Between two post offices: Mike Broadwith prepares to break Edinburgh to London cycling record

The fastest man to ride the length of the UK is hoping for a tailwind and pleasant traffic conditions

Mike Broadwith
(Image credit: Jen Magnuson)

Britain’s best long-distance cyclist will attempt to break a 32-year-old record later this week when he rides between two old post offices, one in Edinburgh and the other in London.

Mike Broadwith, who in 2018 reset the best Land’s End to John O’Groats time with 43-25.13 and recorded a record 507.9 miles in a single 24 hour period, is aiming to ride the distance of 386 miles from the Scottish to the English capital in pursuit of a long-standing but rarely attempted record.

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