879 miles and 83 hours on a folding bike: London cyclist completes Lands End to John O'Groats on a Brompton

James Stannard completed 1,415 kilometre route on folding Brompton bike without support

James Stannard
(Image credit: James Stannard)

UK cyclist James Stannard has completed the iconic Land’s End to John O’Groats (LeJog) ride on a folding modified Brompton P-Line bike. 

On Sunday 17 July, Standard set off at 1.00am from Land’s End in Cornwall to begin the 879 mile adventure. He arrived in John O’Groats, Scotland at midday on Thursday 21 July completing the ride in 83 hours. Remarkably, the Londoner was unsupported for his entire journey and his time is believed to be the fastest unsupported time on record. 

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

He has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the recent Glasgow World Championships. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world and interviewed some of the sport's top riders. 

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