LEJOG and TECH TALK hosted by Charlotte Cole-Hossain and Marta Cooper
6:00 pm - END TO END: the Land’s End to John o’Groats Cycling Record
The End-to-End record is the longest place-to-place cycling record in Britain. It is a daunting 842 miles and for the men and women who attempt to break the record, there can be no second place, only the binary outcome of total success or failure. Paul Jones decided to ride from Land's End to John O' Groats to understand the relentless physical and mental challenges involved. His book End to End is out now.
Paul Jones is an occasional racing cyclist who struggles to balance the demands of writing about cycling with doing some actual cycling. He appeared in the same race as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and David Millar in the 2014 National Time Trial Championships, once scraped a 49-minute '25' and has won a couple of hill climbs and time trials in the Southwest of England. His books include A Corinthian Endeavourand I Like Alf: 14 Lessons from the Life of Alf Engers.
7:00 pm - TECH TALK with Michael Hutchinson, Jenni Gwiazdowski & Michelle Arthurs
A discussion about bicycle technology: what's new, is it better than old stuff you already have and didn't the Victorians invent it anyway...?
Michael Hutchinson is a former professional cyclist. He has won multiple national titles in both Britain and Ireland, and represented both countries internationally, as well as Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games of 2002, 2006 and 2010. He is the principal columnist for Cycling Weekly and a regular broadcaster on the sport.
Michelle Arthursis the tech editor at Cycling Weekly, when she's not tinkering with bikes or writing about them, she races them for the 1904rt women's race team she founded a few years back (with occasional appearances at Herne Hill Velodrome's women's track league!).
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