World amateur 24 hour record

Jun 18, 2009
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Wonderful news that there is a new world 24-hour record. It's nearly as good as the UK one of 844.8376km (Andy Wilkinson in 1996 I think)
 
Jun 19, 2009
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24 Hour Record not broken

The World 24 Hour Road Record is held by Orlando Borini of 540.313 miles/869.364 kilometers. The record was set on June 23, 2007 in Italy on a road circuit.

The World 24 Hour Track Record is held by Marko Baloh. He rode 553.048 miles/889.854 kilometers on November 2, 2008, in Slovenia.

Both records can be found here - http://www.ultracycling.com/records/timedrecords.html.
 
Mar 18, 2009
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180mmCrank said:
So what World Record is it then??? :confused: Can someone clarify?
It is one of those things like the world record for pogo sticking the longest or Peter Griffin eating the most nickels.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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Jun 19, 2009
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The Ultra-Marathon Cycling Association sanctions long-distance cycling record attempts.

If you want to see the rules and process for setting a record under the UMCA, you can see their rules here - http://www.ultracycling.com/images/records_info_packet.pdf. The rules set up by the UMCA are as strict or stricter than any other cycling governing body in the world. 3 officials, 2 sets of timing including electronic timing, sponges for track, etc. I highly doubt anyone can argue the validity of any timed or distance record attempt they sanction.

That being said, the two records above are the World 24 Hour Records for Road and Track.
 

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