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North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:32 pm
by composite
The North by North West Parts 1 and 2 takes place 23rd May and Sunday 24th May 2020.

It's an Audax meets bikepacking type thing.

This is a 2 part Audax event (200km each day) with a bivi overnight. Bivi spot at Dales Cycle Centre is included in the entry fee, as is some food, which is £15 for each part of the ride, so £30 overall. In terms of normal Audax costs this is at the higher end of the cost range for a 200km event but still OK.

Anyone up for joining me on this? I would be happy to be "full value" and take the whole 14 hours time limit (for each day) if you are concerned about pace.

More info:
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8410
https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8411

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:50 pm
by benconnolli
Recently completed my first audax tour this Saturday and just writing it up. That was only me biviing because it was a three hour ride from my flat and I didn't fancy waking up at 3:30. I live in Stroud so would be a double bivi holiday for me and need to get round for the last train at 8pm Sunday. Still game pretty much because of all the impracticality.

Not sure how good companion I would be. When riding I sort of don't like stopping for long at all, get food and water then get back on the bike to consume style. Would very much like riding to the first checkpoint on both days then however longer it lasts.

Glad to hear I am not alone in this crossover.

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:13 am
by ton
first 200k audax I did was the north west passage.
proper tough bastard it was if I remember.................. enjoy :-bd

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:14 am
by ton
ignore my idiocy......... you were talking about a different event.... doh

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:11 am
by PaulB
It's on the radar, but trying to do SR and trying to fit in Moors and Wolds 400 begining of May and 9 Counties 600 begining of June. Plus the family bit.
I think doing NbyNW and then 600km 2 weeks later is achievable and forget the 400 :wink:

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:14 pm
by Chew
Just come up ride the Old 240 instead.

Bosh out the distance in a day, and ride on much more scenic roads around Yorkshire

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:21 am
by composite
Chew wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Just come up ride the Old 240 instead.

Bosh out the distance in a day, and ride on much more scenic roads around Yorkshire
That's a permanent right? If you were looking to do it Chew I would be up for it, but maybe run it as a DIY instead?

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:22 am
by composite
PaulB wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:11 am
It's on the radar, but trying to do SR and trying to fit in Moors and Wolds 400 begining of May and 9 Counties 600 begining of June. Plus the family bit.
I think doing NbyNW and then 600km 2 weeks later is achievable and forget the 400 :wink:
I'll be doing the Bryan Chapman the weekend before! :shock:

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:26 am
by composite
benconnolli wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:50 pm

Not sure how good companion I would be. When riding I sort of don't like stopping for long at all, get food and water then get back on the bike to consume style. Would very much like riding to the first checkpoint on both days then however longer it lasts.
I used to be very much like this but I have chilled out a bit since Audaxing. On a 200 I would typically do a quick pitstop, as you describe, at 50km and 150km but roughly halfway I like to stop for a cafe lunch.
Glad to hear I am not alone in this crossover.
I'm calling it Brevetpacking. You heard it here first! I'm going to try to get it into the zeitgeist. :grin:

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:27 am
by atk
Brevetpacking?! Why not check into an audax hotel for the night... :lol:

Re: North by North West Parts 1 and 2, Audax meets bikepacking.

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:43 pm
by Chew
composite wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:21 am
Chew wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Just come up ride the Old 240 instead.

Bosh out the distance in a day, and ride on much more scenic roads around Yorkshire
That's a permanent right? If you were looking to do it Chew I would be up for it, but maybe run it as a DIY instead?
I rode it last year.
May do it again at some point, but not for a few years yet.