Cracknell and Romero abandon record attempt

Rebecca withdraws on medical advice due to injured knees

Record attempt is over

James Cracknell and Rebecca Romero have abandoned their attempt to break the Land’s End to John O’Groats tandem record.


Following medical advice, Olympic individual pursuit champion Romero reluctantly decided to withdraw due to discomfort to her knees caused by the length of the ride.

The pair set off from Land’s End early on Monday 3 August and were ahead of their own schedule to beat the record – which stands at two days, three hours, 19 minutes and 23 seconds, and was set by Andy Wilkinson and Lynne Taylor in 2000 – by three hours. The end came at Johnstone Bridge, near Lockerbie in Scotland. 


Rebecca and James hope to try again, and would like to thank all the supporters who turned up along the route from before dawn in Land’s End through to their unexpected early finish.