In May 2015, as the clock clicked onto 3:41am, along with my cycling partner Charlie Mitchell, we had broken one the oldest British long distance cycling records. We had ridden the 1365km from Lands End, the most southerly point on the UK mainland to John O’Groats, the most northerly point in 44 hours and 11 minutes. We had improved the time taken by in excess of 5 hours.
Ours was the 17th attempt since it was last set in 1966. Amongst the failed attempts were 2 of mine as well as those of Olympians James Cracknell and Rebecca Romero.
Whilst it is the names of Charlie and myself that go into the record books, be under no illusion – this was a team effort with a great many people involved in helping us succeed. The content displayed below is s small flavour of what happened and how we prepared. If you’d like to know more. Get in touch.