World Record for Most Countries Cycled through in Seven Days
This was my first real foray into proper ultra-endurance cycling. With the record attempt for the length of Europe fast approaching, I wanted to something similar to replicate the conditions and test myself. This obscure world record – the most countries cycled through in seven days – proved to be just that. Although I didn’t have time to apply to go for the official Guinness World Record, I still set out to break the record unofficially.
It proved to be a challenging but ultimately successful endeavour. As well as providing much-needed training, it gave me real confidence that I had it within myself to cover 300 kilometres or more every day. It was also a genuinely fascinating experience, cycling through areas I would never have discovered otherwise and passing from one country to the next with such rapidity.
You can read more about my experience here.