Mick F wrote:The thing is, the lengths of time he took are conflicting.
If there are errors in the facts, are there errors in the FACT that he did it?
Hello there. In the build up to Richard Thoday's attempt - clarifying the many incredible rides of GP Mills:
GP Mills appears on the RRA Anfield Shield four times:
1886 5 days 1 hour 45 mins - Ordinary (Penny Farthing)
1891 4 days 11 hours 17 mins - Safety
1893 3 days 16 hours 47 mins - Tricycle
1894 3 days 5 hours 49 mins - Safety
These were all PACED records - it wasn't until 1908 that GA Olley set an unpaced record quicker than GP Mills in 1894. I believe GP Mills did at least 2 other LEJOG rides but I don't have the link to hand.