We enjoyed a ride of about 120 km to summer bridge and back. There were a few challenging climbs ups such as Dacre Banks on the way to lunch and a tough climb up Hartwith Bank but we were rewarded by a long downhill and following wind on the return to York. My thanks to those who rode with me and were such good company.
London to Edinburgh and back or LEL for short is the biggest and longest Audax ride in the UK. 1440km or roughly 890 miles, 18 controls catering for 1500 entrants gives some idea of the scale (see https://londonedinburghlondon.com for more).
High winds and heavy rain were not the best of conditions so I’m afraid I missed the 117 1/2 hour deadline finishing in 120 hours At least I finished and got the medal ; the oldest rider to have completed the course but …. never again! Keith Benton
Group 2 stopped at Osgodby instead of Selby. A pleasant ride to Blacktoft over the flat lands of East Yorkshire. Met up with Group 1 at Blacktoft Community Hall. What a nice place – they had even put out checked table cloths for us. After a short break to admire the Humber at the lock where the Market Weighton Canal comes into it we set off into a strong headwind. Stopped for a welcome third break at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park. I had 79 miles on my computer when I got home. Andrew Monk
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