Record attempt scheduled

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby RickH » 26 May 2019, 9:26pm

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.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Mick F » 26 May 2019, 9:41pm

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby thirdcrank » 28 May 2019, 3:04pm

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.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby philvantwo » 30 May 2019, 3:19pm

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!
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 30 May 2019, 4:46pm

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.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 13 Jun 2019, 9:10am

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 :(
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby thirdcrank » 13 Jun 2019, 9:23am

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.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 13 Jun 2019, 10:02am

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.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby 1982john » 13 Jun 2019, 9:35pm

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

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby thirdcrank » 13 Jun 2019, 10:07pm

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.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Mick F » 15 Jun 2019, 6:33pm

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
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 15 Jun 2019, 6:56pm

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

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Mick F » 16 Jun 2019, 9:38am

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.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Jamesh » 16 Jun 2019, 2:28pm

Making good progress I see.

Cheers James

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby The utility cyclist » 17 Jun 2019, 4:23pm

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?