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  • Premier Icon joat
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    Entries for Fred Whitton close tonight. Who’s in the draw, and are you secretly hoping not to be selected? I’m in, but I’m going to be pushed for training time if I get a golden ticket.

    thegreatape
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    Not what I was expecting. Thankfully.

    I haven’t entered for quite a few years now. It’s massively over subscribed and it seems if you’re local but not part of a club then you’ve not got much chance of getting a place. Plus it hasn’t had a sunny day for about six years.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Pretty sure he entered himself, head first, every once in a whyul

    *waves*

    sc-xc
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    This has set his allayum off…

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    He is already back amongst us and has been for a while.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Not quite the confessional I was hoping for…..

    Premier Icon joat
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    Is it too late for a (Whitton content) edit mods?
    I’ve only had one sensible answer so far, which is nothing like STW forum now is it? 😆

    Premier Icon andyfla
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    Yup, did it last year and entered again – hopefully I will be fit for it

    Sorry to lower the tone with a sensible answer

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Nope. Ticked that one off last year, too far to come back and do it again anytime soon.

    Nope! Might have considered it, got round respectably last year but paced myself almost too carefully, wouldn’t mind pushing it a bit for a second go round. However, nursing all sorts of bike related injuries at the moment so think this is a good year to focus on shorter rides rather than another 7 and half hour grind…

    Premier Icon mikeyp
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    Yep , 3rd time hopefully. I’ve always ended up on the reserve and still got a spot. I find it’s a useful prod to get me riding in the new year.

    Yup entered today. Messed up on the team entry tho so hope I’m not the only one of a few riding buddies to get a place.

    Did the tour of the peak last year in horrendous winds and survived ok. How much tougher is FW?!

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    How much tougher is FW?!

    First 45 is easy. Last ten is easy. The bit in between is a bastard.

    Hardknot/wrynose was hard but I expected it to be. Cold fell was a low point for me, and everyone around me by the looks of it. Mainly because for some reason I’d got it on my head the feed station was before it…

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Cold fell was a low point for me, and everyone around me by the looks of it.

    Cold Fell is the hardest part of the ride by far. It’s not marked on the map as a “climb” in the way that Kirkstone, Whinlatter etc are so it catches everybody out. Also it’s completely exposed and almost always right into the teeth of the prevailing wind.

    Plus it comes at that psychological low point of about 65-70 miles when you’re kind of knackered but also not even close to the end!

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    did you get in?

    Premier Icon joat
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    Thanks for reminding me to check. Sadly I haven’t been successful this time. Sort of sad, sort of relieved.

    reggiegasket
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    do you get an email either way, or just if you’re not in?

    jlc
    Member

    How do you check if you have got in or rejected? I have received no email saying either yet,

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Grasmere village are looking for ways to encourage tourists to come back to the area after the storms of winter. Would those of you who didn’t get in be up for a ride of the route, with timing and feeds/support at a few points – free to ride if you stay locally (B+B etc)?

    jekkyl
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    when do they expect the A591 grasmere>keswick to be back in action?

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    when do they expect the A591 grasmere>keswick to be back in action?

    I’ve heard it will be May

    I have an entry. Better start the training / weight loss soon then 😕

    Premier Icon joat
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    thekingisdead – Member
    I have an entry. Better start the training / weight loss soon then

    Good luck, are you a first-timer?

    mrchrispy
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    I got this….

    Dear Rider

    {name} (please check we have the correct name) – thank you for entering the lottery draw for a place in the 2016 Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge. I am pleased to inform you that you have been successful and now have a place in the event.

    Can only assume that means we are in (it was a 4 or nothing entry)

    bjj.andy.w
    Member

    Got the email to say I’m in 😀 Third time for me, just hope the weathers better than the previous two years I’ve done it 😐

    Premier Icon joat
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    Starting to feel envious :mrgreen:

    Premier Icon mikeyp
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    3rd time unlucky. On the reserve list

    Good luck, are you a first timer

    1st time doing the FW yes. Did a lot of road riding last year so hoping I can get back in the groove quickly

    Cammer
    Member

    I also got the ‘Dear Rider {name} email’ as part of a team. Assume we are all in and just a mail merge error on team entries.

    jonjones262
    Member

    I’m in, oh cr*p…..

    wors
    Member

    Grasmere village are looking for ways to encourage tourists to come back to the area after the storms of winter. Would those of you who didn’t get in be up for a ride of the route, with timing and feeds/support at a few points – free to ride if you stay locally (B+B etc)?

    Me and a mate are thinking about coming up end Feb/ beginning of march to have a bash at he route, what dates was you thinking?

    jwt
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    Been said before, but if you marshal this year you’ll get a guaranteed entry next year. Plenty of notice to dial in the training regime.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    I’m in!

    Muhahahaha!

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    Ah. I’m in. Looks as if there has been some it problems. Ive just got a resent email. There may be others! If you were secretly relieved not to be successful you are not out of the woods yet.

    mike_p
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    I’m not in, with a curious mixture of disappointment and relief. I wasn’t looking forward to the training! So, Velothon Wales it is then…

    Premier Icon stever
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    Not in. crazy-legs is right – Cold Fell is sneaky and mean. Last year we hit that in rotten weather, wind and rain, just when fatigue is starting to hit and you’re getting psyched for the Big Ones. Ah well.

    whitestone
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    The big “named” climbs only account for about half the total ascent of the FW, there’s a lot of up and down!

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