Dave Cornthwaite was the first Person to skate from John O Groats to Lands End, He skated about 35 miles per day and completed the trip in 34 days. However this was only a warm-up for his next adventure. Dave then proceeded to smash the long distance record on a skateboard by pushing thousands of miles from Perth to Brisbane. Dave’s journey was one of the main reasons that Jamie and Alfie decided to do this trip.
Since Dave there have been several other record breaking attempts. The current record holders are Matt Elver, Charlie Mason and Lee Renshaw who skated around 50 miles per day and completed the trip in an incredible 21 days.