Home   Sport   Article

MacLennan eyeing up Race Across America after learning from Irish effort


By Andrew Henderson


William MacLennan has only just returned to Evanton after cycling 1300 miles around Ireland, but he is already planning ahead for a bigger challenge.

Evanton's William Maclennan became only the third Brit ever to complete the Race Around Ireland when he finished fifth in the 2019 race.
Evanton's William Maclennan became only the third Brit ever to complete the Race Around Ireland when he finished fifth in the 2019 race.

By finishing fifth in Ireland – becoming only the third Brit ever to complete the race and the first Scotsman – the 53-year-old has qualified to compete in the Race Across America.

He will be eligible for two years, so in order to give himself the best chance of being a success State-side MacLennan plans to use 2020 to prepare.

Similar challenges on the continent await for him next, where he will look to adapt to the lessons he learned on the Emerald Isle.

“I’ve learned that I need to get more strength into my legs,” he said.

“The bike positioning is important, it wasn’t quite right all the way. Getting the food intake right as well. Once I hit the 600-mile point that was the unknown point for how I was going to do."

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More