South Yorkshire cyclist attempts record-breaking 3,000km challenge

Richard Nutt, from Rotherham, plans to ride the furthest distance ever covered in seven days

A south Yorkshire father-of-four will set out on June 1 to break the world record for the longest distance ever ridden in a week.

Richard Nutt, an experienced road racer, finished in fifth place in last year's Strava June Monthly Training Series Challenge, clocking a highly impressive 6,352.5km over the month.

And he has now turned his attention to the world seven-day record, which former elite racer Dave Berkeley set at 2,825km in the course of finishing third in that same challenge.

Richard, a member of Dinnington Racing Club who runs his own business, is looking to become the first person to cover 3,000km on a bike over the course of a seven-day period.

>>>Tandem duo smash non-stop LEJOG record

He will be raising money for three different charities close to his heart - Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, Headway Brain Injury Association and CRY Cardiac Risk in the Young.

The route for the event, which is sponsored by Wakefield-based electrical wholesaler YESSS Electrical, will take Richard through various locations in the north of England including Newark-on-Trent, Maltby and Retford, with a morning and evening circuit through Clarborough, Mattersey and Barnby Moor.

He said: "I'm so excited to be undertaking this 3,000km challenge, although it will be an extreme test of endurance.

"When I need a boost during the week, I'll be turning my mind to the incredibly worthwhile charities that I've chosen to support during this adventure."

To donate, visit his fundraising page by clicking here.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1