March: Idai put in a DIY 200km Audax ride on an ElliptiGO Arc bike and Scott also put in a successful 200km ride (in a calendar randonneur cycling event in Ohio, in the US) officially becoming an ElliptiGO Randonneur. Stuart also completed the longest ride of this month – a 300km calendar Audax UK event in Oxford.
April: Scott put in a 300km ride in Ohio, in the US – another calendar randonneur event – and another sterling effort! Tim also completed a 200km Audax calendar event, with over 15,000 feet of climbing (an incredible effort, finishing in just 12 hours)!
May: Idai and Thomas put in a successful DIY 200km Audax ride on 7th May and on 8th May Mark completed his first DIY 200km Audax ride (after doing a few shorter DIY Audax rides earlier this year, to prepare himself and get used to self-navigation).
On 20th May, Andy, Idai, Stu and Tim accompanied Kitty (from Holland) in her first 400km Audax ride, an epic adventure which was completed in 26 hours and 8 minutes, covering 404km. During this ride Kitty also set the best ever women’s ElliptiGO 24 hour distance (covering 370km in the first 24 hours of the 404km ride)!
On 11 June 2017: Ben, Ian, Mark Chapman, Mark Payne & Simon Newton joined Idai on a 218km DIY Audax ride from Milton Keynes to Cambridge. For Ben, Ian and Mark Payne it would be their first ElliptiGO Randonneur event. There was a bike crash incident half way through the ride but it generally went smoothly – and was a complete success for The Team! A 10-minute video summary of this outing can be seen below:
That’s now 7 new ElliptiGO Randonneurs who have joined the ranks in 2017 and hopefully the full-year target of 10 new ElliptiGO Randonneurs for the year will eventually be achieved!