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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2009, 11:28:34 pm »
Just to let you all know, John Warren has taken over the West Kent Invicta Grimpeur and the DA have changed the date to the weekend after the 14th of March 2010  :)
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2009, 12:16:36 am »
Martin - presumably it isn't too late to add this ride to the G.du.S?

no not at all; even if an event isn't listed for some omission by myself it's still eligible as long as it makes the grade  :) there is no cutoff date

Weirdy Biker

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2009, 01:42:25 pm »
Martin - presumably it isn't too late to add this ride to the G.du.S?

no not at all; even if an event isn't listed for some omission by myself it's still eligible as long as it makes the grade  :) there is no cutoff date

Excellent.  When the AAA points are formally added to the calendar listing, I'll let you know in order that you can update the egcc web page etc.

I will be adding a 100km event in 2011.  I also have my eyes on laying down the challenge of an early summer 300km event that takes riders on a tour of the HIGHlights of the North Downs, Surrey Hills, Ashdown ridge and South Downs.  Work in progress...

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2009, 10:17:03 pm »
Hilly 100s on a lightweight geared bike is what I are be mostly riding next year. Proximity to the Sud makes this all the more easier.
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2009, 03:27:01 pm »
Am going to bag this series in 2010.  Entry for Andy Seviour's events (Mad Jack + Hills&Mills) were sent this morning.  I've also got my eye on the Invikta 100 to break the back of the series before the clocks go forward  :)

Anyone else plotting their first series?

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2010, 09:21:36 pm »
once again the hall is overbooked so it's back to Sat 23rd October for the Mid SusseX Hilly and Hillier

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2010, 02:36:32 pm »
Oh does that mean it will be nice and sunny the week before when route checking, but a downpour on the day. Or was that only a one off for 2009?

The offer of helping out again is still there for either saturday

AJB

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2010, 04:24:15 pm »
Oh does that mean it will be nice and sunny the week before when route checking, but a downpour on the day. Or was that only a one off for 2009?

hopefully not and we'll get the soaking on the 16th  ;)

Pete Mas

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2010, 01:08:45 pm »
Anyone else aiming to ride Mad Jack's -John Seviour Memorial 120Km this Sat 0900 from Hailsham?
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dougal

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2010, 06:34:25 pm »
Anyone else aiming to ride Mad Jack's -John Seviour Memorial 120Km this Sat 0900 from Hailsham?

I'm counting on being there as this is one of my all time faves
Its a lay-by love affair

Pete Mas

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2010, 11:15:18 am »
See you guys there:-I'll be the one on a Focus carbon bike with a triple chainset. Wearing Specialised Helmet.
Never done this ride before - looking forward to it, and seeing El Supremo again. Weather forecast is reasonable. :)
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2010, 12:07:05 pm »
I'll be the one pushing their bike up some of the steeper hills...

Pete Mas

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2010, 11:49:13 pm »
Hope you all got round safely! The icy roads meant that quite a lot of walking was done in the first few hours...lovely bright day, though. Nicely organised ride and great catering , as usual, from El Supremo.
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2010, 09:39:21 am »
For those who are interested in what a 200km grimpeur in the South East looks like, a tracklog of my "William the Conkerer" event (that will be run in September) has been uploaded to my audax website

Direct link - click here

Manotea

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2010, 10:20:12 am »
next year's qualifying rides are now up

http://www.egcc.net/display-items.asp?intTypeID=90&intItemID=417

NB anyone thinking of using the 1066 as a qualifier; it isn't. It's been given the South Coast Sportive details in error (but it's still not flat although being an El S ride you probably knew that), the April South Coast Super Sportive will become a qualifier once the AAA's are decided. The old favourites Faccombe Haul and TotH are yet to appear in the calendar.

Could this link appear on the AUK website somewhere?
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Weirdy Biker

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2010, 03:33:13 pm »
Draft route sheet also uploaded....

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2010, 08:42:43 pm »
For those who are interested in what a 200km grimpeur in the South East looks like, a tracklog of my "William the Conkerer" event (that will be run in September) has been uploaded to my audax website

cruel man; that's going to be my hardest ride of the year (punishment for dreaming up the GdS idea)


http://www.egcc.net/display-items.asp?intTypeID=90&intItemID=417

Could this link appear on the AUK website somewhere?

it is; it's under UK clubs ( ??? nearest I could find) on the Links page

I'm also pleased to announce that the Isle of Wight 100km Round the Island ride (done either as a permanant or on the day of the May Randonnee) is now permanently eligible for the GdS and also 1.5AAA as many times as you like provided it is submitted as an AUK DIY perm by gpx.

Weirdy Biker

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2010, 09:03:59 pm »
cruel man; that's going to be my hardest ride of the year (punishment for dreaming up the GdS idea)

Not as cruel as it could have been.  I've tamed down the Battle-Wittersham section from the version Manotea and I did in November, which was itself tamed down from a version I did previously.

If you look on a map around Seddlescombe/Brede/Peasmarsh you'll see what could have been.  On balance, I thought that the choppy first third and downright hilly last third meant gratuitous hills in the middle third was potentially a bit unfair.

It might, however, make an appearance in the final route given there is very little difference in horizontal distance...

dougal

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2010, 01:06:32 pm »
mmm...

interesting
Its a lay-by love affair

Weirdy Biker

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2010, 06:57:33 pm »
Rider notes and map of start location uploaded.  That's my admin stuff done until August/September  :)

Weirdy Biker

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2010, 09:52:54 pm »
North of Watford counts as the south  :-X

PS: I hope you mean 200m not 200km short.  I don't fancy a ride with over 2000 AAA points...

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2010, 09:56:08 pm »
North of Watford counts as the south  :-X

it's in the GdS zone (the northern counties just didn't look so distinctive on the map on the medal); which originally was devised to include the Hilly Chilterns, and of course could include anything from Chalfont St Peter

Paging Manotea




we changed the borders to accomodate Hampshire and the IOW when we lost a few of the long standing events in the original counties, and they are now set in stone, as is the 100km rule (the GdS is actually a regional AAA Brevet 500)

Weirdy Biker

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2010, 07:09:53 pm »
I'll be submitting a 100km permanent in the very near future.  106km, 1.75 AAA.  Called "Down to Downs"

Edenbridge - Toys Hill - Green St Green - Ide Hill - Langton Green - Uckfield - Edenbridge.

I test rode it this weekend to cobble together a routesheet and for the risk assesment *yawn*.  My legs confirm it is hilly (but with the reward of some fine views from the North Downs and the Ashdown Ridge).  Easy navigation.

gpx is on my website and a routesheet will be uploaded when I convert the text document into word (and a pdf).  Entry will be £3 and I expect it will be available from early September.

I also have a hilly 50 (56km, 1AAA) but it isn't eligible for the Grimpeur du Sud award.  Might interest south east based AARRTY'ers though.  Website has details.  This is accepting entries now (starts in either Dorking or Cranleigh).

Am in discussions about a 200km permanent.

Weirdy Biker

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2010, 09:52:33 am »
The 100km 1.75 AAA rated ride for South East based randonneurs is officially available.  It's called "Down to Downs" and offers potential starts in Edenbridge, Uckfield or Green Street Green.

The 1 AAA rated 50km ride (Surrey Hill) is now also up on the Audax UK website (but isn't eligible for the GdS award but is for the AAARTY).

Now to try and put in place a 200km hilly permanent....

Manotea

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #49 on: August 24, 2010, 01:51:52 pm »
to clarify the position with regard to DIYs and perms for the GdS;

I don't think we can apply any sort of limit realistically on how many DIY AAA perms are eligible for the GdS because it's an AUK Brevet award like any other and there is no such restriction on any other awards,

Is it? I thought it was an independently managed award scheme recognised by the AUK in much the same way the RRTY is, and as such you have some scope to develop* the GDS rules to allow for changing circumstance, for example, to limit the number of perms that might be included in the award.

*Ref: Dec'09 being snowed off for RRTY purposes.
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