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Seven-year-old becomes the youngest to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Joshua Moisey breaks record that has stood since 2002

A boy from London has become the youngest to ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG), completing his journey at the age of seven years, two months and 23 days. Joshua Moisey took a month to make the trip and also gave piano recitals along the way, raising money for Alzheimer’s Society.

According to, the previous record holder was Bow Jango Cann, who was aged seven and nine months when he completed his trip in July 2002. The website notes that he took the record from his brother Capability Jack Cann, aged eight, who had earned the title ten seconds before.

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Setting off on July 3, Joshua rode with his 10-year-old brother Reuben and his parents Alvin and Hiroko. They arrived at John O’Groats on the morning of August 3.

Alvin Moisey is a concert pianist and Hiroko is a professional violinist, while both Joshua and Reuben are accomplished pianists. The family gave charity recitals during the journey in Bristol St Stephen’s Church and Lancaster Priory.

“We decided to take on this challenge for Alzheimer’s Society in memory of the boys’ grandmother Yvonne, who lived with dementia during the last ten years of her life,” explained Alvin Moisey.

“We all witnessed my mother’s gradual and heart-breaking decline, and are only too familiar with the many difficulties faced by both sufferers and their families. We hope that by raising funds for the charity, vital services and key advice can be provided to support people with dementia, their families and carers.”

Earlier this month, Rhoda Jones, aged four, completed LEJOG on a trailer bike attached to a parent’s bicycle. That same week, Donald Wells finished the journey solo on his Brompton at the age of 87.

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