2020 Audax LeJog

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2020 Audax LeJog

Postby charliepolecat » 4 Dec 2018, 5:36pm

This Audax event might interest some:

Land’s End – John o’ Groats 1400 (end to end): Under consideration. A randonnee based on LEJOG, with a time allowance of 116-hours, 40-minutes. 1st edition provisionally set for 26 July – 01 August 2020!

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby webber » 27 Jan 2019, 3:54am

Is it a diy or an event?

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby Mick F » 27 Jan 2019, 11:04am

charliepolecat wrote:........ a time allowance of 116-hours, 40-minutes.
To put this figure into perspective, I rode JOGLE on a Raleigh Chopper towing a heavy trailer, and did it in 87hrs 4mins of cycling.
Mind you, I did it in 15days. :D
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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby PH » 27 Jan 2019, 1:08pm

webber wrote:Is it a diy or an event?

There's provisional plans for it to be a calendar event, there's already a choice of permanents, DIY's are... well something you Do Yorself :wink:
Here's the details of the perms on offer
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/end2end/

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby S2L » 20 Feb 2019, 4:53pm

It is in the planning stage... so not a done deal by any stretch of imagination, as I understand.

But... I'm game :D

116 hours is more generous than I anticipated, that's basically the best part of 5 full days, which means less than the magical 300 km a day will be needed.

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby webber » 20 Feb 2019, 5:40pm

I fancy a go planning to ride fixed :)

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby S2L » 20 Feb 2019, 6:09pm

webber wrote:I fancy a go planning to ride fixed :)


I fancy a go at riding it on a Brompton... less hassle to catch a train back... :lol:

AND, nobody has done LeJoG on a Brompton in less than 8 days... 8)

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby PH » 20 Feb 2019, 11:57pm

S2L wrote:AND, nobody has done LeJoG on a Brompton in less than 8 days... 8)

... that you know of.

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby CliveyT » 21 Feb 2019, 10:13am

webber wrote:I fancy a go planning to ride fixed :)

Will you be swapping cogs once you get out of Devon? :)

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby S2L » 21 Feb 2019, 11:47am

PH wrote:
S2L wrote:AND, nobody has done LeJoG on a Brompton in less than 8 days... 8)

... that you know of.


... indeed... that is on the internet, let's say...

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby PH » 21 Feb 2019, 11:58am

S2L wrote:
PH wrote:
S2L wrote:AND, nobody has done LeJoG on a Brompton in less than 8 days... 8)

... that you know of.


... indeed... that is on the internet, let's say...

That's the problem with unofficial records, someone might go to a lot of time and effort to beat it, only to find they hadn't...

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby S2L » 21 Feb 2019, 1:38pm

PH wrote:
S2L wrote:
PH wrote:... that you know of.


... indeed... that is on the internet, let's say...

That's the problem with unofficial records, someone might go to a lot of time and effort to beat it, only to find they hadn't...


On the other hand, had someone done it in less than 8 days, then they would have probably left a trace on the web... it's difficult to do anything without leaving a trace these days.
Unless it was before the 90s... :roll:

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby Mick F » 22 Feb 2019, 11:18am

PH wrote:That's the problem with unofficial records, someone might go to a lot of time and effort to beat it, only to find they hadn't...
I contacted Guinness Book of Records about my JOGLE on the Chopper, but they weren't interested stating that "firsts" aren't records.

Seems to me though, that unless they know of the First, they will never know that someone has done it faster ................ and they would also say they were the first as well.
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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby S2L » 22 Feb 2019, 11:30am

Mick F wrote:I contacted Guinness Book of Records about my JOGLE on the Chopper, but they weren't interested stating that "firsts" aren't records.

Seems to me though, that unless they know of the First, they will never know that someone has done it faster ................ and they would also say they were the first as well.


Best to leave Guinness WR out... if they get interested, then someone will immediately put the record out of reach of mortals by riding LeJoG on a Brompton in sub 50 hours... :mrgreen:

BTW, current "best time" reported here

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=50504&p=435566&hilit=LEJOG+Brompton#p435566

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Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

Postby S2L » 14 Apr 2019, 3:45pm

Entries are now open, apparently, although for some reason it is not in the calendar yet.

It's a bit financial commitment this early, seeing that typically Audax fees are non refundable.
Will have to do more thinking... the logistics are complex and expensive and once all is factored in (trains, overnight stay at start + finish, meals), it will cost around 500 quid