I’ve been experimenting with saddles. Which will win the honour of supporting my bum for the 1400-plus km of London-Edinburgh-London?
With London-Edinburgh-London coming up in July, I thought I’d repost my long account of the 1997 LEL. This year’s route will be somewhat different—a bit less flat—and the event will be on a much larger scale, but I think this account still gives you a sense of what you can expect. I rode a recumbent trike on this LEL, although nowadays I usually ride a conventional bike on events.
Dave Lewis, an AUK legend who died last week, features in the story, dispensing bonhomie and encouragement, as always. Here he is sampling my trike: