Twelve days and fourteen hours until I set off on the toughest bicycle ride I’ve ever entered. 1,400km in 120hrs from London to Edinburgh and back - the UK Audax LEL 2009. You can read more about it here and my training program here although ‘training’ is not really the right word to describe it.
Follow my progress during the LEL Event via Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpolaine
Please also support the charity I’m riding for here.
I am not sure of the failure rate for the LEL which is held every 4 years, but this year there were no qualifying rides of 100, 200, 400 and 600km within the preceding year. I feel OK about meeting all those criteria except the 600km. I’ve managed 330km in an unstressful 19hrs, but I was able to recover the next day. Not possible for the LEL.
It’s not called ‘EL & back’ for nothing…