Screenshot of Mike hall from normallyaspiratedhuman.com
On February 18th of this year, ten riders set off on the World Cycle Racing Grand Tour, a race built for those hoping to smash the current record for circling the globe by pedal power. The current record was set on August 4, 2010, when Alan Bate of England landed in Bangkok, Thailand, after 106 days, 10 hours, and 33 minutes. He biked on an unladen road rig with support from a crew, and crushed the record set by Vin Cox earlier that same year. (Cox pedaled unsupported, hauling himself and all of his stuff around the world in just over 163 days.) Though Mike Hall of Great Britain is biking unsupported, like Cox, he is on pace to break Bate's record while leading the race. Here are some details on Hall's quest.