Cycle watch: 18,000 km in 100 days World Record attempt

Posted: Aug 07, 2013 09:43 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) Reza Pakravan and Steven Pawley are about to set off on their bicycles to attempt a World Record, covering approximately 18,000 km (11,000 miles) in 100 days from Nordkapp in Norway to Cape Town in South Africa.


To achieve this record they will have to cycle an average of 110miles (180km) a day, without any form of back up, while carrying 30kg of load on their bicycles.


Reza and Steven plan to cross 21 different countries; from their start in the Arctic Circle, through the political unstable Middle East and across Africa. The two men also plan to raise £28,000 to build several new schools in impoverished areas of Madagascar.


According to their website, in 2011 Reza Pakravan set the world record for fastest crossing of the Sahara from Algeria to Sudan; clocking a time of 13.5 days, covering 1,084 miles (1,734 km).


Steven Pawley is an endurance cyclist who has accumulated  experience through years, both on-road and off, including the largest individually timed race in the world, the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour in South Africa, the cobbled Spring Classic, the Tour of Flanders in Belgium, the Pyrenees, Alps, Sahara, Atlas Mountains, and more. 


Expedition pages:


Kapp to Cape website (follow their blog updates in the Dispatch Feed on ExplorersWeb)


Reza Pakravan on Facebook

Reza Pakravan on Twitter

Steven Pawley on Facebook

Steven Pawley on Twitter


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The challenge: 18,000 km (11,000 miles) in 100 days.
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Reza Pakravan and Steven Pawley.
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Training in the Atlas Mountain, April 2013. They use bikes built by Koga.
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Flat road in Africa; training in April.
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Introduction video.
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