The Fastest Cycle Across Europe
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Leigh Timmis

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Record Broken! Fastest crossing of Europe by bicycle!

16 days 10 hours 45 minutes!

Time

days

16

hours

10

minutes

45

seconds

00

% Completed

100%

Distance

6071km

vs Previous Record

Days

-8

Hours

7

Minutes

54

seconds

00

LEIGH TIMMIS – FASTEST CYCLE ACROSS EUROPE 

On the 26th of September 2018, Leigh cycled in to the record books, becoming the fastest person to cycle across Europe in a time of 16 days 10 hours and 45 minutes. Cycling 14 hours per day, from the west coast of Portugal to the edge of Siberia, he broke the previous world record by an astonishing eight days and seven hours.

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CHARITY

At the age of 25 I was diagnosed with depression. I found my salvation in adventure and went on to 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.

Preparation Blogs

  • The Fastest Cycle Across Europe (Cabo da Roca to U

  • For 2018 I am raising the bar. Taking everything I

  • In the pursuit of a World Record, focus is on perf

  • Extended periods in the saddle mean the choice and

  • Struggling with depression, a chance adventure led

  • On the 10th of September, Leigh Timmis will leave

  • While logistical and strategic planning for the Wo

  • This week I share my personal journey that led fro

  • To break an endurance world record requires adapti

  • The body is a machine and without regular TLC and

  • Dr Philip Clarke, Performance Psychologist on the

  • Cyclist Leigh Timmis has smashed the Guinness Worl

  • Training at the University of Derby’s Human Perfor

The Team

An accompanying support team will allow Leigh to focus on cycling, whilst ensuring that equipment and knowledge are at hand for any eventuality. A team of sport science experts has been selected to bring professional experience to the attempt.

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Dr. Mark Faghy

Performance Manager
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Dr Philip Clarke

Performance Psychologist
Nicky Gilbert

Nicky Gilbert

HCPC Registered Dietitian
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Ruth Machej

Sports Physiotherapist

Road Team

Anthony Jemmett

Anthony Jemmett

Road Operations
Jahna Drunis

Jahna Drunis

Physio and Nutritionist
Kerr McNicoll

Kerr McNicoll

Media Production

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