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.
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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.