Teacher in 1886 penny farthing world record bid
A teacher is believed to have broken a 133-year-old record for riding a penny farthing bike from Land's End to John O' Groats in the fastest time.
Richard Thoday, from Matlock in Derbyshire, completed the 874-mile journey in four days and 12 hours.
The long-standing record of five days and one hour was set in 1886 by celebrated Victorian cyclist GP Mills.
Mr Thoday's record attempt has helped to raise more than £6,000 for Children in Need.
Guinness World Records will now review evidence before confirming the record.
The 55-year-old set off from Cornwall at 06:00 BST on Saturday and arrived in John O' Groats at 17:52 on Wednesday.
"I wasn't entirely convinced myself that it was possible but everyone else believed in me so I want to say a massive thank you," he said.
"It's been quite a rollercoaster ride over the past five days.
"It's been an extremely hard thing to do - not just for me but for the crew following as well."