Wow. That didn’t take long. Registration for London Edinburgh London opened this weekend, and apparently 750 or 900 available slots (reports on that differ) were snapped up in a matter of hours. I guess that's the rando equivalent of a Rolling Stones concert.
For those of us who had LEL on our ride radar but missed the window, we’ll have to look instead to one of the seven domestic 1200Ks or another international event in one of many far-flung corners of the globe, including Korea, Mongolia, Bulgaria, Russia, Hungary, Scandinavia, Spain, Canada, Australia, Uzbekistan and India.
AK: Anchorage 2013/07/21
CA: Davis 2013/06/24
CO: Boulder 2013/09/11
NC: High Point 2013/10/10
PA: Eastern 2013/08/08
TX: Dallas 2013/05/01
VA: Northern 2013/06/06
The picture on the LEL website (above) shows riding buddy Spencer Klaassen. I believe it was taken by Capn Ende. We were lucky enough to do the ride together in 2009 with George Swain, Phil Creel, Jimmy Williams and Will Shore, among other U.S. riders. If you search this blog (use LEL or London Edinburgh London) you’ll find several useful posts about the terrain, route, weather, food, etc.
For those who are going, enjoy. It’s a great event.