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Schedule for an attempt on the R.R.A. tandem tricycle records

from London to Bath and back and for 12 hours

by : Ralph Dadswell and Dave Johnson

First possible date: 15th June 2000.

Current record holders : Bath Dave Pitt & Alun Millard 9 hr 20 m 39 s

12 hours Albert Crimes & John Arnold 257.75 m

Information concerning this attempt is available on 01494 533 745 and 07956 326 150.

Contact : Ralph Dadswell, 26 Bay Tree Close, High Wycombe, HP11 1JN

  Inter miles Total miles Time
START on the north side of A4, at the western edge of the junction with
Alvista Avenue, approx 0.25 miles west of roundabout at end of motorway spur for M4 Junction 7
0.0 0.0 0500
Proceed eastwards, crossing B416 in Slough, 3.0 3.0 0507
to the A30 junction at the former Travellers Friend pub, 9.3 12.3 0529
to Hyde Park Corner. Turn by crossing the centre of the roundabout. 11.5 23.8 0557
Retrace to A30 junction, 11.5 35.3 0626
then to cross B416 in Slough, 9.3 44.6 0649
pass the start, then cross A308 in Maidenhead. 5.8 50.4 0704
Continue to the junction with the Wokingham Road at Reading,
(where keep right, to use Kings Road then Queens Road),
11.5 61.9 0733
taking A4 to the Pangbourne Lane roundabout. 6.5 68.4 0750
Go west to Newbury, crossing A34, 11.1 79.5 0820
then Hungerford, passing junction with A338 southbound, 8.7 88.2 0843
to Marlborough. 9.8 98.0 0910
Continue to Calne, 13.0 111.0 0944
And Chippenham. (Avoid Pewsham Way, but use Avenue La Fleche) 5.7 116.7 1002
Stay with A4 to Bath. At mini roundabout, take Walcot Street, becoming London Street, past St Michael with St Paul church to the SE corner of the Post Office building. 12.8 129.5 1038
Turn in front of clock, and retrace (around Church, using Saracen Street) to
mini-roundabout, where rejoin A4 to Chippenham
12.8 142.3 1114
Retrace outward route via Avenue La Fleche, to Calne. 5.7 148.0 1132
Climb "Labour in Vain Hill" (yes, honestly!), and continue to Marlborough, 13.0 161.0 1207
to Hungerford, 9.8 170.8 1233
to Newbury, 8.7 179.5 1256
to the Pangbourne Lane roundabout, 11.1 190.6 1324
through Reading to the Wokingham Road junction, 6.5 197.1 1342
then Maidenhead, 11.5 208.6 1412
to FINISH at the start point. 2.8 211.4 1420
But then, without pausing for breath …      
Continue to the M4 junction 7 roundabout, where turn, and retrace to the A404 junction. 5.1 216.5 1436
Take A404 northbound to the Marlow intersection 5.1 221.6 1452
Turn, and retrace to the A4. 5.1 226.7 1508
Take A4 westbound, to the intersection just after crossing the railway line near Woodley. 8.3 235.0 1534
Turn, and retrace to the A404 junction, 8.3 243.3 1602
Where left onto A404 to the Marlow intersection 5.1 248.4 1619
Turn, and retrace to A4, 5.1 253.5 1636
Where left, then right at the next roundabout to Woodlands Park. Turn right at roundabout, to White Waltham, and then proceed on B3024 to Ruscombe church. 6.1 259.6 1656
At the cross-roads just after the church, turn left into Stanlake Lane, immediately left again, and then rejoin B3024 to White Waltham and the roundabout at Woodlands Park. 5.0 264.6  
Turn and retrace to Ruscombe church. 5.0 269.6  
Turn (as before) and retrace to roundabout at Woodlands Park 5.0 274.6