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March Madness - 200k & 100k from Tewkesbury, March 7th
« on: February 14, 2020, 10:08:54 am »
A few places still available for this 200km Spring Mr. Pickwick classic. Tackling the Malverns before breakfast. To & through the Forest of Dean for lunch. And an afternoon in the Severn Vale. Fine views throughout the ride.

This early spring event is proving to be very popular with both riders that wish to keep their points tally ticking-over, and those that are AAA points chasing. The AAA bit comes early in the ride, so there's plenty of time to recover, and make good progress on easy roads/lanes for the finish of the ride. Good quality controls used throughout, all have experience of handling AUK events, hot and cold food available at each control. A few km of off-road sections (either NCRs or SUSTRANS approved, and these can be avoided if wished). Only one major urban complex on the ride, and this is passed-through virtually traffic-free. The finish is at The Royal Hop Pole in Tewkesbury, there's plenty of room to park the bike, and again there's a good selection of food and re-hydration is possible until 11pm. GPS routes and comprehensive event details supplied to all riders on receipt of entry, reasonable all day parking at start, free parking at finish after 17:30 - should you want to move your car after you complete the ride and wait for any lift-sharers.

For those not wanting the full distance, or have cycling partner that prefers a slightly shorter cycle, there's Benjamin Allen's 100km alternative, for the first 60km, this event follows the same route as the 200. So you enjoy an 11's stop at a traditional tea room at Bromyard. And then diverts from the Wye valley at Mordiford heading Ledbury for a stop at Chez Pascal, a traditional French cyclist friendly cafe. The final section is a quiet back to Tewkesbury. Arrivee being where Mr. Pickwick and Benjamin Allen drank too much madiera and ale, and fell asleep.
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Re: March Madness - 200k & 100k from Tewkesbury, March 7th
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 01:30:40 pm »
Lovely ride. Last 50 miles is very benign.

Re: March Madness - 200k & 100k from Tewkesbury, March 7th
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 07:32:56 am »
Yes, another cracking Mark Rigby ride, hopefully we will have left the storms behind by then.