What's it all about?

In Summer 2009, Andy Allsopp participated in LEL: A 1400km international ultra marathon cycling event, played out between the capital cities of England and Scotland.

In early 2010, a record of his attempt was published as a paperback, now made available through Amazon UK (and US), or worldwide through LULU.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Audax Oz

Just been forwarded this review, which was posted to Audax-Oz last night:
Looking for a good read?

If you've been on a long and/or "weather-challenged" Audax - think S-M 1200 or PBP 2007 (or by the sound of it Three Peaks) - or are considering PBP, PAP, LEL or any other Audax collection of letters, I'm sure you'll enjoy reading Barring Mechanicals, Andy Allsopp's account of LEL 2009 as much as I did.

It tells his story of riding a recumbent with mechanical "issues" 1400kms from London to Edinburgh and back and does a great job of evoking the atmosphere and experience of LEL.

Available for download on-line at http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/barring-mechanicals---from-london-to-edinburgh-and-back-on-a-re/6302388 at the bargain price of US$4.71 - that's less than 0.4 cents a km!
Of course, its only fair to mention that a second hand copy of 'Eighty Days Around the World' would give a better distance to cents ratio, but there's not so many bikes in that one.

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