Steve Abraham starts new Year Record attempt two years after being hit by moped on first attempt

Abraham starts a new attempt after breaking ankle in first attempt

Steve Abraham
(Image credit: Steve Abraham, Facebook)

Steve Abraham has embarked on another attempt at the highest annual mileage record two years after he was forced to stop his first attempt after being hit by a moped.

Abraham will be attempting to break the mark of 76,076 miles (122,432km) set by American Kurt Searvogel in January 2016, who surpassed the long-standing record of 75,065 miles (120,805km) set by Tommy Godwin in 1939.

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The rider from Milton Keynes began his new attempt on March 4, starting near Huntingdon and first heading south-west to Oxford and onto Fairford in Gloucestershire, before turning north-east towards The Wash and heading back to his home-town on a mammoth 320.3 mile (514.4km) ride.

This was followed up by two long rides on Sunday and Monday up to Goole and back, to bring his total so far to 768.76 miles (1237.2km), and you can follow his efforts on Strava (opens in new tab).

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Abraham will be hoping for better luck than he endured on his initial attempt in 2015 when he fractured his ankle in a collision with a moped three months into the record.

Since then Abraham has broken the record for the highest distance ridden in a month, riding 7104.3 miles (11,433.3km) in September 2016.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.