'Unbreakable' Land's End - John o'Groats record beaten for first time in 17 years

Michael Broadwith knocks nearly 40 minutes off previous record

Michael Broadwith

(Image credit: Chris Catchpole)

Michael Broadwith has become the first rider to set a new Land's End - John o'Groats record in 17 years as he knocked nearly 40 minutes off the previous mark.

Broadwith completed his ride of the length of Great Britain in a time of 43 hours, 25 minutes and 13 seconds, going 39 minutes and seven seconds off the previous record of Gethin Butler from 2001, which some had seen as unbeatable, covering the 841 miles at an average speed of 19.4mph/31.2kmh.

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