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1 12 hours on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 09:04

Did the Newbury 12 hour on Sunday and managed to do 262.53 so pretty happy to do that as no desire to do another in a hurry.

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2 Re: 12 hours on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 18:14

Congratulations Andy. A new Club record I believe. Very Happy

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3 Re: 12 hours on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 23:14

Andy, congratulations on a great ride. Paul and myself owe you £50 each, as part of Prize Presentation at the end of the year. It may have been tough, but it is a ride you will never forget. Hope you have the energy to do an article for the PNEfarthing, so we can all enjoy the details of your suffering.

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4 Re: 12 hours on Thu 18 Jun 2015, 02:39

Thank you Dave. I feel a bit guilty as I had every aerodynamic aid that I could think of whereas you and Mike Marchant did it 'old style'. Having said that, if I suggest my chosen charity I am sure they would be glad of your money!

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5 Re: 12 hours on Thu 18 Jun 2015, 03:08

Andy, my forum picture was taken during the Poole Wheelers 12 in 1986, so you can see what I was riding. It was a Vitus 979 frame, which was good enough for Shaun Kelly to win the TDF green jersey on. This frame featured in a recent Cycling Weekly article about 'The top 10 game changing bikes' http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/tech/the-top-10-game-changing-road-bikes-172711. I sold mine to my son's friend and it is still going strong and is ridden every day. Very light wheels as well, so I had no excuse.
I checked CTT website and see the winner did 316 miles and got to within a mile of Andy Wilkinson's competition record, what a ride.

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6 Re: 12 hours on Thu 18 Jun 2015, 03:15

That should be 'Sean', how could I forget. For the techies out there by the way, duraluminium is an alloy which age hardens. It can be heated to anneal it, so that it is softened and easy to work. Then over a few days it hardens itself again.

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7 Re: 12 hours on Thu 18 Jun 2015, 22:13

Well done... cracking ride, looking forward to reading about it!

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8 Re: 12 hours on Fri 19 Jun 2015, 09:03

Well done Andy!!
Im sure you need to have some kind of screw loose to do a 12 hour, top effort. Laughing
The thought of 12hrs on a TT bike fills me with dread!!!

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9 Re: 12 hours on Sat 20 Jun 2015, 01:03

Nearly 22mph for 12 hours straight, my body aches just thinking about it! Top work!

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