CYCLING - Solihull rider smashes Guinness World Record attempt for charity - The Solihull Observer

CYCLING - Solihull rider smashes Guinness World Record attempt for charity

Solihull Editorial 20th Mar, 2023 Updated: 20th Mar, 2023   0

SOLIHULL-based cyclist Peter Horton has smashed four Guinness World Records in support of the Cyclists Fighting Cancer charity at Newport Velodrome – pending certification by the World Ultracycling Association.

Horton, alongside former Team GB cyclist Matt Bottrill, cycled 168.476 miles over a six-hour period at a remarkable average speed of 28.08 miles per hour which exceeds the previous record which stood at 147.077 miles.

And the pair also broke three other Guinness World Records as they cycled 100km in 2 hours 12 minutes 29.27 seconds, 100 miles in 3 hrs 33 mins 34.91 secs and 200km in 4 hrs 25 mins 44.63 secs.

All records are pending certification by the World Ultracycling Association.




Horton and Bottrill are raising money for Cyclists Fighting Cancer – a charity which enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness and mental wellness.

This is achieved by giving those who suffer from the disease new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support with physical activity a key element in rehabilitation from treatments.


Approximately 2,400 children and young people, up to, and including the age of 18, are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

Since the charity was founded in 2005, they have awarded over 8,000 bikes and trikes and can only continue to do this with the support of fundraisers.

Horton and Bottrill are hoping to raise £2,500 for Cyclists Fighting Cancer and have currently raised over £1,500.

To donate visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/peter-horton5

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