As a warm up to doing the Race Across AMerica Chris Hopkinson is riding the LEJOGLE (1800 miles) in one go. He's 270 miles (Birmingham) in after less than 24 hours. Sounds like it was a cold night for him, down to -4.
Track him and shout encouragement on Twitter @Hoppo347 (support team are passing messages on).
Live tracking is at; http://www.teamhoppo.co.uk/live-tracking/
I think the way that social media and gps tracking have changed these sorts of activities is great - rather than just a 'He's off!' and some time later 'He's finished!' message on a website you get to appreciate the real journey that these people undertake. Fascinating.
Oh, and Go Chris!