Olympic and World Records

Cycling events have been contested in every Summer Olympics programme since the first Modern Olympic Games of 1896. Olympic Track Cycling racing held on a Velodrome include Men and Womens Team Sprint; Pursuit, Keirin and Omnium events.

The World Hour record is one of the most prestigious records in cycling with roots dating back to 1893 when it was set by Henri Desgrange, the man who would go on to create and run the Tour de France.

Bradley Wiggins added the World hour record to his impressive list of cycling achievements as he covered a distance of 54.526 kilometers (33.88 miles) at the Olympic velodrome in London on July 6th 2015.

The World record for cycling from Land's End to John O' Groats is held by Andy Wilkinson, who completed the journey in 41 hours, 4 minutes and 22 seconds on a recumbent tricycle.

The official Road Records Association record for rider on a conventional bicycle is 44 hours, 4 minutes and 20 seconds, set by Gethin Butler in 2001 (A more typical cycling time is 10 to 14 days.).

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