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The Fastest Cycle Across Europe

In 2018 Leigh Timmis is attempting to pedal into the record books, by cycling 4000 miles across Europe in 20 days – smashing an astonishing 9 days off the current Guinness World Record.

Latest Update

  • Extended periods in the saddle mean the choice and fit of bike for the world record must be correct. Cycling biomechanics expert, Andy Brooke, takes me through a professional bike fit  

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Leigh Timmis Fastest Cycle Across Europe Incremental Test

BE PART OF THE WINNING TEAM

The team are looking for a small number of key partners to provide the necessary funds. In return, it will be ensured that these partners are promoted throughout the duration of the project.

CHARITY

“At the age of 25 I was diagnosed with depression. I found my salvation in adventure and in 2010 I began a life-changing, seven-year cycle around the world. Attempting this record presents an opportunity for me to raise awareness of mental health issues in the hope that others won’t end up in the same situation as I did.”

ROUTE MAP

We’re still working on the complete route map and we’ll post updates here…

Previous Blogs

  • Extended periods in the saddle mean the choice and fit of bike for the world record must be correct. Cycling biomechanics expert, Andy Brooke, takes me through a professional bike fit  

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  • To break an endurance world record requires adapting to the lifestyle of an elite athlete in every aspect. Alex Neilan, Sport Dietician, explains his approach to ensuring my body can tolerate the nutritional demands of the event  

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  • This week I share my personal journey that led from depression to cycling around the world, the lessons learned on that journey, and how that experience applies to breaking a world record.  

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  • Dr Philip Clarke, Performance Psychologist on the Fastest Cycle Across Europe team, explains psychology for multi-day endurance events. This begins with a measurement of my current capacity and self-awareness  

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  • The Fastest Cycle Across Europe (Cabo da Roca to Ufa) was established by Guinness World Records in 2014 and is a distance of 4000 miles from the most westerly to the most easterly extent of Europe  

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  • While logistical and strategic planning for the World Record began three months previously, the start of 2018 brings the beginning of physical training. With 22 weeks to the start line, Dr. Mark Faghy explains the science behind the attempt  

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  • For 2018 I am raising the bar. Taking everything I learnt from cycling around the world and applying it to significantly breaking the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Cycle Across Europe  

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The Team

This attempt will make huge performance gains and mitigate all risk within human control with the support of a team of experts. An accompanying support team will allow Leigh to focus purely on riding the bike, whilst ensuring that equipment and expertise are at hand for any eventuality.

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Dr Philip Clarke

Performance Psychologist
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Dr. Mark Faghy

Human Performance
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Ruth Machej

Sports Therapist
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Alex Nielan

Sports Dietician

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