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    John North Pennine way !!

    Does anyone have any details of John North's Pennine Way cycling record in 1978 ?? Even the date will do - I know he had a big backup team of fell runners !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colnagokid View Post
    Does anyone have any details of John North's Pennine Way cycling record in 1978 ?? Even the date will do - I know he had a big backup team of fell runners !!
    John must have taken the (inaugural?) record set by Barry Davies, Ron Kitching (Ron Kit) Cycles' professional:- http://www.veloveritas.co.uk/2015/01...-davies-dec14/

    Barry claims that his actual riding & running time (on the route) of 48 hours is still the fastest. He must have indulged in longer rest periods than John; not to mention an off route detour when his Speedwell titanium frame snapped and he had to pick up his spare bike; to give an overall elapsed time of 3 days 3 hours 33 minutes ( 75 hours 33 minutes ) some 1 hour 7 minutes quicker than Joss' then running record.
    John's overall elapsed time stands at 2 days 8 hours 45 minutes ( 56 hours 45 minutes ), see:-
    http://www.rossendale.info/john-north.html
    Last edited by wheezing donkey; 23-01-2017 at 01:01 AM.
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