Longest distance paddled in a bathtub: British paddlers set world record (VIDEO) LONDON, UK -- Rob Knott, 40, from Portishead, and Ric Canham, 56, from Axbridge paddled down the River Avon from Bath to Bristol in bathtubs;
Mr Knott paddled 17 miles (27km) in 13hrs 45minutes, while Mr Canham managed 11 miles (17km) in nine hours,
setting the new world record for the Longest distance paddled in a bathtub in 24 hours while raising thousands of pounds for the Alzheimer's Society and the Portishead Lifeboat Trust,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/. Photo: Rob Knott and Neil Sutor paddle bathtubs down the River Avon. Above, Ric Canham. Photo: Artur Lesniak (enlarge photo)
The current Guinness world record stands at five miles in 24 hours.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest toilet, set by the "Bog Standard", a motorcycle and sidecar hidden under a bathroom set consisting of bathtub, sink, and laundry bin, which can travel to a speed of 68 kmh (42.25 mph).
Mr Knott paddled 17 miles (27km) in 13 hrs 45 minutes while Mr Canham managed 11 miles (17km) in nine hours before having to retire exhausted at Hanham.
After handing over his bathtub to safety man Neil Sutor at Hanham, Mr Canham said: "We had three hours of driving freezing-cold rain and after about 11 miles it became obvious that my fitness wasn't up to it so I decided to step aside rather than cause problems."
Mr Knott continued to the finish at Bristol Marina, accompanied by Mr Sutor.
"I'm very, very tired but satisfied because we've achieved a great thing here," Mr Canham said.
The men have raised more than £4,000 for the Alzheimer's Society and the Portishead Lifeboat Trust.
After climbing out of his bathtub, Mr Knott said he was "absolutely shattered but really really pleased."