‘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: http://www.randonneurs.bc.ca/history/union-des-audax-francais.html
Ultra-distance cycling has surged in popularity. Just as runners who have tackled a few regular marathons might think “what now?” and have a go at an ultramarathon, increasing numbers of cyclists are looking for something more than a 100-mile sportive. Read the full article
Well that did not turn out the way I planned. We started out in fog at 6am and were 33km down the road before seeing sunlight. Three km later the fog closed in again for another 10km before the day cleared up. I was paying the penalty for not riding anywhere in the last month and…
Andrew’s saga of a very cold event:
Mille Pennines AUK Reunion from Damon Peacock on Vimeo.
During his life, the great Native American chief Crazy Horse found himself pursued many times – by the U.S. Army, scouts, and members of rival tribes. But they could never catch him, despite riding their horses into the ground in efforts to do so. After his death, a friend disclosed the great warrior’s secret. On…