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Post by charlie » 21 Nov 2008 12:39

:roll: As you may have seen in the latest Hub-ub, I am putting together a list of all Beacon members(past and present) who have ridden the End to End. If you want to use this site to put details of your ride then you can leave dates, distances etc and I will take it from there. If you have completed it more than once by all means leave details of however many times you have completed.. Thanks Charlie.

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Post by Missiles » 21 Nov 2008 17:02

1995 for me.

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Post by George » 21 Nov 2008 20:18

August 1989, by tandem. A direct-ish route, about 900 miles, spread over eight days' riding, with a rest day in the middle. Left LE in a heatwave, arrived JoG wearing three jerseys and wishing I'd taken tights with me. Had the time of my life, nothing but cycling, eating and drinking every day. Started half the days with a hangover.

Oh, yes ... also met my future wife in a pub half way.

After the E-to-E, when I told the other member of the tandem crew that I was moving to Holland and why, his response was, "Did we meet some Dutch girls in Keswick?"

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Post by Dave Cox » 08 Dec 2008 06:18

Roger Green will be sending you an account of our 1990 trip

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Post by charlie » 13 Feb 2009 17:40

:roll: 15 so far, but I KNOW there are more to come.(HINT- HINT)

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Post by gmac » 08 Feb 2010 20:22

May 16th to 28th 2009 the two most miserable wet and cold weeks of my life. Would I do it again? Yes.
:cry: :( :? :roll: :oops: :shock: :)

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Post by Saracen » 24 Nov 2011 15:10

This summer I cycled a double end to end.
Despite being involved in a crash on the third day that was no fault of my own and left with some nasty injuries including deep cuts and bruises (which I still bear the marks some five months later) a few chipped teeth and one tooth broken in half, blurred vision, a killer headache that lasted two weeks and of course a broken wrist I still managed to cycle a further 1800 miles. On reaching John O’Groats I decided to make it tougher by coming back the long way over the Cairngorms, Northumberland coast and the Pennines
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Well over two thousand miles in twenty six days (the toughest thing I have ever done in my life)

So does that count as two?

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Post by AlanW » 24 Nov 2011 17:59

August 2010, myself, Philip Whiteman, Richard Greer and Trevor Richards rode it in 8 days.

Statistics for the 8 days: -

923 miles

66,478 feet of ascending

Average speed – 13.3 mph

Time in saddle – 69 hours, 15 minutes

Would I do it again?

Yes, but certainly not the same route!!!
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 24 Nov 2011 18:59

Animal wrote:This summer I cycled a double end to end.
Despite being involved in a crash on the third day that was no fault of my own and left with some nasty injuries including deep cuts and bruises (which I still bear the marks some five months later) a few chipped teeth and one tooth broken in half, blurred vision, a killer headache that lasted two weeks and of course a broken wrist I still managed to cycle a further 1800 miles. On reaching John O’Groats I decided to make it tougher by coming back the long way over the Cairngorms, Northumberland coast and the Pennines
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Well over two thousand miles in twenty six days (the toughest thing I have ever done in my life)

So does that count as two?
Without a doubt, you are King of the E2E. And did I here correctly, you would still like to ride it again? Perhaps you could think about riding an ultra-randonee such as the London-Edinburgh-London or PBP.
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Post by Fred2637 » 25 Nov 2011 16:46

I have not ridden the end to end but now have the willingness to do it, so if any other beacon members are thinking of doing this please consider me in your plans.
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Post by AlanW » 25 Nov 2011 16:50

Fred2637 wrote:I have not ridden the end to end but now have the willingness to do it, so if any other beacon members are thinking of doing this please consider me in your plans.
I know a good route that you can have...... :roll:
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 25 Nov 2011 17:22

I may have another blast at this route, assuming I can get in the mood to do it :?

Saying that, the East to West Mainland extremities route appeals - from Lowestoft to Ardnanmurchan.

I know that I few years ago, Tony Shardlow rode the other E2E, South Foreland to Cape Wrath. One chap has produced a website on this route at http://www.dover2capewrath.moonfruit.com/# . In my view, the alternative E2E looks far more attractive as a route. The major stumblic block is the reliance on the bucket of a ferry at Durness.

Far to much to do... ... none of this fits into my plans for the next two years. :roll:
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Post by Neil Compton » 25 Nov 2011 18:52

I may do the E2E again at some time but i think for next year i'd like a different challenge.

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Post by PatBoySlim » 25 Nov 2011 20:48

Fred2637 wrote:I have not ridden the end to end but now have the willingness to do it, so if any other beacon members are thinking of doing this please consider me in your plans.
I'd love to do the end to end, don't think I'm up to it just yet but maybe in the next 18 months as I improve.
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Post by cdrobertson » 23 Aug 2012 15:10

Did the Deloitte Ride Across Britain in 2010. Completed "End to End" distance but unfortunately had to miss one stage with a sickness bug.

Doing it again this year (8-16 September), raising money for ParalympicsGB, the organisation suporting Britain's elite paralympic athletes. Link to fundraising page below for anyone interested.

http://www.justgiving.com/Chris-Robertson1

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Post by Kendo » 15 Sep 2012 09:40

hi... I did this in Aug 2011....best fortnight of my life :)

15 days camping
14 days cycling
972 miles
2 **flat**s
1 suicidal thought (going up cairngorms)
1 journey to the tarmac .. ouch
1 run behind a bush to eject previous evenings meal
1 macdonalds milkshake launched at me by white van man..i think it was banana flavour !

cant wait til i do it all again

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Post by cdrobertson » 19 Sep 2012 09:39

Done last week (8-16 September) on the Deloitte Ride Across Britain. 968 miles in 9 days. Route details on Strava for those interested/following.

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Post by Andy Terry » 22 Sep 2012 17:25

Well done, Chris. I really must do the E2E one day, but maybe not averaging 100 miles a day for 9 days!

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Post by PatBoySlim » 23 Sep 2012 17:15

Great effort Chris !
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 23 Sep 2012 17:22

Well done, Chris.

Now it is recovery time
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Post by David Cole » 23 Sep 2012 17:58

Well done Chris
100 miles a day - that's going some

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 16 Dec 2015 14:57

Good to hear from you Chris. Excellent news.
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Post by Patch » 18 Dec 2015 22:41

I was with GMac it was lovely take no notice of him. May 16th to 28th 2009.
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