The idiot being me. I have a few decent gaps in my calendar where there aren’t any suitable rides that I can enter. So I thought the time has come for me to put together some of my own DIYs. (NB Routes and rides would be of the GPS variety) The only trouble is I can’t get my head around some of the definitions on the AUK website and the new DIY section on the website makes littles sense in my tiny brain. I really can’t distinguish between Mandatory; Advisory and Permanent DIY. And why there are different forms to fill in. As I see it: 1/ I can either build my own route (I have already planned 3 different routes of 200+km.) I love maps so this is the fun part. OR 2/ I can ask an organiser if I can use their established route/ride and use or adapt this so I can start from my doorstep or start/finish from the original départ and arrivée. Sorry @Ian H I am doing my best to understand this fully before sending my entry to you! I can hear you groan with dread already. Pretty sure once I have done one DIY, I will be away. Thanks in advance to any patient soul out there.