Aug 292010
 

Taunton-born cyclist Ben Rockett has set a new world record by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back in under six days.

Mr Rockett, 23, completed the journey in five days and 21 hours, arriving in Land’s End at around 6am this morning.

He beat the previous record for the 1,781-mile journey – set at six days and twenty hours by Bobby Brown in 2000 – by an impressive 23 hours. The dedicated cyclist also used the challenge to raise money for charity Cardiac Arrest in the Young, who are dedicated to reducing the frequency of sudden cardiac deaths in young people. So far he has raised just over £2, 535 and donations are still flooding in.

Read the full news article on the This is The West Country website: www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/8358169.Taunton_cyclist_sets_new_world_record/.

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Aug 272010
 

Ben Rockett

A Bath student is laying claim to a new world record for cycling from one end of the country to the other – and back!

Ben Rockett, a postgraduate student from the University of Bath, rode from Land’s End to John O’Groats and then back again to Cornwall.

Ben set off on Saturday, 21 August aiming to cycle the 1,781 miles in just six days – which he completed in the early hours of Friday.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website: news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8945000/8945860.stm.

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Aug 262010
 

Ben Rockett

A Bath student is getting on his bike in a bid to set a new record.

Ben Rockett, a postgraduate student from the University of Bath, is taking on the challenge of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again.

Ben set off on Saturday, 21 August aiming to cycle the 1,781 miles in just six days – he has a support team of fellow students with him.

Read it on the BBC News website.

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