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The road racer and TV personality was 800 miles into a 4,802-mile cycle world record bid when he cancelled the attempt due to an Achilles tendon injury.
The 35-year-old was trying to break the record for the fastest cycle around the British coast and had completed 800 miles in under five days.
He had hoped to complete the journey in 20 days, beating the current record by two days, but said it had ‘not gone quite to plan’ in a statement on his website.
The statement said: ‘I’ve cycled over 11,000 miles this year, including the Tour Divide in America, to and from work most days and I spent three weeks in China in October, back for a few days at work, straight to New Zealand for ten days racing motorbikes, back for a few days at work and then off.