I have seen a few mentions of this today, from Twitter posts to blog posts like www.cyclingtipsblog.com, www.bigringriding.com and a few others. It is not often I sit and watch a cycling clip dumbfounded, but this one I did. I think I have watched it 4 or 5 times. BigRing sums it up perfectly…
ANDY ‘WILKO’ WILKINSON DELVED DEEP INTO THE SORE DRAWER AND PULLED OUT A STUNNER ON THE EAST SUSSEX 24, RIDING 541 MILES ON LUMPY ROADS. THAT’S A 23.5MPH AVERAGE ALL FUCKING DAY.
LOOK AT HIM BEING LIFTED OFF HIS BIKE AT THE END. WHAT A LEGEND.
THX JAMES FOR THE VIDEO LINK.
Now, for all those using the metric system, here are some numbers to digest. Andy rode 870kms in 24 hours averaging 36.25kph. I can’t average 36.25kph for 1 hour, let alone 24! A rough calculation using 75RPM cadence tells me it is over 100,000 pedal strokes.
This truly is an unbelievable feat. Kudos to the big fella. Now watch the video.