After days of research, waiting, phone calls and emails I am really excited to be able to claim the fastest return bike ride following the route of the Leeds & Liverpool canal. Confirmation arrived this morning that no-one else has recorded a faster time and that my confirmed time / speed is indeed a record.
The total time taken to cycle from Leeds to Liverpool and back, according to the cycle computer was 22 hours and 38 minutes. This is confirmed on my Garmin Edge 305 GPS Cycle Computer, which logs the route, distance, time and speed of each leg of the journey. Unfortunately, someone will probably try and beat this, so it looks like I might have to defend the record next year! Watch this space!!!