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MsG

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Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2020, 09:29:52 pm »
So, permanents up to 200km will be sanctioned by AUK, from 1st August, therefore I'm proposing an ACME group perm on that day to celebrate! All welcome, small groups or solo, whatever you're comfortable with, socially distanced etc, subject to any government restrictions which may be introduced or eased by that date ...

I suggest my Boudicca's Revenge 200, with the option of the 100km route for anyone lacking full randonnee fitness. Takeaway food and drink should be available at Buntingford [shops, including bakers], Potton [ditto], Chatteris [likewise] and the Cambridge A14 services [apparently fully open, including toilets]. The Angel and Harp should still be doing takeaway beer in their car park on weekend evenings, to celebrate at the arrivee. [Food pre-ordered only, though there are plenty of fast food outlets up the town.] By August maybe more options will be available.

Hi, would you mind pointing me in the direction of details of the 100km route please? Thanks :-)

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2020, 09:01:13 am »
So, permanents up to 200km will be sanctioned by AUK, from 1st August, therefore I'm proposing an ACME group perm on that day to celebrate! All welcome, small groups or solo, whatever you're comfortable with, socially distanced etc, subject to any government restrictions which may be introduced or eased by that date ...

I suggest my Boudicca's Revenge 200, with the option of the 100km route for anyone lacking full randonnee fitness. Takeaway food and drink should be available at Buntingford [shops, including bakers], Potton [ditto], Chatteris [likewise] and the Cambridge A14 services [apparently fully open, including toilets]. The Angel and Harp should still be doing takeaway beer in their car park on weekend evenings, to celebrate at the arrivee. [Food pre-ordered only, though there are plenty of fast food outlets up the town.] By August maybe more options will be available.

Hi, would you mind pointing me in the direction of details of the 100km route please? Thanks :-)

https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=1445

MsG

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Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2020, 09:11:08 am »
Great, thanks :-)

TimC

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Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2020, 12:47:39 pm »
Ooh. As a newly-retired (read redundant) ex-worker, this - or at least the 100 - would give me something to look forward to. Sounds fun!

MsG

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Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2020, 02:40:54 pm »
So, permanents up to 200km will be sanctioned by AUK, from 1st August, therefore I'm proposing an ACME group perm on that day to celebrate! All welcome, small groups or solo, whatever you're comfortable with, socially distanced etc, subject to any government restrictions which may be introduced or eased by that date ...

I suggest my Boudicca's Revenge 200, with the option of the 100km route for anyone lacking full randonnee fitness. Takeaway food and drink should be available at Buntingford [shops, including bakers], Potton [ditto], Chatteris [likewise] and the Cambridge A14 services [apparently fully open, including toilets]. The Angel and Harp should still be doing takeaway beer in their car park on weekend evenings, to celebrate at the arrivee. [Food pre-ordered only, though there are plenty of fast food outlets up the town.] By August maybe more options will be available.


The routesheet link isn't working for me. I checked the Tomsk site but couldn't find it.
I may attempt the 200k with a Chatteris start though...
Hi, would you mind pointing me in the direction of details of the 100km route please? Thanks :-)

https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=1445

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2020, 03:11:19 pm »
Anyone who can't find the 100 & 200km Boudicca routes on AUKweb or tomsk.co.uk can pm/email me and I'll email a route sheet and info.

Any who feels the distance is too great for current lockdown fitness can come along for a bit, then head back/find a pub etc.

mattc

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Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2020, 03:21:55 pm »
<bookmarks - if the weather is perfect yada-yada I might ride over to the start on Fri night.
Hopefully someone will organise something closer to home before this happens! >
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Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2020, 04:31:53 pm »
Week after next planning to ride my first 200km since lockdown. Then I’ll see where endurance  fitness is and whether I want to join a group perm on 1st Aug.

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2020, 06:09:11 pm »
Hi Tomsk, where do I find an entry form or your email address. Keen to attempt my first 200km ride for 12 months.
I'll drive to Gt Dunmow from North Herts. Hope I can get a pint at the end.
Cheers

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2020, 06:46:08 pm »
Hi Tomsk, where do I find an entry form or your email address. Keen to attempt my first 200km ride for 12 months.
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=1446
or for a blank entry form to print, fill in, sign and take along:
https://www.audax.uk/choose-a-ride/permanent-events/ (and scroll down)

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2020, 06:54:09 pm »
Hi Tomsk, where do I find an entry form or your email address. Keen to attempt my first 200km ride for 12 months.
I'll drive to Gt Dunmow from North Herts. Hope I can get a pint at the end.
Cheers

I’m pondering cycling over to start this one from Buntingford if interested.  I’m heading out on a 200km ride next week to see where my endurance is, before committing.

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2020, 07:22:52 pm »
Hi Tomsk, where do I find an entry form or your email address. Keen to attempt my first 200km ride for 12 months.
I'll drive to Gt Dunmow from North Herts. Hope I can get a pint at the end.
Cheers

I’m pondering cycling over to start this one from Buntingford if interested.  I’m heading out on a 200km ride next week to see where my endurance is, before committing.

 :thumbsup: Buntingford works well if you're contemplating a ride-to-the-start, if you're in a near enough bit of North Herts. The delights of the A507?? Day's (bakers) in the High Street does takeaway coffee and there are benches all along.

Otherwise, if you drive to Gt Dunmow, the toilets in the Rec. car park opposite me have been open for weeks, (free - and should be plenty of room in the early morning), not sure from quite how early though - I'll try and catch the caretaker as he lives just down the road.

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2020, 07:43:45 pm »
Hi Tomsk, where do I find an entry form or your email address. Keen to attempt my first 200km ride for 12 months.
I'll drive to Gt Dunmow from North Herts. Hope I can get a pint at the end.
Cheers

I’m pondering cycling over to start this one from Buntingford if interested.  I’m heading out on a 200km ride next week to see where my endurance is, before committing.

 :thumbsup: Buntingford works well if you're contemplating a ride-to-the-start, if you're in a near enough bit of North Herts. The delights of the A507?? Day's (bakers) in the High Street does takeaway coffee and there are benches all along.


Yes A507 , pretty quiet most days and times. Plenty of B roads are busier. From the end of the 30 mph zone in Cottered it’s only about a 2 mile ride. In fact I’m heading out that way tomorrow.

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2020, 08:46:43 pm »
Thanks for replies. I'm from Letchworth. So ATM a bit too far to cycle to Dunmow. Current fitness is only 70 odd miles to Thaxted and back, a month will see me OK to gain 200 km fitness. Not averse to a Buntingford start. Lightning, Drossall?
Last long ride was Dunwich Dynamo 2019. Not this year though.
So, if anyone is in my neck of the woods and fancies an early 6am sumday ride let me know. Not sure where to post though

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2020, 10:22:00 pm »
I'm more for the 100 than the 200. Not sure if that rules me out. I'd thought to potter round on my own because of lockdown still being somewhat in place - seems more in the spirit of the AUK Board's intention. Sorry if that sounds anti-social.

The A507 isn't bad, but I'd wondered about Weston, Cottered and Throcking, which I don't think I've ever ridden through. I notice that there's a new housing estate road in Buntingford from opposite the Throcking Road onto the old A10.

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2020, 06:20:24 am »
Hi Drossall, don't blame you for considering soloing. If I'm not up to 200 I may do 100. Throcking like a village time forgot. Not on the way to anywhere if that makes sense. Very peaceful. Crossing A10 near Buntingford no problem, good visibility both ways.

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2020, 08:24:51 am »
Thanks - if you're even considering 200 I'd probably only slow you down anyway. But I'm kind of hoping to see people on the road occasionally, even if only as they whizz past ;D

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2020, 04:26:38 pm »
The A507 isn't bad, but I'd wondered about Weston, Cottered and Throcking, which I don't think I've ever ridden through. I notice that there's a new housing estate road in Buntingford from opposite the Throcking Road onto the old A10.

Had a look at the new housing estate in Buntingford today.  There’s an access road comes out on the A10 trunk about 20-30 metres (to left as you emerge from Throcking direction) from where the Throcking road emerges. There’s already a right turning filter lane marked on the A10. The access road was blocked by metal mesh security fencing today so I threw myself and bike over it, and next (easier to get past) fence just before housing estate. When that access road is open it’ll make the Throcking route a pleasant and preferred option indeed.

See image below for my route today which currently involves climbing over a security fence.

Thanks for the tip, it’ll be a good option once it’s legit.



Oh and bakery , Sainsbury’s, Coop and a couple of other shops were open in Buntingford, more by 1st August😀

Re: ACME Socially Distanced Group Permanent on Saturday 1st August 2020
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2020, 10:11:35 pm »
Excellent. That's what I hoped, looking at Google maps. There's a footpath just to the south of that housing estate as well I think but, apart from being illegal to cycle on, it didn't look very promising even for nipping through on foot.

Thanks for the update. Throcking it will be!

I did notice some campaigning going on. Something to do with a plan from the Council to turn that estate road into the main way onto the A10, and close the exit up where the old road meets the new. Seems a daft idea to me, but I'm not sure of the full reasoning. I can understand why the new residents are up in arms if their quiet back road is to become a rat run.