Recumbent Randonneur

long distance cycling in comfort

Why a Recumbent?


When I started randonneuring I quickly realised that there had to be a better experience than suffering saddle sores and neck pain, not to mention lingering finger numbness.

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What is Randonneuring all about?

London-Edinburgh-London

London-Edinburgh-London

LEL starts on Sunday 30 July 2017 Entries have closed - the demand has been enormous. You could always volunteer to experience the event and get a guaranteed place in 2020. The new route is 1433km long and has 11,128m of climbing. It is broadly similar to the route in...

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Euraudax PBP

'Euraudax' Paris-Brest-Paris has formal groups riding at fixed speeds, whereas Randonneurs ride at their own speed and aren't bound to eat the meals provided by the organisation. Both Euraudax PBP and PBP Randonneur have an intermingled history:...

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Mark’s Plan for a 1200

Sage advice from Mark Thomas: Try to maintain 20kph (including stops) during the day. This is easy to calculate, even when tired. Keep stops short enough to keep on that schedule. That gives me 6 hours in 24 for rest. 18 hours x 20kph = 360km or 24 hours of brevet...

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Damon Peacock on PBP

Damon is always entertaining and his videos capture the essence of Paris-Brest-Paris: "The typical PBP rider is a 52 year old man. I’m one of those and I can tell you that life isn’t usually a lot of fun for us. I watched a BBC4 documentary about postcards and the...

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NZ Gran Turismo Series – 1-8 March 2015

NZ Gran Turismo Series – 1-8 March 2015

Ride a Super Randonneur series in eight days and qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur 2015! Final budgeting is currently underway. We’re re-greasing our abacus, which has been busy budgeting how to run this series at break-even cost. We anticipate that we will be...

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New Venue for PBP Start/Finish

"After 20 years at the start of the gymnasium of human rights in Guyancourt, Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur will open a new page in its history with a departure and an arrival of the Vélodrome National de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines." Check out this new site:...

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Free maps on your Garmin Edge Device

I just came across an excellent article on how to download free maps to your Garmin Edge 705/800/810 OpenStreeMaps are easy to order from this site http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ and DCRainmaker tells you how to get them onto your map-capable Garmin device here:...

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Garmin Edge 810

The touchscreen Edge 810 rovides navigation and advanced training capabilities for the dedicated cyclist. It connects through your smartphone to access live tracking, social media sharing and weather. The 810 works with detailed street or TOPO maps for navigation when...

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Is endurance training bad for you?

In 2012, Belgium scientists published a study that concluded that repeated bouts of intensive endurance exercise at the elite level may result in the pathological enlargement of the right ventricle, which, according to the article, is associated with potential health...

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Endurance Athletes and Heart Health

Endurance Athletes and Heart Health

Extremely fit and active people are increasingly succumbing to heart problems such as atrial fibrillation, heart attacks and strokes. In many cases there is no obvious warning and the medical profession is unable to explain why such healthy active people are suffering...

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Peak Performance Drink

Peak Performance Drink

At last I think I might have found a nutritional supplement that works for me on randonnees. I used this on the recent Perth-Albany-Perth 1200 and it is the only supplement I have tried that I have had success with. It really does seem to live up to its claims to...

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Better Thinking Skills and Memory

Activities that maintain cardio fitness - such as running, swimming and cycling - led to better thinking skills and memory 20 years on. Researchers at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, tested almost 3,000 healthy people with an average age of 25. They...

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Toxy ZR

Toxy ZR

I picked this up at SPEZI 2013 in Germany whilst travelling with my wife for a nearby conference. I first spotted the ZR online in about 2005 and commissioned a friend to make me  a similar machine but it never really handled satisfactorily. It was decidedly scary at...

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Why a Recumbent?

Why a Recumbent?

When I started randonneuring I quickly realised that there had to be a better experience than suffering saddle sores and neck pain, not to mention nerve damage resulting in lingering finger numbness. I had been toying with the idea of riding a recumbent for a few...

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Recumbent Randonneur

long distance cycling in comfort