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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #200 on: June 01, 2016, 08:51:00 am »
Looks like there might be a minor change to the route, website has the central control in Askrigg rather than Hawes.

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #201 on: June 01, 2016, 07:02:44 pm »
Looks like there might be a minor change to the route, website has the central control in Askrigg rather than Hawes.
This was given a while ago. Waiting for the final gpx and route sheet now to see if Andy has lost his sense of humour.

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #202 on: June 01, 2016, 07:21:42 pm »
You're right, the Askrigg change was made some time ago. The event info' and route instructions should be with you in about a week or so.

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #203 on: June 01, 2016, 07:35:37 pm »
Ah! I didn't go back through the thread, just checked the website earlier for the rough route maps

 :thumbsup:

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #204 on: June 01, 2016, 09:10:15 pm »
If the google maps routing on the website is anything to go by then I'm liking the second day. I thought it was going to be an out and back to Lockerbie, not a loop. Looking good. Some fine passes to pedal up on the first day as well.

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #205 on: June 03, 2016, 06:40:55 pm »
Just a quick reminder that the deadline for ordering event jerseys is this Sunday.

Event info' and final route-sheet should be available in about a week.

Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #206 on: June 03, 2016, 07:59:12 pm »
thankyou for the reminder - jersey duly ordered  :thumbsup:

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #207 on: June 11, 2016, 08:49:03 pm »
Putting my mind to logistics for this. How far inland from Bispham do I need to go for a nice sleepy village to leave the car in for the weekend?Any suggestions from the locals? Casting my eye over Staining, Singleton, Weeton area about 5 miles from the start at the moment.

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #208 on: June 12, 2016, 01:19:26 pm »
Paul. Leave the car at home. Ride to the start :thumbsup:

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #209 on: June 12, 2016, 01:44:18 pm »
Paul. Leave the car at home. Ride to the start :thumbsup:
I am catching the train. There is no way I would trust myself after all that riding to drive home to Reading  :hand:

Mind you I am catching a train from Preston at 3pm and with the finish at 1pm. I may only be stopping for 5 minutes before heading off.

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #210 on: June 12, 2016, 03:31:52 pm »
Just finished putting on the MP1000 specific chainset. Smallest ring 26 and this will be matched with a 12-30 cassette. If you see me walking I will be hanging my head in shame.



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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #211 on: June 12, 2016, 03:49:04 pm »
Paul. Leave the car at home. Ride to the start :thumbsup:

Nah. I've already promised a lift to my lead out man.

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #212 on: June 12, 2016, 03:59:15 pm »
Lead out man could ride too :demon: just saying

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #213 on: June 13, 2016, 04:17:00 pm »
you're just not taking this seriously enough Postie  ::-)

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #214 on: June 13, 2016, 04:27:33 pm »
I'm thinking about this one. Have I asked about a GPX yet? No? Has anyone done a GPX? :)

I'd like to overlay the Tan Hill and this route to see exactly what we're talking about here. The North is all wild and new for me :)

The only problem I see with the quick look at the website is returning to the start in a series of loops must make it very tempting to stay there.

Oh, that and the 30% bits...

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #215 on: June 13, 2016, 05:01:24 pm »
You don't return to the start. Overnights are at Askrigg. Nowhere near the start.


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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #216 on: June 13, 2016, 05:02:56 pm »
Outline routes for each day here. https://millepenninesaudax.com/event-route/

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #217 on: June 13, 2016, 05:03:47 pm »
You don't return to the start. Overnights are at Askrigg. Nowhere near the start.

Sorry, not the start but I mean returning to the same place.

Thanks andyk for pointing out no route sheet means no GPX. :)


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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #218 on: June 13, 2016, 05:08:10 pm »
The 2010 Mille Cymru was similar. I think virtually everyone who properly started day 2 finished. Weather was benign though.

I think days 1 and 3 look the hardest.

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #219 on: June 13, 2016, 05:10:25 pm »
With a heavy heart, I have decided to DNS as I doubt I will be up for the challenge.

Anyone interested in my Travelodge booking for the night before the start? I booked a double room  at Blackpool South Shore Travellodge a long time ago for 28 quid (check in June 30, check out July 1).
The hotel is roughly 5 miles from the start.

Currently, cheapest rate at the hotel seems to be 46 quid for the night.

If interested, send PM. Room now gone
 
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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #220 on: June 13, 2016, 06:45:45 pm »
Thanks to all those that have entered and especially those that have volunteered to lend a hand for the running of the inaugural Mille Pennines 1000.

The route instructions have now finally been completed and will be e-mailed to entrants over the coming week. Please be aware that when compiling a GPS track (and I'm sure some will try!) there are some short-cuts in the North Yorkshire Moors that are private roads and non-accessible. I have also had to divert the route around several bridges (suitable for walking only) as well as stepping stones etc. My advice whilst riding the route is that if there's a dispute between any GPS track and the route-sheet I suggest following the latter.

"Oh, that and the 30% bits"

These are few and far between. The 30% bits are mainly within a 20-mile stretch through the Lake District on day 1 (Hardkn*tt & Wryn*se); and a 40-mile stretch through the north Yorkshire Moors on day 3, including the (in)famous R*sedale Chimney. Unless you plan to ride through the nights you should cover these "technical" parts in daylight hours. I can't think of any 1-in-3 climbs on day 2.

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #221 on: June 13, 2016, 09:06:44 pm »
What about the 1 in 4's ?   ;D

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #222 on: June 13, 2016, 09:08:47 pm »
Day 2 starts with a 1 in 4 ;D

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #223 on: June 16, 2016, 05:44:14 pm »
Starting to actually think about this ride now!

Got round to booking train tickets and all that jazz.  I'd been focused on my last ride and then come back to a lot of demands on my time business wise.

Bring it on now!  I am looking forward to revisiting some bits I have ridden before, and also discovering some new bits.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #224 on: June 16, 2016, 06:32:39 pm »
Waiting for route sheets  ::-)
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