Chris Redding

Chris's 1905 12 Hour Record Attempt - 148 miles on a vintage bike

Fundraising for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
raised of £148 target
by 53 supporters
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In 1905 my Great Grandad, Harry Maslen set a 12 hour long distance cycling record of 148 miles whilst a member of Bath Cycling Club.

This year in a moment of madness (gin may have been involved) I thought I'd try to equal his record and to do right by Harry, I'd do it on the oldest bike I have, my vintage 3 speed Raleigh Superbe. Stripped down it weighs a measly 16KG.

This will be the furthest I've ever ridden on a bike in a day. As a triathlete endurance is the norm, however triathletes usually ride aerodynamic, lightweight bikes with 20-22 gears. I'll be sat bolt upright, on a really heavy bike with 3 gears and a bell.

I think this will be fun (!!), it will certainly be a one off challenge and a big one at that. To mark this I would like the opportunity to raise some money in the process for Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People, the only hospice of it's type in the East Midlands.

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As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, we brighten the short lives of babies, children and young people who come to Rainbows. We want them to have fun and make special memories. We are also here to support their loved ones through the most difficult times of their lives.

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