Longest single line of bicycles: BDCyclists broke Guinness world record (VIDEO)
Dhaka, Bangladesh -- BDCyclists, a community based social network of cyclists, has broken the Guinness World Records of Longest single line of moving bicycles; a total of 1186 cyclists have set the World Record for the Longest single line of bicycles (moving) / longest line of moving bicycles after travelling together in a single file line down a highway in Bangladesh, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: BDCyclists, a community based social network of cyclists, has broken the Guinness World Records of Longest single line of moving bicycles. A total of 1186 people joined the event and it was taken place on the 300 Feet Road, International Convention City, Bashundhara, Dhaka. Photo: UNB (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the longest line of bicycles (static) consisted of 1,448 bicycles and was organised by Zweirad Einkaufsgenossenschaft (Germany) at Tempelhofer field in Berlin, Germany, on 9 May 2015. The line measured 1,774.40 m (5821.51ft) in length.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most bicycles donated to charity in 24 hours; it is 5,512 and was achieved by Free Bikes 4 Kidz (USA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on 10 October 2015.
The large-scale event was organised by BDCyclists, a non-profit social community that aims to promote healthy living as well as reduce congestion and pollution in the area by encouraging locals to cycle to work.
Participants were required to ride continuously for a minimum of 3.2 kilometres, ensuring that no significant gaps opened up in the enormous chain. About 1,200 people started the challenge, but a few were disqualified for breaking the formation.
The previous world record was held by the Cyclist Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
They broke the world record initially created by USA by riding 984 bicycle in an event organised during the Sarajevo Grand Prix in Sarajevo in 2015.