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RANDONNEURING - RANDONNEURING is a "challenge"
CYCLING sport encompassing competitive and recreational aspects.
Cyclists are timed on the total time it takes, including rest,
to cover a long distance, usually without outside support. VANCOUVER
rider John Hathaway sparked interest in randonneuring in BC by
finishing the trans-Canada route in 24 days, 13 hours in 1957
and later by entering the Guinness Book of Records for including
every continent during a 81,300-km ride from Nov 1974 to Oct
1976. Wayne Phillips of RICHMOND reduced the trans-Canada record
to 20 days in 1977 and to 15 (with motorhome support) in 1982.
Since 1979 BC riders have regularly attended the quadrennial
world randonneuring event, the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonee in
France, with Vancouver's Keith Fraser recording the best time
ever by a Canadian, 50 hrs, 9 mins in 1995. The Rocky Mt 1200,
a BC-Alberta randonneuring event inaugurated in 1996, passes
through KAMLOOPS, CLEARWATER, BLUE RIVER, TETE JAUNE CACHE and
REVELSTOKE. To 1999,
Information for this entry was supplied to EBC by Harold Bridge.