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London Edinburgh London

Postby Ontherivet77 » 5 Oct 2020, 4:21pm

For those of you with access to Amazon Prime there is a nice little documentary film on there following the 2016 London Edinburgh London cycle event.

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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby djb » 6 Oct 2020, 2:57pm

Thanks. As I've mentioned before, this last summer I had planned on being in the UK on bike and one option was visiting family in London and then riding up to see other family in Scotland. While I know nothing of this event, it will be fun to see the landscapes.
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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby Mick F » 6 Oct 2020, 3:44pm

I know LEL is as event. but to be frank and honest, I can't stand either of those places.
Sorry.
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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby pwa » 6 Oct 2020, 4:00pm

Mick F wrote:I know LEL is as event. but to be frank and honest, I can't stand either of those places.
Sorry.

It doesn't really go to either so you needn't worry :lol:

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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby Ontherivet77 » 6 Oct 2020, 4:06pm

Yep, it's more focussed on the motivations of the individuals taking part and you hardly see anything of "that there" London. There are some nice shots of the back roads of the North East and the lowlands of Scotland though.

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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby millimole » 6 Oct 2020, 6:22pm

I volunteered last time, so it'll be interesting to see this from the riders' perspective.
It was seriously hard work (some repeat vols claim its easier to rude than to volunteer at a control). I'm still debating with myself whether to volunteer at a control again.
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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby honesty » 6 Oct 2020, 6:25pm

Just finished watching, I enjoyed it, but as said focuses more on a handful of riders and why they want to do it rather than the ride and locations.

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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby TrevA » 6 Oct 2020, 6:49pm

Mick F wrote:I know LEL is as event. but to be frank and honest, I can't stand either of those places.
Sorry.


Perhaps it should be called Loughton - Dalkeith - Loughton, but then nobody will have heard of those places, but that’s where it starts/finishes and turns.

It’s a bit like Paris-Roubaix, which doesn’t actually go anywhere near Paris - it starts in Compiegne, which is 60km north of Paris.
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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby Mick F » 6 Oct 2020, 7:28pm

Excellent! :D

I don't know Loughton, but I know Dalkeith. So long as nether of them are London or Edinburgh, that's fine by me.
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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby Paulatic » 6 Oct 2020, 7:55pm

I been a volunteer at five LEL's since 1996. Missed out on year 2012 Witnessing some of the suffering, especially in early years, has been a great incentive to stop me riding it. :lol:
It’s become such a big event since those early days and being a volunteer isn’t easy. I played my pensioner rights card in 2016 and didn’t do any overnights. Even three x 14 hour days looking after tired riders takes its toll.
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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby Manx Cat » 15 Nov 2020, 6:01pm

I rode it in 2017. A fantastic experience.

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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby Sweep » 15 Nov 2020, 6:10pm

Mick F wrote:I know LEL is as event. but to be frank and honest, I can't stand either of those places.
Sorry.

What about the bits in between?
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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby Syd » 15 Nov 2020, 6:40pm

Mick F wrote:Excellent! :D

I don't know Loughton, but I know Dalkeith. So long as nether of them are London or Edinburgh, that's fine by me.

What is it about Edinburgh you do not like?

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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby lescargo » 16 Nov 2020, 12:32am

ontheriver77 2017!!
and also honesty--focussed on riders motivation etc ??
I haven't seen it but guess this is not intended as a tourist board brochure.
What do you believe content/focus should be?
This video is perhaps a view from inside of the "peloton".
Myself, I have missed out on a lot of scenery when eyes are full of tears!!
Scenery ? the most impressed were the Italians when they saw the ski-tow on Yad Moss-they had thought England was flat!!
London start??
Do you really believe it practical to start at Charing Cross?
and ride into and out of Edinburgh?
Actually using the A1 would be less miles than current route.

Possibly the film is the work of Damion Peacock.
He has also made films of Paris/ Brest/ Paris.
WHILE HE WAS RIDING THE EVENTS.

AFAIAA 2021 is postponed to 2022.
volunteers will be needed.
I shall , inshala, be 80 then , perhaps then it will be too much for me.

MickF -You will need to be very quick to register/get an entry when opens up January 2021.
As the man says it doesn't go to London or Edinbrgh so as said earlier "fine by me".
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Re: London Edinburgh London

Postby jimlews » 16 Nov 2020, 9:21am

Mick F wrote:I know LEL is as event. but to be frank and honest, I can't stand either of those places.
Sorry.


"A man who is bored with London is bored with life""

And how can you not stand "the Athens of the North".

Wonderful places, both.