This just in from Tom who is driving the support vehicle for Ben Colchester-Hall’s attempt at the John O’Groats to Land’s End skate record.
Howdy all, update number three here. Its late evening of day 17 as I write this, and we are currently in Bristol. In the intervening days since you were last informed of Bens where-abouts he has blasted down the welsh borders, staying on night 15 at a coach depot in Cardington, then hammering on south through Hereford to Monmouth last night. He is staying in North Bristol tonight and aiming to hit Taunton tomorrow. He is currently aiming to reach Lands End within the next four to six days.
This last few days hasnt been without drama, Car trouble reared its head, and over the last 2 days the support vehice has changed more than once. He has now reached the end of his bearings, having ridden the Bones Reds from the out of this trip they are now siezed solid, and will be spending some time sorting out his board before its in a skateable state tomorrow morning.
For the last week we have been experimenting with the use of the support vehicle, and have settled on distance support, so ben skates with sustainance on his back, and meets with the support vehicle every 20miles or so. A full support vehicle article will be being written up concering this and other trips, so watch this space.
Trivia – The current JOGLE record was set last year by Ben Stiff and stands at 28 days. The previous record belonged to Dave Cornthwaite: 34 days which was set before Board Free Oz.