We actually did this one on 5th July
Someday, I'll get around to writing about it.
Our final time was 6h 5m 0s. It was very wet to begin with, then things
dried out, and then it got wet again.
Notice of an attempt to improve the following RRA tandem
tricycle record :
London to Portsmouth & back
The attempt will be made by DAVE JOHNSON and RALPH
and will take place on or after 14th June 2000.
Current holders of the record concerned: Dave Pitt & Alun Millard 6 hr 10 m 47 s
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
|Start on the A3 Kingston
bypass, at the junction with Albert Road, which has Grid Reference 220679.
|Go north, across the Robin-Hood
junction, as far as the intersection with A219, where turn left to Putney. Cross Putney
Bridge and turn right onto A308 New Kings Road (signed Westminster). After approx 1 mile,
turn left into Gunter Grove, then right onto Fulham Road, becoming Brompton Road, to A4.
Turn right on A4, to Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner.
|Turn, by crossing the centre of
the roundabout, and retrace to the junction with A308 at Empire House. Turn left on A308
(still Brompton Road), left into Edith Grove, then right onto Kings Road, then New Kings
Road, to Putney Bridge. Cross the bridge, to Putney, where retrace along A219 to junction
with A3. Join A3 westbound, along Kingston bypass, to the Hook underpass.
|Stay on A3 to the intersection
|to the Hogs Back
summit (junction A31),
|to the traffic lights at Hindhead.
|Continue to the junction with A325
|to the northern end of the A3(M).
|Fork left onto the (old) A3
through Waterlooville and Cosham, to
Portsmouth. Follow signs to IOW ferries, as far as the junction near
the main gates to HMS Nelson. Turn right, and proceed to the centre
of the gates, where TURN.
|Retrace, following Out of City
signs to the start of M275. Take A3
and follow through Cosham and Waterlooville to the northern end
|Continue to A325 junction
|to the lights in Hindhead,
|to the summit at the Hogs
|and the M25 junction.
|Stay on A3 to FINISH at
the start point.