lel 2013

London-Edinburgh-London 1400km Audax 2013 - Northbound

London-Edinburgh-London 1400km Audax 2013 - Northbound

3 years after I rode my first ever Audax (a 150km out of Bushey) and started to hear about the really long stuff, here it was, the one I had planned to ride from the very start.  When I first started, I was struggling to get around a 200, I had discounted the idea of riding PBP as I couldn't even conceive of riding a 300 at that point.  The fact that I'd be 40 in 2013 meant that LEL appealed and I had decided to ride it before I even decided to ride PBP in 2011!

Rutland Weekend 300 - perfect LEL prep ride

Rutland Weekend 300 - perfect LEL prep ride

This 300 was originally put on by Ian from Willesden as a training run for PBP.  The terrain closely matched much of northern France (gently rolling hills with lots and lot of fields).  It was run this year as a warm up for LEL (covering some of the same areas as LEL will, though very few of the actual roads).