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Fred Whitton - Permanent Audax?

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

Hi all - just wondering if anyone fancies a crack at the Fred Whitton. Audax do permanent events which can be completed any time. The route is identical to the official event but without the masses. The plan is to ride it on the 20th August. We will drive up early morning (6.00am) and then start the ride about 10.00am from Grasmere. We are going to stay overnight at Grasmere YHA (£35) so we can celebrate with a lovely meal and a few cheeky beers. If anyone fancies it please let me know. Cheers Andy

Hi all - after taking on board really helpful advice we are going to travel up on Friday 19th August in the afternoon and stay over at Grasmere YH for an extra night. We will start at 8.00am on Saturday 20th August. There has been a lot of interest - I have paid a deposit for 6 places so please let me know ASAP if you are a definite. Total cost for 2 nights accommodation will be £67. Hope you can make it 😎🚲☕🍰

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Andy Wheat
Andy Wheat
17 jul 2022

Thanks very much to everyone who has signed up. We have five definites and have one space left in the YH. Don't miss out - please let me know ASAP if you want the final space. Only £66 for two nights accommodation and option to pay £9.95 for a cooked breakfast. Hopefully you can make it 👍🚴🌞🤸‍♀️

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Adrian Aspinall
Adrian Aspinall
12 jul 2022

Yep would be up for this!

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Dave Bettridge
Dave Bettridge
11 jul 2022

Great shout out Andy and it would of been a big yes from me, but unfortunately got work issues that weekend, but would be interested in a future date or year.

As mentioned it could be a huge day out, so towards the end is Ambleside, so you could even call by there with bikes for late beer & curry 😋

Done the main Fred event once and not sure if you are revering to the "Four Seasons" ? which i have done around 3 times.


One of them British grand days on a bike for sure.


https://www.fredwhittonchallenge.co.uk/four-seasons-challenge/


Now wheres my mountain bike cassette 😁

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Andy Wheat
Andy Wheat
12 jul 2022
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Brilliant Dave - thanks very much forcthe info. It's looking like travelling up on the Friday evening is going to be the best option so we can get an early start. Will contact the YH to see what's possible 🚴👍

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Philip Colledge
Philip Colledge
11 jul 2022

Ooo by heck. I may be interested 🤔

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Miembro desconocido
11 jul 2022

Unless you're v v fit Andy you won't be back in time for an evening meal....believe me It's a 9 plus hour ride for us mortals( and I wasn't audaxing!) - and I was pretty fit back in 2012....gold in the Marmotte Sorry but you're trying to bite off more than you can chew

You need to go up the day before start 8am latest

I've done the Fred twice.....utterly brutal

Any you won't be in any state to enjoy a few cheeky beers!

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Joel Barnett
Joel Barnett
19 jul 2022
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You'll be smashing it in 7 hours won't you Ash?!

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