Mark Beaumont's pennyworth

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Mark Beaumont's pennyworth

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Re: Mark Beaumont's pennyworth

Postby pjclinch » 17 Jun 2018, 12:19pm

mercalia wrote:Mark Beaumont beats 127-year-old Penny Farthing record

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-44503724/mark-beaumont-beats-127-year-old-penny-farthing-record


Had he aero-waxed his Victorian racing 'tache it might have been the World and not just the British record! Chapeau, and a rousing Hurrah! in any case

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Re: Mark Beaumont's pennyworth

Postby Trebor » 17 Jun 2018, 3:38pm

The 2010 winner of the Knutsford Penny Farthing race, Jim Brailford, averaged over 22 mph for 3 hours, 107 laps on the 1 km course. Not to knock Mark Beaumont's achievement but is this new record on the basis of the location (Herne Hill Velodrome), or the fact that he wasn't using pneumatic tyres? I assume if the Knutsford race had been (only :) ) 1 hour long then the average speed would likely be significantly higher? Mark was also paced although whether this is very different to racing in a bunch of individual competitors is open to question?

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Re: Mark Beaumont's pennyworth

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Jun 2018, 5:30pm

The towed bicycle speed record has apparently also been broken. (The rider is towed up to speed - in this case by a Porsche) and then continues a short distance under pedal power.

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/1446 ... pedalling/

Meanwhile, in other news, the End-to-End record has been broken but the media apparently don't notice.

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Re: Mark Beaumont's pennyworth

Postby Cunobelin » 19 Jun 2018, 5:42pm

Catch the BBC video, and there is a wonderful part where his daughter refuses a cuddle because he "smells". just a brilliant human touch to the story

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Re: Mark Beaumont's pennyworth

Postby Bsteel » 19 Jun 2018, 5:49pm

thirdcrank wrote:The towed bicycle speed record has apparently also been broken. (The rider is towed up to speed - in this case by a Porsche) and then continues a short distance under pedal power.


It appears Neil may have broken the European record today at a speed of 135.3 mph. For anyone who uses facebook some details here.
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Re: Mark Beaumont's pennyworth

Postby pjclinch » 19 Jun 2018, 5:52pm

thirdcrank wrote:
Meanwhile, in other news, the End-to-End record has been broken but the media apparently don't notice.


The various cycling-media reports generally seem to be unaware of Andy Wilkinson's 41 hours, 4 minutes and 22 seconds record which is of course not proper cycling because the mount was designed to a functional end rather than to satisfy the particular and peculiar requirements of the Luddites of Lausanne...

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