cyclists set off on 48hr relay ride to set world record
group of four cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea and Wells have today
(Friday) set off on a bid set a new World Record.
road bike relay team - Karl Burkett, Steve Clark, Ollie Taylor and
Tim Clark - are attempting to cycle from John O'Groats to Lands
End in 48 hours or less.
cyclists set off today from Scotland and aim to finish on Sunday
25th June by 10.30am or before.
of the local riders, Karl Burkett, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
are riding as a relay team - the first man will ride an 80km leg,
then the second will ride the same and so on, so there is only ever
one rider on the road at any one time."
aim to do this in 48 hours or less - Guiness Records have verified
our application and excepted it, so we would set an all-time new
world record for the team relay road ride."
have had all the rules and verifications set and authorised. The
rules are that road bikes only can be used, not Time Trial, no aero
bars, no disc wheels, No TT helmets. Each rider has to use the same
bike for the whole event, no drifting of the team car, each rider
will need to keep a constant average speed of around 28kmph which
might sound easy but is not. Just the logistics alone are a big
challenge, bringing a support crew together, finding a motorhome
for the riders, a support car, and funds for the fuel."
know the generosity of the public and hope people can help us achieve
our small goal of raising £500, it really does mean a lot
to us, as this alone will cover all the fuel costings for the vehicles
over 1,700 miles."
fundraising page is here.
They say any funds that exceed this target will be given to the
Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance.