Hahaha oh yeah, I must have! Found the WKO entry
"So much food!
Wet and windy (and hilly) on the way back. Slept better with earplugs this time."
Ok, it was when I did RATN, then a couple of weeks after Ben Allens Tour, then WCW, then I had Pendle slated but didn't do it, then I did Wander Wye and Last Gasp the next two. I remember doing 4x600s but I'd forgotten which ones. What's the one down south that I'm probably confusing it with then?
All I really remember about WCW was the food. At every control I think I ate a full slap up meal. And yeah we had one day of blazing sunshine and then the Sunday was just rainy.
WCW: different, appetising (vegan) food at every stop and a rear hub service 50km before the end. As good as audax organisation gets imho
I thought that was Wander Wye? I remember at one control one of the staffers drooling over the Mason. One of them had apple pie I think. Oh, which one had thingiebob's super boozy pudding? Was that Wander Wye or WCW? Jeez they've all totally blurred into one mess in my head.
Kernow & Southwest 600k was the south one I was thinking of. That one I've definitely not done. Definitely maybe. Maybe. I think not. Could be. Nah.
thanks all. good data.
Have done both. Think I prefered WCW from memory. Bray is nice.
The boozy bread pudding was definitely WCW.
They definitely all blurred into one and I don't think it was Wobbly's bread pudding!
You did, I remember meeting you there haha. You told me to make sure to eat more of that pasta bake at 1AM before bed which I couldn't stomach but should have done
Kernow & Southwest 600k
Kernow & Southwest 600k
Loved that ride, get to see an amazing variation of scenery throughout the SW.
I even managed to go fast enough to get more than 15 minutes worth of sleep.
Was that at a small hall with stage at one end and tables lined out with people sleeping around the edges? and I was riding on a little further maybe as I'd booked a room somewhere further on or nearby? I really should get back into the habit of writing ride reports so all this doesn't turn into hippy head mush.
Does it still run or is it one of those every alternate year ones like Pendle?
Pendle being the other one on my todo list.
Pretty sure it's a perm these days, last calendar was 2016. *https://hennessey.uk/auk-randonnee-events/12-permanent-events/8-kernow-southwest-600
No idea, you could ask Ian via yacf or Twitter (https://twitter.com/gedbenitez).
Yeah, I think for the grrl's first 600k I'll keep it as easy as possible. Although climbing does make you forget about your arse pain for a while...
which one you thinking for the girls first? my first too so nothing to hard. Will be fixed also
It'll probably be one close to London and given I can't even remember the ones I've done I'm probably the wrong person to ask :D
I reckon BBC 600 or Frank's one (which appears to actually be Alex's one).
First 600 has to be Bryan Chapman Memorial, everything else is just silly.
Hilly, involves travel and doing it as a DIY misses a lot of the nice aspects.
It’s Wales; I suppose a 600 loop around Milton Keynes has its charms as well.
I would also say Bryan Chapman.
You could do it as a luxury DIY.
Stay at the Two Rivers in Chepstow the night before, book a b&b in dolgellau next night, check in on the way up, have a sleep on the way back in comfort, then another night at the two rivers at the finish, bed only meters from dinner and pints. Make a nice weekend of it.
I found Bryan Chapman easier than the Flatlands.
Flatlands - boring, nothing to look at only goes to shit places.
Bryan Chapman - some of the best scenary in the UK, visits some nice towns, and goes through Snowdonia, sure it's hilly but its not like doing a 600 in Kent or something, the hills are all really manageable.
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