3,158 miles, 45 days and 12 flat tires: One secondary school student's ride across America

17-year-old Adrian Mace, who attends Ardingly College in Sussex, has completed the feat during his summer holiday

Adrian Mace
(Image credit: Adrian Mace)

Most 17-year-olds will have spent the summer fretting about the final year of their schooling starting in September, or maybe just tried to blank it all out by recording TikToks, but Adrian Mace had other ideas.

From Florida in the USA, but attending Ardingly College in Sussex, UK, Mace has spent his summer riding 3,158 miles across the United States in 45 days.

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