From the creative cycling mind that brought us the Alt Tour comes a planetary-scale world-record attempt.
The current record for cycling around the planet is 78 days, 14 hours, and 40 minutes.
Mark Beaumont holds it. Soon, Lachlan Morton will try to snatch it away, EF Education-EasyPost coach Jonathan Vaughters told Cycling Weekly.
When exactly he will embark remains unclear due to various global complications.
For an official attempt, the Australian rider will have to pedal 18,000 miles continuously in one direction, Cycling Weekly said. To set the existing record in 2017, Beaumont covered an average — average — of 240 miles a day. He described the effort as “the longest two-and-a-half months of my life.”
Morton has spent most of 2022 staying out of headlines. He rode in only two official events this year: the 4-day Gran Camiño in northern Spain and the first-ever UCI Gravel World…