Author Topic: Grimpeurs du Sud  (Read 139471 times)

j_a_m_e_s_

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #875 on: August 19, 2018, 05:59:21 am »
I'll be admiring your easy going pace from behind.
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #876 on: August 20, 2018, 10:26:05 am »
I'm excited about this. Fits perfectly my ride to every ride next season goal and has massive ECE potential for 3 points AND bonus AAA.

I've got a perm card in my drawer from last season that I never got round to riding before this season ( my stupid 100 BR(M) only AAA mission ), but I've ridden it a couple of times with Green St Green and Edenbridge.

Just gotta be on a sunday......

Sorry it will be a Saturday, Southern usually gives up on a train service on many Sundays and I won't know until a few weeks before.

j_a_m_e_s_

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #877 on: August 20, 2018, 11:18:44 am »
I'm excited about this. Fits perfectly my ride to every ride next season goal and has massive ECE potential for 3 points AND bonus AAA.

I've got a perm card in my drawer from last season that I never got round to riding before this season ( my stupid 100 BR(M) only AAA mission ), but I've ridden it a couple of times with Green St Green and Edenbridge.

Just gotta be on a sunday......

Sorry it will be a Saturday, Southern usually gives up on a train service on many Sundays and I won't know until a few weeks before.

Not a deal breaker. If I take a week's holiday over Easter, I'll have conjured up a spare holiday day. Magic.
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bludger

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #878 on: August 20, 2018, 11:57:06 am »
I managed to make a f*** up and steered the wrong way, taking the wrong loop too early, so got a DNF.

Still a great day out though, cracking route and volunteer service. And it's on Strava so it did happen 8)

Got my medal and jelly beans too!
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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #879 on: August 20, 2018, 01:28:27 pm »
Yes a great day out in the Surrey Hills.The ride was a 'Shere delight' Thanks due to all the volunteers.
I teamed up with Keith from Yorkshire at the start, once we ascertained we were both seeking a ride at 'Gentleman's pace.'
It was chilly in the morning but warmed up considerably in the afternoon.
We managed all the hills without having to walk, and kept just ahead of the audax clock, and enjoyed the selection of food and drinks available at Shere village hall.
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #880 on: September 19, 2018, 11:25:04 am »
The very first GdS perm Down to Downs makes its second calendar appearance (or rather the right way round having reversed in 2016) next year

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-116/

slightly different route avoiding Edenbridge on the way up

mmmmartin

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #881 on: September 23, 2018, 04:29:42 pm »
Am elsewhere on a 600 that weekend, but can thoroughly recommend this route, I know it well and it's a cracker.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #882 on: September 30, 2018, 04:29:12 pm »
Mid Sussex Hilly and Hillier entries coming in nicely; the Hilly seems to be picking up more entries from the old guard, there is just the one route now which is the 2004 one; it really is all over after just before the hot dog stop but you will envy those with a commanding view from Ditchling Beacon

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #883 on: October 04, 2018, 02:18:41 pm »
Excellent reminder that I need to get my hillier entry in.

Doing the AAA Milne as a perm this weekend try shake the autumn off my legs...

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #884 on: October 04, 2018, 05:59:45 pm »
Mid Sussex Hilly and Hillier entries coming in nicely; the Hilly seems to be picking up more entries from the old guard, there is just the one route now which is the 2004 one; it really is all over after just before the hot dog stop but you will envy those with a commanding view from Ditchling Beacon

Checking the weather before I enter! Hillier for me! Cob Lane too!

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #885 on: October 04, 2018, 06:14:34 pm »
Despite concerns about the trains (LamesThink) I've signed up for the Hilly.  I'll be lined up for my hot dog provided Southern don't pull their trains to Uckfield.

My finger lingered on the Hillier.  But up and down Ditchling is a walk I can do without.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #886 on: October 14, 2018, 07:12:22 pm »
Dear riders; a quick update on the Mid Sussex route sheets / gps following a route check yesterday

Both routes

105.4 Hilly / 103.3 Hillier

R no $ Honeypot Lane now has a sign $ CHAILEY

Hilly only​, a couple of gpx errors.

The first, not very important, is where the route crosses London Road at Ringles Cross north
of Uckfield. At this point the gps takes an unnecessary back road diversion.
The other is more significant. Coming down to Ardingly Reservoir from Street Lane, the gps wants to take us along the edge of the water instead of following the road

Please stick to the roads at both these locations!

Hillier only

59.8 1st R no $ Rocks Lane

This now has no signpost at all; it is quite hard to spot and doesn't even look like a road! but it is more or less opposite the turning into the road on the left. If you get to the railway station you have gone too far!

77.8 1st should say 1st R Hurstpierpoint

92.6 Ditchling Beacon info control

The answer I was looking for is very hard to see since the new ticket machines, any piece of information from the board by the machine will suffice

Other than that everything is in place for a great ride including the autumn colours!, look forward to seeing you on the day.


I took the chance to pause to watch a mother fallow deer and her little one half way up Cob Lane (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #887 on: October 14, 2018, 07:58:54 pm »




I took the chance to pause to watch a mother fallow deer and her little one half way up Cob Lane (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)

That's a good reminder to loosen my cleats, don't want to be stuck when I come to a halt!

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Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #888 on: October 21, 2018, 08:26:41 pm »
Mid Sussex Hilly and Hillier entries coming in nicely; the Hilly seems to be picking up more entries from the old guard, there is just the one route now which is the 2004 one; it really is all over after just before the hot dog stop but you will envy those with a commanding view from Ditchling Beacon

Checking the weather before I enter! Hillier for me! Cob Lane too!

Thanks everyone for bringing the weather; a good turnout in glorious conditions with a good ECE turnout to beat Network Rail at their game!

and a very special thanks to Ann Manotea and Huff n Puff at the controls., without whom...

Next up Plodder's excellent Bois thingy thingy 10 November

Phil W

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #889 on: October 21, 2018, 08:44:32 pm »
Was on a new Thameslink through train on Thu.  They now have proper bike space in carriage 3 near front and at back end of train.  Certainly makes Sussex events a more realistic prospect now if starts are near train stations.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #890 on: October 22, 2018, 09:39:00 am »
Well, when the London-Brighton-Lewes lines are open.  Which is "not very often" for every weekend between now and Easter.  If and when that is sorted it will be great (particularly with East Croydon, Redhill and Three Bridges on the lines and being the main interchanges).

Likewise if the Thameslink timetable gets its act together and recommences the planned more frequent services from the London/Brighton corridor to Cambridge (admittedly this is the wrong thread to be mentioning rides in Cambridgeshire, but its not often one gets to make a vaguely relevant public service announcement here)