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Arrivée is the free magazine of Audax United Kingdom, the long distance cyclists’ association, which represents the Randonneurs Mondiaux in the UK. Audax UK membership is open to any cyclist, regardless of club or other affiliation, who is imbued with the spirit of long-distance cycling. AUDAX UK MEMBERSHIP Membership Secretary: Mike Wigley, Higher Grange Farm, Millcroft Lane, Delph OL3 5UX • mike.wigley@audax.uk Application form: aukweb.net/forms/newmember.php or contact Membership Secretary Fees: Renewal: £14 or £56 for five years. New or lapsed members £19 (inc £5 enrolment fee) or £61 for five years. Household members: £5 or £20 for five years. No enrolment fee for new household members. Life member’s Arrivée: £9 or £45 for five years. ARRIVÉE Extra copies of current issue where available, are £3 (UK), £4 (Europe), £5 (rest of world). Contact Mike Wigley (details above). Contributions: articles, pictures, illustrations, reviews etc are always welcome. Please see aukweb.net/arrivee/contributing for details of how to submit. Views expressed in Arrivée are not necessarily those of the organisation. Printed & distributed by: Headley Brothers Ltd, Ashford, Kent TN24 8HH • headley.co.uk Distribution data from AUK membership team. ADVERTISING Advertising manager: Tim Wainwright, 4a Brambledown Road, Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 0BL • twain@blueyonder.co.uk Rates per issue: Full page A4 £300. Half-page landscape or portrait £150. Quarter-page £75. One-sixth page £50. One-twelfth page £25. Payment in advance. Businesses must be recommended by a member. We rely on good faith and Arrivée cannot be held responsible for advertisers’ misrepresentations or failure to supply goods or services. Members’ private ads: free. ARRIVÉE EDITORS Winter: Sheila Simpson, 33 Hawk Green Road, Marple SK6 7HR • 0161 449 9309 • fax: 0709 237 4245 • sheila@aukadia.net Spring: Tim Wainwright, 4a Brambledown Road, Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 0BL • 020 8657 8179 • twain@blueyonder.co.uk Summer: David Kenning, Little Orchard, Pean Hill, Whitstable CT5 3BQ • 07734 815133 • dave@widdersbel.co.uk Autumn: Peter Moir, 2 Peel Close, Ducklington, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 7YB • 01993 704913 • peter@moir.co.uk Audax United Kingdom Long Distance Cyclists’ Association Ltd Company Registration 5920055 (Cardiff ) Reg Office: 25 Bluewater Drive, Elborough, Weston-Super-Mare BS24 8PF Copyright © 2016 Arrivée

Cover: Bryce Mansfield, Manche-Med 1,000km, June 2016, photo by Julie Hodgetts (full story on p11) Opposite: Rider on the Blowingstone – White Horse 100 (more pics on p34) Back cover: Martin Brice enjoying Belgian cycle paths on the Ostend 600, photo by Titus Halliwell (full story on p6)

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Arrivée No.133 • Summer 2016

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CONTENTS

4 AUK Merchandise 5 Cove and Cliff 100 6 Ostend 600 9 Wheel of Fortune 11 Our oldest Manche to Med rider? 12 London Edinburgh London 2017 14 Nearly Stonehenge 200 19 Ordre des Cols Durs 20 The Call of the Wild 34 Blowingstone – White Horse 100 38 Limehouse London DIY

40 Scottish Borders DIY 42 Solo LEJOG by ElliptiGO 48 Letters 48 Cambridge Spring Dash 49 Notices 50 Mandatory Routes 52 Secretary’s Report 53 AUK Reunion weekend 54 Mileater Diaries 55 AUK board & delegates 56 LEJOG Hardcore 58 LEL 2013 – The Movie 60 Audax UK Calendar 66 Event entry forms

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lthough 2016 is one of those intermediate years between editions of PBP and LEL, it hasn’t stopped some of you showing that you truly are imbued with the spirit of longdistance cycling by seeking out other challenges, and I’m pleased to be able to feature several tales of epic cycling adventures in this issue of Arrivée. June, for example, saw the inaugural running of the 2,100km Wild Atlantic Way Audax in Ireland. As if completing the ride wasn’t enough of a feat in itself, Phil Whitehurst got down to writing up his report as soon as he got home. I suggest you make yourself a large mug of tea before sitting down to enjoy it – see p20. Talking of London-Edinburgh-London, plans are well under way for next year’s edition – see page 12 for details. Please also take time to catch up with the latest organisational changes at AUK in the new secretary’s report on p52, where you will also find information about the new format of the Reunion and Awards dinner. Finally, a plea from Ordre des Cols Durs coordinator Rod Dalitz – when submitting ride reports to Arrivée, it would be very helpful if you could highlight any claims for cols over 300m. It isn’t always clear to us editors when reading your reports whether or not they qualify but we do like to be able to give credit where it’s due, and to highlight the OCD challenge. Please send contributions for the Autumn issue to Peter Moir by 2 October.

David n Please mention Arrivée when replying to our advertisers Arrivée Summer 2016 • No.133

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Arrivée 133 - Summer 2016  

Arrivée is the free magazine of Audax United Kingdom, the long distance cyclists’ association, which represents the Randonneurs Mondiaux in...

Arrivée 133 - Summer 2016  

Arrivée is the free magazine of Audax United Kingdom, the long distance cyclists’ association, which represents the Randonneurs Mondiaux in...

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