Two Miami Valley men attempt a world record on a seven-seater bike – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio
Two men from the Miami Valley have flown around the world to do something that has never been done before.
They’re heading to England to ride a bike that seats seven and break a record set in 2010.
The unique-looking bike is called a conference bike, and all seven riders face inward while six pedals and one steer.
One of the seven runners is Jessica Hunter’s husband, Graham of Clayton. The other runner is Matt Belmonte of Beavercreek.
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Graham Hunter said, “I think it was just one of those bucket list items that I always wanted to do to kind of say I have a world record in something.”
To break the world record, Hunter, Belmonte and the other five riders must ride around 1,000 miles from northern Scotland to southern England in seven days.
“We do about 40 miles every eight hours, so we’re looking at 100 to 150 miles a day,” Hunter said.
Jessica Hunter said her husband goes to the YMCA to ride a stationary bike to get ready.
This world record attempt is personal for Graham.
“I am a cancer survivor myself, and it was very important for me to help contribute to something that brought a little help and care to young people who have suffered enormously from cancer. »
Cyclists also do it to raise money for a UK charity known as ‘Cyclists Fighting Cancer’.
If you would like to financially support the team and the charity, go to cyclingsfc.org.uk/donate.php.
To follow their journey live, go to live.opentracking.co.uk/msjogle22.
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