consett onwards. I ended up giving up on the 'official' route and took to the roads instead.  I think this is a fab idea but I'd advise planning a road-only (or at least mainly) route rather than using the Sustrans one.

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Re: C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2019, 10:07:30 pm »
Sadly, I'm inclined to agree. I rode it some years ago and it was horrible in places, especially from Consett onwards. I ended up giving up on the 'official' route and took to the roads instead.  I think this is a fab idea but I'd advise planning a road-only (or at least mainly) route rather than using the Sustrans one.
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Yeah roads and after Consett,  :thumbsup:

I did see a small handful of early morning joggers/dog walkers/cyclists at the start... 
I guess lucky with a 6 am  start.. from then 'Empty Roads  :thumbsup:

Only a couple kms 'down-hill' rough stuff, and has been made optional :thumbsup:
ACH SR: Dean 300; Steam Ride LOL 200; Quainton Express 100; University Challenge 600; London Circuit 400; C2C; Hadrian's Wall; Chiltern Pub Crawl

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Re: C2C & Hadrian's Wall Path
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 08:53:57 am »
Would the following B/H weekend work better giving riders of the 400 or second 200 a free rest day Monday without raking holiday?

Good idea, but bank holidays may bring too many more riders.. only limited space in the hall. Also, busier route..
ACH SR: Dean 300; Steam Ride LOL 200; Quainton Express 100; University Challenge 600; London Circuit 400; C2C; Hadrian's Wall; Chiltern Pub Crawl