Cycling Around The Planet World Record Attempt

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking - Any message' started by DavidFL, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. An attempt by Alan Bates, a Chiang Khong resident to ride the world in 99 days...

    Cycling Around The Planet World Record Attempt

    Alan has ASIAN records for
    1. Chiang Mai to Tak (8 hours 23 m, 287 km)
    2. Chiang Mai to Bangkok (26 hours 4 m, 760 km)
    3. Phuket to Bangkok (29 hours 15 m,930 km)
    4. Chiang Khong to Chiang Rai(2 hours 42 m,105 km, at a record 43.6 km per hour.
  2. He's still going & now in Europe.

    From ... pe-update/


    Absolutely amazing stuff. :clap:
  3. If I understand correctly, Alan should be home in Chiang Khong in a few days. Unbelievable!
    :clap: :clap:
  4. From Bangkok Post 5th august 2010

    Well done, I say.


    "This is what I am proud of most in my life. I've got a chance to do something to honour our father. He has done everything for his people," Mr Bates said, referring to His Majesty the King, whose work and dedication to the Thai people inspired him to cycle round the globe.

    Mr Bates set off on his journey from the Equestrian Monument in Bangkok on March 31.

    He travelled on from there to Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand. the US, Uruguay, Brazil, Europe, the United Arab Emirates and India and then back to Chiang Khong district in Chiang Rai before reaching the finishing line in Bangkok in front of the Grand Palace yesterday.

    His trip covered 29,500 kilometres and beat the previous world record by 81 days.

    A former member of the British national cycling team, Mr Bate, 45, visited Thailand and settled in Chiang Khong five years ago after he was impressed with the location and the friendliness of the people there.

    His trip raised funds for underprivileged children in Thailand.

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