25mph for 349 miles: coast to coast record smashed in blistering ride

Lee Williams sets new Pembroke-Great Yarmouth mark that could stand for some time

Lee Williams on the way to breaking the RRA Pembroke to Great Yarmouth record in 2023
(Image credit: Christian Geldard)

The 349-mile (561km) 'Side to Side' record fell on Tuesday (3 October) after Lee Williams set a blistering new provisional best time of 14hr 00min 40sec for the Pembroke to Great Yarmouth ride.

It was a 1hr 39min beating of Nick Clarke's 2018 record for the Road Records Association (RRA) ride, which saw Williams average a shade under 25mph – considerably quicker than his own schedule, which saw him aiming to reach Great Yarmouth in "14 hours something", and achingly close to a sub-14-hour ride.

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