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As some of you know and some don't.

I've been away for a week on the road, following Chris 'Hoppo' Hopkinson on another world record attempt.

So what have I missed? It can be anything, not just cycling. I really haven't heard anything, apart from a bit of football.

So if there is something interesting I may have missed, find me a link or just write about it.

I feel totally lost.

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captain_slog [335 posts] 2 years ago
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14 helmet debates and some Rapha-slagging.

Welcome back Gkam.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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So nothing at all then  105

I am NOT going to wear a helmet unless its super cool and I hate Rapha.....  11

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sm [376 posts] 2 years ago
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More importantly what did we miss? How was the world record event attempt and the trip?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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You didn't miss much. I went away, slept in a car for a few days, did some shifts in the follow van, got lost here and there, Lost Chris once and then as we got north of Inverness he really started to struggle with his breathing. So we managed to get him an emergency appointment in Helmsdale. Where the Dr told him he had acute bronchitis. So it was a made dash to pick up his meds. He took his meds and carried on to John O'Groats.

He was still on time to break the record, but took the wise decision to call it a day there. No point in ending up in hospital again, just for a record.

Because Ben Rocket "set" a "record" its now used as the time to beat. But he doesn't hold a record, because he broke so many rules. He was drafting, had a pack of cyclists around him holding him on the bike towards the end.

So he has an unofficial record, but its a farce.

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sm [376 posts] 2 years ago
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A wise move to stop. Records can wait for many another day. Fortunately you missed nothing here so sleeping in cars wins!