Within the early hours of 13th November 2022, in Miami, Florida, MQ ambassador and ultra-cyclist Leigh Timmis beat the Guinness World document for the Best Distance Cycled in Seven Days, including 19 miles to the document. Regardless of three of the seven days being harshly affected by Hurricane Nicole, this was achieved.
A storm of this magnitude has not made Florida landfall in November for a few years, however Nicole dumped among the worst wind and rain on Leigh’s route since 1935. However, the statistics for this mammoth enterprise are superior – with or with out a hurricane – as a complete of 2230 miles had been ridden over the seven days.
On Day One, Leigh, acclimatised and educated to perfection, achieved 345 miles. On Day Seven, Leigh, exhausted, sore and battered, nonetheless managed 341 miles. Even when Hurricane Nicole was furiously hammering South Florida, he managed over 290 miles on every day.
With spectacular mileage logged within the earlier six days, the most important single effort was on Day Seven, because the document was not but equalled. Remarkably, Leigh and the staff referred to as upon the ultimate scraps of resolve and resilience within the push to interrupt the document. Pedalling to the very finish, it was lastly mission completed.
Leigh, who had beforehand spent seven years on an epic 44,000-mile cycle throughout the globe and is the present document holder of the Quickest Cycle Throughout Europe, has proven once more that he’s a unprecedented athlete.
Leigh, from Derby, mentioned: “After 18 months of planning and coaching, I used to be not going to let a hurricane cease me.”
“Hurricane Nicole utterly blew our methods out of the window! The staff switched to dynamic threat evaluation and improvised new procedures to get me over the end line and break the world document.”
“It was a gargantuan effort by all of the staff, who had been amazingly skilled, passionate and enthusiastic all through.”
With this newest try, Leigh has additionally been elevating cash for the MQ. In his mid-20s, Leigh was recognized with melancholy. “At 25, I believed I’d fulfilled society’s expectations and had all of the components for ‘success’. Nonetheless, it didn’t work for me. Overworked, lonely and sabotaging my very own life, I used to be recognized with melancholy”.
Leigh has been a long-time ambassador and champion for MQ, and we’re extremely happy with his success. Thanks, Leigh, and congratulations on breaking one other world document!