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3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« on: October 09, 2019, 02:07:14 pm »
This event, the most popular 300 in the Calendar, will be run on April 4th 2020. It will open for entry Midnight Saturday (12th). For the weekend entrants to the 2019 event will be able to enter to claim a guaranteed place (these people have an email with details) and women will get priority entry. After that it is first come first served until the event is full.

Reading CTC will be again delivering their great breakfast, with the superb coffee and cakes at the Woodfire, Stockbridge.

The route is slightly changed, but the same length, to go through Fordingbridge to give a better choice of facilities than just the garage there. It then loops north with a  view of the splendid Hale House.

You will be able to sleep at the start on the floor the night before.
Events I am running: 16th February 2020 Willesden Reliability; 4th Apr 2020 3Down London - New Forest 300K; 20th Jun 2020 Willesden's Last Gasp 600K;

Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 12:18:18 am »
After a few minutes' delay open for business!
Events I am running: 16th February 2020 Willesden Reliability; 4th Apr 2020 3Down London - New Forest 300K; 20th Jun 2020 Willesden's Last Gasp 600K;

Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 02:33:31 pm »
Is there a magic way to get back into London on the Saturday night via public transport if you think you won't make the last train (11.15pm) from Gerrards Cross?

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 02:49:30 pm »
Uxbridge or Rickmansworth Underground stations on the Metropolitan Line run till midnight or so. They are further to ride to from the finish, so I don’t know if that actually helps you.
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Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 03:09:03 pm »
Uxbridge or Rickmansworth Underground stations on the Metropolitan Line run till midnight or so. They are further to ride to from the finish, so I don’t know if that actually helps you.
8 miles to uxbridge (also on the piccadilly line) last met line train about 00:35
6miles to Rickmansworth, similar last train. So you will need to leave arrivee by midnight giving an extra hour over leaving for gerard cross at 11
   Eddington  87 miles

LMT

Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 03:27:33 pm »
Jubilee line is 24hrs at the weekend.

Stanmore station is 25k ish from the arrive and bikes are allowed as far as Finchley rd.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2020, 03:31:55 pm »
Registered!

Hopefully I don't have any mechanical disappointments this time.... :O
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Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 03:38:02 pm »
Jubilee line is 24hrs at the weekend.

Stanmore station is 25k ish from the arrive and bikes are allowed as far as Finchley rd.
14 miles to Stanmore or 21 to Finchley road. I wonder if it is worth the saving
   Eddington  87 miles

LMT

Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2020, 03:50:13 pm »
Jubilee line is 24hrs at the weekend.

Stanmore station is 25k ish from the arrive and bikes are allowed as far as Finchley rd.
14 miles to Stanmore or 21 to Finchley road. I wonder if it is worth the saving

£1.50 for seven miles, I'd take that. I can vouch for the ride as well, a nice ride through London surbubia.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2020, 03:51:24 pm »
Am I right in presuming it will be safe to sleep at the arrivée?Just trying to bully some mates into registering ;D
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Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2020, 04:09:55 pm »
Uxbridge or Rickmansworth Underground stations on the Metropolitan Line run till midnight or so. They are further to ride to from the finish, so I don’t know if that actually helps you.

Cheers. This seems like the best bet. As a sometimes full-value rider I probably need to accept that I may not make that. Actually that's not quite true. I'd hopefully finish around midnight, so public transport's a no go, probably.

Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2020, 01:53:26 pm »
The last train from Slough to Paddington is at 00:40. According to Google maps, it is about a 45 minute cycle ride from the Arrivee to Slough Station.
Events I am running: 16th February 2020 Willesden Reliability; 4th Apr 2020 3Down London - New Forest 300K; 20th Jun 2020 Willesden's Last Gasp 600K;

Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2020, 11:34:40 am »
Jubilee line is 24hrs at the weekend.

Stanmore station is 25k ish from the arrive and bikes are allowed as far as Finchley rd.
14 miles to Stanmore or 21 to Finchley road. I wonder if it is worth the saving

£1.50 for seven miles, I'd take that. I can vouch for the ride as well, a nice ride through London surbubia.

The A40 stays quite busy until the small hours but if you don'y mind a couple of smallish lumps a  nice route is - CSP, Rickmansworth, Batchworth, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Pinner, North Harrow, Harrow, Wembley, Stonebridge, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Paddington (pretty much the A404).  Happy to fill in the details as it used to be my regular commute and I imagine should be quite good late at night

Re: 3 Down London New Forest 300K Ride
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2020, 11:37:01 am »
Am I right in presuming it will be safe to sleep at the arrivée?Just trying to bully some mates into registering ;D

Strongly recommend getting a positive reply from Ian before presuming as I'd have expected he'd want to kick everyone out at 0300 )or whenever cut off time is) and go home to his own bed.