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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 9:26pm
by RickH
The forecast winds don't really look favourable until Friday. A Friday or Saturday start looks like he would get a slowly strengthening tailwind for much of the ride. A bit of rain likely to be around in places though but temperatures not dropping too low overnight, staying around 10/11C minimum rather than the 5 or 6C forecast earlier in the week.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 9:41pm
by Mick F

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 28 May 2019, 3:04pm
by thirdcrank
In the big scheme of things a few of us here on the cUK forum are insignificant but it's a sign of how insignificant that we get more and better info from the record holder than we do from the one hoping to break it.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 30 May 2019, 3:19pm
by philvantwo
81 year old Mavis Paterson set off today from Lands End hoping to become the oldest lady to do the ride. She's doing it for Macmillan charity. Tunnocks the bar makers have supplied a custom built camper van for her!

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 30 May 2019, 4:46pm
by Paulatic
I know Mavis she has always been a tough cookie and raised lots for Macmillan over the years. Back in the nineties she was encouraged to have a go at Audax. She chose a 400 took her time and got around. Wishing her a safe and pleasurable ride.

I noticed a guy, James Williams, trying to run LEJOG in 8 day packed at 377 mls on his fourth day.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 9:10am
by Paulatic
Set off this morning 13th June. Mel Nicholls is going for a hand cycle record.
https://melnicholls.co.uk/Handcycle-Bri ... rld-Record
Looked as wet at LE this morning as it is here :(

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 9:23am
by thirdcrank
Thanks for the update and good luck to Mel Nicholls. Plenty of dot watching to come. :D

After the post by 24hourmaths about Ian To submitting a schedule, I had a look at the RRA rules. I had wrongly assumed that there was something like a fortnight's window after a submission but I see it lasts for the rest of the calendar year. I've given up checking the Ultracycling www for news so I'm relying on your monitoring service.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 10:02am
by Paulatic
Mavis went through my patch yesterday. Sadly I’m not at home so couldn’t ride with her. She’s doing Abington to Glasgow today. I might be back when Mel passes by. :D

I can’t see any favourable weather for Ian To in the immediate future.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 9:35pm
by 1982john
Damon Peacock has posted a short video of Michael's lejog from last year. Just started watching at the moment but so far its really good. Goes on about the history of previous attempts.

https://vimeo.com/341950324

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 10:07pm
by thirdcrank
1982john wrote:Damon Peacock has posted a short video of Michael's lejog from last year. Just started watching at the moment but so far its really good. Goes on about the history of previous attempts.

https://vimeo.com/341950324


Thanks for the link. Humbling to watch. Breaking the record and still being able to thank helpers and the timekeeper more coherently than Oscar winners. Brilliant vid. Brilliant achievement. A mark that will take some beating.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 15 Jun 2019, 6:33pm
by Mick F
Paulatic wrote:Set off this morning 13th June. Mel Nicholls is going for a hand cycle record.
https://melnicholls.co.uk/Handcycle-Bri ... rld-Record
Looked as wet at LE this morning as it is here :(
He's in the Midlands now.

Excellent stuff. :D

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 15 Jun 2019, 6:56pm
by Paulatic
Mick F wrote:
Paulatic wrote:Set off this morning 13th June. Mel Nicholls is going for a hand cycle record.
https://melnicholls.co.uk/Handcycle-Bri ... rld-Record
Looked as wet at LE this morning as it is here :(
He's in the Midlands now.

Excellent stuff. :D

She :|

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 9:38am
by Mick F
Oops, sorry! :oops:

I didn't read the script, just checked out the map.

As an excuse, we know a couple called Mel and Mal.
Mel is the bloke and Mal is his wife. Malcolm and Marilyn.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 2:28pm
by Jamesh
Making good progress I see.

Cheers James

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 4:23pm
by The utility cyclist
1982john wrote:Damon Peacock has posted a short video of Michael's lejog from last year. Just started watching at the moment but so far its really good. Goes on about the history of previous attempts.

https://vimeo.com/341950324

thanks, wondering about the 24hour record as i thought that was 509.3 miles in the first 24 hours of Butler's LEJOG record ride?