LEJOGLE record attempt in progress.
As a warm up to doing the Race Across AMerica Chris Hopkinson is riding the LEJOGLE (1800 miles) in one go. He’s 270 miles (Birmingham) in after less than 24 hours. Sounds like it was a cold night for him, down to -4.
Track him and shout encouragement on Twitter @Hoppo347 (support team are passing messages on).
Live tracking is at; http://www.teamhoppo.co.uk/live-tracking/
I think the way that social media and gps tracking have changed these sorts of activities is great – rather than just a ‘He’s off!’ and some time later ‘He’s finished!’ message on a website you get to appreciate the real journey that these people undertake. Fascinating.
Oh, and Go Chris!Posted 4 years ago
He had 3 hours sleep overnight think they were climbing Shap about 1am and he got some rest after that, mind you anyone would need a rest after Shap.
They are approaching Edinburgh ATM and, judging from the tweets, are working out a way of getting round legally as the Bypass has a no cycling rule.
Follow them @hoppo347 is Chris @themartincox is in the support car / van
Some good pictures being tweeted today and I’m hoping to see them on the way backPosted 4 years ago
I’m not sure ont he target – he’s aiming for just under 6 days so taking more than 3 for the first leg is setting himself a fairly big challenge for the second.
I don’t know if he’s been heading into this prevailing wind the whole time or not – if he has then taking 25% off for his return is perfectly possible I’d imagine.Posted 4 years agobullroarSubscriber
Unfortunately he has abandoned at JOG, from his Facebook page:
Arrived John o’groats cause of numerous probs I will be ending my record attempt here.we have learnt lots+its been v good training for RAAM
Still 3 1/2 days into a freezing headwind is a bloody fine effort.Posted 4 years ago
Having looked at the route, he does seem to have done an awful lot of extra distance between Carlisle and the Forth bridge – probably over an hour added on there. Most record routes go up on the old A74 (alongside the motorway) to Abington before cutting across towards Edinburgh – plenty of route advice available. Not that it would have made a huge difference in the end.Posted 4 years ago
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