A man from Germany is claiming a new Guinness World Record for the world’s heaviest rideable bicycle.
Frank Dose, aged 49 and from Schleswig-Holstein, rode his self-built bike 100 metres at the weekend, and is now waiting for Guinness World Records to certify his effort.
The existing benchmark stood at 860 kilograms, but Dose’s machine – with tyres recycled from an agricultural muck-spreader – weighed in at a whopping 1.08 tonnes.
He hit a top speed of 5 kilometres an hour during his record-breaking attempt, which won’t win him any Strava KOMs, but still … chapeau!
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.