England-Wales-England – 1300 mile race – starts July 15
Well done Aidan for setting this up and Good luck to all. I hope many people turn up on the line. I do worry though that it is specifically for nutters and that it reads as if an entrant that cannot or will not break their balls is discouraged from doing it too. I would love to do this (or the TD and other stuff) but would be pushed to make the 150% time rule. Maybe a perosn who is less able, old or whatever could put in as much effort as a top racer and in my opinion should be able to take part.
Good luck though!
CPosted 5 years ago
Bringing Divide-style racing to the UK! We start tomorrow (July 15) at 8am.
EWE is a 1300 mile self-supported race from Plymouth to Newcastle, visiting Dartmoor, Exmoor, The Quantocks, The Brecon Beacons, The Long Mynd, Cannock Chase, The Peak District, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, and Kielder.
You can read more about it here:
And follow it with live satellite tracking here:Posted 5 years ago
Regarding the elitist nature of it, this kind of thing would probably be impossible if you had to see permission from every land owner who thinks they deserve to be notified. We can kind of dodge the issue by keeping the numbers (and therefore, the impact) small. So, when there is a “mass” start, it is good to prevent that from becoming a big crowd.
Nothing to stop people from riding it by themselves (ITT) or in a small group on any other date if they want to go at a slower pace.Posted 5 years ago
I’ve been doing Transalps and stuuf like that at a rate of about 2 a year for the lat 8 or 9 years plus coast to coasts, wales/england/scotland 3 peaks, Pyrenees med-atlantic and the like but normally dropping onto mountain huts etc. I can thoroughly recomend being alone or as a pair for 10days, in the mountains, ‘fending’. There’s nothing that compares. I’d like to see the UK taking more part in this kind of thing. Go to Austria or Italy in summer and its packed with germans/swiss/austrians/french doing just that thing.
hopefully UK will be THE cycling nation in a couple of years!!
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