Land's End to Ness Point, Midsummers Evening 2021

Land's End to Ness Point, Midsummers Evening 2021

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Khaki Suit

452 posts

130 months

Friday 14th May
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I've wanted to do this for years but never pulled the plug. I'm originally from Lowestoft, and still live relatively close, so it seems like I should.

This year I wanted to complete in a local bike ride, from London to Dunwich, which is also overnight during the summer solstice, but a recent accident and broken bones means I cannot. Maybe if fit enough I should use the negative to do this run and turn it into a positive. Only problem is that I'd want to tackle in an 80's car to make it more interesting... What retro motors have completed the run previously?

cycysputnik

Original Poster:

44 posts

15 months

Friday 14th May
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Not sure what classic cars have done it before, I want to do it in a 1982 Pontiac Trans am one day

Khaki Suit

452 posts

130 months

Friday 14th May
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Looking at the calendar I'd have to do it on the Sat (19/20) due to work etc. Don't you lot work? lol

AMC243

51 posts

2 months

Friday 14th May
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Khaki Suit said:
Looking at the calendar I'd have to do it on the Sat (19/20) due to work etc. Don't you lot work? lol
I do, but shift patterns and weekend working means that I have days off during the week (although I did book some annual leave for this. Reminds me, I must talk to my manager about one of my requests.

cycysputnik

Original Poster:

44 posts

15 months

Saturday 15th May
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I’ve got the week off just to do this.

Griffin1907

12 posts

179 months

Saturday 15th May
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I'm taking some time out at the mo. due to injury & poor health.

I can do either time really, weekend or Mon / Tue I'm happy either way.


cycysputnik

Original Poster:

44 posts

15 months

Saturday 15th May
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Seems like most of us are doing it 21st / 22nd

Johner

94 posts

49 months

Saturday 15th May
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Khaki Suit said:
Looking at the calendar I'd have to do it on the Sat (19/20) due to work etc. Don't you lot work? lol
Nope
Gave it up in 2014
Now I'm even busier than when I was working

Writhing

329 posts

75 months

Tuesday 18th May
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Last did this in 2018. Arrived at Ness Point at 0331 following 2 driver changes and 1 fuel stop. I think we did a total of 960 miles in 19 hours.

cycysputnik

Original Poster:

44 posts

15 months

Tuesday 18th May
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That's a mistake I won't be making this year. I was shattered on the drive back home after getting to Lowestoft last year

Johner

94 posts

49 months

Tuesday 18th May
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cycysputnik said:
That's a mistake I won't be making this year. I was shattered on the drive back home after getting to Lowestoft last year
The drive home is, without a doubt, the hardest part
To get home, we have 90 miles to do from Ness Point.
Not as far as some, but, far enough, after doing about 890 miles in the previous 40hrs(ish)

Thats why I keep on about having a co-driver.
Trying to do it on your own, even when you are young and fit, is dangerous

cycysputnik

Original Poster:

44 posts

15 months

Tuesday 18th May
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I took my cousin last year. He lasted until we left lands end, and then fell asleep. I've told him not to do the same this year. 34 days now. It's getting close

AMC243

51 posts

2 months

Tuesday 18th May
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cycysputnik said:
Ok, so for the Sunday into Monday I've got
ToooomStuff
AMC243

And for Monday Into Tuesday I've got
CyCySputnik
Johner
Griffin1907


I'll update this list if needed

Edited by cycysputnik on Friday 14th May 12:43
Owing to Saturday's incident I'm afraid I don't think I'll be able to make RAtS. Bodyshop estimates two months to repair my car due to the other work they've got on the boil.

cycysputnik

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44 posts

15 months

Wednesday 19th May
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What happened to it?

105.4

1,007 posts

37 months

Wednesday 19th May
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I’m always free on Sundays and Mondays, and this is something I’ve wanted to do since it was on Top Gear many years ago.

Would a Jaguar XJ be PH enough to do the trip in? scratchchin


Griffin1907

12 posts

179 months

Wednesday 19th May
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I might have to drop out. I've got MAJOR personal issues going on at the moment, which is causing me near critical blood pressure levels.


Hopefully nearer the time I'll be better, but for now.... I'm thinking I won't be there.

Johner

94 posts

49 months

Wednesday 19th May
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105.4 said:
I’m always free on Sundays and Mondays, and this is something I’ve wanted to do since it was on Top Gear many years ago.

Would a Jaguar XJ be PH enough to do the trip in? scratchchin
If a coked up loon in a beaten up Ford Focus, 2 blokes in a Boxster, 4 lads in a Saab and a brave guy on a motor bike, who did it non stop, can all do it, I reckon an XJ will fit right in

105.4

1,007 posts

37 months

Wednesday 19th May
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Johner said:
If a coked up loon in a beaten up Ford Focus, 2 blokes in a Boxster, 4 lads in a Saab and a brave guy on a motor bike, who did it non stop, can all do it, I reckon an XJ will fit right in
Do I get extra points for wearing a flat cap and smoking a pipe?

cycysputnik

Original Poster:

44 posts

15 months

Wednesday 19th May
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If you wanna join us just turn up at lands end at whatever time we decide to meet. I’ll be doing it Monday into Tuesday.

Kiribati268

490 posts

103 months

Wednesday 19th May
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Johner said:
If a coked up loon in a beaten up Ford Focus, 2 blokes in a Boxster, 4 lads in a Saab and a brave guy on a motor bike, who did it non stop, can all do it, I reckon an XJ will fit right in
How he made it i'll never know.

I very much expected it to be on its roof before Penzance!