Team Magnificent Seven - World Record Breakers!
Pure joy as they reach the finish at Land's End
A team of cyclists and university friends who aimed to cycle 865 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End on a 7-seater conference bike, and raise funds for CFC have completed their incredible and gruelling challenge.
Setting off on Sunday 22nd May, 2 teams of riders cycled in shifts through the days and nights, on a 200kg 7-seater conference bike. The previous Guinness World Record for the same route travelled on a conference bike was set in 2010, by a team of 194 people taking over 28 days; ‘The Magnificent Seven’ have completed the challenge in just 5 days, 21 hours and 11 minutes with a core team of 15 riders.
Mike Grisenthwaite, Founder and CEO says: “We are so impressed by the team’s mammoth achievement and efforts in completing their challenge. We are also grateful for their wonderful fundraising efforts: the team has raised over £20,000 so far, which will fund over 40 new lightweight bikes, tandems and specially adapted trikes to children and young people living with and beyond cancer.”
Colin Bolton, a member of team ‘Magnificent Seven’, says: “Despite most of the team being experienced riders, it took a lot of mental as well as physical energy to keep going – especially through the nights. The generous donations and the truly inspiring work that Cyclists Fighting Cancer does to support children and families living with cancer kept us pedalling until the very end!”
There was some great coverage of the challenge and you can read this fantastic article in the The Independent.