South Downs Way Double Double ride is go
He’s finished. 13.05Posted 7 years ago
Congratulations….an incredible acheivement!Posted 7 years ago
Yes! Great work.Posted 7 years ago
Nice one 😀Posted 7 years ago
What an amazing effort. Well done!Posted 7 years ago
Fantastic, congratulations! 😀Posted 7 years ago
Well done Rob – fantastic ride – enjoy a well deserved rest.Posted 7 years ago
well done 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Very impressive – well done Sir!Posted 7 years ago
Well done. Absolutely brilliant.Posted 7 years ago
Bloody marvellous…Posted 7 years ago
Fantastic achievement, congratulationsPosted 7 years ago
Amazing effort! Very well done, Rob!Posted 7 years ago
Awesome, truly awesomePosted 7 years ago
Fantastic. You made history!Posted 7 years ago
Well done Rob, fantastic effort. What’s next on the agenda? After a rest of course 😉Posted 7 years ago
Fanstastic – well done Rob!
From everyone at the Southdowns MTB Club
If he wasn’t asleep I’m sure he would be thanking everyone for their support along the way, back, along then…Posted 7 years ago
Just got the tired lad home. He was still quite lucid and chatty as we drove away from Winchester, but then started to slur his words a bit and dozed off a couple of times. He’s now in the bath with a nice hot cup of tea. I don’t expect to see him surface from his bed for a couple of days. A fantastic achievement which couldn’t have been done without a fantastic team of people from the South Downs Mountain Bike Club who were either his support crew on the various legs (and putting in extremely long hours), or who just turned up at various checkpoints to give him encouragement. He owes you big time!Posted 7 years ago
Incredible…well done, an amazing achievement 😀Posted 7 years ago
Rode the last 30 miles with him. Could not believe his clear state of mind. A truly epic achievement.Posted 7 years ago
well done rob 😀Posted 7 years ago
Absolute madness. In complete awePosted 7 years ago
Some more pics from the finish. Plenty of people there to cheer him over the line! He looked fresh as a daisy, and in remarkably good shape considering.
The approach to Winchester.
Rob finally comes to a stop, after around 400 miles.
His home for the last 55 hours and 5 minutes.Posted 7 years ago
One way was enough for me. Well done Rob!Posted 7 years ago
Unbelievable achievement truly awe inspiring sirPosted 7 years ago
Inspirational! Well done Rob! Enjoy the rest!Posted 7 years ago
An awesome undertaking. Huge congratulations…. rest wellPosted 7 years ago
Thats an amazing achievement.
Well done are simple words and barely convey my best wishes.
😀Posted 7 years ago
Excellent stuff, well done Rob!!! 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Brilliant achievement, quite bonkers for me, completely in awePosted 7 years ago
Well done Fella !!!Posted 7 years ago
Amazing! 😀Posted 7 years ago
Crikey. That man is a certifiable nutcase. Congratulations, I hope you’ve got a nice comfy chair at home.Posted 7 years ago
Mindbendingly bonkers. Comprehensibly unfeasible. Lunacy personified.
Top effort Rob.Posted 7 years ago
There i was, at 9am this morning, enjoying my porridge at the side of the SDW, when 2 chaps rode up towards me.
On a fatbike bivi ride – well loaded up
We all say hello, and one of the guys says “ahh, i seen you yesterday near Devils Dyke”
I say “yes, yes you did – you must be doing the double”
No he says, “i’m doing the Double Double”
I say what – like the Quadruple????
I then asked if he has had any sleep?
He says yes, he had 15 minutes “because the sleep monster got me….”
He must have been 50 hours into his ride at this point and he remembered exactly where he had seen me the day before!!!
Well done Rob – an inspiration to us all – you cheered my ride up no end!! 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Amazing achievement and huge props to you Rob!
Can’t believe how chirpy you were when the four of us accosted you just before Ditchling Beacon (3/4 way through leg 3) – looked like you’d just popped down to the shops and back!
Well done!Posted 7 years ago
Un-believe-able. The grandest chapeau.
Nice story @boltonPosted 7 years ago
Bah, First time on STW in months and I miss this :roll:. I went out for Rich S’s triple effort in 2011 and thought that was barking. This is just another level 8)
We’ve had two National 24 hour (road) time trials in Sussex in recent years and I’ve watched guys smash out 500+ miles on those. However I can’t comprehend the effort required to do 400 off road AND to keep going for two days!
Champion effort sirPosted 7 years ago
Well, I am staggered at how many wonderful comments have been written about a ride on the downs.
Thanks to all folks who gave up their time over the weeekend to feed and water me, to take piccies, to clap and laugh at me, the companies who helped with equipment, and of course the ‘good weather pixies’ who allowed it to happen this time.
I could do a Richard Sterry and write a book, but he was there first and set the bar, so please read his and just add another chapter at the end.
I will take a few days off and hope to see you all at the Barley Mow for as much curry as you can eat on Wednesday evening.
Thanks again, I’m going back to bed.Posted 7 years ago
Chapeau. Nothing else to add.Posted 7 years ago
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