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Oldest riders?
« on: July 08, 2020, 04:14:40 pm »
While waiting at the finish at Rambouillet last August, someone told me that there was one guy aged 84 that started.  Does anyone know who it was and if he finished?

Does anyone know who the oldest UK riders were?

Re: Oldest riders?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2020, 04:41:39 pm »
I don't know who he was but I know he didn't finish.

The results brochure has four 80+ riders registered, three started, but none finished.

The ACP Trophy for the oldest rider was presented to " Jean GUILLOT (86)   4 September 1941"

(ETA - The (86) had me confused and thinking he was one of the three starters, but I now see Jean Guillot was only 77. He finished in 87:59. It was his seventh finish, his first in 1971 was completed in 68:17. So maybe he will be back in 2023.

(86) seems to be an area or club code.)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Oldest riders?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2020, 05:24:50 pm »
A North American has finished previously aged 80. He was the first octogenarian to finish PBP. I don’t know if any 80+ PBPer has finished since then.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Oldest riders?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2020, 08:03:30 pm »
I don't know who he was but I know he didn't finish.

The results brochure has four 80+ riders registered, three started, but none finished.

The ACP Trophy for the oldest rider was presented to " Jean GUILLOT (86)   4 September 1941"

(ETA - The (86) had me confused and thinking he was one of the three starters, but I now see Jean Guillot was only 77. He finished in 87:59. It was his seventh finish, his first in 1971 was completed in 68:17. So maybe he will be back in 2023.

(86) seems to be an area or club code.)

It may be the département of domicile.

Re: Oldest riders?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 08:17:21 pm »
Thanks for the information.

But who were the oldest finishers from the UK?

Re: Oldest riders?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 08:18:14 pm »
A North American has finished previously aged 80. He was the first octogenarian to finish PBP. I don’t know if any 80+ PBPer has finished since then.

Hopefully as it was a nearly a year ago

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Oldest riders?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2020, 09:11:49 pm »
I think the bloke finished PBP11...
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Oldest riders?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2020, 09:38:52 pm »
But who were the oldest finishers from the UK?

The 2019 AUK results show 23 names for Senior SRs (65+).
Only ten of those people's results include PBP.
So they are probably your top ten.
I've no idea of the order.