Octogenarian hoping to break Land's End to John o'Groats record

Octogenarian hoping to break Land's End to John o'Groats record

Joe Robinson 13 Aug 2019 Brian Lewis, 81, need to cover the distance in less than two weeks to beat the record Octogenarian Brian Lewis is hoping to become the oldest person to ride from Land's End to John o'Groats in the shortest amount of time. Lewis, who is 81-years-old, needs to cover the point-to-point ride of around 1,600km in under two weeks to take the record. The challenge started in Land's End on Saturday 11th August with Lewis being supported by local tour company Pedal Britain. Lewis will hope to cover around 120km per day to break the record with a total of 17,000m of elevation scheduled throughout the two-week period. The current record is held by Tony Rathbone who, at the age of 81 years and 162 days, covered the ride across Britain challenge in May 2014. Making this ride even more impressive is the fact that Lewis ...

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