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London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:09 pm

Does anyone have any news from the London - Edinburgh - London?

The only source I have found is http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23lel which by its nature is a bit haphazard.

Sounds like the weather is terrible! Looks like they have already extended the finish time by 2 hours?

There are some forumites on the ride. I hope they are ok.

If you have any news, could you please let us know?

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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby paragonman » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:33 pm

http://londonedinburghlondon.co.uk/

hope this is of some help.

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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:27 pm

Looks like weather is a real issue judging my the twitter comments. On the upside, some people have finished :D

798km-wed morning about 20 riders stopped, 33 missing.


754km chaos! Severe weather has wrecked field tue night.


Last night was worst weather ever. Biblical rain + raging headwind. Got in at 23.15. Many people hypothermic. I was ok.


Abandoned #lel yesterday after alston wind too strong 4 me


As a few of you know I'm back having dnf'd. Feeling better now. Much respect and support to the #lel ers continuing in this foul weather.


First riders arrived in London in the small hours this morning after setting out Sunday morning, despite the atrocious weather
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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby LittleWheelsandBig » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:00 am

casual_cyclist wrote:Does anyone have any news from the London - Edinburgh - London?

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If you have any news, could you please let us know?


http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=67.0 for various LEL threads
http://www.danialwebb.com/lel.html for the official results, DNSs and DNFs.

I don't recognise any Aussies in the list of DNFs.
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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby casual_cyclist » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:14 am

LittleWheelsandBig wrote:
casual_cyclist wrote:Does anyone have any news from the London - Edinburgh - London?

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If you have any news, could you please let us know?


http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=67.0 for various LEL threads
http://www.danialwebb.com/lel.html for the official results, DNSs and DNFs.

I don't recognise any Aussies in the list of DNFs.

Cheers. You are a legend. The weather sounds apalling. Hope the aussies are ok.
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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby casual_cyclist » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:42 am

Finally some good news :D

11:24 AM Jul 28th, Nick Dale, Judith Swallow and John Evans left Eskdal (800km) about an hour ago. Going well. #lel http://myloc.me/eR1O

about 2 hours ago, I'm at Thorne waiting for Martin to arrive. 300 to the finish. Rain has stopped. 3 WAs have just left with 2 ahead and 1 finished. #lel

Go Aussies!
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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby LittleWheelsandBig » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:57 pm

casual_cyclist wrote:Go Aussies!


I rode most of the 2008 GSR with Nick and Judith, a powerful pair of riders.

Barry Stephenson has pulled out but I don't recognise any other Aussie names in the DNF list.
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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby casual_cyclist » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:27 pm

LittleWheelsandBig wrote:
casual_cyclist wrote:Go Aussies!

I rode most of the 2008 GSR with Nick and Judith, a powerful pair of riders.
Barry Stephenson has pulled out but I don't recognise any other Aussie names in the DNF list.

Looks like training in a WA winter has worked out well for a British summer!
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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby casual_cyclist » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:52 pm

Looks like more and more people are finishing. Still no news of the WA riders though. Reading about the ride is giving me the strangest feeling of wanting to be on the road. I am already planning for the Perth-Albany-Perth next year :mrgreen: http://audax.org.au/public/index.php?op ... Itemid=343
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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby casual_cyclist » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:39 pm

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Judith, Nick and Eamonn at LEL 2009

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Nick looking tired - LEL 2009

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Craig at LEL 2009

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Eamonn at LEL 2009
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Re: London - Edinburgh - London 2009

Postby ajh_ausnzcf » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:40 pm

I feel bad the weather was cruel ... but what a great challenge. Those guys are all highly experienced, top fit and riding light.
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