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Breaking news from: The BROOKS Despatch

Follow along as an intrepid ten cyclists battle it out to be named the “World’s Fastest Bicycle Traveler”.  No doubt they will be traveling Ultralight.

Here’s the link:   The BROOKS Despatch.  Here the link to follow the race live: Worldcycleracing

Impending Race Around the Globe,

18,000 Miles by Bicycle

“World Cycle Racing Grand Tour” gets underway on 18 February 2012. Ten cyclists from the British Isles will take off from Greenwich, London on 18 February to assault en masse the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Global Circumnavigation by Bicycle. The coordinated attempt is the largest of its kind ever to take place.

The concept of this simultaneous attempt is the brainchild of Vin Cox, who held the record until very recently, having completed the 18,000 mile journey in just 163 days. Fellow Englishman Alan Bate however, recently bested Vin’s record with a stunning time of under 97 days.

Since Guinness included the record for the first time in 2008, cyclists have been fiercely competing to hold the crown of world’s fastest traveller. Last year alone the record was broken a number of times, before finally being held by Mr. Cox for over one year.  ~ From The Brooks Dispatch

  1. arlen
    January 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

    great turn on…..thanks

  2. The Velo Hobo
    January 29, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Thanks Arlen, always happy to turn you on.

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