There and back again…by electric car

Jonathan Porterfield, from Orkney, and Chris Ramsey, who lives in Aberdeen arrived back in John O’Groats on Thursday 23rd September after completing an epic double end to end in a claimed record time.

The pair were attempting to traverse the length of the country, twice, in under 48 hours, using only the existing public rapid charge infrastructure.  Sadly they missed this target with the first leg, from John O’Groats to Lands End, being completed in 28 hours and 38 minutes and the return in 27 hours and 46 minutes.

It is believed that the quicker of these two times is still a record and the duo have duly submitted an application to Guinness World Records.

Well done lads but gets some balls and try it by bike next time.

The bare facts of end to end

If you think the idea of cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats is daunting then how about running the distance.

Not tough enough for you?

Okay, how about doing it bare foot?

That is exactly what Aleks Kashefi, 37, from Buxton, Derbyshire has achieved, completing the journey on 3rd September.

Mr Kashefi, who only took up running three years ago, decided to run bare foot, “To add a bit of interest and to make it more of a challenge.”

As much of the route as possible was run off road, which you would have thought would make the distance shorter, being able to cut across country but Mr Kashefi covered a total of 1,160-miles on the route he took, a chunk more than the average cycle route of about 900-950 miles.