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North of England Super Randonnée 600
« on: January 23, 2020, 10:45:09 pm »

(hey, wait til bunbury see this one!)

The image is all of the photo controls you'll need to gather along the route - it's the same deal as the other Super Randonnée 600s.

I always fancied one of these, but it felt a bit indulgent to travel so far when there are plenty of hills down up the road. So here it is, starting and finishing in Hexham, which has decent, bike-friendly train services from the East Coast at Newcastle, or from the West Coast at Carlisle, and access to plenty of hills.

Randonneur option (60 hours): https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8557

Tourist option (72 hours): https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8558

And the route for both is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30128955

It's fair to say it owes a lot to some other local organisers - Joe Applegarth's laney routes around the North Pennines, some of Dave Atkinson's Dales rides (I fell in love with Hartlington Raikes on his 200  - not the climb, it's an evil sod, but what a name) Chris Crossland's rides around the South Pennines and Dales, and not to forget the late, much-missed Don Black's rides. I think I first rode the Wycoller-Hebden Bridge road on one of Don's perms. Everything else, you can blame on me.

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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 07:13:04 am »
Brilliant!

That makes 3 Super Randonnee's in the UK, one more and we could have a hyper-super-randonnee for doing 4 in a season.

The ACP have just announced two new awards - a SR of the decade - to an SR 10 years in a row, and a 10xSR award for doing 10 of any - so it will be a lot easier to qualify for these awards without leaving the UK.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2020, 09:37:11 am »
I wish ACP would call them SR600s. Everybody uses SR for Super Randonneur. So the ACP now recognise 10 x SR600s  within 60 hours each and also recognise completing 10 different SR600 routes.
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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 11:27:29 am »
That is an awesome route

Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 11:48:23 am »
Brilliant!

That makes 3 Super Randonnee's in the UK, one more and we could have a hyper-super-randonnee for doing 4 in a season.

The ACP have just announced two new awards - a SR of the decade - to an SR 10 years in a row, and a 10xSR award for doing 10 of any - so it will be a lot easier to qualify for these awards without leaving the UK.
Quite interesting. I cant see any mention of a time limit, only 10x, 10 different routes and all at the randonneur standard
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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 02:35:06 pm »
Brilliant!

That makes 3 Super Randonnee's in the UK, one more and we could have a hyper-super-randonnee for doing 4 in a season.

The ACP have just announced two new awards - a SR of the decade - to an SR 10 years in a row, and a 10xSR award for doing 10 of any - so it will be a lot easier to qualify for these awards without leaving the UK.

10 x ACP SRs done
10 years in a row if allowed to substitute longer for shorter. If not in sight.
I feel like you are mixing up super randonneur series and super randonee (600km ride with>10000m climb in 60 hours)
   Eddington  87 miles

Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 02:40:46 pm »
Well done @Deano
Agree with LWAB: use the abbreviation SR600, at least in UK to avoid confusion (see above).
Brilliant!  That makes 3 Super Randonnee's in the UK, one more and we could have a hyper-super-randonnee for doing 4 in a season.
The ACP have just announced two new awards - a SR of the decade - to an SR 10 years in a row, and a 10xSR award for doing 10 of any - so it will be a lot easier to qualify for these awards without leaving the UK.
Quite interesting. I cant see any mention of a time limit, only 10x, 10 different routes and all at the randonneur standard
No time limit: just one's lifetime! So not sure this is a 'one a year' thing.
See: http://www.audax-club-parisien.com/EN/index.php?showpage=430
"To celebrate the 10 years of the Super Randonnée (2009-2019), the organizer creates a new challenge :
10 Super Randonnées
Special mention for 10 SR in Rando version (60 hour time limit)
Special mention for 10 different routes
No time limit to complete the challenge
You receive : a medal + your name on the Honor List"

"3 Super Randonnee's in the UK, one more and . . ."
On it; over England's south west peninsula moors.

@HK - are there SRs of more than 600 (for the longer sub for 600 option you mention)?
http://www.audax-club-parisien.com/EN/index.php?showpage=429
United Kingdom   Cambrian 6C   
United Kingdom   The Devilishly Elegant SR600
United Kingdom   The North of England Super Randonnée





LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 03:53:21 pm »
The SR600 (calling them SR is just begging for confusion) is by definition 600km nominal. HK was confusing a Super Randonneur series with a Super Randonnee 600.
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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2020, 05:05:58 pm »

(hey, wait til bunbury see this one!)


If I play the professional northerner anymore I'll probably turn into Clarion, and that is a topic that belongs in P&OBI.

Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2020, 09:01:07 pm »
Brilliant!

That makes 3 Super Randonnee's in the UK, one more and we could have a hyper-super-randonnee for doing 4 in a season.


A Scottish one would complete the set. It must be possible.

Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2020, 01:15:31 am »
Nice one!  :thumbsup:

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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2020, 06:00:41 am »
Brilliant!

That makes 3 Super Randonnee's in the UK, one more and we could have a hyper-super-randonnee for doing 4 in a season.


A Scottish one would complete the set. It must be possible.

It may be more difficult than you think as so many of the Scottish roads follow the glens and, even if they go up quite high, they don't get the requisite 17m/km of ascent that is needed to create a Super Randonnee.  I had a look at creating a Scottish offshoot of the Cambrian Series and it was quite hard to do.  However, I am sure there are those with the local knowledge to find a route.
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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2020, 02:11:14 pm »
The scots don't know what a reeeeally hilly ride is.
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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2020, 02:21:57 pm »
Maybe up n down the west coast, chuck in a couple of ferries, some offroad...

I'll leave it to the locals.

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Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2020, 11:35:37 pm »
I'll have a click around later, but suspect it'll be tricky, the road network is basically Telford's mash up of Wade and Caufeilds work and he took most of the hard bits out as you can usually go round what the military went over.

Drumochter hits 450m but the sea level starts are Corpach, Perth and Dundee.
This weekends post lurgy Dundeeish to Fort William ish and back 200s via Drumochter with some pissing around to add 5km with far too much over distance thanks to the A9... only comes in at 1600m of climb, though it turns out I'm not quite post lurgy yet...

Re: North of England Super Randonnée 600
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2020, 07:06:58 pm »
Maybe up n down the west coast, chuck in a couple of ferries, some offroad...

I'll leave it to the locals.

I had a look and even with some offroad it'd be difficult, unless you want a proper hike-a-bike route, completing at the randonneur pace would be interesting, but if these new ACP awards cover tourist that would make it fun, some roughstuff SR600s.

I gave up in the end as couldn't get anything close to the climb required on tracks and byways. May be I wasn't looking hard enough.

I'll leave it to the locals too.