LEL 2017

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by martint235, 3 Jun 2014.

  1. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    It's early I know but the website is up and available and it does take some preparation for a ride like this.

    The bad news is the pain from 2013 has faded sufficiently for me to now be thinking of entering again.
     
  2. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I'm intending to; 2013 wasn't possible as I wasn't ready and also had booked a holiday then.

    2017 is my plan.
     
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  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I see your mind hasn't recovered though. Off your rocker.
     
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  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    I gave it the customary 3 milliseconds thought, and came to the usual decision! :laugh:

    (If I could, I would go faster, rather than further. I've done a few 140 mile rides and I wouldn't mind tackling a 200 mile or a 300 km ride. A '400' only if I were fit enough to do it in midsummer hours of daylight which would equate to averaging about 24 kph/15 mph. That would be my limit - LEL, PBP and so on ... no way!)
     
  5. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Nah - too soon to be thinking about that now.
    This needs some training though.
    Then there's PBP next year.
     
  6. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    I volunteered during 2013 which gave me a guaranteed entry for 2017.

    Just got an email instructing me to claim my place or lose it.....best dust the bike off and get some miles done then.

    I blame @arallsopp and his HUGELY INSPIRATIONAL book Barring Mechanicals for the next 755 days of nerves, training, hills, p*nctures
     
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  7. OP
    OP
    martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    Weird that. I rode it in 2013 and I still blame @arallsopp every time I see or wear the jersey
     
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  8. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    If I do make LEL my nameplate will state "DCLane / I blame @arallsopp "
     
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  9. Telemark

    Telemark Cycling is fun ...

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Got the same e-mail as you, @ComedyPilot, did you reply? :whistle:
    Wondering if I am completely bonkers for even thinking about it for a mili-second... :ohmy: A little voice is telling me that I can just sign up now and decide later :eek::surrender:
    I did actually dig out that infamous book from the bookshelf ... can I join the queue for blaming @arallsopp ? :laugh:
    ... and too much mingling with ultracyclist women (Juliana Buhring, Emily Chappell) recently at EdFoC ... :crazy:

    T
     
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  10. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I got the mail too. I've replied in the affirmative. Accident with a car saw my hopes to ride it last time around scuppered, and the resulting volunteering has found me a space. They didn't even penalise me for sleeping as @martint235 passed :smile:

    Mine will have a picture of the book cover with the subtitle Je ne suis pas arallsopp :biggrin:
     
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  11. OP
    OP
    martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    Yes. That hasn't been forgotten. GPS screwed up as I left Brampton heading south. Still screwed up after a sleep at Barnard Castle. "Not to worry, I'll ask arallsopp for advice at Market Rasen".......

    I intend to volunteer in 2017 so I'll be able to return the favour. :smile:
     
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  12. Rustybucket

    Rustybucket Über Member

    Location:
    Staines
    This looks fun!
     
  13. OP
    OP
    martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    It's as much fun as you can have cycling circa 900 miles in less than 5 days!!! :smile:
     
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  14. Rustybucket

    Rustybucket Über Member

    Location:
    Staines
    How much is it to enter? & Do places go quick? - I cant watch the video on the website on my work pc.
     
  15. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti

    IIRC it was about £250 last time out. And places are filled near instantly.
     
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