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RRA: Interviews with record holders
« on: July 10, 2020, 07:32:32 pm »
Hello all,

Happy lockdown to everybody, I hope that this message finds you well,

As part of a celebration of the rich history of the Road Records Association, which is now over 130 years old, I have embarked upon a project to interview a number of past record holders. This is just part of the RRA "Project Red Caps" where we are presenting retrospective scarlet red record caps to record breakers from the last 64(!) years. My aim is to talk to them about their record breaking exploits, their motivations and their background. Most of all I am interested in listening to them describing their record breaking rides from their own point of view.

I have listed the links below to the first three interviewees - all three are outstanding, inspiring cyclists.

1) RRA in conversation with Eileen Sheridan

https://soundcloud.com/user-971271891-227782844/rra-in-conversation-with

2) RRA in conversation with Pauline Wallis (Strong)

https://soundcloud.com/user-971271891-227782844/rra-in-conversation-with-pauline-wallis-strong

3) RRA in conversation with Gethin Butler

https://soundcloud.com/user-971271891-227782844/rra-in-conversation-with-gethin-butler

I hope that you enjoy listening to these conversations and I will try and remember to post any further discussions on this thread. Any feedback, or tips, very welcome  :)

Feanor

  • It's mostly downhill from here.
Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 08:01:06 pm »
Thanks for posting that.


Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 03:32:48 pm »
Thank you for this.

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 05:19:30 pm »

cygnet

  • I'm part of the association
Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 10:01:14 pm »
Super, Mike
I've passed these links to others and had very complimentary responses.
Reasonably Inconsiderate

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 11:51:32 pm »

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2020, 07:54:26 am »
Thanks for posting really enjoyed them

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 09:32:24 am »

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 09:33:58 am »
Thank you for the kind comments, btw - I really appreciate it. It has been a privilege to listen to these people talk freely about their rides. Hopefully, I have a fair few other interesting interviewees lined up for the coming weeks  :)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 09:41:29 am »
I have enjoyed the interviews so far, keep it up!

I just need to work out how to download Soundcloud to my iPhone for offline listening. Search result suggestions don't seem to match the options I am presented with.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 11:16:56 am »

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2020, 10:55:44 pm »

rob

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2020, 11:05:33 pm »
These are brilliant, Mike.  Thanks for putting so much time and effort into the RRA.

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2020, 10:40:32 pm »

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2021, 10:51:41 pm »
A couple more that may appear to fans of time-trialling in the 1970s and 1980s:

RRA in conversation with Derek Cottington

https://soundcloud.com/user-971271891-227782844/rra-in-conversation-with-derek-cottington

RRA in conversation with Eric Tremaine

https://soundcloud.com/user-971271891-227782844/rra-in-conversation-with-eric-tremaine

I hope you enjoy  :)

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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2021, 01:43:25 pm »

Re: RRA: Interviews with record holders
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2021, 01:49:57 pm »
Continuing my productive half term, I sat down this morning and had a chat with Charlie Mitchell and Dominic Irvine who broke the Men's tandem End to End record in 2015

RRA in conversation with Dominic Irvine and Charlie Mitchell