Record attempt scheduled

Specific board for this popular undertaking.
charliepolecat
Posts: 315
Joined: 22 Mar 2018, 3:53pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby charliepolecat » 20 Jul 2019, 4:13pm

It isn't clear but does anyone know who or what company is doing the tracking?

Herts Audax
Posts: 22
Joined: 17 Aug 2018, 1:59pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Herts Audax » 20 Jul 2019, 5:51pm

The utility cyclist wrote:
Herts Audax wrote:1200 miles in 24 hours on an outdoor track. The mind boggles.

Are you sure, that's 50mph average!


Yes, drafting a 18 wheel truck, but human powered

https://worldultracycling.com/record/24 ... l-secrest/

The velomobile record is 913 miles in 24 hours with no drafting going on, as a 4 man relay

https://worldultracycling.com/record/24 ... hechinger/
Last edited by Herts Audax on 20 Jul 2019, 6:01pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Paulatic
Posts: 4080
Joined: 2 Feb 2014, 1:03pm
Location: 24 Hours from Lands End

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 20 Jul 2019, 5:55pm

charliepolecat wrote:It isn't clear but does anyone know who or what company is doing the tracking?

Says on the bottom Spotwalla
https://spotwalla.com/
Whatever I am, wherever I am, this is me. This is my life

https://stcleve.wordpress.com/category/lejog/

User avatar
The utility cyclist
Posts: 2364
Joined: 22 Aug 2016, 12:28pm
Location: The first garden city

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby The utility cyclist » 20 Jul 2019, 6:22pm

Herts Audax wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:
Herts Audax wrote:1200 miles in 24 hours on an outdoor track. The mind boggles.

Are you sure, that's 50mph average!


Yes, drafting a 18 wheel truck, but human powered

https://worldultracycling.com/record/24 ... l-secrest/

The velomobile record is 913 miles in 24 hours with no drafting going on, as a 4 man relay

https://worldultracycling.com/record/24 ... hechinger/

So 'cycling' in the loosest sense in terms of achieving a speed/distance record, I couldn't think of anything more 'ugly', IMO it's simply not worthy of entry!

charliepolecat
Posts: 315
Joined: 22 Mar 2018, 3:53pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby charliepolecat » 20 Jul 2019, 6:45pm

IMO it's simply not worthy of entry!


I agree, this is nothing to do with cycling as a sport.

Says on the bottom Spotwalla


Thanks, I missed that. :roll:

Ken.

philvantwo
Posts: 545
Joined: 8 Dec 2012, 6:08pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby philvantwo » 20 Jul 2019, 8:23pm

He's at Highbridge now, cracking on and hoping to reach bristol tonight! Hopefully I'll get to see him tomorrow!
[color=#FF0000][/color]

Jamesh
Posts: 573
Joined: 2 Jan 2017, 5:56pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Jamesh » 21 Jul 2019, 9:27am

Past Gloucester now.

Keeping going that man!

Wonder how much sleep he's getting 2 hrs?

Cheers James

User avatar
Paulatic
Posts: 4080
Joined: 2 Feb 2014, 1:03pm
Location: 24 Hours from Lands End

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 21 Jul 2019, 8:01pm

These two guys had to pack today because one of the bikes became beyond repair. I rode with them the other day and they were beasts of bike their weight beyond lifting. They reached the Kinross area.

Redvee wrote:Two guys set off on Friday on an unofficial record attempt doing a leisurely 60-70 miles per day. The reason for the attempt being unofficial is that Guiness won't recognise their bikes cause the guys are doing the ride on tall bikes.

The start:
Image

Venturing in Mick F's territory:
Image

My neck of the woods today and I escorted them across Bristol, not helped by ER people on Bristol bridge:
Image
Image

Other than the unofficial record, the guys are also raising money for Changing Lives https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tallbike
Whatever I am, wherever I am, this is me. This is my life

https://stcleve.wordpress.com/category/lejog/

Jamesh
Posts: 573
Joined: 2 Jan 2017, 5:56pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Jamesh » 21 Jul 2019, 10:10pm

Penny farthing man's past Manchester

Cheers James

1982john
Posts: 422
Joined: 3 Nov 2012, 9:29pm
Contact:

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby 1982john » 22 Jul 2019, 8:03am

tracking for penny farthing guy

https://pennyfarthingendtoend.org.uk/tracking/

Jamesh
Posts: 573
Joined: 2 Jan 2017, 5:56pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Jamesh » 22 Jul 2019, 8:05am

Having a sleep?!

Cheers James

charliepolecat
Posts: 315
Joined: 22 Mar 2018, 3:53pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby charliepolecat » 22 Jul 2019, 4:54pm

Has he been riding the M6 and now on the A74 (M)?

1982john
Posts: 422
Joined: 3 Nov 2012, 9:29pm
Contact:

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby 1982john » 22 Jul 2019, 4:57pm

charliepolecat wrote:Has he been riding the M6 and now on the A74 (M)?


If you mean the A6 then yes. They've posted some hair raising pictures on twitter!

charliepolecat
Posts: 315
Joined: 22 Mar 2018, 3:53pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby charliepolecat » 22 Jul 2019, 5:12pm

The tracking map appears to show the M6, but either way not for the faint of heart or the solo unsupported rider I think.

I don't do Twitter so unable to see the photos.

philvantwo
Posts: 545
Joined: 8 Dec 2012, 6:08pm

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby philvantwo » 23 Jul 2019, 8:08am

He's approaching the forth road bridge now. Let's hope he doesn't get lost on there and has a hissy fit!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
[color=#FF0000][/color]