Follow Dave and Trev on their 320km ride to Colchester!

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

by Tony Farrelly   July 1, 2011  

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!

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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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posted by Hamster [72 posts]
1st July 2011 - 8:12

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That saddle looks a bit high !! Surprise

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posted by ashy_2002 [56 posts]
1st July 2011 - 8:21

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Going good guys,Keep it up ! Smile

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posted by tazbikebiz [9 posts]
1st July 2011 - 8:27

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good effort so far gents, making good progress

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
1st July 2011 - 8:56

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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 Cool

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7857 posts]
1st July 2011 - 9:04

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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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posted by Martin Thomas [567 posts]
1st July 2011 - 9:16

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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 Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7238 posts]
1st July 2011 - 9:28

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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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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7857 posts]
1st July 2011 - 9:44

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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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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
1st July 2011 - 10:39

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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.

posted by gingernash [11 posts]
1st July 2011 - 10:43

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I hope you went to Huffkins? Best coffee shop in Burford.

Good luck today chaps

posted by othello [278 posts]
1st July 2011 - 11:31

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Congratulations on finding the secret Bicester By-pass.

posted by handlebarcam [527 posts]
1st July 2011 - 11:47

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Just out of interest, what are you using to do the tracking?

posted by guttertrash [55 posts]
1st July 2011 - 13:20

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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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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
1st July 2011 - 13:37

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Nah, it's actual wool. Black is very slimming too.Smile

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

Lunch now, lasagna and chips FTW!

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7238 posts]
1st July 2011 - 13:50

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When you arriving? I am off on holiday in that neck of the woods next weekend.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1206 posts]
1st July 2011 - 13:59

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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.

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
1st July 2011 - 17:08

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Into the final hundred now I guess Applause
Lasagne, chips, Tangfastics. The food of gods.

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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
1st July 2011 - 17:13

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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 Smile

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posted by tazbikebiz [9 posts]
1st July 2011 - 18:43

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dave_atkinson wrote:
Nah, it's actual wool. Black is very slimming too.Smile

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

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4131 posts]
1st July 2011 - 18:46

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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 Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7238 posts]
1st July 2011 - 21:13

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Nicely done

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3756 posts]
1st July 2011 - 22:46

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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. Smile

posted by thefatcyclist [567 posts]
1st July 2011 - 23:43

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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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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 3:34

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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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posted by Dave Atkinson [7238 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 7:49

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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 Big Grin

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posted by giff77 [1032 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 9:38

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Well done! Very impressive effort.

posted by Celeste08 [38 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 15:05

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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 Wink

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posted by Trev Allen [163 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 22:29

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yeah, big thanks to everyone for getting involved, it was fun, sort of Smile

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 Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7238 posts]
3rd July 2011 - 0:08

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Gonna try the 'low' route next time Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7238 posts]
3rd July 2011 - 0:09

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