Author Topic: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020  (Read 143737 times)

Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #225 on: June 16, 2016, 06:42:29 pm »
"Waiting for route sheets"

Probably going out on Saturday. The eagle-eyed will have noticed that I've had to re-modify the route on the last section. The route now goes direct from Askrigg to Bispham, cutting out Clitheroe. The final distance is now 1004 km. Both event websites have been updated!

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

Bianchi Boy

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #226 on: June 16, 2016, 07:21:25 pm »


"Waiting for route sheets"

Probably going out on Saturday. The eagle-eyed will have noticed that I've had to re-modify the route on the last section. The route now goes direct from Askrigg to Bispham, cutting out Clitheroe. The final distance is now 1004 km. Both event websites have been updated!

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000


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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #227 on: June 16, 2016, 08:37:39 pm »
Hello Andy,
Will there be a power socket at Askrigg so I can charge a headlight?

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #228 on: June 16, 2016, 11:14:53 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.

Might do the train thing this time. No point staying in hotels if they don't let you use their carparks for the weekend and saves the tiring drive home.
Then again, you have to sit there and watch your bike for the whole trip on a train. #norelax

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #229 on: June 17, 2016, 10:40:14 am »


Hello Andy,
Will there be a power socket at Askrigg so I can charge a headlight?

You and 100 others

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #230 on: June 17, 2016, 12:14:18 pm »


Hello Andy,
Will there be a power socket at Askrigg so I can charge a headlight?
You and 100 others

I'm borrowing a USB cache charger (or two) to go in the dropbag to avoid this scenario. Self sufficiency and all that.

Bought myself a pair of 28mm Michelin Pro4 Endurance this week, instead of my usual 25mm ones; thought I might gain a bit of comfort for my tour of the North. Slightly disappointed to find my extra £2 and 40g per tyre buys me less than 1mm extra width. ???

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #231 on: June 17, 2016, 01:02:49 pm »
Probably getting first train up from London for this to make the 10am start so to save using holiday leave and money. Involves changing at Preston for Blackpool. Anyone know what these local trains are like around 8.30-9am on a Friday? Will I be able to get on amongst the commuter traffic?

J

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #232 on: June 17, 2016, 01:29:31 pm »
I am from South Machester so not local but:-
The route is Northern rail who are usually good about bikes. No reservation required. The trains via Manchester are the old diesels the bike storage is under a baggage rack so it is not in anyones way. It is close to the door so hopefully you can get it in place. If ti is crowed you can stand with it near the door.
It maybe cheaper to get a late train on Thursday and a cheap hotel.

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #233 on: June 17, 2016, 01:39:17 pm »
Hope my knee and shoulder heal up fully over the next week (conveniently a bike-free week of "controlled" carb loading in Berlin!) and I can squeeze a little ride in before this to get my mind in the right place.

Bike-wise I have a plan if the shoulder is still a little sore, not sure about the knee though...

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #234 on: June 17, 2016, 02:44:31 pm »
I'm borrowing a USB cache charger (or two) to go in the dropbag to avoid this scenario. Self sufficiency and all that.

Bought myself a pair of 28mm Michelin Pro4 Endurance this week, instead of my usual 25mm ones; thought I might gain a bit of comfort for my tour of the North. Slightly disappointed to find my extra £2 and 40g per tyre buys me less than 1mm extra width. ???

Using normal or wide rims? I've not run the 28s of these but I had a 25 Pro4End on the rear for the Tan Hill. You might find they're taller so could still get some extra comfort from them?

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #235 on: June 17, 2016, 02:49:12 pm »
I'm borrowing a USB cache charger (or two) to go in the dropbag to avoid this scenario. Self sufficiency and all that.

Bought myself a pair of 28mm Michelin Pro4 Endurance this week, instead of my usual 25mm ones; thought I might gain a bit of comfort for my tour of the North. Slightly disappointed to find my extra £2 and 40g per tyre buys me less than 1mm extra width. ???

Using normal or wide rims? I've not run the 28s of these but I had a 25 Pro4End on the rear for the Tan Hill. You might find they're taller so could still get some extra comfort from them?

Stans Crests, so very wide for road tyres. 25mm ones already come out at 28mm wide, the 28mm ones only came out at just below 29mm. However, you're right, I shall measure the height difference this evening. They're in a CX disc frame/fork so no problem with tyre size/clearances. I should have just bought some more 25mm ones but, you know, nice to try something different every now and then. :-\

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #236 on: June 17, 2016, 03:02:29 pm »
Probably getting first train up from London for this to make the 10am start so to save using holiday leave and money. Involves changing at Preston for Blackpool. Anyone know what these local trains are like around 8.30-9am on a Friday? Will I be able to get on amongst the commuter traffic?

Euston - Preston - Blackpool North?

Diesel

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #237 on: June 17, 2016, 04:11:11 pm »
I've booked trains going up the Thursday evening. Price ok in the end but what a faff!

Virgin site lets you make a cycle reservation but price was over twice what was available via thetrainline - so booked train via this and made cycle reservation separately by phone.

Andy Corless

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #238 on: June 17, 2016, 04:23:11 pm »
Event info' and route-sheet can now be downloaded at: https://millepenninesaudax.com/event-information/. I'll be e-mailing all entrants their own copies over the next week or so (apart from those that have already notified me of DNS) . You'll notice the route-sheet has the final section from Askrigg back to Bispham missing. This is because of the recent route change and this part of the route needs re-checking before issuing, which I'll be doing sometime early next week. It is then that entrants will receive their own copies.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #239 on: June 17, 2016, 05:02:05 pm »
Virgin site lets you make a cycle reservation but price was over twice what was available via thetrainline - so booked train via this and made cycle reservation separately by phone.

I did the same about 10 weeks ago when prices were probably at their cheapest (cheap tickets released 12 weeks in advance). But I now have 20 separate tickets including the tickets for each leg of the journey, seat reservations, and bike reservations. It's going to be quite a feat to get the right ticket prepared at the right time ... but I'm looking forward to making a big thing about it when I need to present my ticket to the train inspector when they come around for a ticket check.

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #240 on: June 17, 2016, 06:48:34 pm »
Event info' and route-sheet can now be downloaded at: https://millepenninesaudax.com/event-information/. I'll be e-mailing all entrants their own copies over the next week or so (apart from those that have already notified me of DNS) . You'll notice the route-sheet has the final section from Askrigg back to Bispham missing. This is because of the recent route change and this part of the route needs re-checking before issuing, which I'll be doing sometime early next week. It is then that entrants will receive their own copies.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Mille Pennines 1000

Will GPX files be available?

Bianchi Boy

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #241 on: June 17, 2016, 07:42:56 pm »
I have just downloaded the route sheet and there were 10 pages and it stopped at the third night in Askrigg. Looks like the last section did not get loaded up on the website.

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #242 on: June 17, 2016, 07:46:11 pm »
Indeed - as stated the final stage has been rerouted and is not ready yet.

marcusjb

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #243 on: June 17, 2016, 08:14:11 pm »
Top stuff! Thanks Andy.
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 #244 on: June 17, 2016, 08:18:56 pm »
I am effectively a DNS.

I need a miraculous change in my health AND a miraculous offer of transport!  (or a sugar daddy to pay the outrageous fares - see rants passim).
This was probably fated; I never expected to finish in time, so had planned to cut short Day3 to make a hard-but-enjoyable tour. Have the Audax gods kicked me out??


Andy:
 clubmate Mr Virgo tells me he is also out due to family commitments. Dunno if he's notified you.
This event still looks stunning :)
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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #245 on: June 17, 2016, 10:51:24 pm »
Love the way the route sheet sounds so innocuous...

2.2 L $ BOOT (outside King George IV pub)
10.8 L@T $ Langdale
9.4 R@T $ Ambleside

sounds so simple...


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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #246 on: June 18, 2016, 12:16:42 am »
On the Fred Whitton no-one seems to be in much of a hurry on the flat road loading up there.

marcusjb

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Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #247 on: June 18, 2016, 09:11:15 am »
Done my first pass of my gps files (up to the final visit to Askrigg).  All looks fabulous!

Ridewithgps gives me the following for the days:

Day 1 - 284km - 3900m





Day 2 - 362km - 4700m





Day 3 - 266km - 3500m





Guessing at the final run in to arrivee, it will be fairly benign I think.
Right! What's next?

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

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #248 on: June 18, 2016, 10:44:39 am »
I was going to suggest we pull together volunteers to divvy up the task, but seeing as you've made a start, any chance of a no-liability implied share? Will check and report any anomalies.

Re: Mille Pennines 3rd July 2020
« Reply #249 on: June 18, 2016, 10:47:26 am »
Also interested in your gps files Marcus, as I'm making my own (done day 1 so far) and there's a few places I'd like to check you get the same as me.