Author Topic: Wye Wednesday  (Read 6232 times)

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2015, 12:44:33 am »
It's also a nice route in and of itself - I really enjoyed it this year.

(The fact I finished hors delai because of a mechanical is irrelevant, though future riders may wish to note that  Fixit Cycles in Hythe is spectacularly badly named1.)


1: Yes, I'm going for the cheap laugh. But the fact remains I fixed my cycle with the assistance of the hardware shop, not the bike shop.)

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2015, 09:13:51 am »
It's for people who can't do a 200k PBP qualifier at the weekend. F'r instance, Feline did it in 2011 as it was the only 200k she could get to without messing up shift rotas etc.

Thanks for the explanation! Particularly cruel to make them do it in February too ;)

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2015, 09:16:19 am »
I took a day off work to do it this year, and very glad I did - lovely ride. Despite being flipping cold - and icy in places.

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2019, 09:29:30 pm »
Tom, For this year, when is the entry cut off date ? I won't know till very last minute if i can do due to the shift work vagaries I am subjected to in my career.

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2019, 09:40:44 pm »
I would like to do it as well and I'm waiting just in case there is another cold snap. The website says 19th Feb is the cut off.


Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2019, 08:22:54 am »
You can enter anytime, but please appreciate you may receive a recycled Brevet Card on the day.

The Headcorn aerodrome departure lounge is going to be busy…….

Tom

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2019, 08:33:30 am »
Fab! I’m not bothered about brevet cards!

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2019, 09:31:57 am »
I would like to do it as well and I'm waiting just in case there is another cold snap.

I remember the last edition of this one being very icy. Hope it's not like that again.

I've entered but don't know how I'm going to get on - unless I go out this weekend (which is unlikely as I've got family visiting), it'll be my first bike ride of the year.

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2019, 11:20:27 am »
Sod it, entered and if I get going it's my first 200km in nearly a year I think????

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2019, 01:34:07 pm »
Should I have got an email or anything? I guess it's all common sense but sort of expected to hear something this close to the time.

jiberjaber

  • ... Fancy Pants \o/ ...
  • ACME S&M^2
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2019, 03:30:59 pm »
I'm hovering over the entry button with potential ECE but subject to weather and fitness as I have been off the bike now for a couple of weeks!
Regards,

Joergen

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2019, 09:01:41 am »
Hi,

If you login to the new website www.audax.uk and login with the same username and password as used on the old one, there is a "My Audax" section which shows all of your registered events.




Should I have got an email or anything? I guess it's all common sense but sort of expected to hear something this close to the time.
Proving ambition is undone by ability since 1958...


citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #62 on: February 12, 2019, 09:42:53 am »
Should I have got an email or anything?

I haven't received anything yet either, but I'm not concerned - Tom is an experienced organiser and will make sure you have all the information you need in good time.

mmmmartin

  • BPB 1/1: PBP 0/1
    • FNRttC
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2019, 11:34:50 am »
In.
Weather forecast is pretty good: no rain and a headwind at first when we're fresh and there are hedges and stuff for a bit of protection then a lovely tailwind homeward.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2019, 11:54:14 am »
no hedges on the marsh, there is always a headwind...........

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2019, 12:04:10 pm »
If anyone's interested, here are the controls as waypoints in a gpx file:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Vw6c_k0uXRuBVkFSWIJtSihlY-tLHEz3

That doesn't include the gpx track of the route - I've done that as a separate file as I've tweaked it slightly so I can bag a couple of cheeky veloviewer tiles on the way back to the finish.

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #66 on: February 14, 2019, 04:21:50 pm »
Checked the weather and entered.

Very excited to get the SR off the ground finally.


ianrauk

  • Tattooed Beat Messiah
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #67 on: February 15, 2019, 03:02:16 pm »
I'm in.
Looking forward to my first 200 of the year, on roads I know very well.

stefan

  • aka martin
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2019, 11:12:46 pm »
If anyone's interested, here are the controls as waypoints in a gpx file:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Vw6c_k0uXRuBVkFSWIJtSihlY-tLHEz3

That doesn't include the gpx track of the route - I've done that as a separate file as I've tweaked it slightly so I can bag a couple of cheeky veloviewer tiles on the way back to the finish.

Thanks - v. helpful. Hope to see you en route for a bit of through-and-off in the promised headwinds on the Marsh ;D

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2019, 06:40:47 pm »
Looking forward to riding this for the first time tomorrow.  couple of hours to drive there so early start - night night everyone and see you in the morning.

bhoot

  • MemSec (ex-Mrs RRtY)
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #70 on: February 20, 2019, 07:36:14 am »
Sadly we weren't at the start. Work and AUK admin got in the way, just can't have the whole day off. Hope everyone has a great ride.

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #71 on: February 20, 2019, 01:58:29 pm »
Looks lovely out there.   Annoyingly I'm at my desk.

Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #72 on: February 20, 2019, 07:26:35 pm »
Superb day out! Really glad I did it!

zigzag

  • unfuckwithable
Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #73 on: February 20, 2019, 08:22:37 pm »
fantastic day and a big turn out for a mid week ride!


Re: Wye Wednesday
« Reply #74 on: February 20, 2019, 08:43:30 pm »
Unashamedly 'jealously' whilst confined in the glass office block today!!!
I've only Mad Jack's to look forward to on Saturday!