Legend's 69-year RRA record falls as super-commuter Lee Williams sets new Pembroke-London mark

Welshman's rides to work serve him well as he takes four minutes off Ken Joy's 1953 place to place record

Lee Williams Pembroke London
Lee Williams breathes easy after his record ride
(Image credit: Lee Williams)

Lee Williams became the first rider in almost 70 years to beat the Pembroke to London road record on Monday, setting a provisional mark of 10hr 17min 43sec. It was a narrow beating of road records legend Ken Joy's 1953 time by just 4min 17sec over the 240-mile route.

Williams (North Hampshire RC) wasn't the only rider out to beat the record that day — Kate Bradley of Born to Bike CC made an attempt on the women's record, setting off earlier in the day. She completed the attempt in 13hr 25min, ultimately missing the 12hr 30 standard that had been set.

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