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Byline: PATRICK MULCHRONE

MOTORCYLIST Wayne Booth has ridden into the record books with a non-stop journey from John O'Groats to Land's End.

The 854-mile trip took him just 15 hours. He averaged 57mph, but that would have been quicker if roadworks had not slowed him to a crawl.

The 37-year-old teacher said: "It went like a dream until we reached roadworks on the M5 which reduced it to one lane."

Wayne's 1,000cc Honda Varedero had an extra 74-litre fuel tank added to it so he could avoid pit stops.

The motorbike was donated by the Japanese firm specially for his record bid.

Wayne said: "I had tried before and failed on my own bike, but Honda were so impressed they gave me this one."

Officials confirmed the non-stop ride had never been done before and Wayne's marathon ride will now go into the Guinness Book of Records.

Wayne, from Lancaster, raised more than pounds 1,000 for cancer and

childbirth charities during the ride.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 8, 2001
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