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Cycling around the world new record

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 15 Feb 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Read that....fast food diet slowed him down in places ....bet it did !!
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I'd love time out to go cycling round the world. :evil:
     
  4. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    That's 92 miles a day, every day.!
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    It puts a certain perspective on my sniff over 200km for the week :evil:
     
  6. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    He comes from near where I live, and I have been following his progress on the web since he set off - I have spoken to a few people who know him and he has a tale or 1000 to be told!

    An amazing adventure. Well done to him.

    :ohmy:
     
  7. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    "He endured floods and road rage, and was knocked off his bike ... by an elderly motorist who drove through a red light."

    That bit read more like a normal days commuting...
     
  8. Renard

    Renard Guest

    It was the first item on the BBC Scotland news tonight which in itself is a bit of a milestone :thumbsup:
     
  9. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    It is, especially when you think that it's not far off what tour de france riders do, over a longer period of time...

    The main battle is the lonely psychological one though. The bloke has balls of steel.
     
  10. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    Pah! If I'd have thought about it I could have watched that way down here in the deep Sought, on satellite.

    Kudos to him.

    I sense a framing opportunity. What will he do with the hard bits, when they have fallen off his arse?
     
  11. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    As usual, the usual anti-cycling nutters have been having snide digs at him every time hes been mentioned in the Edinburgh Evening News since last August...

    Good man though - a positive cycling story and the lead item on the Scottish news as well as being near the top of the BBC TV & radio news :thumbsup:
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Why is he a good man? Because he can afford to jack his job in and ride his bike for a bit? Wish I could!
     
  13. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    And I don't do snide digs an' I'm not an anti-cycling nutter.
     
  14. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Because he dared to try and he succeeded, and made a lot of money for charity on the process.

    Most people would choose a slightly easier way to raise a few bob than do what he did !
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Exactly! He did it for him (which is fine if you're upfront about it), not for charity!

    If he tried to raise a few bob the slightly easier way 'most people' would have chosen, the Charities would be a bit better off now.