It’s about one hour until Mark Beaumont @MrMarkBeaumont starts his attempt on the hour penny farthing record, trying to beat the 33.96km set in 1891.
Team tactics as everyone gets their race face on ahead of the #pennyhour at 1.20pm today @drink_rwhites @rudyproject pic.twitter.com/NsUtOXBvVC
— Mark Beaumont (@MrMarkBeaumont) June 15, 2018
Meanwhile, Michael Broadwith @24HourMaths has started his attack on the lejog record. He’s currently skirting Dartmoor National Park, about 140km into the ride with only another 1,200km or so to go. He’s trying to best the record of 44 hours, 4 minutes and 20 seconds set in 2001.
Satarted on time for the @endtoend2018. 38 miles in now and on time. pic.twitter.com/lkmvDh5pz3
— Tim Bayley (@TimBayley) June 15, 2018
You can follow Michael’s progress here.
— End to End 2018 (@endtoend2018) June 15, 2018
On a somewhat grander scale, Jenny Graham @adventuresynd is in Berlin and set to embark tomorrow on an around-the-world ride, hoping to set a new women’s unsupported record of 110 days.
Jenny Graham is finally en route to Berlin, where her round-the-world ride starts at 6am on Saturday morning. Find out how she's preparing for life on the road, and what's in her mental toolkit to see her through the challenges that lie ahead.https://t.co/gnLx3bQqDX
— Adventure Syndicate (@adventuresynd) June 13, 2018
Vedangi @wheelsandwords, meanwhile, has been held up on her try at going round the world in less than 100 days by visa troubles. Meanwhile, she’s taken delivery of a beautiful steed for the ride.
Verdangi @wheelsandwords came round yesterday to pick up her World Record attempt ISEN All Seasons Bike. We're wishing her the luck as she sets of to ride the world in 100 days or less!#isenworkshop#worldrecord#roadcycling#bikepacking#baaw pic.twitter.com/jHkSBCVVFW
— Isen Workshop (@IsenWorkshop) June 14, 2018
Hors de combat is Ian To @ITultracycling, who, after an aborted attempt on lejog, is preparing to reprise his 2016 win of Hard Cro, an ultra marathon race to cycle the four corners of Croatia.
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