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Author Topic: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020  (Read 3418 times)

Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« on: September 22, 2020, 08:07:51 pm »
It is only pertinent to scrap this season's running of the event. January is a no go. February, even if restrictions lifted for event, will be too close to call and likely involve large swathes of those entered being restricted as more than likely we'll be in tiers again if not further lockdown.
Next season's planned date 19/20 Nov.
Stay safe, see you on the other side. 💙

Book here: www.gwraudax.co.uk/ms300

Any other questions please contact me; if they benefit everyone then as a comment below, or DM or Email.

Stay safe!

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 11:27:59 am »
Sounds interesting,  is the following interpretation correct? the same overnight controls will have food provided
No inside space at any control

Eddington  100miles

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 12:13:09 pm »
The actual controls will be in different locations but overall the route is the same. And yes no indoor facilities at the mo unless anything changes. Public toilets will be identified.

DaT

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2020, 01:15:04 pm »
After last years, how could I not!

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 04:43:01 pm »
Booking form etc worked well for me. Very slick Will. I’ll bring a cardigan.


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Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2020, 11:51:39 am »
**UPDATE**

Assuming the event is able to run all those that have pre-booked are guaranteed a place. Uptake has been good.

There will come a time when booking doesn't guarantee a place but you will be added to a waiting list on a first come first served basis.

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Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2020, 05:00:50 pm »
Not for me this year but if Bristol is accessible for you I'd recommend this as a cracking ride.  Last year. the section from Cheddar to the final control was a bit of a mud bath so if you don't fancy getting your bike mucky it might be worth plotting an alternative route along the roads, which won't add too much to the distance.
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Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2020, 09:03:30 pm »
Well done Will for trying to make this happen, I hope it works out
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Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2020, 10:38:01 am »
Can I assume this is not going ahead now?

Eddington  100miles

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2020, 07:27:12 pm »
The AUK website has it moved to December 4th.

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Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2020, 08:36:35 pm »
The AUK website has it moved to December 4th.
Good call - the more night-riding the better.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2020, 01:00:02 pm »
!! UPDATE !!

To all those that have booked an email has just gone out through Mailchimp with details about date delays.

For the sideline spectators I have 3 options: 4/5th Dec; 29/30th Jan; 26/27th Feb. Bookings are still open for the waiting list, spaces may become available should the first bookers be unavailable on the subsequent date. Please follow www.gwraudax.co.uk/ms300

Quick thing about the 4/5th Dec - this is only going to be viable if there is clear evidence a couple of weeks before that Lockdown 2.2 won't be implemented at 00:01 on December 3rd and also that AUK's validation of 300+ will come into play with immediate effect.

In the meantime stay safe!

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2020, 03:03:47 pm »
!! UPDATE 2 !!

NOT DECEMBER!

The rate of change in several of the counties the route passes through is increasing. Therefore I feel it pertinent to delay until at least 29/30th January. Email via MailChimp sent.

Stay safe.

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2020, 04:46:34 pm »
!! UPDATE 2 !!

NOT DECEMBER!

The rate of change in several of the counties the route passes through is increasing. Therefore I feel it pertinent to delay until at least 29/30th January. Email via MailChimp sent.

Stay safe.
What's the date of the latest information you are looking at? The only data I can see which breaks into down to county level is week ending 12th November,  which is too soon to see the effect of lockdown.

Eddington  100miles

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2020, 05:35:03 pm »
Map, on the rise https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/17/covid-cases-and-deaths-today-coronavirus-uk-map

Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset & Somerset's rate of change over the last 2 weeks has been going up; a couple from being on the fall.

Read into how you like. There are uncertainties and these out weigh the time I'm going to need to do the final preparation and the commitment of volunteers with the possibility of cancelling a day before the event; not to mention the inconvenience for riders not knowing.

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2020, 05:40:17 pm »
Map, on the rise https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/17/covid-cases-and-deaths-today-coronavirus-uk-map

Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset & Somerset's rate of change over the last 2 weeks has been going up; a couple from being on the fall.

Read into how you like. There are uncertainties and these out weigh the time I'm going to need to do the final preparation and the commitment of volunteers with the possibility of cancelling a day before the event; not to mention the inconvenience for riders not knowing.
That's fair.  I'm quite happy with the delay anyway, and no one wants it to be cancelled with less than a weeks notice.

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Eddington  100miles

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2020, 09:48:21 pm »
Sensible decision to move given the uncertainty and I now get to ride Dr Whiteman's Salt and Cotswold which clashed with the previous date  ;D

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2020, 11:58:48 pm »
Always a silver lining...

Re: Moonrakers & Sunseekers 300 22:00 27th November 2020
« Reply #18 on: Today at 03:10:01 pm »
!! UPDATE 3 !!

It is only pertinent to scrap this season's running of the event. January is a no go. February, even if restrictions lifted for event, will be too close to call and likely involve large swathes of those entered being restricted as more than likely we'll be in tiers again if not further lockdown.

Next season's planned date 19/20 Nov.

Stay safe, see you on the other side. 💙