Monday, August 2, 2010 Fastest
circumnavigation by bicycle - Vin Cox sets world record
LONDON, UK -- A British man, Vin Cox, 34,
completed his 18,172 mile trip in Londonís Greenwich after
176 days on the road - setting the new world record for
circumnavigation by bicycle.
Mr Cox, a cycling proficiency instructor
from Cornwall, set out from Greenwich on 7 February and has
taken 12 plane and boat transfers, crossed six continents
and cycles through more than 20 countries.
Mr Coxís journey took him through
France, across Northern Africa, across Asia, then through
Australia, Northern America and then up through Spain and
France and a final leg from Plymouth to Greenwich.
He took on the challenge to raise
money for the Geoff Thomas Foundation, which works with the
blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to get
advanced new treatments to patients more quickly.