Gloucester cyclist Lee Fancourt gets LEJOGLE world record attempt underway

Lee Fancourt is attempting to beat Ben Rockett's five-year-old record for cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats and back in five days and 21 hours

Lee Fancourt with his LEJOGLE Identiti time trial bike (Facebook/Lee Fancourt)

Ultracyclist Lee Fancourt has begun his attempt to break the world record for riding from Lands End to John O'Groats and back again.

The Gloucester native set off from the Cornish landmark at 5am on Monday morning, with the challenge to get to the tip of Scotland and back in under five days, 21 hours and eight minutes.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.