The South Downs is a hefty chunk of chalk on Britain’s south coast which has more bridleways per square inch than anywhere else in the country. It’s a mountain biker’s paradise – and it’s currently being ridden by UK endurance rider Rob Lee, who aims to ride along the Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne and back within twenty four hours.
Only three riders have completed the challenge before – Mike Cotty, Neil Newell and Ian Butler. Rob Lee is attempting the record completely unsupported – carrying all directions, food, and other kit. He’s stopping at public water taps to refill his water bottles.