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12 days 14hrs

Published by Matt Polaine | Filed under Bicycle, Cycling

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…

July 13th, 2009


One Response to “12 days 14hrs”

  1. Matt Polaine Says:

    The final amount raised for The Orchid Charity was £1,150.70, just £249.30 short of my target £1 per kilometre of £1,400, however I did ‘only’ manage 821.6km, but I stress 722 of those kilometres was done in just 57hrs before I cycled into a tornado at midnight in Cumbria…

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