87-year-old completes LEJOG on an 18-year-old Brompton

Donald and his son are investigating if the feat can be recognised as a world record

Donald Wells reaches his destination. Image: Donald Wells

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An 87-year-old man has ridden from Lands End to John o'Groats, aboard a Brompton folding bike that's almost two decades old.

Donald Wells completed the 1,000-mile journey in five weeks and two days, enjoying the ride at what he called a "leisurely pace."

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.