Robert Marchand has just broken the World (age-group) Record for the distance cycled in one hour.
The full story can be read here. Yesterday (Feb 17th) he rode 24.251km in the hour on the track at Aigle in Switzerland. He celebrated his 100th birthday on Nov 26 last year.
After completing the ride he said:
“For the last five years I have decided not to go for rides of more than 100km,” he went on, adding with supreme understatement, “There is no point going overboard. I want to keep cycling for some time yet.”
On second thoughts maybe I won’t try breaking the record. I’m not all that sure I could beat it now and am half his age.