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James MacDonald – Attempting the 24 Hour Track Record

We’d love to report that James broke the 940 kilometre barrier but alas, the cycling Gods decided differently. Here's the story...


You’ve just ridden from John O’Groats to Lands End – no, that’s not a misprint, the ‘wrong’ way, south in to the prevailing south westerly wind; one end of Great Britain to the other. What’s the first thing you do? Sit down to some ‘real’ food, your palate clagged with the constant gels and electrolyte drink? Or maybe slide into a deep, warm Radox bath? Not if your name is James MacDonald…

You have a few photos taken, turn the bike around and head north again, en route John O’Groats.

MacDonald holds the Lands End to John O’Groats AND BACK record, albeit the route is usually reversed, starting at John O’Groats so as to take advantage of the prevailing wind back to the northern most tip of Scotland.