Episode 027: Dr Ian Walker / Nordkapp To Tarifa In 17 Days
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In 2015 I cycled from Tarifa in Spain - the southernmost point of mainland Europe - to Nordkapp in Norway - the northernmost point. It took me over 100 days.  In 2019 Dr Ian Walker - an academic at the University of Bath - completed the journey in the opposite direction… in 16 days 20 hours and 59 minutes. In the process he became the fastest person ever to cycle across Europe north to south. That’s no mean feat for a man in his mid-forties who had only taken up ultra-long-distance racing a few years prior to breaking the record. I needed to find out how he did it…
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