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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Saturday, 29 September, 2001, 12:17 GMT 13:17 UK
Land's End record broken
Map of journey from Land's End to John O'Groats
Land's End to John O'Groats: An 840-mile journey
Cyclist Gethin Butler has broken the record for the journey from Land's End to John O'Groats by bike.

The Preston-based Londoner completed the 840-mile journey on Saturday in a total time of 44 hours, four minutes and 19 seconds.

His time was nearly an hour faster than the previous record,set by Andy Wilkinson in 1990.

Butler's grandfather Stan Butler was a former 24-hour champion, who set a new time trial record in 1950, achieving 458.18 miles.

He is the current 24-hour champion and one of the few riders to exceed the 500-mile mark.

His 24-hour distance of 509.25 miles is the second best of all-time.

Meanwhile, Lynne Taylor broke the women's record, setting a time of 53 hours, 48 minutes and 21 seconds.

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