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ian_oli

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    2020 event will be on Sunday, February 16th.
    There are two routes, a fairly easy 50km and a fairly tough 100km. The rides start from Chalfont St Peter and go almost entirely on minor roads, though the routes have been designed to avoid downhills on poor surface lanes. The cost is £8.00 for advance entry, £10.00 on the day. This includes signage, catering at the start and finish and a certificate for finishers who arrive within their chosen time. You can choose either distance on the day. The 100km starts at 09:30 on the 16th, 50km at 09:45.

    Full details and online entry at
    http://www.willesdencyclingclub.co.uk/re­liability-ride-2020

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    2019 version!

    You can tackle a moderate 50Km route or a challenging 100Km route, both across the Chilterns. The 100Km starts at 9:30, the 50Km at 9:45. Choose which you do on the day. Do them at a pace which suits you.
    £8 in advance, £10 at the start

    Refreshments included
    Signed route, nearly all on minor roads
    No mucky lanes downhill
    Older children (12+) welcome

    More details and online entry at http://www.willesdencyclingclub.co.uk/ca­lendar/reliability-rides/

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    Still wondering what to do this weekend - I have a few places left on the 3 Down, Runs Near London to just past New Forest (and back of course) Entry at http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-4­17/ with ridedetails and a link to the ride documents

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    Took some flyers with me to Richmond Park and shamelessly pressed them on cyclists queuing for coffee and cake at the Caff. I was pleasantly surprised by the level of interest shown.

    The routes have been checked by fellow club members and small adjustments will be made to the routesheets in the next day or so.

    Several people asked me how to get there without a car. Marylebone to Gerrards Cross on Chiltern is the best bet, with Uxbridge, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood Underground alternatives. There does not appear to be any engineering work on the Chiltern Line and I noticed they advertise a £3.00 advance single. Allow 15 minutes from the train to the starting line.

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    There is 50K ride at 9:45 and a 100K ride at 9:30. The 5oK is fairly benign, the 100K fairly tough. You can make up your mind on the day which to do.

    Advance entry is £8, this includes refreshments.

    The website at http://www.willesdencyclingclub.co.uk/ca­lendar/reliability-rides/ has full details and a link to online entry.

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    On the Willesden 100 two hills, Kop Hill and Smalldean Lane will probably give fixies a walk. The 50K route is pretty benign.

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    Hi, Willesden Reliability Organiser here. I have just asked Hippy to change his post listing this year's rides as the details on it were completely incorrect about the Willesden Ride. Just to be clear it's on 19th February, starts from Chalfont St Peter and has a 50K and 100K Route only. Entries Are £8 online and £10 on the day. Full details at http://www.willesdencyclingclub.co.uk/ca­lendar/reliability-rides/

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    http://www.willesdencyclingclub.co.uk/ab­out/audax/jack_eason_rides/
    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3758356

    The 200k looks interesting to me, though it'll end up being closer to 300 by the time I ride out and back:

    "200km cycling event starting from Maidenhead. Controls at Shere, Dabbling Duck, Petworth, Hungry Guest and Alton, Cafes Shops Pub, plus 5 information controls.
    A new ride for 2014, in memory of Willesden CC's Jack Eason, randonneur of the millenium. It takes in the North Downs, Leith Hill, Blackdown, Hindhead, the Hampshire Downs.
    Why 'Struggle' - it's because when people asked Jack how he was getting on in a ride he'd often say 'Strugglin''. While the main climbs are some of the longest in the South East and give a challenge, the rest of the route is reasonably flat and rides through some lovely countryside."

    Organiser here. There's also a 100K event, 10 Thames Bridges at 0900 same place and date, that I reckon is doable on fixed, even by me, with a couple of short walks on Chiltern Lanes, and a pretty flat 60K ride too. See http://www.willesdencyclingclub.co.u...k­_eason_rides/

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