World tandem bike record broken

Two women have broken the world record for the fastest time circumnavigating the globe on a tandem bicycle.

Cat Dixon and Raz Marsden completed the mammoth bike ride in 263 days, beating the previous record of 281 days.

The pair left Oxford in June last year and finished in March shortly before the coronavirus lockdown.

Their achievement has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The pair covered 29,391 km in precisely 263 days, eight hours and seven minutes. they travelled through 25 countries.

The previous record was set by UK cyclists Edward Collier and Louis Paul Snellgrove last May.

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