The record criteria requires the rider to cover 28,970 kilometers by bike, in an East to West or West to East direction, wavering no more than 5 degrees off course (click to enlarge) courtesy Alan Bate, SOURCE
Alan Bate (click to enlarge) courtesy Alan Bate, SOURCE
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Midnight March 31 British professional racing cyclist Alan Bate will begin an attempt to lower the Round the World Cycling Record to just 99 days. The current record stands at 165 days by British Julian Sayarer (to be ratified by Guinness). Alan will start and end in Bangkok, Thailand.RecordsAlan reported that Mark Beaumont set a record of 195 days for the 18,000 miles. This record was broken twice last year; first to 175 days, broken by British rider, James Bowthorpe and now stands at 165 days by Julian Sayarer (to be...