Brit gets on his bike for Euro record

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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

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