Tandem duo smash non-stop LEJOG record

Charlie Mitchell and Dominic Irvine break the Land's End to John O'Groats tandem record by a full five hours, beating the record set in 1966

Dominic Irvine and Charlie Mitchell

(Image credit: Joolze Dymond)

Hampshire duo Charlie Mitchell and Dominic Irvine have broken the record for cycling non-stop between Land's End and John O'Groats on a tandem, completing the challenge in just over 45 hours.

The pair set off at 6.30am on the morning of Tuesday, May 5, reaching their destination in the early hours of Thursday morning. Completing the challenge in 45 hours, 11 minutes and two seconds, Irvine and Mitchell smashed the 1966 record by five hours.

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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.