UK cyclist Lynne Taylor of the Walsall Roads Cycling Club has begun her attack on three of the longest records for women on the books of the Road Records Association: the 24 hours, the 840 mile Land’s End to John O’Groats and the 1,000 miles.
Lynne waited nearly three months for favourable weather conditions and at last, just as she was about to cancel the attempt for this year, the winds began to turn in the right direction. So, at 6am on the 1st October she set off from the front door of the Land’s End Hotel for the long journey northwards.
Two days, four hours, 45 minutes and 11 seconds later she arrived at John O’Groats, breaking her existing record by 1 hour 3 minutes. A truly phenomenal ride after being 2-1/2hr down on her schedule at the top of Shap Fell. This breaks her own record that she set last year by 1hr 3min.
At the time of writing, Lynne is carrying on to attack the 1,000 mile record, unbroken since 1954. Regular updates on her progress can be found here as soon as the information arrives.