We used to cycle in a straight line convoy in most of the trips esp those long ones. Cycling 100 miles a day was normal. Sometimes we cycled through the night as it is cooler and to save energy only the cyclist in front and the cyclist at the back will have the bicycle lights on. Quite a few times we had been warned by the Police not to do such bad practise.
Notice the types of bicycles that we had. Either you had a racing bike or you use an "ordinary" bike. Mountain bikes were not invented yet.
Chee Mun was my scoutmaster when I was a Boy Scout in 1969/70
One of the long trips that I made in my school days was a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island and then to Penang island in late 1975. We cycled the whole night following the Kuala Selangor coastal road to Lumut and then by coastal road to Penang. That was about 300 odd MILEs. While in Penang at the Kek Lok Si Temple I was told by a fortune teller that I will be a very luck person soon.
Next dayI saw a newspaper advertisement for the post of Air force Pilot. Not wanting to miss the interview, I came back to KL by Nanyang Siang Pow newspaper delivery van for a sum of $5.00. That includes the transportation of the bicycle as well.
I was indeed very lucky .Three weeks later, on 16 Dec 75, I had my hair cut and my 10 finger prints taken and I started my military training in Port Dickson.