How many kilometres could you ride in a day?

I have seen a few mentions of this today, from Twitter posts to blog posts like www.cyclingtipsblog.com, www.bigringriding.com and a few others. It is not often I sit and watch a cycling clip dumbfounded, but this one I did. I think I have watched it 4 or 5 times. BigRing sums it up perfectly…

ANDY ‘WILKO’ WILKINSON DELVED DEEP INTO THE SORE DRAWER AND PULLED OUT A STUNNER ON THE EAST SUSSEX 24, RIDING 541 MILES ON LUMPY ROADS. THAT’S A 23.5MPH AVERAGE ALL FUCKING DAY.

LOOK AT HIM BEING LIFTED OFF HIS BIKE AT THE END. WHAT A LEGEND.

THX JAMES FOR THE VIDEO LINK.

Now, for all those using the metric system, here are some numbers to digest. Andy rode 870kms in 24 hours averaging 36.25kph. I can’t average 36.25kph for 1 hour, let alone 24! A rough calculation using 75RPM cadence tells me it is over 100,000 pedal strokes.

This truly is an unbelievable feat. Kudos to the big fella. Now watch the video.

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3 Responses to How many kilometres could you ride in a day?

  1. Lewy says:

    Crazy stuff, I am knackered after 87kms

  2. Duke6amer says:

    OMG!!! That is pure insanity…
    Where do I sign up?

    BTW that’s 3.33 Melb – Warny’s. :O

  3. Duke6amer says:

    Hey Norbs, Did you also see this: http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/bikeradar-editor-smashes-12-hour-time-trial-record-31324
    Here I was thinking Jeff Jones was just a casual cyclist, editor & podcaster, how wrong was I. Also have a look who had the old record…

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