Thursday 13 August 2015 9:39am
Andrew has already had some adventures—thunder, detours, snakes! Check out his reports and photos on our facebook page:
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Andrew's challenge underway
The countdown is over and cyclist Andrew Nicholson is on his way.
In an interview Andrew said it's only one lap—but a really big one—around the world!
View the 3 News story about Andrew's preparations for the world record attempt:
Kiwi cyclist to challenge globe circling record 12 August 2015 (TV3 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."
You can help him get started, view his route, read his blogs, and support Te Aho Matatū, all on his website:
More about Andrew's challenge:
University supported by world record attempt