Illness scuppers Muller's LEJOG bid
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.