Kajsa Tylén of Nottinghamshire has been cycling rather a lot in 2016. In fact, she cycled an astonishing 32,326 miles, smashing the previous record out of the park. And her record-breaking ride was supported by her local bike shop, the Nottingham-Derby branch of Leisure Lakes Bikes. The previous record was set in 1938 – Tylén has broken that by November. She finished her ride earlier today outside Leisure Lakes Bikes – the shop erected an inflatable arch to celebrate her achievement.
"A Year in the Saddle" was logged on Strava and GPS tracked by Follow My Challenge.
Tylén is now off on more travels – in civvies and to TV studios.
The previous womens’ record for Furthest Distance Cycled in a Year was set 77 years ago by Billie Dovey in order to promote and inspire a healthy lifestyle for women. She rode every day, on a three-speed road bike, and achieved 29,603 miles, often finishing the day giving a talk on the health benefits of cycling.
My work here is done. 365 days, one bike, 52,025 km (32,326 miles) cycled. Now for some partying!! #GWR pic.twitter.com/4HYdkggdef
— Kajsa Tylén (@yearinthesaddle) December 31, 2016
3 days left and the rear brake decides to give up. Quick trip to @LLBikesNotts to sort it out. pic.twitter.com/QkhQ2t5k3D
— Kajsa Tylén (@yearinthesaddle) December 28, 2016