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Bruce Berkeley says Guinness World Records certifying his year record attempt

Bruce Berkeley says Guinness World Records certifying his year record attempt

London-based Kiwi was disqualified this week by UMCA under its rules London-based cyclist Bruce Berkeley says that his attempt to ride further than anyone has ever managed in a year will be certified by Guinness World Records.

Earlier this week, the New Zealander was disqualified by the Ultramarathon Cycling Association (UMCA) from attempting the record under its rules because despite it approaching him, he had failed to comply with its requirements.

While Berkeley’s initial announcement of his attempt on the record last year made no mention of Guinness World Records being the certifying body, he told road.cc on Monday that it would be monitoring his efforts.

“To clarify, this year I am aiming for a Guinness World Record for greatest distance cycled in a year,” he said.

“This is being organised and recognised officially through Guinness and not through UMCA. I will continue to follow the guidelines as stipulated by Guinness during this challenge.

He added: “This is not to detract from anyone else who is attempting the challenge through different organisations and I wish everybody else luck with their endeavours.”Earlier this month, under UMCA rules, the American Kurt Searvogel surpassed the 75,065 miles that British rider Tommy Godwin rode in 1939, a […]

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