With three world records being smashed in 2017, we thought we’d give you the rundown on some of our favourite cycling world records, including the fastest mile on a bike! Maybe. one of you reading this can break a record in 2018!
Todd Reichert, 2016, 144.17 km/h (89.58 mph).
Furthest in an hour
Chris Boardman, 1996, 56.375 km (35.02 mph).
Further in 24 hours (Road)
Christoph Strasser set the 24-hour road record at 557 miles (896 km) at Berlin airport on 21 March 2015.
Fastest one thousand miles
Gethin Butler, 2001. After setting the Lands End to John O’Groats record in 2001, Gethin Butler continued to ride. He completed 1000 miles in 55 hours 59 minutes flat, achieving the fastest mile on a bike.
Furthest in a week
James Golding rode 2,842.2 kilometres (1,766.1 mi) between 19 and 25 June 2017.
Furthest in a month
Mark Beaumont rode 7,031 miles (11,315.29 km) between 2 and 31 July 2017. He travelled from Paris to Jerramungup, Western Australia.
Fastest 100,000 miles
On 11 July 2017, 24-year-old Amanda Coker set a new “Fastest completion of 100,000 miles by bicycle” record, doing so in 423 days.
At Reid, we believe that on two wheels, so much more can happen in life, including the fastest mile on a bike or furthest a rider goes in 24 hours. Reid is for everyone united by a desire to do things differently. Whether about town, commuting to your city job, climbing the winding country roads, or zooming down a trail, we’re here to give you everything you need to get out there and explore your freedom the way you want to.
For Reid, freedom is key. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’re into, whether you ride for fun, or enjoy getting technical. It doesn’t matter if you cruise, commute or carve your way down the mountainside. What matters is your freedom to move.
Go where you want. On your terms. At your pace. To your beat.