January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

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January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:14 pm

ENTRIES CLOSE 8pm ON SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER

As the 2 day and 1 night out under canvas or bothy Winter Event 2021 has understandably being cancelled, and following on from last summers WRT cancellation and postponement, this won't stop those of us dumb enough to camp out in January will it?

Last May a few of us got together last minute (virtually) and gave each other 10 (or so) grid refs around each others homes.
The idea was simple, use the relevant OS map or http://www.geograph.org.uk/ picking out 10 grid refs around your virtual partner's home.

Here are our stories from last May's 2 night 3 day Virtual WRT: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17048

So, here you go for January's 9th and 10th Virtual Winter Event 2021:

Reg (RIP) and I will work together to put this all in place and camping out on the Saturday night can be done in your own back garden or out and about where it's legal and allowed.

Entries close at 8pm on Saturday 12th December, straight after the 8pm cut off time Reg and I will use a very complicated algorithm to pair up riders to work out each others grid refs, you then have a week to contact each other and swap those grid refs before Christmas Eve. Make sure none of them are on private land.
Over Christmas you plot your own routes around your own areas. Camping in your garden is allowed and encouraged in this trying times.

Learn your local area again though new eye.s routes and new places.

Then after your ride report back with stories and photos (if you like) in the "How it Went" thread that we will make ready before the event weekend.

In the spirit of the Winter Event you don't need to go to all, or indeed any of your Grid Refs. Just use your imagination and have fun.
On the V-WRT Reg gave me a GR in the sea as is traditional that I could only get to at low tide, but it might be a bit cold for that in January!

The cost is free to enter, but there is no obligation charity element to it for 2 homeless charities while knowing that Stuart the high lord of Bike Packing will be out in the Welsh Hills suffering when you're out on your bike too.

So, if you want to play out please add......
You names and City/rough area where you live
below

Stuart / Bear Bones Norm - 24 GR's chosen by sponsors, money to homeless charities.



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SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER UPDATE
Here are your partners

Brendan / Brendan – Kingston, London with Rob / woodsmith - Bawtry, S Yorks
Ben / benp1 – Whetstone, London with SimonB / wurzel58dog – Bristol
Mo Guy / Moguy - Wimborne, Dorset with Chris / ChrisF – New Mills, Peak District


In touch with each other
Bridget / Borderer – Hawick with Alan + Fraser (12) / Alan63 – Glasgow
Phil / htrider – Fife with Dawn / DawnA – Cairngorms
Sean / SeannyD – Fife with Colin / Scotroutes – Cairngorms
Emma / Waterrat – Cragg Vale Hebden Bridge + Lanzarote with David / Asposium – Hull + Southampton
Paul / Tonto – Daventry with Sean / sean_iow – Isle of Wight
Dave / Dave Pegler / Alpine VeloFes – Westergate, W Sussex with Verena / Verena – Brecon, Powys
Paul / paulboredmanbikes – South Merseyside with John / lazarus – Rivington, Lancs
Jeff / SummitToppler – Llandudno with Dave / Dave Barter - Brixham
Anthony / Stumpym4 – East Riding, N Yorks with George / shutuplegs – Winchester
Nigel / mbnut – Maidstone, Kent with Bob n Cath / whitestone – Skipton
Sam / Sammy Surviver – Wigan with Stu / bearbonesnorm – Back End Of Beyond
Sean / tobasco – mid Shropshire with Dave / thenorthwind – Newcastle
Shaf / Redefined_cycles - W Yorkshire with Ollie R / Spooky_b329 – Sussex
Mike / Mikep1972 – Warrington with Alec / Alec - N Shropshire
Brian / Brian G – North Liverpool with Andy / techno – Hull
Tim / trob6 – Worcestershire with Charlie / CharlieCres – Surrey
Adjustablewench + Gasman / adjustablewench – Sheffield with Paul / Sussex Paul – Haslemere, Surrey
Jason Hemingway / Jay_ACWR – Halifax, W Yorks with Taylor / Taylor – Nailsea, Somerset
Stu / middleagedmadness – Wolverhampton with Bob / K1100T – West Wratting, S Cambs
‘Reg’ / RIP – Leighton Buzzard with Ang / AngW – Sheffield
Neil / composite – Birmingham with Tony / ton – Leeds
Emma / Peas_E – Hull with Steve / slarge – Warwickshire
Simon / siboy – Burwell, SE Cambs with Tim / TheBrownDog – Chalfont, Bucks
Nick / Copperbottom – Southampton with Andy / In Reverse – Manchester
Javi / Javi – S Lake District with Kevin / Blackhound – Derby
Sarah + Helen / MagicHat – Glossop, High Peak with Mark / Barney – Wirral
John / JohnClimber – North Merseyside with Malc / BrotherSmith – South Staffs


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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by summittoppler » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:36 pm

I'll give it a go.
I ain't got a GPS thingy but I'm sure I'll manage.

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Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:36 pm

Shafiq... West Yorkshire

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Post by Alec » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:42 pm

Im in,
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Post by slarge » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:06 pm

I think this could be a giggle. Steve, Warwickshire

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Post by Verena » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:17 pm

Brilliant, I'm in :-bd Brecon, Powys, mid Wales

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Post by thenorthwind » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:19 pm

Go on then.
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Post by Asposium » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:47 am

I’m in.
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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by Richard G » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:00 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:14 pm
Reg (RIP)
Jesus Christ... my heart just about stopped for a second then. Don't do that! :shock:

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Post by RIP » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:22 pm

Phew, glad it didn't Rich! That would just about put the tin lid on the week.

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Post by Richard G » Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:42 pm

Glad to hear it. :grin:

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Post by woodsmith » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:26 pm

Love to give this a whirl.

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Post by K1100T » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:48 pm

In for a penny, in for a pound.
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Post by techno » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:27 pm

I'm in. In Hull. :-bd
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Post by ton » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:32 pm

ton, leeds.

i did it last time, was good.


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Post by shutuplegs » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:10 pm

Sounds a laugh.

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Post by Taylor » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:17 pm

Taylor-nailsea

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Post by Dave Barter » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:29 pm

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Post by whitestone » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:34 pm

Bob and Cath - Skipton
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Post by TheBrownDog » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:07 pm

Tim, Chalfont St Peter
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Post by Alan63 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:42 pm

Fraser (12) and I are up for the challenge. In Glasgow.

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Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:54 pm

whitestone wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Bob and Cath - Skipton
Do you want someone each to do different grid refs or the same grid refs to ride together please?

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Post by JohnClimber » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:59 pm

20 riders confirmed in the first 24 hours. :-bd

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2 entries from Scotland and 2 from Wales.

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Post by RIP » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:05 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:54 pm
whitestone wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Bob and Cath - Skipton
Do you want someone each to do different grid refs or the same grid refs to ride together please?
Be highly amusing if our Extremely Complex Algorithm paired "Cath" n "Bob" up to sort each other's GRs out :smile: .
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