UK gran breaks record for John o' Groats to Land's End cycle

An 82-year-old British gran has broken the world record for the oldest woman ever to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Gina Harris took 28 days to pedal 960 miles from Cornwall to Scotland, raising thousands of pounds for domestic abuse charities along the way.

The grandmother-of-five celebrated her epic journey with a huge slab of chocolate cake when she arrived at John O’Groats on June 23.

Gina, who turned 82 in April this year, is now the oldest woman ever to cycle the length of Britain.

Mavis Paterson, from Dumfries and Galloway, in Scotland, is currently the oldest woman to complete the gruelling feat, at the age of 81.

GIna, a retired photographer and gardener, only began cycling when she turned 50 and has previously ridden around parts of Europe and the US.

She was inspired by 87-year-old Laurence Brophy, the oldest man to have successfully completed the ‘end-to-end' challenge in 2019.

Gina, from Birmingham, said: "I rode my old steel touring bike and carried my luggage which was a combined weight of more than 30kg.

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