LEJOG penny-farthing record smashed after 132 years

LEJOG penny-farthing record smashed after 132 years

George Smith 25 Jul 2019 Derbyshire teacher beats Victorian teenager to set new record Richard Thodey, a teacher from Matlock, has broken a 132-year-old World Record, riding from Land’s End to John o’Groats on a penny-farthing in just 4 days and 12 hours. The former UK National Penny Farthing Champion departed Land’s End in Cornwall at 06:00 on Saturday 20th July and arrived in John o'Groats at 17:52 on Wednesday 24th. The Derbyshire man slashed 13 hours and 53 minutes off the record set in 1886 by Victorian teenager G.P. Mills, who finished in 5 days, 1 hour and 45 minutes. ‘I wasn't entirely convinced myself that it was possible, but everyone else believed in me so I want to say a massive thank you,’ Thodey said. ‘It's been an extremely hard thing to do - not just for me, but for the crew following as well, their support along ...

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