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16 hours is the target, but how will they fare on their West-East adventure?

Well, today's the day: Dave and Trev are off on their 320km adventure back to Colchester. You can track them here, and use the comments to wish them luck or take the mick. They're planning to roll out at 5am and do the ride in 16hrs. You can also tweet them messages at @roadccdave and @trevor_ergon24 respectively. Good luck chaps!

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.

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simonmb [353 posts] 5 years ago
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I hope there'll be someone at home in Colchester to let you in. You have told them you're coming have you?

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Hamster [95 posts] 5 years ago
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From the trace they look like they have taken a wrong turn! Colchester is East not NW.

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ashy_2002 [49 posts] 5 years ago
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That saddle looks a bit high !!  13

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tazbikebiz [9 posts] 5 years ago
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Going good guys,Keep it up !  1

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 5 years ago
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good effort so far gents, making good progress

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Simon_MacMichael [2450 posts] 5 years ago
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Looks like they're hitting Burford on schedule - I was hoping to ride out there myself to have coffee and cakes with them but sadly have been unable to get away from the house - well done gents, enjoy your break, and happy riding the rest of the day.

Great bike riding weather in this part of the country  16

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Martin Thomas [380 posts] 5 years ago
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Good going...makes me pucker up just thinking about being in the saddle for that long. I wonder if they'd be up for a little detour to join me for tea and cake on the seafront in Brighton this afternoon.

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 5 years ago
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In burford enjoying a whole foccacia to myself. Trev went for the croque monsiuer. We left 30m late so running behind a bit  1

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Simon_MacMichael [2450 posts] 5 years ago
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Croque monsieur? Sounds like an old school TDF cafe raid. Did he manage to filch a bottle of brandy and stash it in his back pocket?

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simonmb [353 posts] 5 years ago
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Five hours in. Good going fellas. Just think of the bonus points you'll score in July's Metric Century Challenge!

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gingernash [11 posts] 5 years ago
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Well done, lovely day for it. Hope there's something in the legs for the hills in Colchester up to town centre.

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othello [374 posts] 5 years ago
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I hope you went to Huffkins? Best coffee shop in Burford.

Good luck today chaps

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handlebarcam [646 posts] 5 years ago
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Congratulations on finding the secret Bicester By-pass.

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guttertrash [52 posts] 5 years ago
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Just out of interest, what are you using to do the tracking?

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simonmb [353 posts] 5 years ago
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Trev looks pro! You're looking a lot thinner Dave! That road.cc jersey, is it Sportwool? Do Rapha know about it?

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 5 years ago
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Nah, it's actual wool. Black is very slimming too.:-)

We're using opengeotracker for the tracking, running from my phone.

Lunch now, lasagna and chips FTW!

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James Warrener [1082 posts] 5 years ago
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When you arriving? I am off on holiday in that neck of the woods next weekend.

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Old Cranky [257 posts] 5 years ago
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Husbourne Crawley for lunch - did you ride through the safari park (I can recommend it).

Good luck with the rest of the ride.

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simonmb [353 posts] 5 years ago
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Into the final hundred now I guess  41
Lasagne, chips, Tangfastics. The food of gods.

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tazbikebiz [9 posts] 5 years ago
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C'Mon Guys you are doing so well, I reckon ya gonna do it well inside ya time ya set yourselves. Well done  1

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 5 years ago
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dave_atkinson wrote:

Nah, it's actual wool. Black is very slimming too.:-)

It's very slimming when it's a size too small all right… can I have it back soon.

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 5 years ago
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Honey! I'm home!

Final scores on the doors: 356.8km, 23.1km/h avg.

I have a beer in my hand & a fry-up on the way  1

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 5 years ago
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Nicely done

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 5 years ago
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I'm up to 356m at ave speed of 2.31 km/hr.

Well done guys, oh by the way the game crashed when you were away.  1

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simonmb [353 posts] 5 years ago
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Well done Fellas. Nice day out. That must have been one of life's tastiest beers ever. What time do you start the ride back to Bath today?

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 5 years ago
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simonmb wrote:

Well done Fellas. Nice day out. That must have been one of life's tastiest beers ever. What time do you start the ride back to Bath today?

I'm never riding a bike ever again

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giff77 [1251 posts] 5 years ago
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Well done gents! I salute you. Rest up and remember the recovery ride back to Bath to keep those legs loose  4

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Celeste08 [38 posts] 5 years ago
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Well done! Very impressive effort.

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Trev Allen [132 posts] 5 years ago
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Thanks for all the comments guys, I am glad our little adventure seems to have provided some Friday entertainment for some.

I felt good when I got up for a ride this morning but as the clouds rolled in and the itv4 coverage of le tour came on my motivation evapourated. A touch of DOMS in the afternoon meant it was probably the right choice

An awesome ride from Dave who was strong as an Ox after the quadruple espresso stop at 265km - little did we know there was nearly 100km to go. This is definitely one of my most satisfying cycling achievements despite not involving a podium or podium girls. I hope Dave agrees too.

oh and simonmb - thanks for the comment regarding looking pro, I do try my best  3

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 5 years ago
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yeah, big thanks to everyone for getting involved, it was fun, sort of  1

I can smell my mum's fry-up from 100km out so that gave me a push. Trev was strong the whole way through, though we both got a bit bored of the lanes after lunch. you should have seen the pair of us TTTing down the A421 just outside MK, we hit 50kph along that bit and it wasn't even downhill. much  1

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