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by Alan Earp
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4174

Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Well, ride accomplished and what a great event is was too. Perfect weather and all the training paid dividends. Finished in 6hrs 2 mins riding time; includes about 25mins at 2mph when we were held up at Ripley, (around 42miles), due to a couple of bad accidents. Help for Heroes is delighted, as I am...
by Alan Earp
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4174

Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Last ride in July yesterday; totals this year move to 1477 miles with 137, 943ft of ascent; including recent 63miles in Flanders and 86miles Redbourn Road Riders sportive. That’s it, training complete and ready for Sunday’s Prudential Ride London 100. Your donations leading up to the day and afterwa...
by Alan Earp
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4174

Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Training continues; totals thus far this year now 1076 miles with 114,491ft of ascent. Completed Bustin' Diablo 103mile sportive in Derbys/Staffs Peak District, included 9360ft of ascent, in 8hrs 27min. Also, St Albans Charity Cycle Ride 40 miler. This month I am booked to do 60mile ride that includ...
by Alan Earp
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4174

Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Still training hard; totals thus far this year now 823 miles with 93,123ft of ascent.
Completed Hemel Hillbusters 100km sportive last Sunday in 4hrs.
Next Sunday I attempt the Boston" Diablo 100miles sportive in the Derbys/Staffs Peak District. It's going to be a long day!
by Alan Earp
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4174

Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Training continues and finally got tested outside twice last week. I completed a tough, 43miles route on Sunday in the Chilterns in 2hrs 59mins, 3054ft of ascent. This was 10 mins faster overall than the last time that I rode this route, with Steve Lee, in September 2018, plus PRs on all the major c...
by Alan Earp
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4174

Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Training is going well; currently all indoors with a bike connected to my Tacx Neo turbo in the torture space, otherwise known as my garage. So far this year, 360 miles with 64,311 ft of ascent; twice Everest! Focus on climbing now switched to distance so should be ready to resume strong training ou...
by Alan Earp
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4174

Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

RideLondon.jpg Help the Heroes.jpg As a Napoleonic re-enactor of many years with 1/95th(Rifle) Regiment of Foot marching for Wellington in Flanders, Portugal, Spain, France & the USA and as a keen road cyclist, the challenge of the Prudential RideLondon 100 on 4th August, 2019, coupled with the opp...
by Alan Earp
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 3
Views: 49827

Re: Kilimanjaro

Thanks to everyone who donated, we have amassed £7,021.21
This is more than twice our original goal. All of this money will go to the 3 charities.

Thank you again.
by Alan Earp
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 3
Views: 49827

Re: Kilimanjaro

Just got back today. The 3 of us made it to the top of Africa on Friday 5 October at 08:05 (05:05 UK time), a couple of hours after dawn in Tanzania. [The air has 40% less oxygen at that height so breathing was difficult and the temperature well below Celsius freezing point.] By that time it had war...
by Alan Earp
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 3
Views: 49827

Re: Kilimanjaro

OK, I'll help, but we better get a picture of the forage cap at the top of that little hill! Yes, my original 95th forage cap that served me well in the ranks will be worn. That elephant will never carry all 3 of you to the top ! Just call me Hannibal! A nice chianti will go well too! You got kidna...
by Alan Earp
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 3
Views: 49827

Kilimanjaro

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XF7XR7cF-7I/T-6rXNw8NlI/AAAAAAAAAGA/Qwx2M52t0UA/s1600/Kili+Rongai.jpg At my last Lakeland jaunt in February, two of us agreed to celebrate one of our group's "special birthday milestone" by accompanying him up Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m, 19,341ft) via the Rongai route cover...
by Alan Earp
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lieutenant Molloy
Replies: 8
Views: 22100

Re: Lieutenant Molloy

I've spoken to Ben Townsend of 2/95th who is one of their professional researchers and he will be joining this topic soon. He's not sure if he will be able to provide much information but is certainly keen to discuss.
by Alan Earp
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lieutenant Molloy
Replies: 8
Views: 22100

Re: Lieutenant Molloy

Wonderful, Georgie. The battle honours for the Pyrenees, Nivelle and Nive were a series of many battles and skirmishes so it is not surprising that he would have referred to them by other names. Obidos was a an initial encounter that 2/95th had with the French prior to Rolica but not sufficient to w...
by Alan Earp
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lieutenant Molloy
Replies: 8
Views: 22100

Re: Lieutenant Molloy

Hi Georgie, Good to hear again from you in Western Australia. Thanks for persevering on the logon registration, your email was just the ticket. As I said to you, I keep the logon registration non-automatic to reduce the number of spam logons for services etc that are totally unrelated to our hobby. ...
by Alan Earp
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Walcheren Campaign Bicentenary - July 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 19068

Re: Walcheren Campaign Bicentenary - July 2009

There's also this one of Day 2's assault on the French bastion where 1/95th had the honour of being the Forlorn Hope that managed to clear the way for the 44th heavies without loss, despite entreaties for us to commit suicide! You can see us at the foot of the hill skirmishing and probing for the ch...