The London Edinburgh London Cycling Challenge

By IT@Spectrum | Posted: 11 Aug 2017

We say congratulations!

Our Installation & Client Development Specialist Marcus has recently competed in the London Edinburgh London, taking part in one of Britain’s greatest cycling challenges. The event is held every 4 years and is organised by Audax UK, who are run by volunteers and promote long distance cycling.

The event consists of 1500 entrants, including entrants from overseas representing 55 nations. The London Edinburgh London Challenge has a total distance of 1440K (894miles) and the participants are given 117 hours to complete it. Cyclists have visit controls during the ride to get their Brevet Card stamped, at these controls they can eat, sleep and shower. Marcus managed to get limited sleep, but when tired had a few power naps under bridges and on grass verges.

Marcus had start time of 11.15 am on Sunday July 30, and managed to get to Edinburgh in slightly over two days, he then had to turn around and cycle south into a headwind, which got very strong as he approached Lincolnshire, coming over the Humber Bridge at 4am.

From everyone at IT@Spectrum and The One Point, we say a huge well done to Marcus who finished within the time limit, albeit feeling very tired, after the extremely tough challenge (which has a 35% drop out rate)!

‘IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE, ONE THAT I WANT TO DO AGAIN IN 4 YEARS’ TIME, BUT IN 2 YEARS’ TIME HOPEFULLY I WILL TAKE PART IN PARIS BREST PARIS 1200K’ 

- MARCUS

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