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BB200 2020

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:42 pm

Okay then, after giving all and every option a good coat of looking at, it's become quite obvious that there was no way to run this year's BB200 in its usual guise and (a) remain within guidelines and (b) show anyone looking that we can actually be sensible. However, that doesn't mean that the BB200 can't run in another guise ....

This year, you will have from Oct 1st until Nov 1st to ride the route. You can also start / finish from any point along it. Should your attempt prove successful, then simply email a gps trace of your ride to claim your badge.

I fully appreciate that it's quite unlike the previous 9 years but under the circumstances it's perhaps a reasonable compromise. The good news is that we'll have an all new route and the crafty will be able to pick whatever weather window may present itself. :wink:

Anyway, entries will open on Sep 1st - Sep 25th, route will be sent out Sep 26th and it'll cost you £15. No limit to number of entrants.
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Re: BB200 2020

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:46 pm

Limited entries or in abundance?? Pls Stu (ie. No needing to be on standby at 10am etc)...

Can we coordinate with a friend (or a few :smile: )... anyone got any dates could you PM me (pending entry off course)...

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:58 pm

Limited entries or in abundance??
I doubt we'll have any reason to cap entries Shaf.
Can we coordinate with a friend
Whilst I won't encourage it, I can't stop it but let's remember that the usual guidelines still stand.
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Re: BB200 2020

Post by Jurassic pusher » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:02 pm

EXCELLENT IDEA!
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Re: BB200 2020

Post by Dave Barter » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:03 pm

Great idea! I can’t make my usual excuses give a period of 30 days.
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Re: BB200 2020

Post by lune ranger » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:09 pm

Nice one chief.
Can I request that the route takes in a railway station then please?
That would make my taking part a lot more likely. Arrive by train, ride then leave the way I came like I wasn’t even there...

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by whitestone » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:09 pm

Nice! Since there's five weekends (assuming Sunday 1st Nov is valid) then there's a lot of room for folk.

An interesting dilemma: do you put the big hike-a-bike at the start to get it over with or would that demoralise you early on? What about selecting a start point to give you the best chance of hitting resupply points?
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Re: BB200 2020

Post by macinblack » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:17 pm

Great!

(And - Bugger, better get training!)

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by burty » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:34 pm

:-bd good plan

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by Ian » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:12 pm

Excellent plan. Time to tick off the 300, too, I reckon (there will be a 300km option, right?).

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by slarge » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:12 pm

Is there a 300 option this year Stu? I know you have a lot of orange badges to give away 😃

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Post by Ian » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:14 pm

Bloody hope so. I need the orange to complete the set...

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by Charliecres » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:17 pm

Good plan! It’s hard to say no to that. I think the motivation to keep plugging away overnight will be harder to find but a) it’ll be interesting to see and b) it doesn’t really matter. :-bd

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:45 pm

A 30 day window to cherry pick a dry spell and I could still be on furlough.... Until Nov 1st
Maybe I might even have a go this year

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by darbeze » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:06 am

That's a very good idea Stuart!

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Post by sean_iow » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:18 am

slarge wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:12 pm
Is there a 300 option this year Stu? I know you have a lot of orange badges to give away 😃
As we've got 30 days to get round we could go much further than that, BB1000 anyone :lol: No need for a separate route, just 5 laps of the BB200.
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Re: BB200 2020

Post by BigdummySteve » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:35 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:42 pm


This year, you will have from Oct 1st until Nov 1st to ride the route.
Well that’s much better than this 24hours nonsense, might enter!
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Re: BB200 2020

Post by lune ranger » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:55 am

Still sounds good but having had a night to consider things I am, with some regret, bowing out.
October is likely to be the time where transmission of the C word increases. I’m not sure travel by by train to Wales for recreation would be justified (for me: child at high risk + job in ICU).
I will however honour the spirit of BB200 an roll out on my newly devised hike a bike studded, vague path infested, evil stepping stone infected Dartmoor 200 route. To be completed under BB rules and ridden from my door.

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by The Boss » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:29 am

Just to clarify a few things. I'd hate for something said in jest on here to be taken as reality.
BigdummySteve wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:35 am
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:42 pm


This year, you will have from Oct 1st until Nov 1st to ride the route.
Well that’s much better than this 24hours nonsense, might enter!
The ride has to be completed in one attempt (as usual). The badge timings will be awarded as previous years and you must complete the route within 36 hours max.
redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Limited entries or in abundance?? Pls Stu (ie. No needing to be on standby at 10am etc)...

Can we coordinate with a friend (or a few :smile: )... anyone got any dates could you PM me (pending entry off course)...
Entry is open from 1st Sept to 25th Sept. All the guidelines of a self-supported event stand. It isn't a social ride with friends so please bear that in mind.

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by The Boss » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:36 am

Ian wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:12 pm
Excellent plan. Time to tick off the 300, too, I reckon (there will be a 300km option, right?).
Yes the 300 will exist but only for previous black badge holders. Please enter the 200 and then email Stu will your intent :grin:

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:56 am

The Boss wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:29 am
Just to clarify a few things. I'd hate for something said in jest on here to be taken as reality.
BigdummySteve wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:35 am
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:42 pm


This year, you will have from Oct 1st until Nov 1st to ride the route.
Well that’s much better than this 24hours nonsense, might enter!
The ride has to be completed in one attempt (as usual). The badge timings will be awarded as previous years and you must complete the route within 36 hours max.
redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Limited entries or in abundance?? Pls Stu (ie. No needing to be on standby at 10am etc)...

Can we coordinate with a friend (or a few :smile: )... anyone got any dates could you PM me (pending entry off course)...
Entry is open from 1st Sept to 25th Sept. All the guidelines of a self-supported event stand. It isn't a social ride with friends so please bear that in mind.

Dee
Thanks Dee... Yeah, I wasnt actually thinking as a group ride sort of thing. Just people starting around a similar weekend/day from wherever on the route they started. ie. If I started at the closest side to myself and a few others started on same date from their end of the route and just followed it round. Only means that you know there's some good company (a few 20 miles ahead or behind) on the same route and they'll be suffering as much or little as I...

^^^ That's acceptable/appropriate right :???:

Also, once out on the route, if one was to get tired (based on your mention about getting round in one go) then they'd be ok to sit/lie and have a short break/rest right? Or is years going all hardcore and only allowed water/food/etc stops?

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:59 am

Also, once out on the route, if one was to get tired (based on your mention about getting round in one go) then they'd be ok to sit/lie and have a short break/rest right? Or is years going all hardcore and only allowed water/food/etc stops?
Same as every year in that regard Shaf. If you want to stop then stop but it must be completed within 36 hours.
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Re: BB200 2020

Post by GregMay » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:17 pm

Great idea team. If I can squeak it in the week after the OMM I'll be happy.
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Re: BB200 2020

Post by faustus » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:38 pm

Great idea. Hoping I might be able to do this, even though freedom passes are very hard to come by at the moment! :-bd

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Re: BB200 2020

Post by Richard G » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:20 pm

This makes it much more likely that I'll be able to do it... I wonder how much weight I can lose in a month and a half? :lol:

Plus, you know, learn to ride a bike again.

Only difficulty for me will be finding somewhere to stay the night before. Not really comfortable with B&Bs etc right now... but by the same token, getting f'all sleep in the car / tent is no way to prep for a ride that long.

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