Three Peaks Tour (thanks to 'race')

Three Peaks Tour (thanks to 'race')

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tvrbob

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10,834 posts

217 months

Friday 19th March 2004
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I see an interesting budding here thanks to 'race'. Will this work?

Plan a 'peaks' tour. Ben nevis, scarfell pike and snowdon with many regional start/finish places. Different regions then join the tour as it passes through their area. Then as the route passes back past your own start/finish you can peel off and return to your home.

Simple in theory and probably simple in practice. Lets put the bones of a plan together and if it looks OK we could then launch the idea in 'events/meetings/travel'.

If successful this could be worthy of a PH rather than a PHer lable.

>>> Edited by tvrbob on Friday 19th March 13:02

tvrbob

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10,834 posts

217 months

Friday 19th March 2004
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This, with a return leg along the east coast



http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/richieev/tp/drive.htm

Byff

4,425 posts

223 months

Friday 19th March 2004
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Ace idea

This seems perfect for a countrywide challenge if the return loop passes the East coast. Everyone must pass through waypoints, but other than that - an open route.

You start at the nearest waypoint and log your time, the challenge would be to complete the course as close to a set time as possible (so as to deter speeding and other heinous crimes).

For any website proffesionals, you could set up a website to log competitors name and times, so you can see how you compare.

>> Edited by Byff on Friday 19th March 15:06

gemini

11,351 posts

226 months

Friday 19th March 2004
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Got my support - with otrganised stop offs
make it a full loop?

tvrbob

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Friday 19th March 2004
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Checkpoints, that's an interesting idea though it does add a layer of complexity. That would make it a series of timed runs set to be reasonably easy to achieve without the need to speed but hard enough that bad route planning or getting lost will cause you to be late.

Now either people volunteer to time check or we find some way that people can prove they were where they said they were and when that was. Perhaps VAT receipts from specific petrol stations (would that be infallible? Would it really matter anyway?). Or we could find some friendly eating establishments where the patron signs and time stamps the drivers card.


rods

1,798 posts

215 months

Friday 19th March 2004
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Sounds good to me too Bob,but is it a race or a tour?

rods

1,798 posts

215 months

Friday 19th March 2004
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VAT receipts are a good idea,date and time on each receipt

tvrbob

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Friday 19th March 2004
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Looks something like this. Each leg has 20 mins added for eating etc.

Newcastle on Tyne
233 miles 5 hours 15 mins
Fort William
239 miles 5 hours 15 mins
Scarfell Pike
173 miles 4 hours 05 mins
Snowdonia
250 miles 5 hours 15 mins
Newcastle on Tyne

Each runner chooses which leg they want to add 8 hours sleep onto.

My only problem with this is that it doesn't reach far enough south where the majority of our community live.

tvrbob

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Friday 19th March 2004
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rods said:
Sounds good to me too Bob,but is it a race or a tour?
I think it has to be a tour. A race would be too risky.

Byff

4,425 posts

223 months

Friday 19th March 2004
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Sleep?

Who needs sleep? Two man teams, shared driving.

Petrol station VAT reciepts are a good idea, but my idea wasn't to have the waypoints timed, just as a means to prove you have completed the full course and not made any short cuts.

If the first waypoint is at a petrol station, the time stamp on it is your starting time, then fill up again when your complete and thats your finish time.

Any good?

tvrbob

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Friday 19th March 2004
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Byff said:
Who needs sleep? Two man teams, shared driving....
There's an idea. May make it difficult for some people though if they have no second insured driver.
Byff said:
...If the first waypoint is at a petrol station, the time stamp on it is your starting time, then fill up again when your complete and thats your finish time...
As long as the challenge is to complete in a set time. Trying for fastest times would cause naughty behaviour and we can't have that.

gemini

11,351 posts

226 months

Friday 19th March 2004
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could mwe not do it as a navigation exercise - so based on mileage
I quite fancy getting together at stop offs (social) and having more than 8hrs break

times are a

tvrbob

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Friday 19th March 2004
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gemini said:
...so based on mileage....
So Ted would secretly know the right answer. We all then declare how many miles we did and Ted declares a winner.
gemini said:
...I quite fancy getting together at stop offs (social)...
This is back to where we started. I like this idea. Picking up regions as we go past and dropping them off we the circuit completes for each region. Then we could easily pick stopping places for food and chat. If we do this we get more cars together on the road.

Byff

4,425 posts

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Friday 19th March 2004
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OK, I realise going for fastest times would be naughty, but you would be going for a standard set time, which would be kept secret until the event finished. This time would be the one set according to a route planner program on the PC, so should be according to speed limits (for instance, my TomTom program on the iPaq does estimated time).

The competition could be held open for a month, so you could do it when the time suits you, then after a cut off date, the results are collaborated and the winner declared.

How does that sound?

Byff

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223 months

Friday 19th March 2004
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Having just re-read the thread, where did I get that this was a challenge? Doh

I'm up for a mere Tour aswell. Big loop picking people up/dropping people off as and when we pass.

tvrbob

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Friday 19th March 2004
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Something like this

So to do the loop and let every region complete the full circuit then the plan has to go round twice. (well just short of twice actually)

Tour starts with the Yorkshire region in the Leeds area early, say 08:00.

Drives north east to Newcastle picking up NE-PHers at 10:00.

Off to the boarders picking up the Scottish region somewhere central southern Scotland ~ 12:00 and have lunch.

Do Ben Nevis ~ 15:00 and a chat then off to Cumbria.

Meet North West / Cumbria area people ~ 21:00 and eat again before heading past Scarfell Pike and then south down the west coast.

Pick up the Wales contingent ~ 02:00. Off to Snowdon. Candle lit supper on the slopes then north east to Leeds.

Drop off Leeds team at ~ 07:00 with bacon butties at Chim_girl's. (hope she's watching this thread)

Off to Newcastle to drop off NE-PHers 10:00.

To the boarders to drop off the Scottish team 12:00. Lunch and off to Ben Nevis for 15:00 and a chat.

Down country to Cumbria and drop off North West / Cumbria area people ~ 21:00. Eat and then past Scarfell Pike and the remaining people go south down the north west coast and home.

900 mile round trip in 24 hours with day time, dusk, night time and dawn driving.

Le trois mont 24 hour (OK my French sucks)

>> Edited by tvrbob on Saturday 20th March 10:01

Nacnud

2,190 posts

231 months

Saturday 20th March 2004
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Glad to see I'm not the only one confused!
I'm organising a 3 peaks challenge group this year and thought it was to do with the challenge.

BTW - Don't underestimate the popularity of the challenge, a quick poll through people I know produced 15 names wanting to do the challenge...
That a flippin large mini-bus!

BTBTW - for Duncan's top tips on completing the challenge, email me offline - it's not as hard as it looks

gemini

11,351 posts

226 months

Sunday 21st March 2004
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Dunc - rather do it in a TVR than a minibus ?

minimax

11,984 posts

218 months

Monday 22nd March 2004
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tvrbob said:
Something like this

So to do the loop and let every region complete the full circuit then the plan has to go round twice. (well just short of twice actually)

Tour starts with the Yorkshire region in the Leeds area early, say 08:00.

Drives north east to Newcastle picking up NE-PHers at 10:00.

Off to the boarders picking up the Scottish region somewhere central southern Scotland ~ 12:00 and have lunch.

Do Ben Nevis ~ 15:00 and a chat then off to Cumbria.

Meet North West / Cumbria area people ~ 21:00 and eat again before heading past Scarfell Pike and then south down the west coast.

Pick up the Wales contingent ~ 02:00. Off to Snowdon. Candle lit supper on the slopes then north east to Leeds.

Drop off Leeds team at ~ 07:00 with bacon butties at Chim_girl's. (hope she's watching this thread)

Off to Newcastle to drop off NE-PHers 10:00.

To the boarders to drop off the Scottish team 12:00. Lunch and off to Ben Nevis for 15:00 and a chat.

Down country to Cumbria and drop off North West / Cumbria area people ~ 21:00. Eat and then past Scarfell Pike and the remaining people go south down the north west coast and home.

900 mile round trip in 24 hours with day time, dusk, night time and dawn driving.

Le trois mont 24 hour (OK my French sucks)

>> Edited by tvrbob on Saturday 20th March 10:01


ok count me in on this then! sounds good

WildfireS3

9,416 posts

214 months

Monday 22nd March 2004
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gemini said:
could mwe not do it as a navigation exercise -




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I pity the fool who has me as a navigator!

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