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  • Offline Art   england

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    World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    on: 09 March, 2022, 09:24:47 am
    09 March, 2022, 09:24:47 am
    Entries are now open online for the 2022 RBLR 1000 at the RBLR website

    The RBLR1000 is a challenging long distance charity motorcycle ride in support of the Poppy Appeal jointly organised by the Iron Butt Association (IBA) and the Royal British Legion Riders branch (RBLR). In 2021 we raised £27,000 for the Poppy Appeal with just 130 riders. For the 2022 RBLR1000 the IBA UK are attempting to set a World Record by having 400+ riders complete a 1000 mile ride at the same event. The current World Record was set in the USA in 2009 when 382 riders successfully completed a 1000 mile ride inside 24 hours.

    Sign up now if you want to be part of this World Record attempt. There are four 1,000 mile pre-verified IBA SS1000 routes to choose from as well as two 500 mile routes for less experienced riders. Complete one of the 1,000 mile routes in under 24 hours to be part of the World Record attempt and gain free lifetime membership of the Iron Butt Association

    As always the ride starts and finishes at Squires Cafe Newthorpe Lane, Newthorpe, Leeds LS25 5LX where there is free camping with facilities for rufty tuftys and several local budget hotels for others.

    Itinerary

    Friday 10th June 2022
    1:30 pm to 7:30 pm Registration at Squires.
    8 pm ride briefing.

    Saturday 12th June 2021
    5am to 6am 1,000 mile riders under starterís orders.
    6am to 7am 500 mile riders under starterís orders.
    10pm first 1000 mile riders expected back at Squires

    Sunday 13th June 2021
    Goodbyes, and leave for home.

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    Re: World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    Reply #1 on: 11 March, 2022, 08:21:28 am
    11 March, 2022, 08:21:28 am
    I'll happily give to the charity but I'm afraid I'm not in agreement with riding 1000 miles on public roads in 24 hrs. Can't see the point. To me it's a safety thing. Distance leads to tiredness and tiredness affects your reactions and can lead to accidents.
    No doubt, records will show that accidents on these events are very few and far between but it still amazes me that these events are allowed to take place.
    Sorry Art, don't mean to be a pain. Only stating my view, but good luck and stay safe.

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    Re: World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    Reply #2 on: 11 March, 2022, 11:21:55 am
    11 March, 2022, 11:21:55 am
    In 2015 four of us did 1068 miles, on country roads, from John O'Groats to Lands End in 10 days on my C90. Now that's the way to do 1000 miles.
    We raised £3500 for a local children's hospital.

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    Re: World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    Reply #3 on: 11 March, 2022, 12:42:19 pm
    11 March, 2022, 12:42:19 pm
    Completely agree with Knapdog, anyone driving 1,000 miles in 24 hours is blatantly and purposely putting others and themselves in danger. In fact I believe that anyone doing such an idiotic ride . should be prosecuted and banned from driving any vehicle on UK roads.

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    Re: World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    Reply #4 on: 11 March, 2022, 02:34:44 pm
    11 March, 2022, 02:34:44 pm
    I respect you both for knowing your own limitations but feel its only fair to point out there are no more risks involved here than at any other time you choose to ride a motorcycle or take to the road. If ever you feel tired when riding, or driving, you should take a break. That applies to RBLR 1000 entrants too, who are encouraged to take breaks and/or drop out if they feel too tired to continue, and they're respected for it.

    On last years RBLR 1000 two first timers to long distance riding tagged along with me. After 815 miles one rider requested an extended stop because he was feeling tired. No problem, we stopped and we chatted about how we felt the ride was going etc. After a 30 minute break the rider who felt tired was feeling much better however he doubted if he could complete the ride. The other rider also felt the benefits of the 30 minute break but also doubted if he could finish. They both rang in on the emergency telephone number and informed the organisers of their decision to drop out. This is how it works and what makes long distance riding as safe as any other riding, if you feel tired take a break, if you feel to tired to continue drop out and riders do just that.

    The statistics for this event show that in 2021 there were 130 starters, 123 finishers, 7 drop outs and no incidents, which is typical of past RBLR events and other IBA long distance rides.

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    Re: World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    Reply #5 on: 11 March, 2022, 03:35:27 pm
    11 March, 2022, 03:35:27 pm
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]
    I respect you both for knowing your own limitations......

    Art, thank you for your considered reply, which does explain a little more about the "event", though, if you are implying  in your quote above,  that riding 1000 miles in 24 hrs is beyond my capabilities then I object to that comment.
    I have no envy for those taking part. I don't think "Oh, I wish I was like them but I can't do it due to my limitations".
    I may have limitations in my riding, having to find bikes with low seats is one of them, but, if I was so inclined, 1000 miles in a day wouldn't be one of them.


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    Re: World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    Reply #6 on: 11 March, 2022, 06:05:54 pm
    11 March, 2022, 06:05:54 pm
    *Originally Posted by knapdog [+]
    Art, thank you for your considered reply, which does explain a little more about the "event", though, if you are implying  in your quote above,  that riding 1000 miles in 24 hrs is beyond my capabilities then I object to that comment.
    I have no envy for those taking part. I don't think "Oh, I wish I was like them but I can't do it due to my limitations".
    I may have limitations in my riding, having to find bikes with low seats is one of them, but, if I was so inclined, 1000 miles in a day wouldn't be one of them.

    Whether or not you could ride 1,000 miles in 24 hours is not the point, whether or not you want to ride 1,000 in 24 hours is not the point. You set your own limitations with your concerns on the safety aspects of distance and tiredness possible leading to accidents, and questioning that these events are even allowed to take place. Just to be clear nobody should attempt this ride, or any ride, if they have any concerns about their safety, if you don't feel safe you're probably an accident waiting to happen and nobody wants that.

    It's not for everyone and if its not for you, which clearly it isn't, then fair enough but don't knock it for what its not. It's perfectly safe for riders in the right frame of mind.

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    Re: World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    Reply #7 on: 11 March, 2022, 11:39:58 pm
    11 March, 2022, 11:39:58 pm
    Given that we regularly ride 200-300 hundred miles on a Sunday morning from Newcastle up to Scotland, around the borders, and easily back home by midday/early afternoon, I know 1000 miles in 24hrs is nothing really particularly difficult. Well within my 'limitations'.

    Granted, some donations are better than none, but this ride thing with a £20 entry fee (plus £10 for pillion), and a £50 minimum sponsorship?  :084: Given the price of petrol at the current time, would it not be a better contribution to the RBL to just give the RBL the 1000 miles worth of petrol money in the first place - rather than handing it over to the petrol stations? 

    2021, riders 130, raised £27,000 so that's an average of £208 sponsorship 'each' or thereabouts. How much petrol did each bike use? What was the cost of that?
    1000 miles this year, even at 40mpg is probably going to be costing around £200 for the jaunt of each rider. If the same 130 riders just donated £200, instead of handing it over to fuel stations, that would be £26,000, so not much in it really, hardly a fundraising extravaganza is it?

    Sounds more like a vanity project and self-aggrandising exercise, rather than a genuine real money earner for the RBL.

    Yeah, I get it, the camaraderie, the ride out, etc. Good luck with it.

    Each to their own.
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    Re: World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    Reply #8 on: 12 March, 2022, 09:02:36 am
    12 March, 2022, 09:02:36 am
    Your under selling it Shed.

    Its not all about the money, its not just a ride, its also in part a gathering of ex-service men and women from all over the UK getting out and about to honour and remember fallen comrades. For example half way round the northern route at Spean Bridge there is the Commando Memorial where several groups of riders will stop off and hold Remembrance Services. Without the RBLR and IBA organising the RBLR1000 these side events of the weekend may fade into the history books.

    At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them
    Last Edit: 12 March, 2022, 09:08:38 am by Art

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    Re: World Record attempt RBLR1000 2022
    Reply #9 on: 13 March, 2022, 05:41:18 pm
    13 March, 2022, 05:41:18 pm
    I did this ride back in 2010,  finishing in 21ľ hrs,  6 minutes faster than planned, which allowed for adequate fuel and rest stops.

    16 bikes of the 286 actual starters did not finish -  1 person retired with exhaustion (a wise move - safety-first); 5 people exceeded the 24-hour allowance; 4 punctures and 6 mechanical failures accounted for the others.

     


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