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Miles-in-a-year record broken by Kajsa Tylen

Posted: 31 Dec 2016, 7:07pm
by mercalia
"A cyclist has set a new world record for female riders by covering 32,326 miles (52,025 km) in 12 months.

Kajsa Tylen, 40, from Nottingham, broke Billie Fleming's 1938 record of 29,604 miles (47,642 km) on 24 November, but continued cycling until the end of the year."

88 miles/day every day :shock:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-38131533

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 31 Dec 2016, 11:46pm
by MikeF
Fantastic achievement. However she seems to have more than the three speed bike of Billy Fleming's and didn't ride in a skirt. Nor was it just in U.K.
I've cycled only 24 miles today - somewhat short of 88 miles/day :( and it's going to take me 10 years to do 32,000 at my current average!

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 12:43am
by eileithyia
However it might be a shortish lived record, as Amanda Coker is currently on course to set a new record beating not only the women's but the men's record.. aiming for 82,000 miles and is currently clocking up around 130+ miles per day. However not entirely convinced, might be within the letter of the law but seems to be doing it entirely on a closed circuit in Florida, with family and friends cheering her on and sometimes joining (pacing??) her for part of each days ride.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 3:27am
by andrewk
A fantastic achievement of endurance but also indicative of an empty and pointless life.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 7:38am
by PH
I was there at the finish in Beeston (EDIT - That should be Breaston :oops: )yesterday. Not only a great achievement but done with such style. She is and will continue to be a great inspiration to many.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 7:42am
by PH
eileithyia wrote:However it might be a shortish lived record, as Amanda Coker is currently on course to set a new record beating not only the women's but the men's record.

It's a different record, run under different rules, both great feats of endurance, though going round the same circuit day after day must take a lot on mental strength even if the cycling is easier.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 9:14am
by [XAP]Bob
eileithyia wrote:However it might be a shortish lived record, as Amanda Coker is currently on course to set a new record beating not only the women's but the men's record.. aiming for 82,000 miles and is currently clocking up around 130+ miles per day. However not entirely convinced, might be within the letter of the law but seems to be doing it entirely on a closed circuit in Florida, with family and friends cheering her on and sometimes joining (pacing??) her for part of each days ride.

130 miles a day won't come close....

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 10:16am
by MikeF
andrewk wrote:A fantastic achievement of endurance but also indicative of an empty and pointless life.
Eh! :? That could be said about so many things we do. There's a section on this forum for LEJOG and by the same token you might say that is pointless.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 12:34pm
by brynpoeth
MikeF wrote:
andrewk wrote:A fantastic achievement of endurance but also indicative of an empty and pointless life.
Eh! :? That could be said about so many things we do. There's a section on this forum for LEJOG and by the same token you might say that is pointless.


Not pointless, rather a motivation for many of us to cycle more, be fitter, get more out of life, save the NHS cash. :P

Seems to me that these marathon cyclists are even better role models than footballers or the singers and entertainers who died in 2016.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 1:43pm
by mercalia
andrewk wrote:A fantastic achievement of endurance but also indicative of an empty and pointless life.


why ? she just took a year off from work to do it and at 40 a good age to do it before age takes its toll? she visited many places in the process here and in the EU. NOW the person doing it around a track is another kettle of fish.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 1:53pm
by TrevA
mercalia wrote:
andrewk wrote:A fantastic achievement of endurance but also indicative of an empty and pointless life.


why ? she just took a year off from work to do it and at 40 a good age to do it before age takes its toll? she visited many places in the process here and in the EU. NOW the person doing it around a track is another kettle of fish.


+1.

I think Kajsa is an inspiration to us all, she's not a super fit athlete, just an ordinary rider who decided to devote a year of her life to doing something she enjoys. She has certainly encouraged me to get out and ride more.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 2:18pm
by reohn2
andrewk wrote:A fantastic achievement of endurance but also indicative of an empty and pointless life.

Define what isn't an "empty and pointless life" and where the tipping point is between pointless and worthwhile.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 2:34pm
by thirdcrank
PH wrote:I was there at the finish in Beeston yesterday. Not only a great achievement but done with such style. She is and will continue to be a great inspiration to many.


On behalf of an overseas forum member with a special interest in places called Beeston, can I check where the finish occurred? The link refers to Breaston.

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 2:55pm
by mercalia
dont know about her being an inspiration though - 88 miles/day every day for a year I find depressing I can manage maybe 5 or 6 :lol:

Re: well beat this?

Posted: 1 Jan 2017, 3:12pm
by PH
thirdcrank wrote:
PH wrote:I was there at the finish in Beeston yesterday. Not only a great achievement but done with such style. She is and will continue to be a great inspiration to many.


On behalf of an overseas forum member with a special interest in places called Beeston, can I check where the finish occurred? The link refers to Breaston.

My error, Breaston indeed, though my excuse (Other than age) is that I also went through Beeston :oops: