Steve Abraham has broken the Ultramarathon Cycling Association’s (UMCA) one-month (30-day) cycling mileage record. Needing to ride just 38 miles yesterday (Friday) to exceed the 6,679.8 miles needed for the record, he rode 200.
That ride followed 270 miles on Thursday and 250 miles the day before.
Unsurprisingly, he’s been working up an appetite.
— steve abraham (@steve_abraham74) September 16, 2016
Earlier this year, Abraham was forced to abandon his second attempt to break the record for the greatest distance cycled in a year after he found himself falling further and further behind the distance he needed to ride each day.
He had started afresh in August 2015, four months after calling time on his original attempt after it had been derailed when he was knocked off his bike by a moped rider.
It has been suggested to us that Abraham may not secure the one-month record as Strava stats indicate Amanda Coker, who is currently setting a new record for the greatest distance cycled in a year by a woman, rode further during September.
However, Abraham started on September 2 and plans on adding to his mileage up until midnight tonight.