Barring Mechanicals - From London to Edinburgh and back, on a recumbent bicycle

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Once every four years, the UK’s premier long distance cycling organisation host an international flagship event: A ride of approximately 1400km, on an out-and-back course between the capital cities of London (England) and Edinburgh (Scotland). In 2009, cyclists from over 30 nations congregated in London’s Lea Valley, to join the longest regularly scheduled grand randonnée to be sanctioned by the Randonneurs Mondiaux. The time limit: 116 hours, 40 minutes. This is the story of a first time rider’s introduction to ultra long distance cycling.
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  • By Sue Archer
    Jun 4, 2010
    Andy Allsopp had overcome a degenerative spinal condition and surgery, and was averaging 10 miles a week commuting on his HPV Streetmachine GTe recumbent, when he and a friend decided to sign up for the 2009 London-Edinburgh-London audax ride - appoximately 1400 km with a maximum time limit of just under five days. Although his friend had to drop out aftern an accident, Andy continued training with help from fellow forum members, swapped to a Challenge Furai SL-II, and made it to the start. This book, originally posted in episodes on Cyclechat, charts those next five days - the literal ups and downs, as well as the metaphorical ones. Weather, exhaustion and cable ties all play important parts in the story, and the author weaves practical detail, philosophical musings and humour together in an amazing inspiring account. Beware - several people who've read this book have closed it and thought "Hmm, maybe I could do that..." I must acknowledge a connection -... More > I was one of those who waited for each installment and urged the author to publish. I heartily recommend it!< Less
  • By Edward Better
    Jun 4, 2010
    A remarkably fresh and accurate account, told with honesty and humour. Dangerously inspiring!
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June 4, 2010
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