Scottish cyclist attempting to break record for longest distance cycled in one week

Josh Quigley will attempt to ride 320 miles a day for seven days

Josh Quigley (Josh Quigley)

Scottish cyclist Josh Quigley is attempting to break the world record for the greatest distance cycled in a week.

The record, which has been broken three times in the past five years, currently stands at 2,177 miles, achieved in Spain by Australian pro cyclist Jack Thompson in October 2020. Thompson rode 311 miles every day to set the new furthest distance, while Quigley will aim for 320 miles per day.

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