In September 2018, Alex became the oldest to cycle from Lands End to John o'Groats


Alex Menarry, at 85, became the oldest person to cycle from Lands End to John o’Groats (LEJoG), according to Guinness World Records. The attempt took place between the 8th and 25th of September 2018, supported by CTC Cycling Holidays, taking 17 days in the saddle. 

Alex's progress is recorded here.


THe Challenge

Alex cycled LEJoG in 2016, and realised during the trip that there probably were not many people of his age that had completed the route. Upon completing the route, he looked up the Guinness World Record for Oldest to Cycle LEJoG and realised he was indeed older than the current record holder. Unfortunately he did not collect the right evidence during his cycle to apply for the record, so he simply said "Well I'll have to do it again!"

Find out more about the rules here

SUpport Alex

Alex did not cycle LEJoG to raise money for a charity, but for his own well being. He's an active 86 year old and believes that exercise is key to keeping mind and body healthy, and vows he wont stop cycling until he can no longer get on a bike!