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LEL2009 - The ride

London–Edinburgh–London (LEL) ist ein Radmarathon, der als Brevet durchgeführt wird. Das bedeutet, dass jeder Teilnehmer seine Fahrweise und Pausen auf der rund 1400 km langen Strecke selbst bestimmt. Das Zeitlimit beträgt 116:40 Stunden inklusive aller Pausen.
LEL gilt als britisches Gegenstück zu Paris–Brest–Paris (PBP) und findet ebenso alle vier Jahre statt (zuletzt 2005). Die Route verläuft auf einem Hin- und Rückkurs zwischen den Hauptstädten von England (London) und Schottland (Edinburgh). Es handelt sich um den längsten regelmäßig durchgeführten Radmarathon, der als BRM (Brevet Randonneur Mondiaux) anerkannt wird.
Der Radmarathon fand erstmals 1989 mit 29 ausschließlich britischen Teilnehmern statt, von denen 26 innerhalb des Zeitlimits angekommen sind.
2009 wurde die Anzahl der Starter auf 620 limitiert. 412 Teilnehmer erreichten das Ziel. Manfred hatte die Startnummer 328 und absolvierte die 1400 km in 109:05 Stunden.

Die Liste der glücklichen Finisher ist hier zu finden: http://journals.manfred-tinebor.fotki.com/lel2009/entry/fqbfwskgkrg/

London-Edinburgh-London (LEL) is a randonnée bicycle ride of approximately 1400km held in the UK on an out-and-back course between the capital cities of England (London) and Scotland (Edinburgh). The time limit is specified to 116:40 hours inclusive all breaks. LEL is believed to be the longest regularly scheduled grand randonnée to be sanctioned by the Randonneurs Mondiaux.
LEL is the British equivalent of Paris-Brest-Paris and the flagship event of Audax UK. It is held every four years.
The first LEL was in 1989, when there were 29 starters and 26 finishers, all British.
In 2009 the number of starters was limited to 620. 412 riders succeeded. Manfred got start number 328 and finished the 1400 km ride in 109:05 hours.

The list of the lucky finishers you find here: http://journals.manfred-tinebor.fotki.com/lel2009/entry/fqbfwskgkrg/

LEL route
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LEL route
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Line up for start in London/Cheshunt
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Line up for start in London/Cheshunt
 
Joachim is waiting to start
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Joachim is waiting to start
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Joachim is waiting to start
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Joachim is waiting to start
 
Start in London/Cheshunt
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Start in London/Cheshunt
 
Start in London/Cheshunt
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Start in London/Cheshunt
 
Ready for start off
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Ready for start off
 
Starting off
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Starting off
 
On the road
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On the road
 
On the road
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On the road
 
On the road
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On the road
 
On the road
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On the road
 
On the road
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On the road
 
Cycle race in progress
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Cycle race in progress
 
On the road
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On the road
 
Parish Church in St. Neots
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Parish Church in St. Neots
 
On the road
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On the road
 
On the road
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On the road
 
Italian cyclist
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Italian cyclist
 
On the road
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On the road
 
Canadian riders
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Canadian riders
 
Canadian riders at railway crossing gate
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Canadian riders at railway crossing …
 
Backside of the Austrian Ferdinand
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Backside of the Austrian Ferdinand
 
Control Thurlby
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Control Thurlby
 
Control Thurlby
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Control Thurlby
 
Mikhail in Thurlby
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Mikhail in Thurlby
 
Parish church of Thurlby
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Parish church of Thurlby
 
View down to deep-flying Joachim
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View down to deep-flying Joachim
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Manfred behind Joachim
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Manfred behind Joachim
 
Control at Community Centre in Washingborough
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Control at Community Centre in Washi…
 
Control at Rugby club in Thorne
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Control at Rugby club in Thorne
 
Rugby club in Thorne
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Rugby club in Thorne
 
Rugby club in Thorne
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Rugby club in Thorne
 
The menu in Thorne
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The menu in Thorne
 
Typical nice english weather!
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Typical nice english weather!
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The Austrian randonneur Ferdinand
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The Austrian randonneur Ferdinand
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Drawbridge
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Drawbridge
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Howden's Minster
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Howden's Minster
 
Der deutsche Zug vom Niederrhein :-)
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Der deutsche Zug vom Niederrhein :-)
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Der deutsche Zug vom Niederrhein :-)
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Der deutsche Zug vom Niederrhein :-)
 
Der deutsche Zug vom Niederrhein :-)
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Der deutsche Zug vom Niederrhein :-)
 
Is it art ???
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Is it art ???
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The copilot protects the back area :-)
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The copilot protects the back area :…
 
The Canadian rider Peter at control Coxwold
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The Canadian rider Peter at control …
 
St. Michael`s Church in Coxwold
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St. Michael`s Church in Coxwold
 
Riding uphill out of saddle :-)
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Riding uphill out of saddle :-)
 
The Belgian rider Els seems to have fun.
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The Belgian rider Els seems to have …
 
Landscape of North Yorkshire, England
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Landscape of North Yorkshire, Englan…
 
Landscape of North Yorkshire, England
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Landscape of North Yorkshire, Englan…
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Control at Primary School in Middleton Tyas
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Control at Primary School in Middlet…
 
Controller in Middleton Tyas
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Controller in Middleton Tyas
 
Landscape of North Yorkshire, England
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Landscape of North Yorkshire, Englan…
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Deep flying Dane Jan
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Deep flying Dane Jan
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Landscape of North Yorkshire, England
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Landscape of North Yorkshire, Englan…
 
Whether Ausilia will clean her bike during breaks?   <*:o)
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Whether Ausilia will clean her bike …
 
A Dutchman arriving County Durham
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A Dutchman arriving County Durham
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A Dutchman on road of County Durham
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A Dutchman on road of County Durham
 
The Austrian randonneur Peter S.
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The Austrian randonneur Peter S.
 
The Bowes Museum of Barnard Castle
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The Bowes Museum of Barnard Castle
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Manfred on the road in Cumbria
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Manfred on the road in Cumbria
 
Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Der deutsche Niederrhein
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Der deutsche Niederrhein
 
Mario in Fahrt
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Mario in Fahrt
 
Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
 
Road in Cumbria, England
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Road in Cumbria, England
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Russian duo
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Russian duo
 
Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
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A break with Els
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A break with Els
 
Manfred starts after break
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Manfred starts after break
 
Hilly region of Cumbria, England
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Hilly region of Cumbria, England
 
High moorland Cumbria, England
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High moorland Cumbria, England
 
Hilly region of Cumbria, England
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Hilly region of Cumbria, England
 
The British cyclesports reporter Damon
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The British cyclesports reporter Dam…
 
Damon on road in Cumbria
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Damon on road in Cumbria
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Road through the hills of Cumbria
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Road through the hills of Cumbria
 
Landscape of Cumbria, England
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Landscape of Cumbria, England
 
Manfred climbing a hill
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Manfred climbing a hill
 
Hills of Cumbria
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Hills of Cumbria
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Green archway
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Green archway
 
The Dutchman Ivo wears a jersey with British flag
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The Dutchman Ivo wears a jersey with…
 
A cottage in the hills
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A cottage in the hills
 
Arriving Alston control
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Arriving Alston control
 
Manfred's bike at Alston control
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Manfred's bike at Alston control
 
Town center of Alston
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Town center of Alston
 
Cobbles of Alston
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Cobbles of Alston
 
Mikhail seems to hear his favorite music :-)
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Mikhail seems to hear his favorite m…
 
Landscape of Cumbria
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Landscape of Cumbria
 
Brampton
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Brampton
 
Arriving Scotland
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Arriving Scotland
 
Scottish landscape
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Scottish landscape
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A break in Scotland
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A break in Scotland
 
Break at control in Eskdalemuir
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Break at control in Eskdalemuir
 
Control in Eskdalemuir
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Control in Eskdalemuir
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Scottish landscape near Eskdalemuir
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Scottish landscape near Eskdalemuir
 
Scottish landscape near Eskdalemuir
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Scottish landscape near Eskdalemuir
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Scottish hills
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Scottish hills
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Road in Scotland
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Road in Scotland
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Speedy Anton
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Speedy Anton
 
Road through Scottish hills
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Road through Scottish hills
 
Road through Scottish hills
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Road through Scottish hills
 
Road through Scottish hills
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Road through Scottish hills
 
Landscape of Scotland
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Landscape of Scotland
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Landscape of Scotland
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Landscape of Scotland
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Road in Scotland
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Road in Scotland
 
Anton flies through the Scottish hills :-)
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Anton flies through the Scottish hil…
 
Anton is on the final descend over Edinburgh :-)
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Anton is on the final descend over E…
 
The motorised LEL-route control
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The motorised LEL-route control
 
Control in Edinburgh/Dalkeith
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Control in Edinburgh/Dalkeith
 
Road through Scottish hills on the way back
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Road through Scottish hills on the w…
 
Ausilia in Scotland, back from Dalkeith
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Ausilia in Scotland, back from Dalke…
 
Joachim in full speed ahead
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Joachim in full speed ahead
 
The Italian train
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The Italian train
 
Tatiana doesn't look happy
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Tatiana doesn't look happy
 
Manfred is fighting against the wind
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Manfred is fighting against the wind
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It seems that Mikko gets the wind always from behind !-)))
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It seems that Mikko gets the wind al…
 
Road through Scottish hills
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Road through Scottish hills
 
Gabi rolls in good mood
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Gabi rolls in good mood
 
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