Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by ianrauk, 3 Apr 2017.
Mark caught up with Ed Pratt yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/c/MrEdPratt
My apologies if someone's already posted this, I realise it's already a month old:
There's been an accident which wrote off the motor home :-\ Seriously incompetent driving from the sound of it, with a vehicle driving into the back of it on a major road, whilst it was moving. No-one injured but that could have been an awful lot worse.
I guess this is always a risk if you drive along a long, clear major road at 20mph. Better the careless/dangerous shunter ran into a following vehicle than the cyclist himself. But would have this driver hit a lone cyclist riding on the hard shoulder? Who knows? RIP Mike Hall.
I have just been reading about the whole thing and am seriously impressed. He has done it solo the hard way so he has nothing to prove, but this is very different and hope he makes it safely and on time
He should be on the plane on his way back over to Europe as I type. Amazing achievement (so far).
The flight's at 1410 local time - so 1810 UK time - to Newark and onwards to Lisbon. I'm sure it'll be a relief to get the last flight done, those being the bits which are out of the control of him and the team. It must have been good to arrive at the airport with quite a few hours to spare on this flight too.
He's on track to finish today.
He should finish between 5.30-5.45pm UK time. Brilliant effort.
He's finished. Absolutely remarkable effort, 79 days to circumnavigate the planet.
Quick edit: the official record awarded by Guiness is 78 days,14hrs & 40 mins.
Article on BBC website as well
Fantastic achievement. Well done Mark.
That was an excellent 79 days of dot-watching and his twice, or more, daily video updates have really helped to maintain interest and understanding of how the attempt was going. A thoroughly impressive achievement and one which I suspect will stand as the record for quite a while, given the cost and logistics challenge of having such comprehensive support.
absolutely staggering , that's gonna take some beating
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