Magnus cycles round the Isle of Wight

Magnus cycles round the Isle of Wight

A 60 mile ride!

During Lockdown, Magnus, then in P2, cycled round the Isle of Wight in a single day! What an achievement!

ONE young cyclist has completed the round the Island cycle route ­— conquering more than 60 miles in a single day.

Magnus Wilson, six, finished his cycling challenge in just under seven hours.

He's been cycling since he was three years old, and learnt to ride a bike cycling along Cowes seafront.

This summer, Magnus transitioned from a mountain bike to a road bike, and as a family, the Wilsons have completed a number of three-hour long routes, improving Magnus' road sense and endurance.

"We all enjoy the outdoors, and lockdown was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the great routes on the Island," said Magnus' father, Roland.

"Magnus was keen to challenge himself, and set himself the huge target of cycling round the Island in a day.

"Given the roads were much quieter than usual, we gladly supported.

"We thought he would make it at least half way around, but were so impressed when he completed the whole route."

“We picked a day when it was not too windy," said Magnus.

"There were a few steep climbs, and only once, on the St Catherine’s Down climb, did I consider giving up.

"But when I got to the top and refuelled, I was ready to finish the challenge.

"Thanks to all the kind drivers, including busses, for being patient and overtaking safely.

"I feel proud of having cycled so far, even though it took the whole day to do.”

Magnus clocked 98.45km, burning just short of 3,000 calories.

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