Brit gets on his bike for Euro record
ADVENTURER Sean Conway is bidding to break the world record for the fastest crossing of Europe on a bicycle.
The ginger-bearded athlete ( above) will try to cycle 4,500 miles from the west coast of Portugal to Russia in less than 25 days.
And he aims to do it unsupported – meaning he’ll be carrying all of his kit along the way.
The current world record is 29 days, 18 hours and 25 minutes.
Sean hopes to knock four days off the record by cycling 180 miles each day, beginning on August 5.
The 36-year-old said: “I’m looking to not only break the world record for the fastest cycle across Europe but also to have the opportunity to meet some incredible people along the way.”
The distance he will ride – from Cabo de Roca, in Portugal, to Ufa, in Russia – is more than double the distance ridden at the Tour de France, where competitors did 2,200 miles over 23 days.
Last year Sean did a 4,000-mile continuous “ultra-triathlon” – swimming, running and cycling around the entire coast of Britain. THE trailer for the longest-ever movie is 72 minutes long