Etape Loch Ness 2020

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BigMeatball

BigMeatball

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Aye, saw the email too.

I might have to pass my place on to someone else as that weekend in April 2021 might not be good for me :sad:
 

Slick

Guru
Aye, saw the email too.

I might have to pass my place on to someone else as that weekend in April 2021 might not be good for me :sad:
That's a real shame. You can get a refund but I would delay deciding for as long as possible as its going to be a great feeling to finally being on the start line for this.
 

steverob

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Buckinghamshire
Aye, saw the email too.

I might have to pass my place on to someone else as that weekend in April 2021 might not be good for me :sad:
That's sad to hear you might miss out, but please bear me in mind if you do need someone to pass that place on to.

I was always aiming to do Etape Loch Ness in 2021 anyway (long before Covid came about) but if the vast majority of places are going to be filled by people who originally booked for 2020 and have chosen to defer, I might end up being in the market for a place...
 

rivers

How far can I go?
Location
Bristol
That's sad to hear you might miss out, but please bear me in mind if you do need someone to pass that place on to.

I was always aiming to do Etape Loch Ness in 2021 anyway (long before Covid came about) but if the vast majority of places are going to be filled by people who originally booked for 2020 and have chosen to defer, I might end up being in the market for a place...
Usually some charity places for macmillan
 

steverob

Veteran
Location
Buckinghamshire
Usually some charity places for macmillan
Been there, done that, rather not have to go down that route again.

Did five events for charity in six years (three cycling, two others) and each time I raised less and less money than the time before, despite trying harder and harder to do so - in fact on my last attempt I probably spent more time trying to fundraise and chase up promised donations than I did training for the actual event! I think people were just getting charity fatigue, plus as my circle of contacts was never that large to begin with, I was essentially having to tap up the same set of people each time. But I did get two very nice cycling jerseys out of it all which I still use today (one Mind, one Macmillan - one other charity only offered me a t-shirt!)
 

rivers

How far can I go?
Location
Bristol
Been there, done that, rather not have to go down that route again.

Did five events for charity in six years (three cycling, two others) and each time I raised less and less money than the time before, despite trying harder and harder to do so - in fact on my last attempt I probably spent more time trying to fundraise and chase up promised donations than I did training for the actual event! I think people were just getting charity fatigue, plus as my circle of contacts was never that large to begin with, I was essentially having to tap up the same set of people each time. But I did get two very nice cycling jerseys out of it all which I still use today (one Mind, one Macmillan - one other charity only offered me a t-shirt!)
fair enough :smile:
 
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BigMeatball

BigMeatball

Senior Member
That's a real shame. You can get a refund but I would delay deciding for as long as possible as its going to be a great feeling to finally being on the start line for this.
Aye, that's the plan but I'm not optimistic.

The 28th of April is my partner's birthday. She was already upset that I signed up for the 2020 etape which basically meant I wasn't going to make any plans for her birthday. Not sure how she'd feel if I did that again in 2021 :laugh::laugh:
 
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BigMeatball

BigMeatball

Senior Member
Also, I'm probably going to be in the area next month if the lockdown measures in Scotland ease. I might just do the etape route on my own:bicycle:
 

Slick

Guru
Also, I'm probably going to be in the area next month if the lockdown measures in Scotland ease. I might just do the etape route on my own:bicycle:
You probably know the route but one of the reasons I wanted to do this is because I don't think I would risk it on my own.
 
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