Appeal for winning endurance rider for 842 mile slog

Calling all stokers - a tandem cyclist is on the hunt for the perfect partner to help him complete LEJOG in world record time.

Hampshire man Dominic Irvine, 45, has already tried the 842-mile trip last year, but he and his partner Ian Rodd missed out on the top time - two days, two hours, 14 minutes and 25 seconds - due to bad weather.

He told the Southern Daily Echo: “It’s ordinary people trying to do something extraordinary and at the same time making a positive contribution to society.

“We need to work together on the bike. You’ll need to have a background in endurance and have a sense of humour, as you’ll need to spend a lot of time training with each other.”

If you think you might be up for the challenge - which will involve at least 15 hours of training a week on and off the tandem before the attempt in a year's time - email dom.irvine [at] gmail.com.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.


thegibdog [103 posts] 4 years ago

I would hope that it involves more than 15 hours of training!

Mr_eL_Bee [68 posts] 4 years ago

Shame that he's looking for someone in Hampshire..... I couldn't be further away and still in England!!  1

Raleigh [1667 posts] 4 years ago

Shall I do it?