Incredible second place finish for Donegal man in gruelling 2,000km cycle race

Cyclists raced from Lands End to John O'Groats

Another great achievement for Donegal adventurer Jason Black

Another great achievement for Donegal adventurer Jason Black

Donegal adventurer Jason Black has finished second in a gruelling endurance race from the UK mainland's most southerly point to its most northerly.

GBDURO is a 2,000km self-supported bike-packing race from Land's End to John O'Groats on road, gravel, single track, and everything in between.​ 

​The event requires riders to be entirely self-sufficient for the duration. 

In previous years it consisted of four times stages but due to Covid-19, this event was raced over a single 2,000km stage.

Despite difficulties with his saddle for much of the race, Mr Black’s tenacious spirit saw him cross the line at John O’Groats on Tuesday in a phenomenal second place.

Mr Black is best known for having climbed Mount Everest and K2, but he also undertakes endurance events in the most challenging of conditions.

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