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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #675 on: February 09, 2020, 08:47:34 pm »
The Cambrian 3D is about 10k short  :facepalm:

Bala - Pwllheli - Bethesda - Llanrwst - Conwy - Mold – Ruthin – Llangollen - Bala can be made to weigh in at 289.5km, which is a bit embarrassing.  However, it has always been a bit of an ugly ducking as Cambrian Series rides go, so I am going to propose a modification:

Bala - Pwllheli - Bethesda - Llanrwst - Conwy - Mold – Ruthin – Llangollen - Glyn Ceirog - Bala

Glyn Ceirog, a new Cambrian Series control is bless with a Society for the Preservation of Audax Riders (SPAR) shop, and also invites an ascent of Allt y Gwernant, which has one of the best bits of sustained 17% in the country.  That would bring the ride up to 307km with 4500m of ascent, which should help it to regain its AAA points, which it lost in a rule change around 2005.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Here is the proposed new route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31902338
Eddington Numbers 125 (imperial), 175 (metric) 529 (furlongs)  112 (nautical miles)

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #676 on: February 23, 2020, 10:13:47 am »
Cambrian 3D all approved - with a tasty 5.25AAA.  That should stop it being the ugly duckling of the 300s.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #677 on: February 23, 2020, 11:31:08 am »
Cambrian 3D all approved - with a tasty 5.25AAA.  That should stop it being the ugly duckling of the 300s.

Wish I lived closer to Wales. So many great rides, and another to add to the list.

Eddington: 129 miles

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #678 on: March 18, 2020, 09:08:09 am »
Echoing guidance from the AUK Committee and AUK Permanents Secretary

Cambrian Series Permanents are suspended until further notice, including any SR events.  However, please retain your brevet cards as they will remain valid once the country is back up and running.   I will not be validing any cards ridden during the suspension of AUK events and rides ridden during the time would not be covered by AUK insurance.

Apologies
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #679 on: March 18, 2020, 10:55:49 am »
Thank you, CET. Hope you enjoyed Mad March, sneaking in the last long(ish) hilly (wet) ride for a while.

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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #680 on: March 18, 2020, 07:57:47 pm »
Thank you, CET. Hope you enjoyed Mad March, sneaking in the last long(ish) hilly (wet) ride for a while.

It had hills, weather, and at the end a ferry crossing without a ferry.  And a pub finish.  Pretty much all the requirements for a great Audax ride.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #681 on: July 17, 2020, 09:58:54 pm »
Cambrian Series 100 and 200 events are open for entries, with ride dates from 1 August.  Existing cards in circulation for these dates will be honoured, but not for the longer events.  There are GPS routes on ride with GPS and I will accept GPS or photo proof of passage  (bike against town sign or an obvious landmark.  Be aware that the 200s take 11+ hours unless you are a strong rider, and so you will need to consider what food and drink you carry to minimise contact.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #682 on: September 28, 2020, 10:19:11 am »
Welsh Covid-19 restrictions include all unnecessary travel in and out of council areas where there is a local lockdown.  Permanent cycle rides would not be considered as necessary travel.  At the moment the following events are subject to such restrictions:  Cambrian 1F, 1G, 1K, 2C, 3B,  4B, 4D, 4F, 6A, 8A, 10A.  The situation is changing regularly, and it is likely that more routes will be impacted by the restrictions.  I will not be able to validate a ride that has broken lockdown restrictions.  I would suggest that you defer your events until local lockdowns have been removed.  I will honour all brevet cards where a ride has been deferred.

Apologies.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #683 on: October 02, 2020, 02:57:32 pm »
There are now only 6 councils in Wales that do not have a local lockdown in place.  This means that the only Cambrian Permanents that you can do without breaking the restrictions in place are:  Cambrian 1A,1B, 1C, 1E, 1H, 1J, 2C, 2D, 2E (with a variation of route), 2H, 2J, 3B, and 3C.  I will not be able to validate rides for any other routes.  Events are still open for entries and rides can be ridden at a later date.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #684 on: October 19, 2020, 09:00:22 pm »
The Cambrian Series permanents will be off limits from 23 October to 9 November, as riding them will be breaking the Covid-19 restrictions in Wales.  Any brevets issued will remain valid for riding once it is legally possible to do so again.
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Re: Cambrian Series Permanents
« Reply #685 on: November 09, 2020, 10:15:00 pm »
Good news, if you live in Wales, then 100km and 200km Cambrian Series permanents that are wholly in Wales can be ridden, as travel within Wales is unlimited, but not between England and Wales.

Clearly, if you live in England, the regulations ask you not to travel to Wales and so I would not be able to validate a ride.

Some of the Cambrian Series rides venture into England, but with some tweaking might be able to stay within the principality.

All the Cambrian 100 events are wholly within Wales, except the Cambrian 1B, which has no practical route to keep it in Wales.

The Cambrian 2A and 2B have a leg between Monmouth and Hay-on-Wye where the shortest and easiest routes  pass to the east of the Black Mountain (going through Longtown or using Golden Valley).  These would not be allowed under the regulations, but a route via Gospel Pass would keep that leg entirely within Wales and therefore allow a rider to stay within the regulations. 

300km and longer events remain off-limits for the time being, but these vary rarely get ridden in the winter for good reasons other than Covid-19 (dark narrow untreated icy descents for a start)

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