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  Monday, September 21, 2009

  Fastest cyclist to circle the globe-world record set by James Bowthorpe

 Hyde Park, Central London, UK --James Bowthorpe, 32, cycled 18,000 miles across 20 countries in 174 days beating the world record by 20 days-and setting the new world record for the Fastest cyclist to circle the globe.

   Photo: James Bowthorpe, 32, celebrates completing a solo round-the-world cycle ride, with his girlfriend Nadja Coyne, in Hyde Park, London. Photo / AP
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The Fastest man to pedal around globe cycled more than 100 miles day on a route including France, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, India, Thailand, Australia and the US - taking flights where necessary.

  The challenge, sponsored by The Independent, meant that Bowthorpe cycled for up to 14 hours a day, beating the record set by Mark Beaumont by 19 days.

   James Bowthorpe began his epic adventure in March with the aim of raising 1.8m roughly 100 for every mile for research into Parkinson's disease. So far he has accumulated 55,000 out of a 1.8 million target. You can help him get there by making a donation at

   He faced an attempted kidnapping in Iran, a wombat attack in Australia and "some idiots" throwing a kebab at him through a car window in Western Australia.

   The endurance cyclist also encountered some kind turns, including free clothes and bike maintainance along the way.    He said: "Coming home was the best feeling of all."

   On the Net: James Bowthorpe

   He told The Times: The best thing about the trip was the people. Ive been shown some amazing kindness Ive had free meals and clothes and bike maintenance. The mechanic at Bullmoose Brothers in Kentucky gave me the cranks off his own bike when mine failed.
   James, of Balham, South London, will donate cash raised to Parkinson's disease research.

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