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by 24hourmaths
6 Jan 2021, 10:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Eric Tremaine - interview with LEJOG tricycle record holder from 1982
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Eric Tremaine - interview with LEJOG tricycle record holder from 1982

As the title suggests I enjoyed an evening chatting with Eric Tremaine of the Leicestershire Road Club, who is now resident in Canada. In July 1982 he broke the record for the tricycle End to End, covering the distance in 2 days 6 hours 18 minutes You can listen to his vivid memories here: https://s...
by 24hourmaths
25 Sep 2020, 3:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

An extended conversation with Christina Murray:

https://soundcloud.com/user-971271891-2 ... ina-murray
by 24hourmaths
22 Sep 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Given Sheriden did 870 miles in total as opposed to the more modern 840, should her time be adjusted to reflect this? This is a good point, and one I thought about when drawing the graph. Really Eileen's graph shouldn't curve off as dramatically as it does for this reason. One option would be to in...
by 24hourmaths
14 Sep 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

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by 24hourmaths
4 Sep 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Fantastic effort but sadly well off the mark in terms of the aimed for target, not helped with elements and off route excursions but still would have meant 10.5 days in best conditions, still, no small feat whichever way you look at it. I often wonder how the likes of Eileen Sheridan might have don...
by 24hourmaths
10 Jul 2020, 9:41pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Hello all, Happy lockdown to everybody, I hope that this message finds you well, As part of a celebration of the rich history of the Road Records Association, which is now over 130 years old, I have embarked upon a project to interview a number of past record holders. This is just part of the RRA &q...
by 24hourmaths
30 Aug 2019, 7:55am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 100hr lejog
Replies: 34
Views: 2511

Re: 100hr lejog

So I’m having a go at the 100 hr time. Plan is really for 4 days riding. Going le to Monmouth day 1 mostly via a30 but with options to use some of the minor roads on either side if traffic does my head in. Day 2 aim is to get to Penrith. Day 3 finishes at Fort William. I reckon on 16 hrs moving tim...
by 24hourmaths
26 Jun 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

1982john wrote:Any whispers of an attempt at the women's record this year? Would love to see someone have a go as I think there's a lot of time that could come off it.


Keep an eye on this feed:

Christina Mackensie https://twitter.com/Lejogmack

First possible day is 1st August
by 24hourmaths
24 Jun 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

So Butler's 509.3 claim in 2001 was incorrect by 3.5 miles? :shock: :? 509.3.JPG Hi - not sure about that, I've not seen that before. I had a flick through a couple of John Taylor's RRA books and see no reference to Gethin claiming that distance. I do know that 509.3 is Gethin's 24 hour PB (under R...
by 24hourmaths
23 Jun 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

A brief note on 24 hour cycing records. This post is about men's records; but all categories also feature women's records. If we restrict ourselves to unpaced records on the open roads, there are still a few to choose from. The oldest is the RRA (http://www.rra.org.uk/) record, of which the recent ...
by 24hourmaths
19 Jun 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

A brief note on 24 hour cycing records. This post is about men's records; but all categories also feature women's records. If we restrict ourselves to unpaced records on the open roads, there are still a few to choose from. The oldest is the RRA (http://www.rra.org.uk/) record, of which the recent h...
by 24hourmaths
26 May 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 62534

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Hi there - trying to provide a little info on the paperwork: Ian, and any other RRA aspirant(s), has to submit a notice and schedule to Brian Edrupt who is the RRA records secretary. On the notice the aspirant specifies the first possible start day, which for Ian is tomorrow. But the attempt is imme...
by 24hourmaths
23 May 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Penny Farthing record
Replies: 42
Views: 12293

Re: Penny Farthing record

Unless it's a ringer, which I doubt, 24hourmaths is the current holder of the record. I am standing to attention as I type this. Welcome indeed. ======= PS Is it significant that there's no more room on that shield? Thanks :) The 24 hour shield is already full and now has a rather unsightly larger ...
by 24hourmaths
20 May 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Penny Farthing record
Replies: 42
Views: 12293

Re: Penny Farthing record

The thing is, the lengths of time he took are conflicting. ... If there are errors in the facts, are there errors in the FACT that he did it? Hello there. In the build up to Richard Thoday's attempt - clarifying the many incredible rides of GP Mills: https://i.ibb.co/4fJHHDh/RRA-Shield.jpg GP Mills...