A Brit just set a new world record for the longest time on a stationary bike. Benjamin Alexis Miles set out to beat the existing record time of 268 hours, 32 minutes and 44 seconds over a period of 12 days in Bunyola, Spain. He started this ambitious venture on June 5, 2020; World environment day. His motivation for trying to hit the world record was to encourage people to become more aware of their environmental problems and to take action.
Miles deserved 5 minutes of rest for every hour of activity on the bike, and that time could be accumulated in case he had to take longer breaks.
“My first day was pretty difficult,” Miles told Guinness World Records. “Before the event, I did not relax at all. With nerves and stress I did not sleep so well. I will now try to spend 72 hours without sleep. This means that I can plan 6 hours of rest during these 12 days and I will to be able to sleep a decent time. “
His pace was measured consistently throughout the event to ensure that he covered a distance of 15 km every 15 minutes. After 6 days, however, Miles’ pace and energy began to drop seriously due to the persistent fatigue. The effects of this cumulative exhaustion were not just physical; His state of mind also began to suffer.
“I’m very worried about my head,” he said. “I think I have a problem with my mind … I’m losing my language and the spaces are being redesigned before my eyes.”
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Miles was awarded the Guinness World Record for longest marathon cycling after 277 hours, 20 minutes and 30 seconds on the motorcycle.
“It’s absolutely fantastic,” he said. “I’m very, very happy. There are so many emotions, words can’t describe how I feel. Plus, I’m absolutely devastated and exhausted. I’m just desperate to sleep. Every fiber of my being looked like I’m just with that Bike on the road, but behind me there is a team of people who are amazing. ”
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