Author Topic: [LEL17] Why is LEL called LEL?  (Read 3166 times)

Salvatore

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Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2017, 01:02:53 pm »
How far south did the early editions go?

1989 & 1993 Potters Bar scout hut
1997 Harlow
2001 Epping Forest Youth Hostel
I'm sure 2001 was Harlow.


I may have got 1997 & 2001 the wrong way round.
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Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2017, 01:54:10 pm »
1997, was epping forest youth hostel. Rocco was there offering kind words in his own way!!!

hellymedic

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Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2017, 02:31:41 pm »
Methinks LEL pre-dates most satnavs...

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Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2017, 03:32:24 pm »
I've seen scans of route sheets from that era that were basically a list of towns.

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Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2017, 03:40:42 pm »
I've seen scans of route sheets from that era that were basically a list of towns.

Route sheets of that era were usually a tad more detailed (apart from 'Retrace to Mencap' - Gonerby - Doncaster on Bernie's Long FO 600km)

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Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2017, 04:01:02 pm »
1997, was epping forest youth hostel. Rocco was there offering kind words in his own way!!!
In 1993 the toilet in Potters Bar scout hut was blocked. Rocco, as AUK chairman, rolled up his sleeves and attempted to shift the blockage. Whatever words were offered to the plumbing, not many were kind.
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Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2017, 04:18:39 pm »
It was always Berard Mawson's intention to start in London eventually - hence the name - but it was more practical to start the first low-key low-budget edition in South Yorkshire.

For one thing Bernard not only ran the start and finish controls, but also Carterway Heads and Thurlby.

Anyone have route sheets or even better a gpx for the South Yorkshire start edition?

The routes that LEL has taken over the years have been shaped by the controls. The 'best' route between London and Edinburgh is open to debate, so I'll open a thread on it.

Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2017, 04:43:54 pm »

I live in Sheffield, so the South Yorkshire start interests me as a possible DIY.

Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2017, 04:46:18 pm »

I live in Sheffield, so the South Yorkshire start interests me as a possible DIY.

There'll be a permanent route for LEL, and you can join that at any point.

Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2017, 07:20:28 pm »

There will be, or there is?

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Re: Why is LEL called LEL?
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2017, 07:22:45 pm »
It was always Berard Mawson's intention to start in London eventually - hence the name - but it was more practical to start the first low-key low-budget edition in South Yorkshire.

For one thing Bernard not only ran the start and finish controls, but also Carterway Heads and Thurlby.

Anyone have route sheets or even better a gpx for the South Yorkshire start edition?

The routes that LEL has taken over the years have been shaped by the controls. The 'best' route between London and Edinburgh is open to debate, so I'll open a thread on it.
Be sure to also start one on
"What is the best starting point?"
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