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Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #175 on: January 18, 2019, 10:48:23 am »
Opperman did LEJOG in 1934, and inspired a board game.
http://www.cyclingboardgames.net/g_landsend.htm

This game looks amazing, I was lucky enough to have the Kessock and Cromarty bridges to jump me from square 50 straight to 53.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #176 on: January 18, 2019, 10:52:10 am »
Opperman did LEJOG in 1934, and inspired a board game.
http://www.cyclingboardgames.net/g_landsend.htm

This game looks amazing, I was lucky enough to have the Kessock and Cromarty bridges to jump me from square 50 straight to 53.

It's an Australian view of Britain, the inlets are all shown oversize. It doesn't make much difference on a map of Australia, where it's important to show the inlets around the major cities, but it looks weird to our eyes. You had the Dornoch Bridge as well, that avoids the loop to Bonar Bridge, so straight to 56.

Work on incorporating Opperman into the film is underway, and a revised edit will be available soon.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #177 on: January 19, 2019, 09:04:09 pm »
I've been doing more work on the LEJOG film. Research on Hubert Opperman gets me to PBP, via his LEJOG record. It's now up to 18 minutes, with cunning use of scenic and wildlife footage from Duncansby Head, the real most North-Easterly point of Great Britain.

Opperman praises the work of 'English' cyclists in monitoring his record. He was speaking in Australia, and the term 'British' had wider meaning in the past. The historic dependence of LEJOG on large numbers of volunteers gets me to the modern PBP, LEL et al, as does Shermer's Neck. I can incorporate some of the 24 hours as well. Opperman is informative on the nature of time-trialling in the 1930s.

https://vimeo.com/312108499/8dba79c4c4

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #178 on: January 23, 2019, 09:04:28 am »
Development continues on the film, with added 1200 Audax, 24 Hour and Opperman content. I showed the previous edit to 70s and 80s pro Bill Nickson. He wondered why Mike didn't start at 5am, as Bill had done on the 250 mile London-Holyhead race.

Bill had met Sir Hubert at the finish of one of the 5 stages of the Herald Sun Tour he won in 1981. That's the premier stage race down under, won by Wiggins and Froome in their time. The latest PBP news is that LEJOG challenger Ian To is said to be giving it a go.


Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #179 on: March 24, 2019, 01:50:28 pm »
Ian To just announced he is planning a 3rd go this year (some time between May and July). Christine Mackenzie will try to break the female record in August 2019. Good luck to them both. Give them a follow and a cheer.

Re: LEJOG record attempt.
« Reply #180 on: March 25, 2019, 12:45:12 pm »
Ian To just announced he is planning a 3rd go this year (some time between May and July). Christine Mackenzie will try to break the female record in August 2019. Good luck to them both. Give them a follow and a cheer.

Christina Mackenzie - she was the silver medalist in the National 24 Hour last year with 431.6 miles

She then followed that up with a new Scottish National record in the Breckland 12 Hour of 256.3 miles

She is currently planning to set off from Land's End during August (or September...) - I imagine that I'll probably draw some graphs...

Twitter feed is here: https://twitter.com/Lejogmack