On July 30 VeloVision was able to attend the London-Edinburgh-London 2017 event as it passed through St Ives, Cambridgeshire. We have uploaded some video content with more to come soon, but also got a few images to share with you. What made the situation even more interesting than it would normally have been was that the Norris Museum in town was reopening and held a parade that coincided with riders arriving. Chaos ensued!
VeloVision attended Ride London on 29 July. We were able to publish our videos fairly quickly and were proud to release what we believe is the first review of a Brompton Electric on YouTube.
Below we have a brief gallery of photographs from the day, but our focus was on video content.
We attended a rain soaked Rockstar Red Hook London Criterion, on Greenwich Peninsula. For those unfamiliar a criterion is a closed road circuit with bikes that are more appropriate for a velodrome: fixed wheel, no brakes. With the rain considered this was a hell of a challenge. Riders present ranged from full time professional, Olympic Champions down to domestic club riders who qualified.
This is not the typical event that would be of interest to VeloVision but the unique challenge and the exciting set up was fascinating to witness.
We also managed to have interviews with Davide Vigano (recently of Team Sky), Dani King (Olympic Champion), Keira McVitty (high profile character of the Crit scene) and Dylan Buffington who designed the eye catching Specialized Allez. These videos will be uploaded soon, unfortunately we encountered serious sound issues and are trying to find a way round these before publication.
Not a typing error! There are 1448 riders heading from London, to Edinburgh, and back again. Over five days. Here are the essentials:
- 1441km (895 miles) distance.
- 11,128m of climbing.
- 1448 participants.
- 18 control sites.
- Runs every four years.
- Over 50% of participants are from outside the UK. In total 54 nations are represented.
- 80% of the riders in 2013 finished the ride.
- Riders have between 46 and 117 hours to complete the challenge, including rest breaks for sleep and food.
Event organiser Danial Webb said “Distance endurance riding continues to capture the public imagination.”
Check out our interviews with Phil Dyson, Site Controller for St Ives, Roberto, a Spanish recumbent rider, Nadine & Frank from Switzerland, Heinrich, a German velomobile rider. We hope to bring you more, and a highlights video, as they return to St Ives later in the week.
For more information please visit https://londonedinburghlondon.com/
What you can’t see, is the wall just out of shot!
Thanks to Carol at the Small Tyre Shop for the 451 Schwalbe tyre 🙂
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All credit, to Jason Patient, many thanks 🙂