The Year

Cycling's hardest endurance record


Reawakening the Legend of Cycling's Hardest Endurance Record: Dave Barter tells the stories of the cyclists who fought to establish and break it.

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In 1939 British cyclist Tommy Godwin cycled 75,065 miles in a single year.

That's an average of over 200 miles each day, a mark that stood unmatched for almost eighty years.

An expert on the life and cycling records of Tommy Godwin year, Barter uncovers the stories behind a challenge that is almost as old as bicycles themselves, and the riders who would routinely cycle over a hundred miles a day in the race to set a new record.