Fastest solo global circumnavigation by bicycle: Bruce Gordon sets world record (Video) Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada -- Bruce Gordon, a 48 year old roofing contractor living on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada,
has beaten the Guinness World Record for fastest solo global circumnavigation by bicycle, doing it in 153 days — 10 days faster than the previous record holder, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: Bruce Gordon during the World's Fastest Solo Global Circum- navigation by bicycle.
The previous Guinness world record for the most people dressed as sunflowers was 116 set at The Nursery on the Green in London, UK.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people dressed as Robin Hood: 1,119 at Castle Green, Nottingham, UK.
"I feel pretty good about it. I'm happy that I made it. Ten days sounds like a big gap, but really over the course of 153 days that's a pretty narrow margin and it's a lot narrower than I expected," Gordon said.
"I was pretty boastful about thinking I could do it averaging 200 km a day and doing it in something like 125 days, so I'm almost a month later getting home than I thought I would be."
He has many memorable moments from the ride that took him through New Zealand, Australia, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, England, the United States and Canada.
Australia was his favourite place to visit, although he enjoyed seeing all of the countries he travelled through. "I would say for sure the most fun I had was in Australia, partly because of how friendly everyone is there," he shared to Coast Reporter.
"The culture and everything is different enough to be really unique and exciting and yet similar enough, with everybody speaking English there and so many things are similar to what you would expect in America as far as being able to get around and communicate."