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Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #100 on: October 14, 2017, 03:02:48 pm »
It's basically the Irish Mail 400 without the Anglesey part... It's more than 75% within wales

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Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #101 on: October 14, 2017, 04:44:47 pm »
Sounds like it qualifies but if and when presented, I will need to check!
Regards,
Ross Jeal

Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #102 on: October 14, 2017, 05:16:45 pm »
As for the 200... pretty sure Barmouth Boulevard is 100% Wales... starts in Corwen and goes west to the coast before heading back via Bwlch Y Groes

Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #103 on: November 21, 2017, 07:19:42 pm »
I wasn’t aware this was actually a thing until a friend pointed me at this thread. I rode John Hamilton’s Snowdon, Lleyn and Lakes 400km Perm last month and his Enter the Dragon 300km Perm on Saturday just gone so could potentially be halfway there. I’m also down to ride Brevet Cymru and Bryan Chapman Memorial later this year. Game on!   ;D

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Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #104 on: November 23, 2017, 10:06:37 pm »
Regarding the SR Cymru award requirements: - Yes, I am still the holder and distributor of this award.
It was to be taken over by AUK Management but that seems to have been forgotten.
So, the following detail is still relevant until I am relieved of the task!

The SR Cymru is still the same as the regular SR with which you will be familiar and DIYs therefore qualify.
The only additional requirement is that the rides you nominate must run 75% within Wales or, failing that the total ascent must be 75% in Wales.

Without the 75% Welsh element there would be little point going for the SR Cymru!

The list of qualifying Welsh rides continues to be developed, but currently is as follows: -

200Km
Carmarthen Bay, Down with The British, Ferryside Fish Foray, Gower Getter, Transporter, Monmouthshire Meander, Making Hay, 'Round Rhondda, Elan & Ystwyth and Tregaron Dragon, Cambrian 200

300Km
Peacocks and Kites

400Km
Teifi Traveller, Irish Mail, Brevet Cymru

600Km
Bryan Chapman, Cambrian

As can be noted, we are pretty limited on choice of rides in the 300 category and not exactly flush in the 400 and 600Km categories.
The Offa's Dyke 600 does not qualify on distance or ascent criteria within Wales. Neither does the Kiddermister Killer or the Elenith, sorry.

If anyone knows of other audaxes which would qualify or of any above which do not, then I would be pleased to learn of them.

I have received but one application to date so if there are others who believe they have earned the SR Cymru award then please let me know with an email to rossjeal@gladestry.com

Presently I am rather snowed under with the Welsh Festival of Cycling, the Gladestry Audax Weekend and riding the Wednesday Peaks so don't expect to get a response, especially where a decision is needed much before September!

Regards,
Ross Jeal

All of the Cambrian Series permanents would fit this category.  There are a couple that just about stray into England, but not for any significant hills. 
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Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #105 on: May 28, 2018, 10:46:04 am »
After seeing this year's BCM has been and gone, I notice that I did a virtual 'Welsh SR' - as it was over a 12 month period as the 400 was this year.

600K - BCM - May 2017
300K - Peregrine Mountain Roads - July 2017 [1]
200K - Pistyll Packing Momma - Sep 2017 [2]
400K - Brevet Cymru - May 2018

However I'm hopefully going to do it officially this Audax season.

[1] A event resurrected only just for last year see https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=103541.0 - but where's my Free T-Shirt!! I seem to remember something was mentioned on Facebook...
[2] By my calculations this is over 80% is in Wales and certainly all the hills are. I've not noticed this mentioned up thread and should be added to the list.

Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #106 on: June 14, 2018, 07:08:28 pm »
Same here

National 400  late June 2017
Cestyll Cymru 200 July 2017
BCM 600 May 2018
Snowdon & Lakes 300 Early June 2018

Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #107 on: September 15, 2018, 10:16:58 am »
I'm almost there, in terms of planning this for 2019

200 The Cambrian from Leominster (I've looked at the route and it should be > 75% in Wales)
300 Peregrine Mountain Roads from Monmouth .. it's not published yet, but there is life in the organiser tool, so I am hopeful this will happen
400 Brevet Cymru
600 BCM

Incidentally it will also be an AAASR, so two pigeons with one stone...  :thumbsup:

Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #108 on: September 17, 2018, 11:33:28 am »
Pretty sure they all count...

Brevet Cymru 400
Bryan Chapman 600
Mille Cymru 1000
Velos Indian Summer Secret 200


I've thoroughly enjoyed these Welsh routes 👍🏻


Is Ross Jeal still the person to contact? Only rossjeal@gladestry.com email just bounces back

Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #109 on: October 27, 2018, 03:07:47 pm »

So the last Audax year has been quite Welsh - the good weather definitely helped - as especially my riding had a few off road elements:

200K - Apr 2018: Cardiff Gravel X 'Group' DIY 200K - https://www.strava.com/activities/1525120040
400K - May 2018: Brevet Cymru
400K -  Jun 2018: TINAT 400A
1000K - Jul 2018: Milli Cymru

Must be unusual for a Welsh SR that doesn't include the BCM.

Sadly rossjeal@gladestry.com also doesn't seem to be active any more.

I think I now know who Mr Reynholm is in real life!

Re: SR Cymru
« Reply #110 on: October 27, 2018, 07:32:05 pm »

So the last Audax year has been quite Welsh - the good weather definitely helped - as especially my riding had a few off road elements:

200K - Apr 2018: Cardiff Gravel X 'Group' DIY 200K - https://www.strava.com/activities/1525120040
400K - May 2018: Brevet Cymru
400K -  Jun 2018: TINAT 400A
1000K - Jul 2018: Milli Cymru

Must be unusual for a Welsh SR that doesn't include the BCM.

Sadly rossjeal@gladestry.com also doesn't seem to be active any more.

I think I now know who Mr Reynholm is in real life!

Try this

rossjeal@btinternet.com