The Lakes held a coffee morning to raise awareness of a cycling world record attempt

Ian To who is a member of the Swindon Wheelers is attempting to beat the current world record time of cycling the 840 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The Lakes Care Centre held a cycling themed coffee morning and invited Ian in to speak about his world record attempt. Our residents and visitors loved hearing Ian’s story and funds raised from the coffee morning will go towards Ian’s funding of the challenge.

Ian started cycling 1 mile to work and has built up his cycling from there. Ian has taken part in rides and races all over Europe and has been part of races that have been 2500 miles long. Ian is trying to beat the current record of 44 hours and 4 minutes, taking on the challenge is very much a team effort, with members of the Swindon Wheelers Club supporting Ian in his attempt and providing a support crew. The support crew will protect him, provide food and will be fixing parts of the bike, should anything break.

Ian will be cycling 838 miles non-stop with Ian planning on completing this in less than 43 hours and 24 minutes without sleep. During the gruelling ride, Ian will climb more than the height of Mount Everest and burn 35,000 calories.

Ian said “The support I have received has been amazing, it’s the support and encouragement that makes all the difference. I hope people will come out and cheer me along, I will need the moral boost, especially towards the end”.

The Lakes are delighted they have been able to support Ian and they look forward to hearing all about the cycle when he is back.

You can sponsor the ride here - www.gofundme.com/swindon-wheelers-lejog-record-2019