Aiming to complete it in sub-96 hours.
Alternating between quietly confident and bricking it.
Wish me luck!
Good luck! Having done the, slightly shorter, 1200km Paris-Brest-Paris in a shade under 92 hours I know that your arse is gonna get sore, so pack the Sudocream!
EDIT: And don't forget to get some proper sleep en-route!
Good luck ,got a friend riding that Drew Buck in his 60s and has one pace but will keep that pace for days .He has done PBP several times on all sorts of weird bikes
good luck - make sure you enjoy it!
Keep us updated during the ride if you can
Remember: it doesn't have to be fun to be fun. I hope it is, though.
Having met a few LELers on a 600k audax a few weeks ago, I really wish I'd entered now. Sounds like it will be amazing. 2000 riders!
good luck mate, hope you manage it.
done a few audax events in my time....longest being a 300km, so i dont envy you.....
Good luck, I can't imagine riding 200k let alone 1600k.
Good luck fella!
Let us know when you are free after for a cheeky Lakes adventure!
They don't make your ride qualifiers?
Odd. They do for the PBP.
Good luck, God speed etc
Good luck! A pretty daunting undertaking but I hope you get through it. Don't pretend to be racing or they will all think you are doing a sportive.
You cant really race an audax as the controls dont open until a certain time
Monday morning in NZ and Paul's reached Kirkton. Nice one mate!
I'm not sure where Kirkton is, but I'm assuming it's a decent amount of progress
How is our man doing?
Last seen in Brampton at the back of 7pm, heading north.
the fast boys will be turning round by now...........
550 miles covered, well done that man!
Ton - the fast boys were heading south from Brampton at 6:30pm this evening.
I might enter it next time round.....do they have a month long touring category....
Well done that man / woman. This is what real cycling is about imo.
He lives! 851 miles and counting! A legend lives amongst us.
I let someone who was doing an Audax across the roundabout in front of me on the A66/Scotch Corner at 14:00 today. If they're doing the same route, then they
We're making very good time.
Last seen Thirsk at 8.30am heading South. A massive day yesterday Brampton-Moffat-Edinburgh-Peebles-Brampton-Barnard Castle 6am this morning.
Morning coffee must be working wonders...
Cynic-al - think this is the first LEL without a qualifying requirement?
If so, will be interesting how the numbers of starters/finishers matches previous ones.
*makes mental note for 2017*
He's just left Pocklington @ mile 1053 Get in!
He's just left Pocklington @ mile 1053
It's "only" 875 miles in total, so he's gone wrong somewhere
think this is the first LEL without a qualifying requirement?
No, LEL has never required qualifying rides.
First rider back was last night at 65hrs. Good effort
There is a steady stream of riders leaving Thirsk at the moment. It's raining and they are joining the A19 a truly horrible single carriageway road, very busy at this time of day. I don't envy them but wish them well.
Good luck mate your accomplishment so far is amazing!
He's nearly there - Gt Easton at 12.30 today. 1373 Km down and only 45 to go...
fantastic....keep it up mate.
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