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Old September 6th 11, 06:55 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"A team of 30 Barclays lawyers and 18 of their suppliers arrived in London
today, successfully completing a five day, 450 mile cycle journey from
The team were joined by professional cyclist Cameron Fraser from team La
Fuga who completed the entire journey on a Barclays Cycle Hire bike.

As the party arrived at the finish line outside the Barclays Piccadilly
branch they received confirmation that they have smashed their 200,000
fundraising target.


Simon Mason

Old October 7th 11, 06:34 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Another epic ride on a Boris Bike.
Mabye the first double century?

"Two Boris bikes have completed a 205-mile course that is believed to be the
longest continuous ride on London's hired cycles. City traders Lindsay
Williams and Lee Bartholomew rode through the night without a break at up to
40mph. The route followed the London and Olympic marathon courses, plus 149
miles of the London 2012 men's cycling road race, and included nine ascents
of Box Hill in Surrey. The ride started in Greenwich on Friday evening and
finished at The Mall, 90 minutes under their 24-hour goal.
Mr Williams, 48, a father-of-three from Wimbledon, said: "It was a lot
harder than either of us had expected, especially once we were out in the
Surrey lanes in the middle of the night." The pair returned the bikes to The
Mall docking station, incurring 100 charges. Mr Williams said: "If anyone
uses Boris Bike 18282, please be gentle with it. It deserves a rest."

They have so far raised 2,600 for the financial charity Opportunity


Simon Mason


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