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  • RRTY question - I've done a DIY 200km from October up until Feb. Let's say they start recognising DIY's from July, would that mean I've had to do at least a 200km ride up to an including January 2021?

    That is correct.

  • I received an email cancellation where I had to specifically ask for the refund, otherwise it would be donated to the village hall.

    It’s not a lot on its own but I’ve entered one every 2 or 3 weeks until July and had already written off next weeks Petworth ride. It soon adds up. I’ll probably write them all off as I’m saving a lot of other expense at the moment.

    I'll give some feedback as an Organiser. My own event on April 18th is postponed.

    1. For the longer / better supported events such as Dean's 1000 there are quite a few sunk costs such as bookings for Village Halls, route checking, etc. For me just running a 200, I've only put around £75 into the running of the event so far, with additional costs being postponed along with the event.
    2. Refunds are generally available in this instance however most orgs are doing this less paypal fees. Paypal has recently changed their T&Cs so the fees are still taken by them.
    3. Most organisers are looking to reschedule there event for later in the year or next, where entry is passed on. I realise dates won't work in all cases.
  • I sympathise with the organisers, sorry if that didn’t come across in the post. Could have added that I’m happy to give up the fee to ensure the events continue...

  • Sorry my tone didn't come across right in my post either.

    Totally understand it from both sides as I'm in both camps, rider / organiser. I was just trying to give some insight to the thoughts / conversations orgs are having.

  • Great, thank you

  • Wild Atlantic Way Audax has now been cancelled for 2020. Plan to be re-run in 2021

  • Oasts and Coasts cancelled, all the cash gone to a hospice.

    Bryan Chapman has wishful thinking rescheduled to a date in July, which I don't see happening.

    London > Lands End > London cancelled, they've given the entries to charity too.

    At least a tiny bit of good coming from the endless cancellations.

  • you reckon BoB will go ahead? sort of assuming even if it does, my fitness won't really be up to it given the circumstances

  • I'm being super pessimistic and in my head thinking all organised fun on bikes is pretty much not happening this year.

    It's an arse as I felt pretty good about everything I'd lined up as well.

    I'm going to keep riding to burn off calories, no 'training' as such really. Will be well out of the mindset for a 1000km ride by September I think!

  • We agreed that the current suspension of all events will remain in place until July 4th

    Ok - so whose optimistic about Audax starting again in July? Probably more like August right? :(

  • I cant see it running again this year, except maybe DIY or Perms

  • You can still do DIY rides. You just don't get validation and you save a couple of quid.

  • I'm with @mustardbeak, would be very surprised if anything happened this year :(

    I miss calendar events in new places and I'd loved to have done a second SR by now. Contemplating trying to make a local 600km route with my house as an overnight stop but I think mentally it would be too difficult to just.. not end the ride.

  • Any recommendations of an audax route that shows the best of the Chilterns? I'll likely adapt it a bit but it's good to start with tried and tested roads. Looking for quiet and beautiful, not bothered about fast roads.

  • Maybe not one but I have a bunch from Westerley Dave that target hills for AA points.

  • It wont show me it, any chance of a RWGPS or gpx?

  • Cheers, any personal favourites?

  • I did AAAnfractuous a couple of years ago at the end of autumn and recall it was a pretty good ride, if a little punishing. Definitely on the quieter side of things, as I recall. It might be a Westerley Dave event, can't recall.

  • The AAAnfractuous is Willesden.

  • Henley hilly hundred is a good one.

    Nyctophobic, the short version of the anfractuous, is also quite good.

    But if you want the Chilterns rather than audax points, look at reliability ride routes such as the harp hilly hundred or Westerley Winter Warmer (my one).

    There are a couple of sportives, Chiltern hundred, which I think is basically the Chiltern cycleway, and the Marlow red kite.

  • Chiltern Chiltern Bang Bang is one of his non-hilly ones we did recently that was quite nice.

    Of the AA ones, I did the Cheeky Chilterner and Chiltern Chillout a bunch of times but that was primarily because they were AA best bang for buck. I'd probably do them and leave the Amersham climb out. But depends what you're after, going for all the hills doesn't normally make for such a nice ride. There's also some of the Reliability Rides you might consider like Harp Hilly 100. They go further north so you see different stuff like Ivinghoe Beacon etc

  • Yeah, that and its shorter relative the Lesser Anfractious are both pretty decent. We've done those with the Willesden as well. Thanks Frank, Nyctophobic! That's the one.

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