Monday, June 11, 2012
New Round the World record set by Mike Hall
Mike Hall was the winner of the World Cycle Racing Grand Tour. 9 entrants set off in the race to circumnavigate the globe. They each chose their route with the requirement to travel 18'000 miles in the same direction, Hall completed 24'900 miles through 20 countries. 200 miles a day for 91 days. Yep the new record is 91 days and 18 hours. NUTS! And completely unsupported except for some preplanned pick ups of spares etc. The most amazing thing is he reckons it can be done in 80, though he has no plans.
There are two great articles about Mike and his achievement on Road.CC.
Click on the links below:
- Yorkshireman arrives in Greenwich after taking two weeks off previous mark
- Round-the-world record holder Mike Hall talks round-the-world record kit
Mike also used the ride to raise awareness for the charity 'Cycle a Difference' which works to improve survival rates of premature infants in poorer nations.
Mike's own website is here: Normally Aspirated Human