In 1939 Tommy Goodwin (www.tommygoodwin.com
) from Stoke on Trent cycled 75,065 miles in one year, this record still stands today.
This year three riders will attempt to break this long held record.
Kurt ‘Tarzan’ Searvogel (www.tarzanrides.com
) from Arkansas USA, one of the top ultra riders in the world having won the UMCA title in 2012 and finished 7th in the RAAM that same year.His attempt starts on the 10th of January
William ‘IronOx’ Pruett (ironox.blogspot.co.uk ) is also from Texas USA. His attempt stated on the 6th of January.
Steve Abrahams (www.oneyeartimetrial.org.uk
) is from Milton Keynes in the UK, his attempt started on the 1st of January.
Steve is a well know figure in the world of long distance cycling in the UK both in Audax and 24hr TT events. I have met him a few times over the years when he has been competing as well as helping out at events.
I first met him in 2005 when I had just finished the 1400km London-Edinburgh-London Audax event. I found out that he had ridden from Milton Keynes to London, ridden the LEL route solo the week before the event then cycled home. After a nights sleep in his own bed he then cycled up to Chester to ride the 24Hr TT championships and once that was over cycled over to the LEL control in Doncaster (where I met up with him) to help out at the event before finally cycling home. So that gives you an idea of the type of guy he is!
Mileages are being uploaded to Strava at the end of each day, as of the 6th of January Steve has covered over 1000miles.The Strave link can be found on his web page along with other information and also the option to support his attempt.
The record will require a daily average of just over 200miles/day so just over 6000miles/month a truly phenomenal target to achieve and maintain