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World Bike Speed Record: James MacDonald sets new record for JOGLEJOG

Cyclist magazine
12 Sep 2017

Ultra endurance cyclist James MacDonald breaks the JOGLEJOG bike speed record

James MacDonald succeeded in setting a new World Bike Speed Record for the fastest solo ride from John O'Groats to Land's End and back again. 

Breaking the original record by three hours, MacDonald reached John O'Groats - covering 2,711km - in a time of 5 days 18 hours and 3 minutes. 

Thanks to typical British weather, MacDonald spent large parts of his record attempt riding through heavy rain and gusting wind yet still managed to slice a considerable amount of time off of the previous record. 

After taking a well-earned warm shower and nap, MacDonald took to twitter to thank his supporters, especially those who came roadside whilst also explaining some of the difficulties the team stumbled upon across the way.

Tweets from Project Kansas

Live Tracker

At 09:00 BST on Monday 4th September 2017, James MacDonald set off from an overcast and windy John o’Groats, the UK’s most northerly point, in a bid to break the World Bike Speed Record for solo riding to Land’s End and back again.

In order to break the record he’ll need to finish in less than 5 days 21 hours, a time that has stood since 2010.

With him are his support crew, below him is his Giant Trinity TT bike and ahead of him are 2,711km (1,694m) of British roads, plus all the trials, tribulations and weather that will bring.

Below you’ll see his progress as tracked by satellite, live telemetry data from partner Dimension Data and live updates through Twitter.

We’ve chatted to James in the lead up his attempt, and you can see the build up and live data at his team’s website,

There you can show your support for James through donating to Cancer Research UK, Project Kansas’s chosen charity.

Or you can simply put the coffee on and get settled in to witness the culmination twelve months' training, five days’ riding and one man’s near-inhuman effort.

Live satellite tracking

Live Dimension Data telemetry

Use the drop down to view 'James 1' and 'James 2' data depending on the output and which computer is in use

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