Author Topic: Mille Pennines 6th July 2018  (Read 115875 times)

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2015, 08:59:43 am »
"I would have been interested, BUT my job precludes any events in the first week of any month...Its surprising how many events ARE scheduled in the first week of a month."

That's a shame, although looking at the calendar next year's events seem quite evenly spread over the season. Mille Pennines entries filling up quite quickly!

Andy Corless
What's the limit on numbers/how many places left?
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2015, 06:21:49 pm »
"What's the limit on numbers/how many places left?"

Initially 100 riders. There's 38 entries so far, and we're still nearly 9-months from the event.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

billyam998

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2015, 08:46:54 pm »
something to aim for, probably more doable for me than the lap of belgium that I'd been looking at. Not sure if visiting the same control 3 times will work for me psychologically though.

bikey-mikey

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2015, 10:30:23 pm »
I did the four leaf clover 200, which starts at a village hall, and does three loops each ending back at the same hall.

Intermediate controls were all infos....

Initially I thought it would be daft, but actually, with excellent full time 'W I' style catering there every time you called in, it was pretty damned good.....

The MP, with a bag drop to the central point, and sleep facilities there, sounds as if it might do the same job, only better, with showers and clothing changes as well...
I’ve decided I’m not old. I’m 25 .....plus shipping and handling.

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2015, 10:21:30 am »
Am tempted by this one a lot  :thumbsup:
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Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2015, 10:25:41 am »
"Am tempted by this one a lot"

You'll be very welcome! Plenty of places left.

Andy Corless
Event Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2015, 06:49:53 pm »
The first provisional route check for stages 1 and 4 took place over the weekend. The distances seem to match what was expected so there probably won't be many changes to the route. Over half the entries have already been taken, including a few from abroad. More info' on the event website.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2015, 09:04:09 am »
I'm in!
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Mr Green

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2015, 10:59:02 pm »
Hmmm, very tempted.

Arthur
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2015, 12:56:33 pm »
Event now has its own website at:

www.millepenninesaudax.com

Most of the relevant info' has been uploaded but there's still a few bits to add. Website is primarily for those riding/organising.

66 entries so far.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

mattc

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2015, 01:04:28 pm »
Most of the relevant info' has been uploaded but there's still a few bits to add. Website is primarily for those riding/organising.
So nothing for WAGs and dreamers??
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2015, 01:12:37 pm »
Don't they normally ride?

Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2015, 01:59:33 pm »
Some loverly looking places on the photos on the new website
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2015, 02:07:33 pm »

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2015, 08:57:02 pm »
Some loverly looking places on the photos on the new website

It is a 'loverly' part of the country, indeed!!

And I do wish I could ride there more often - 'spectacular' comes to mind, but the sort of 'views' and 'vistas' than one has to 'earn' (aka work for)!

Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2015, 06:52:05 pm »
Website looks great  :thumbsup:

Second day looks tougher than a tough thing  :o

39 x 26 gears for a 33% climb?  You're having a laugh.....unless it's 26 on the front and 39 on the back ;) :P  I shall be on much easier 33 x 32 gears for those blighterclimbs  :smug:
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2015, 07:41:44 pm »
That's me in... :) :) :)
Good website as well.

Hing

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2015, 03:10:06 am »
Is this an annual event? Juggling athletic priorities for 2016, wanted to do more running but this looks really exciting...
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Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2015, 09:39:07 pm »
"Is this an annual event?"

2016 will be the first-time running of the event, and the first 1000 km Audax I've organised however (there's always a "however"), I've ridden a few 1000s over the years as well as PBP & LEL, so I have a good idea as to how it will pan out. If everything runs OK, and it's looking that way, there's no reason why this won't run again (or the other version - there is another version of the Mille Pennines 1000 in the system)!

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2015, 10:17:35 am »
This ride covers some of the finest scenery on the planet, making it unmissable for me.

I'm in.

(Note to self: Get lower gears ... )
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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2015, 10:40:42 am »
Well.  Why not?

Sounds fun. 

In.
Right! What's next?

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

bikey-mikey

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2015, 04:03:12 pm »
Well I've had my quiet season, doing only two thirds of the previous one, so this season I can stretch my legs again..

Entry done and dusted !!

Bring it on.......

I posted this on 3rd October......

This afternoon I tried to enter AGAIN..... thankfully the website is up to the challenge, and gave me a red message saying I was already entered....

I tell you about my memory, but some don't believe....
I’ve decided I’m not old. I’m 25 .....plus shipping and handling.

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2015, 04:14:20 pm »
If you login to the AUK website and click on "my calendar" it should show you what events you've entered already.

Andy Corless

bikey-mikey

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2015, 04:21:55 pm »
Thanks Andy, and of course I knew that, but when you're 'sure' you haven't entered, you don't check....

At one point this afternoon I was planning to ambush you tonight with £55 to avoid the PayPal charge..

I think the word is

  “Doh"
I’ve decided I’m not old. I’m 25 .....plus shipping and handling.

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Re: Mille Pennines 1st July 2016
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2015, 08:50:58 pm »
I like the look of this one, I did the Pendal 600 last year as my first longish Audax and this would be a nice way to try a 1000 I am sure.

Jut have to wait and see if I can get the time off. Does anyone think it will be doable to finish on the Sunday night? Might make it more possiable for me as it would only need one day off work.