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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby tatanab » 19 Feb 2018, 2:04pm

cyclop wrote:Point of interest,should not these incredible endurance rides be classed as "bests" not "records" .A 24hr record with a stiff tailwind can,t be compared with any other ride.
These are RRA records which are place to place or straight out (for a distance or time), not to be compared with CTT time trial records. RRA distance records are often/usually wind and terrain assisted. For example, not many decades ago the shortish records would start at the top of the Devil's Beef Tubs.

Modern LeJog records may have the benefit of better road surfaces etc, but they also have to contend with much more traffic. Some LeJog records (class of machine) have stood since the 1950s despite attempts to break them, which shows how tough those riders were. I read an account of the first pair to set the tandem trike record (1948?) where they had to tow their machine along a farm track in pitch blackness and knock up a local cottage to ask directions.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby tatanab » 19 Feb 2018, 2:10pm

borisface wrote:Gethin's record has been around for some time now. I assume Michael Broadwith will be using a TT bike. I had a conversation a few years ago with John Woodburn, who pointed out that he still held the record for Lejog on a road bike.
I have a copy of John Woodburn's schedule from July 1981. I was a marshall in Bristol.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Username » 19 Feb 2018, 6:26pm

Paulatic wrote:
Username wrote:
Paulatic wrote:A schedule has been lodged for an attempt at Gethin Butlers record -24 hours, Land’s End to John o’Groats, 1000 miles.
Mike Broadwith has lodged it for a date after 29th April.
His route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26405677
and schedule https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21A ... ot&o=OneUp


horizon wrote:Just to clarify, that's not LEJOG in 24 hours.


So what does that bold bit mean then? LEJOG in one day of Venus?

Sorry you’ve lost me there :) If you’d said Tulsa I might have got a reference.
Or perhaps you’ve missed the comma listing the sequence of challenges.


All I got from reading this thread is a record attempt of cycling from Land's End to John o Groats in under 24 hours. And then someone else saying its actually not Land's End to John o Groats but failed to mention what it actually is. It's what it actually is that I am missing.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 19 Feb 2018, 7:31pm

Someone else intending to give the LEJOG record a go in May
Ian To
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Meanwhile here’s a great account on why Maybe going for all three records at once could be a mistake.
https://duracellbunnyonabike.com/2018/0 ... ssion=true
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby tatanab » 19 Feb 2018, 8:08pm

Username wrote:All I got from reading this thread is a record attempt of cycling from Land's End to John o Groats in under 24 hours. And then someone else saying its actually not Land's End to John o Groats but failed to mention what it actually is. It's what it actually is that I am missing.
The usual routine is that whilst going for the LeJog record the rider can attempt shorter records along the way. In this case the 24 hour record, but in some cases they go for a 12 hour or a regional RRA 12 hour record. So the target here is LeJog, with the 24 hour record along the way if all is going well, and if LeJog goes well the shedule is there to allow the rider to continue to 1000 miles. You cannot take a record without submitting a schedule so that timekeepers and observers are prepared.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby horizon » 19 Feb 2018, 8:52pm

Yes, it's the following:

The furthest ridden in 24 hours record
The fastest Land’s End to John o’Groats record
And the fastest 1000 miles record.

All on the same ride - clever really.

I too read it at first as LEJOG in 24 hours (but who knows, one day?).

That's also why I wondered whether there weren't any other records to break on the way.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 19 Feb 2018, 8:57pm

horizon wrote:
I too read it at first as LEJOG in 24 hours (but who knows, one day?).


LEJOGLE in 24hrs
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby RickH » 19 Feb 2018, 11:42pm

Username wrote:
Paulatic wrote:A schedule has been lodged for an attempt at Gethin Butlers record -24 hours, Land’s End to John o’Groats, 1000 miles.
Mike Broadwith has lodged it for a date after 29th April.
His route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26405677
and schedule https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21A ... ot&o=OneUp


horizon wrote:Just to clarify, that's not LEJOG in 24 hours.


So what does that bold bit mean then? LEJOG in one day of Venus?

It means he is going for the 24 hour record (most miles in 24 hours) AND the (quickest) LEJOG record AND the (quickest) 1000 mile record. All on the same ride. :D :D

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 17 May 2018, 9:33pm

Ian To is setting off this Saturday morning on an attempt at Gethin's record
http://www.ultracycling.uk/project-44-lejog/

Looking for a driver too if anyone fancies a ride out :D
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby LollyKat » 17 May 2018, 10:47pm

A great day to choose! Good luck to him.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Mick F » 18 May 2018, 4:21pm

Excellent!

Out riding today up near the A30 Devon and Cornwall, and there's a constant gentle-but-firm SW wind. Weather perfect at 18degC.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby cycleruk » 18 May 2018, 5:20pm

Mick F wrote:Excellent!

Out riding today up near the A30 Devon and Cornwall, and there's a constant gentle-but-firm SW wind. Weather perfect at 18degC.


Gethin Butler is said to have waited all year for a SW wind.
In the end had to go for it no matter what.
If you've gota go you've gota go. :wink:
There's no such thing as a tailwind.
It's either a headwind, or you're going well.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Cunobelin » 18 May 2018, 6:09pm

Would it be pedantic to point out that it has already been beaten..... except the ride was discounted

The outright LEJOG cycling record, on a Windcheetah recumbent, is held by Andy Wilkinson and stands at 41 hours, 4 minutes and 22 seconds.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby tatanab » 18 May 2018, 6:49pm

Cunobelin wrote:Would it be pedantic to point out that it has already been beaten..... except the ride was discounted

The outright LEJOG cycling record, on a Windcheetah recumbent, is held by Andy Wilkinson and stands at 41 hours, 4 minutes and 22 seconds.
But that was not on a comparable machine. There are muliple records for different categories of machine and crew - bicycle, tricycle, tandem bicycle, tandem tricyce etc and crew both male and female. You are however correct in saying that the outright record is a different kettle of fish , but it is somewhat like pointing out that the solo tricycle record is slower than the solo bicycle record - quite irrelevant.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Cunobelin » 18 May 2018, 7:32pm

tatanab wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Would it be pedantic to point out that it has already been beaten..... except the ride was discounted

The outright LEJOG cycling record, on a Windcheetah recumbent, is held by Andy Wilkinson and stands at 41 hours, 4 minutes and 22 seconds.
But that was not on a comparable machine. There are muliple records for different categories of machine and crew - bicycle, tricycle, tandem bicycle, tandem tricyce etc and crew both male and female. You are however correct in saying that the outright record is a different kettle of fish , but it is somewhat like pointing out that the solo tricycle record is slower than the solo bicycle record - quite irrelevant.



That is why I stated the ride was discounted.... it was a little tongue in cheek

IIRC the youngest to complete the ride was about 14 months..... if you include children in trailers.