In 2017 the Ultracyclist Mark Beaumont set a new Guinness World Record for Circumnavigation by bicycle.

He did it in 78 days 14 hours 40 minutes! He did it fully supported!
That doesnt mean its not a remarkable achievement.
Let’s find out if anybody else can do this under 80 days in a self-supported ride!

The World By Bike Challenge is a fully self-supported bike packing event.

The clock runs all the time. No checkpoints!

Solo open Route, Pair open Route, Solo record Route, Pair record Route

Start and finish location:

Start time and date:
Start: June 14th 2020
Finish: December, 2020


The rules are designed to follow the Guinness World Record for Circumnavigation by bicycle.

1. Riders must complete the Challenge from start to finish under their own power

2. Riders have to ride 18000 miles easterly in one direction without going back

3. Riders have to pass through two antipodal points en route

4. Riders must be fully self-supported

5. No Drafting at any time

6. Riders must follow the local laws at any time

7. Riders are required to use a provided GPS device

8. No prize money


The start and finish will be in Paris.

You either take Marks Record Route or make your own Record Route!

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Who can register?

We need you to tell us your experience with long distance bike riding. Maybe you finished another race like the Transcontinental Race or the Trans Am Bike Race in 2017 or 2018.

Maybe you did or want to do a Tour with at least 4000 kilometers as preparation for this event.
Just tell us your plans and tell us more about you!


How much is it?

Fee for the Event is 300,-Euro.

For the pair category both riders have to register. Please tell us your riding partner.


What you get for the fee:

The current Record Route in form of a gpx file

Provided GPS Website to follow the event!

Publishing individual times on our website.



Michael Wacker, Germany

Donncha Cuttriss, Ireland

Björn Lenhard, Germany

Gerald Herradura, Ireland / Philippines

Cédric André, France

Mike Maurer, USA

Gafyn Meredith, Wales

Niel Coventry-Brown, New Zealand

Paul Mellon, England

Stephen Phillips, United Kingdom

Kai Edel, Germany

Walter Hilliard, USA

Paweł Pulawski, Poland

Kim Raeymaekers, Belgium

Samuel Thompson, United Kingdom

Daniel Jessee, USA

Bagoly Levente, Romania

Imantas Greitmanas, Lithuania

Sebastian Rauner, Germany

Bernd Paul, Germany

Tom Kacpura, Canada

Ede Harrison, United Kingdom

Martin Chown, United Kingdom

Heath Ryan, Australia

Nicolas Meunier, France



Phil Perkins, United Kingdom

Ellie Perkins, United Kingdom




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