JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

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Re: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

Postby FasterFerret » 28 Sep 2018, 7:24pm

Paulatic wrote:No sight nor sound of Laurence Brophy?


Not as far as I can see, but he was intending to go LEJOGLE I think. But if he left in Mid-August one might have thought there would have been a report of him getting to JOG by now.

Perhaps he may pop-up again if he gets reported lost again:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-sou ... s-41136912

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Re: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

Postby IanH » 18 Nov 2020, 4:40pm

Chapeaux to Laurence Brophy!
At 88, the oldest cyclist to complete LEJOG's 874 miles!

Oldest man to ride length of Britain did it twice to be sure
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/ ... cle/103857

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Re: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

Postby Paulatic » 18 Nov 2020, 6:14pm

As with all things Laurence it’s always confusing or maybe the Torygraph can get nothing right.
I suspect he did more than 874 miles and his own admission was to ride 2000 miles in 25days
https://www.llamau.org.uk/news/laurence ... -of-llamau
That’s 80 mile a day for 25 consecutive days.
Also note he’s forgotten all about his 2018 attempt?
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Re: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

Postby Norman H » 18 Nov 2020, 7:45pm

Chapeau! A remarkable chap and a remarkable achievement. Yes he not only cycled from Land's End to John-O'-Groats but he cycled to the start from his home in south Wales. He had planned to cycle home again from JOG but having begun his journey in mid August and endured the worst of storms Ellen and Francis, he wisely decided to take the train home.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/laurencebrophy

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Re: JogLe - oldest man to do LeJog is back doing it the other wa

Postby robgul » 19 Nov 2020, 11:22am

The report isn't quite accurate - although the chap is to be admired nevertheless.

In 2017 an 89 year old man, Norman Franklin, rode the E2E - but he was on an electric bike so perhaps not quite in the spirit of the cycle ride?

I've just re-vamped the www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk website - the one section that is yet to be updated is the "Records" .... as there is no official event or route/rules for the event it is difficult to publish the accurate or definitive facts with any certainty.

As the site owner I get loads of claims for youngest/oldest rider but they can seldom be substantiated. There are a couple of record-recording associations that do scrutinise record attempts and those records are perhaps the ones to publish?

I'd be very interested to receive feedback and thoughts on the records etc in order to improve the website content

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