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    Distance records

    New Lands End to John O'Groats record for Gethin Butler
    Congratulations to Gethin Butler who has just taken 3 UK long
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    cycling records in a single epic ride.

    - 24 hours (509.3 miles).

    - Lands End to John O'Groats (840 miles) in 1 day, 20 hours, 4
    minutes, 19
    seconds.

    - 1,000 miles in 2 days, 7 hours, 53 minutes, 7 seconds.

    He should sleep well tonight.

    There is a detailed account of his ride and a few pictures at
    http://www.msf-online.co.uk/gethin.htm

    Stew
    The older I get the better I used to be.

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    He must have been dead lucky with a good wind behind him!

    Was that recently Stew! with this strong South West wind gale that has been blowing last few days?

    Willi`c

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    27th September. Also around the same date a girlie (whoops! - lady) broke the end-to-end ladies record - Lynne Taylor. 2 days 5 hours 48 minutes

    In both cases I can't figure out why they wait for autumn, with shortening daylight and high winds to make the attempt.

    The lady rider was so exhausted from fighting headwinds she had to abandon the further attempt on 1000 mile record.

    Lynn Taylor had an interesting web site which tracked her progress during the attempt. I wish I'd known about it at the time. Still makes interesting reading.

    http://www.merseyroads.demon.co.uk/wilkolyn.htm

    Stew
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