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UK Cyclist: Long-distance and leisure cycling in the South-west and elsewhere

1993: Liz was probably confidently expecting to repeat her success of 1992, having also been the ‘runner-up opposite sex’ in 1990 & 1991, but some upstart appeared from nowhere to upset the apple cart. I can’t remember whether I decided myself to have a go, or was encouraged by audax ‘friends’, or both, but I amassed a total of 159 points, riding 37 200s, six 300s, six 400s, five 600s and the 1300 London-Edinburgh-London, to give me six more SRs and add AUK Champion to my ‘palmares’. Liz was again ‘runner-up opposite sex’ with 122 points. Although I was now AUK Champion, LEL was the real highlight of the year, mainly because I rode it all with Anne and after this we became life partners as well as cycling companions. On top of all this Anne was the year’s AAA runner-up opposite sex.

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