London-Edinburgh-London Ride

The reactions of people are telling. When I told friends and colleagues that I was planning on travelling from London to Edinburgh and back (LEL) again the first question was usually “are you flying or getting the train?” Telling them that, well, actually I was cycling up and down over a route that was 1400km (around 900 miles) long elicited the first raised eyebrow. Adding that there was a time limit of 118 hours generally resulted in a glazed look of incomprehension as they figured out that this would involve travelling 200-300 miles a day.