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Wednesday, 23 October 2013
2nd attempt to cycle Britain (twice) in 5 days + pack 2014 schedule
Endurance cyclist Chris Hopkinson, from Richmond North Yorkshire, will make a second attempt at a 1,700 miles (2736 km) ride, from Lands-End (England) to John O'Groats (Scotland) and back. With less than three hours of sleep a day and expecting to battle winds and cold all the way he aims to complete his cycle ride in five days.
Chris Hopkinson at Lands End April 2013
Chris's schedule for 2014 looks like this:
Sebring 24hr, USA - February 14th/15th (dates not confirmed)
50 mile Cycling Time Trial (CTT) - May
Race Across America (RAAM) - June 10th
UK National 24 hr - July 19th/20th
Tour of British Columbia, Canada (5145 km) - July 27th
12 hr Cycling Time Trial (CTT) - August
Burton and District Cycling Alliance (BDCA) 100 - last weekend in August
California 24hr - November
Chris is the current Ultra Marathon Cycling Association 24hr World Champion, having cycled over 432 miles in Bike Sebring, Florida, USA earlier this year. He also competed in the 3,000 mile coast to coast Race Across America (RAAM) in August.
Chris is aiming to beat the current Guinness World Record and also a Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA) record of five days 21 hours and 8 mins. He had to abandon his first attempt in April of this year due to the unseasonably low temperatures and high winds. Chris will be raising funds for Fraja Ellie Appeal https://www.facebook.com/FrajaEllieAppeal.