As a keen, if aging, cyclist, my attention was drawn to an article in the Local Heroes section of this morning's Northern Echo. 69 year old Miff Anderson from Darlington Cycling Club has just completed a 600,000 kilometre ride in under 40 hours.
It seems he set off from Darlington at 6am and followed a circular route to return to Darlington at 2am having riden 400,000 miles. The Echo reports that, with another 200,000 miles to go he took three hours rest and set off on another ride, completing 600,000 kilometres in 36 hours 3 minutes.
After his mammoth ride, Miff said, "My legs were a tad tired". I should think they were, mate.
Now clearly there's some mistake: did he ride 600,000 kilometres or 600,000 miles in the time stated? Obviously 600,000 kilometres in 36 hours is nothing special...but 600,000 miles! Wow, I'll have some of what he's on.