“Boy on Bike,” directed by Ridley Scott in 1973, staring Carl Barlow and set on
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, is reportedly Britain’s most popular advertisement of all time.
Barlow, now 57 and a retired firefighter, returned recently to Gold Hill to once again take on the 28.8% grade.
Hoping for sun!
Our plan is to start from Land’s End in mid-June and arrive at John o’Groats around the beginning of July. So what kinds of weather should we expect?
YR, for Land’s End in June we can expect temperatures from 10C to 17C, with rain at little less than one in three days.
For John o’Groats in early July, we can expect
temperatures ranging from 7C to 15C, with rain likewise about one in three days.
YR cites the
World Meteorological Organization.
Mark Beaumont, who recently set the round-the-world cycling record of a jaw-dropping 78 days, had set himself the goal of completing lejog at a young age.
CyclingAbout stalwart Alee is about to set out on a two-year excursion from Argentina to Alaska by bicycle, and on an untried set of wheels at that!
Je t’adore, Ecuador
To be fair, his rig will be made by the same company as the ride
Mark Beaumont employed on his recent record-breaking ride around the world in 80 days …
Mark Beaumont’s Koga
Among his motivations for the trip, Alee mentions a desire not to consume unrenewable resources, going so far as to consider settling in Canada when the expedition is finished!
(or nearly so … )
Vedangi Kulkarni, a 19-year-old cyclist, will set off in June 2018 in an attempt to become the fastest woman to cycle around the world unsupported. Vedangi plans to ride between 260 and 300 kilometres per day and make it around the world within 130 days. She will set off from and finish in Perth, Australia.
In April, Vedangi rode from Bournemouth to John o’Groats, a journey of 1,200 miles. You can read about the adventure at Vedangi’s blog,
Cycling to John O’ Groats.
If you’d like to know more about Vedangi’s assault on the women’s world biking record, you can see her website,
wheelsandwords, or follow her on twitter.
Caitlin Giddings of Bicycling shares the wealth of experience gained from a US coast-to-coast ride: 9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Riding Across the Country.
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