Ill­ness scup­pers Muller's LEJOG bid

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End-to-end hope­ful Jas­mijn Muller was forced to call a halt to her at­tempt to beat the women’s Land’s End to John o’ Groats record last week af­ter feel­ing ill dur­ing the first night of rid­ing. She had reached Chor­ley, Lan­cashire, hav­ing rid­den 370 miles.

“Sad but proud for try­ing, grate­ful to my crew and touched by all sup­port road­side and on­line. Still dream­ing. Rest and re­view now,” tweeted the Nether­lands-born Kingston Wheel­ers club mem­ber af­ter her at­tempt, be­fore launch­ing a poll ask­ing sup­port­ers whether left­over fund­ing should go to­wards another at­tempt next year or Can­cer Re­search UK. At the time of writ­ing, a se­cond at­tempt had taken nearly 90 per cent of the 350 votes.

In sep­a­rate news, 2016 RAAM solo fin­isher James Mac­don­ald set a new John o’ Groats to Land’s End and back record at the week­end. The Scot recorded five days, 18 hours and three min­utes for the marathon ride.

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