TO CELEBRATE MICHAELâ€™S 50TH BIRTHDAY,
AND WITNESS THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN MASTERS 50+ TO
ATTEMPT THE AGE GROUP WORLD HOUR CYCLING RECORD
THE WORLD HOUR RECORD
Michael will be attempting to break the world one hour record for Masters cyclists age 50yrs+ on the day of his 50th birthday. To do this he must exceed an average speed of 44.82 kph for the hour to break the age group record, a very challenging feat. This is contested on an indoor velodrome, with Australian cycling officials present to verify the results.
Due to the difficulty of this event, not many elite cyclists attempt to break the hour record. Some noteworthy riders who have broken the hour record include Eddy Merckx - five time winner of the Tour de France, former world champion Graeme Oâ€™Bree, British Olympian Chris Boardman, and Australian Anna Wilson â€“ twice world cup winner.
With Michaelâ€™s history of illness and injury it is remarkable that he is undertaking something that very few elite riders will attempt. He will be the first Australian male masters category over 50 to attempt to break this record.
This event will be held at DISC Darebin Road, Thornbury. The Hour Record will be conducted between 5 â€“ 6pm on Friday 7th November, 2008. Guests are invited to arrive from 4.30pm that day.