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Race across America

Anybody else see this on ITV4 last night?

A 3021 mile bike race from west coast USA straight across to East Coast. The English chap they were following did it in 12 days and 4 hours and came 18th out of 30, though 10 DNF though apparanelty.

The winner did it in 8 days 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Really incredible!


  • tomtristomtris Posts: 135
    Yeah thats the chap, is he English, he seemed to have a bit of a twang and wondered if he was a bit Aussie?

    Can I ask why you didnt end up part of the team? THough I can think of better things to do than drive at 20mph across America!

    Interesting fact about the origin of spinning!
  • nivaghnivagh Posts: 595
    There's also a world record for the greatest total distance cycled in a year - I remember hearing a programme about it on Radio 4 a few months back.
    It has been set in stone now as Guinness won't accept any more attempts on safety grounds!
    Wish I could remember what it was, but the total mileage is something staggering.
  • TRIumphantTRIumphant Posts: 850
    It's on ITV4 again today at 18:00.
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