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Man from Warwickshire 'delighted' to break seven-day cycling world record

James Golding Credit: Credit: Ian Middleton

A man from Warwickshire says he's "delighted" to break a world record.

James Golding, who has survived cancer twice, has broken the record for the furthest distance cycled in seven days.

The 36-year-old, from Rugby, cycled a total distance of 1,766.2 miles - six miles more than the previous record holder.

I’m delighted to break the record. There were some tough moments, particularly mid-week in the hot weather, but I just needed to stay focused on the goal and keep pushing. I couldn’t have done it without an amazing team of supporters, and thanks must go to Dean Downing, my coach, for trailing me in the support car all week and keeping me going.

– James Golding
James Golding Credit: Credit: Ian Middleton

His achievement is expected to be verified by the Guinness World Records in the near future.

This record has been a long-held ambition for me, one that started as I recovered from cancer. If we believe in something, we are all capable of achieving amazing things. Through this record, and others that follow in the future, I’m hoping to demonstrate, particularly to children, that we can overcome any challenge in life by taking one step at a time.

– James Golding

James has raised more than £3 million for charity.