About 55 miles, the route changed a bit over the years. 7am start on Tower Bridge then out through the suburbs.London -Brighton? Not a clue. It was about 20 years ago.
My job was to hang around in Coulsdon or somewhere like that in a hi viz jacket doing precisely nothing until the field had all passed.
I'd vote for the Comrades Marathon. It will be the 100th running of the event next year.Turning the question on its head, what emblematic term from cycling would you use in the same way as the term "marathon" is used?
So if a century is the marathon of cycling, is a marathon the Alpe d'Huez (or whatever) of running?
You've met some of the dozy prats who actually believe a sportive is a race, bless 'em.On the very few sportives I’ve ever bothered with ( the first Velo Birmingham Midlands, and the PRLS 100 a few times) I’ve stopped at a Pret A Manger, and a pub. I do / did get some odd looks from people watching over the barriers, as I stopped, lock my bike to the bike racks outside and went in for a bite to eat and a drink / pint. I was told I “wasn’t taking it seriously” when I finished. You don’t say
My first event was 1/4 mile laps of cinder track, thereafter the track events were 400 metres "tartan" track.No the laps!
Daniel Friebe asked Richard Moore if he was going to win the RideLondon 100 on The Cycling Podcast this week. Should we or at a journalist pretending it's a race?You've met some of the dozy prats who actually believe a sportive is a race, bless 'em.
The roller-skate race in Milton Keynes shopping centre, in the dead-end by the John Lewis mural, was unkind to our ears:an indoor 24hr held indoors in Milton Keynes shopping centre ( running on marble isn't very kind to your joints) DAMHIKT
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