Swimming the English Channel = Cycling ?????

by Mixk40   September 10, 2012  

Confused A good friend of mine has just completed swimming the English channel in 15 hours and this got me thinking ? what would be the equivalent “event ” for a cyclists ?
Lands’ end to John o Grout’s (or the other way) ?, La Marmotte ? Mt Blanc ? London – Paris ?
But all of these have 10,000’s of people completing them every year were as the channel has only just got over a 1000 in the last 80 years !!

So thoughts and suggestions ? My current thinking is that it might be something to aim for in 2014 !

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What about climbing to road to the Salang Tunnel and then cycling through it? Thats gotta be a rare one? Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:23


The Paris-Brest-Paris brevet? Only held once every 4 years, limited to 385 from the UK now, to *get* there you have to have ridden a 200 km, 300 km, 400 km and 600 km ride that year, and the ride itself is 1200km in under 90 hours? (15-30% don't make it). It's a challenge.

Or even... do it on a brompton. It's been done, but I think only a handful have made it under the limit.

posted by bazzargh [146 posts]
10th September 2012 - 16:57


Cycle all the 100 best British climbs in a week.

Flanders/Roubaix pro rides.

Lands end to John o'Groats and back again in 2 weeks.

12/24 hour TTs are a dying spectacle.

Food for thought.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
10th September 2012 - 17:15

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Thanks the PBP looks interesting ! The tunnel ? Not sure even I am that crazy ( or stupid !) to have a go !

posted by Mixk40 [20 posts]
10th September 2012 - 17:31

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