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In 1939, Tommy Godwin rode 75,065 miles in a single year to set an endurance riding record that some believe is unbreakable.

Born in Stoke on Trent in 1912 his record is now largely forgotten as the Year Record has fallen out of fashion and is no longer the coveted cycling achievement it used to be.

The distance he travelled is the equivalent of three times around the world in a single year, or riding from John O Groats to Lands End and back every week.

It was all achieved on a heavy steel bike with only four gears and he even had learn how to walk normally again when he finished the challenge.

For those who love the great outdoors and cycling a Canal Boat Holiday is a perfect choice for you.

Canal Boat hire holidays provide you with the chance to get out and about and lead you into the heart of the countryside.

Bikes can be easily secured onto your Canal Boat then just moor up and explore the surrounding countryside.

You will find a trail that is perfect for you a gentle ride along the side of the towpath or an adrenalin fuelled race over tracks and hills.

Depending on the location you choose your Canal Boat Holiday can offer you some glorious cycling opportunities.

The Offas Dyke Path is a Welsh national trail which crosses the beautiful Llangollen Canal at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct .

There are cycle routes on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal to suit everyone if you only want a gentle ride try The Commandery to Worcester which is ideal for children as it is only just over 3 km.

For the more adventurous try the route from Kings Norton on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal into the heart of Birmingham at Gas Street Basin.

The cycle route along the Kennet And Avon Canal is superbly way marked by Sustrans the cycle charity.

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Moored at the canalside

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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