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100 Year old chap sets new record for age group

Discussion in 'Track Cycling' started by Edwards80, 17 Feb 2012.

  1. Edwards80

    Edwards80 Senior Member

    Location:
    Stockport, UK
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  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo Doctor of mechanical sympathy

    Location:
    Failsworth
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    Still quicker than me :cursing:
  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ 18,690+ posts

    I'd settle for that!

    On the subject of old cyclists ... I did an audax ride to the Cotswolds in 2009 and hooked up with a rider who turned out to be fitter than me, and 70 years old. He told me that he rode several times a week with a group of other retired 70 year olds, and once a week, an 85 year old club mate joined them for a 25 mile ride out to a cafe. They'd spend an hour or so there chatting, and then ride 25 miles back. I'd settle for that too! :thumbsup:
  4. So there's hope for me yet - not :sad:
  5. tyred

    tyred Veteran

    Location:
    Ireland
    I'll give it a go in 67 years times:bicycle:
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  6. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

  7. Redvers

    Redvers Well-Known Member

    Location:
    France
    I love this story.

    There’s still a few old French boys, well into their late eighties, around here who cycle regularly, usually on rather old solid bikes.

    Hope for us all or are they the last really tough generation?
  8. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    brilliant...
  9. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Damn that means I have to wait 40 years before I can have a go at getting the record.

    Plenty of time to train then.:thumbsup:
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  10. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    “I haven’t cycled on a track for 80 years,” he revealed. “You have to get used to the fixed gear!
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  11. ColinJ

    ColinJ 18,690+ posts

    I just read the article properly - he limits his heart rate to 110 bpm on doctor's orders! I think he is doing pretty well to manage 24 kph at that heart rate. Who knows what he could do if he really went for it!
  12. Fantastic, as the article says, Chapeau!
  13. Hacienda71

    Hacienda71 Mancunian in self imposed exile in leafy Cheshire

    Location:
    Wilmslow, Cheshire
    I have a client who was tt'ing in his mid 60's at 21.30 on a 10 mile course. I couldn't do that despite being more than 20 years younger than him.
  14. Black Bird

    Black Bird Regular

    Location:
    Malaysia .
    I stop when I die .
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  15. Davidc

    Davidc Veteran

    Location:
    Somerset UK
    Brilliant. I might just manage a bit over 15 miles in an hour on a track but I'd be pushing it, and I'm only 60 this year.

    What an advert for cycling for health!
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  16. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    71 years time for me.

    Better get into practice now!

    'I haven't cycled on a track for 80 years'

    That quote alone sets it apart from most other cycling achievements.
  17. Red Light

    Red Light Guest

    Good on him and I can only wish I'll still be around at that age to have a go.

    Great performance too but I would guess there is not a lot of competition for that record:

    "Marchand rode 24.251 kilometers around an indoor track to establish the first-ever hour performance in the 100-years-plus category."
  18. compo

    compo Über Member

    Location:
    Harlow
    On the road, I couldn't do that now. I have never ridden on a track. I will let you know if I improve in 35 years time.
  19. PpPete

    PpPete Veteran

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    :eek: