Steven Abraham battles ice and frozen bottles in year distance attempt

Cold weather in Britain causes problems for Steven Abraham in his attempt to set a new cycling year distance record

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Whilst the cold weather in Britain is an inconvenience for many of us, for long distance cyclist Steven Abraham it's an everyday obstacle that has added to the difficulties in his attempt to beat Tommy Godwin's 1939 annual cycling mileage record.

Even hardened cyclists will look out of the window in the morning, see snow falling and decide to get on the turbo trainer. For Abraham, he has to get out and ride in order to clock up the mileage required to beat Godwin's 70-year-old mark of 75,065 miles.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.