Let's start from the beginning. The GB divide is a 1,960km (1,218mi) self supported bike packing route that goes from Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG). The route is on road, gravel, singletrack, and everything in between.
It's not the most direct route, it doesn't dodge any climbing, but it does go to places in the UK that you'd probably never get to see in any other way, unless you happened to work in forestry, are a sheep farmer or don't like to be near any other people. Riding it in stages is challenge enough and a Chris, Neil & Pete have so far made it from Land's End to Manchester and would be feeling pretty chuffed with themselves apart from Alan Colville.
If you don't know Alan he specialises in riding a bike for a very long time, a very long way with no sleep. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most vertical metres cycled in 48 hours. It's 30,321.18m! "Officially Amazing". He's a PCC member and races for Team JMC. On Thursday morning Chris, Neil and Pete left from Brecon (where they finished their last leg) and headed off to Manchester station for a Train at 1:30pm on Saturday. Alan left Portishead on Friday morning, overtook the guys in Bala north Wales in the early hours on Saturday morning, while they were sleeping, and got the train back from Manchester the same day. It's a jaw dropping effort.
We'll let you know about Alan's GB Duro Preparation and the event in future posts. Hopefully the video's below will give you a small sense of the route.