Josh Ibbett smashes South Downs Double record: 17h 47m 30s

Josh Ibbett has just smashed the South Downs Way Double record, recording a staggering time of 17h 47m 30s for the 200 mile route from Winchester to Eastbourne and back.

As Bikemagic readers will know, the South Downs Double (SDD) has attracted the attention of many of the UK’s fastest enduro racers. And as a result, the time has continued to tumble. For a while now the current record of 18h 3m 12s, set by Ian Leitch, has gone unchallenged since 2009.

But that has gone out of the window tonight as young Josh picked the perfect weather window for his successful attempt, and blew the record out of the water. Congratulations on the ride Josh.

We’ll have more on this record ride next week, for now Josh needs to sink a few beers and some pizza and let it all sink in over the weekend

Thanks to Rory Hitchens for the great photos.

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