Wednesday 8 July 2015 10:45am
Andrew Nicholson is setting off to break the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation of the world by bicycle to raise funds for us here at Te Aho Matatū: Centre for Translational Cancer Research, New Zealand.
Read a recent article in the Otago Daily Times:
Away for a bike ride like no other 25 July, 2015 Otago Daily Times website
World record to raise funds
The Guinness Book of World Records has said 'yes' to Andrew's challenge to break the cycling world record for circumnavigating the globe.
Andrew successfully broke the NZ 24 hour track cycling record November 2014. With a total of 776km ridden around the Mosgiel Velodrome, not only did Andrew break the current outdoor record of 691km, he also broke the indoor record of 720km.
Personal experience cements commitment
During preparations for his 24 hour record attempt, Andrew discovered that his friend Warren had recently been diagnosed with cancer, which reinforced his wish to support Te Aho.
"I would ride for people like Warren who deserved a longer go at life."
Andrew is now preparing for the new challenge. He plans to set off on Wednesday 12 August.
You can help him get started, view his route, read his blogs, and support Te Aho Matatū, all on his website: