Round the world… in 99 days!
Brit aims to smash current round-the-world record
On 31 March, British professional racing cyclist Alan Bate will attempt to lower the Round the World Cycling Record to just 99 days.
In 2008, Mark Beaumont set a record of 195 days for the 18,000 miles. This record was broken twice last year and now stands at 165 days (to be ratified by Guinness).
Alan Bate is based out in Thailand and has been preparing at altitude in the mountains of the north for three years. The start point for the challenge is Bangkok, Thailand.
Think Alan’s mad? So do we. But good luck to him.
Find out more about Alan Bate’s challenge at www.worldcyclingrecord.com