Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Longest manual on a bicycle: Harry Denton breaks Guinness World Records record
NELSON, New Zealand -- Harry Denton of Nelson set a new "manual" world record of 334 metres using a taxi way at Nelson Airport to freewheel on his back wheel; the previous Guinness World Records record, set in 2011 by American Zachary Hutelin, was 209.2 metres, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Harry Denton of Nelson set a new "manual" record of 334 metres using a taxi way at Nelson Airport to freewheel on his back wheel. Photo: Alden Williams (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest manual on a bicycle is 209.2 m (686 ft 3 in), completed by Zachary Hutelin (USA), at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, USA, on 4 December 2011.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the farthest distance bicycle wheelie in one hour; it is 24.20 km (15.04 miles) and was achieved by Thomas Kaltenegger (Austria), at the Stadtamt Judenburg, Judenburg, Austria, on 29 June 2014.
Denton easily beat the record on his first attempt, achieving a measured 277m. His second go was even more impressive - so good, in fact, that he ran out of straight airport taxiway and finished on a curve, the stuff.co.nz reported.
A "manual" is a bicycle stunt in which the rider balances on his back wheel without pedalling.
Surveyor Andrew Stanger had previously measured the course and was on hand to confirm the distances Denton covered, his announcements greeted with whoops, cheers and applause by the crowd.
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