What's your next Audax?

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by goody, 20 Jun 2016.

  1. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    Doing a 400 DIY next weekend
     
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  2. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    I rode the Gospel Pass 200 last summer. A lovely ride organised by Stephen Poulton.
    Drinks (hot/cold) and a snack available at the start at the Norton village hall.
    The route heads out on minor roads across the Severn and Leadon valleys to the Forest of Dean and then traverses that on the A4136 dropping down into Monmouth. Northwest (B road/ minor roads) to Pandy; up the Llanthony valley, over Gospel Pass (549m) road surface a bit sketchy in places and cars driving it for recreation; very fast down to Hay; back into England for the return trip to Pandy on the NE side of Hay Bluff via Michaelchurch (long climb 240m in 2.9km with some short steep sections); and the final 1/3rd via Grosmont (gratuitous descent to info control and climb back out), Hoarwithy, Much Marcle (shop open), and Staunton back to Norton. Light almost to the 14 hour limit time (2200).

    Plenty of parking at Norton if needed. The refreshments at Pandy VH are quite excellent and more than one could possibly consume: take a flapjack and a banana to get you there and that's all you need - plenty to eat there and to take with you for the middle and final third.

    Food and decent beer (The Red Lion?) available at the Wainlodes campsite.
    My ride (with an error at 16km) at this link:
    View: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/15070623
     
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  3. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

  4. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
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  5. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

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  6. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    Great ! Will be good to see you again.
     
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  7. jiberjaber

    jiberjaber Senior Member

    Location:
    Essex
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  8. jewbs

    jewbs Regular

    Location:
    bury st edmunds
    I did the Kelvedon oyster a couple of weeks ago and hoping to do knights templar next week.
     
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    goody

    goody Über Member

    Location:
    Carshalton
    Did the Willy Warmer a couple of weeks ago (someone should report them to trading standards because it was anything but! still not regained all feeling down there , good job I've no use for it anyway.)
    Next should be the Chiltern Grit 200 if I can manage to log in the entry page is telling me my membership has expired.
     
  10. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    DIY 400 a success
     
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  11. Donger

    Donger Convoi Exceptionnel

    Location:
    Quedgeley, Glos.
    Bill's Theocsbury Ramble (from Tewkesbury on 3rd March) looks like a not too challenging 110km. I'm going to have a go at it as it heads off into (for me) uncharted territory around Stratford on Avon, and it promises to be mainly A road-free.
     
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  12. Kestevan

    Kestevan Last of the Summer Winos

    Location:
    Holmfirth.
    Mini northwest passage on Saturday fir me. Nice lumpy 120.

    Here's hoping the recent snow and Howling gales take a back seat....
     
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  13. Donger

    Donger Convoi Exceptionnel

    Location:
    Quedgeley, Glos.
    Anyone ever done the Saracen Spring Century? I'm mulling over whether it is worth the drive up the M5 to Droitwich to do it in april.
     
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    goody

    goody Über Member

    Location:
    Carshalton
    Did the Chiltern Grit 200 definately not on form struggled a bit.
    Next one might be the Hard Boiled 300 did in 2015 so should know what to expect. :cry:
     
  15. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    Followed by the Dorset Coast at 0745 the next day? See you there (on Sunday, not Saturday at 2am!).
     
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