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post #1 of 1 Old 11-24-2008, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation World Record Saddlesore 1000 Attempt

Thought I would put a post here as I know the 'Strom is more than capable of doing this as I did it in May this year.

Rather than me rabbit on, I will paste the info here for you............

I am a member of the Iron Buttt Association (IBA) and took part along with several other RBLRB members in this year's Britt Buttt Rally.

One of the most common methods of entry into the IBA is to complete a "Saddlesore" ride, that is 1000 miles in less than 24 hours. Please see

I have been in touch with Mike Kneebone (the chairman of the IBA) and established that the world record for the number of Saddlesore rides done concurrently is 156. I have also been in touch with Roger Allen, the president of the UK and European Iron Buttt Association ( and he is happy to support a UK attempt on this record.

The idea would be to raise money for the poppy appeal; raise awareness of the RBLRB and the IBA and, of course, set a new world record.

I will take care of all the required documentation briefings, admin etc, I just need about 200 bikes who are happy to trundle around the UK and are happy to seek sponsorship for their feat of daring do, and as long as 80% complete the ride, the record will be broken. As the RBLRB is currently about 1500 strong I think we can gather enough core support from the branch with additional participants coming from the UK and European long distance riding community.

Squires Cafe ( have kindly agreed to let us use their premises for the event.

The outline would be to start and finish at Squires. There will be a northern route up the A1 to John O'Groats and back along the M6, just over 1000 miles, and a southern one to Dover, then to Lands End and then back, also just over 1000 miles. Participants can go clockwise or anticlockwise. The intention is not to ride in a group, just to start from and finish at the same place. Participants can even pick their own route if they don't like mine, as long as it is documented.

Its not about speed or a race, you can do 1000 miles in 17 hours at an average of 60 mph or to do 1000 miles in 24 hours you need to average 41.6 mph. What will be important is documenting your trip; no documentation, no certification, no world record.

There will be a small entry fee to cover costs (patch, T shirt, certification) and a minimum level of sponsorship, all going to the poppy appeal.

The event will run from about 1200 on Friday the 19th of June through to about 1200 on Monday the 22nd of June 2009. The Friday evening will consist of a riders briefing, documentation issue and odometer checks. There is free camping at Squires if you wish to camp from the Friday through to the Monday (I will try and negotiate Hotel discounts for non-camping participants). The ride start would be between 0800 and 0900 on the Saturday with all successful participants booking back in by 0900 on the Sunday. I envisage a post ride party with probably a BBQ from about 1800 on the Sunday, and then participants go their own way on Monday morning.

So, if you would like to:

a. Help set a new world record.

b. Gain entry to the IBA and have the legendary "World's Toughest Riders" backing plate for your number plate.

c. Help raise awareness of the RBLRB and the IBA.

d. Raise money for the Poppy Appeal by doing something that is both challenging and fun.

Please let me know via the forum. As soon as is practicable I will get the entry details, rules and regs etc published, but I would value it if you could advise me if you are interested via these means. (Unquote)

If any of you out there are interested in it then just get in touch

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