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Chris Marris Trans-Australia record attempt

Chris Marris is looking to complete the 4000km Perth to Sydney route in less than 8 days and beat the 2006 record by Richard Vollebregt (8 days, 10 hours, 57 minutes) of NSW. On August 28 2010, the West Australian cyclist will set off on the supported trip which means over 20 hours of cycling each day.

“The intensity of the attempt will come from its continuous nature with no rest days and just 90 minutes of sleep each day,” said Chris.

By virtue of the extremes of the attempt, it is essential that the support crew is efficient and rehearsed to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

“Things as simple as getting off the bike after 20 hours of cycling will need the assistance of the support crew and was rehearsed during a final trial ride last weekend.

“After nine months of preparation, we are now reaching the pointy end of our planning and things are starting to get exciting.”

The Guinness World Record attempt is just one part of ride, the other is raising money for the Royal Flying Doctors. $6,000 has been raised to date and Chris is seeking further support in his fund raising. You can visit his website to track his progress and donate.

Chris Marris Across Australia attempt

For interest, various Across-Australia records have been set – last year in 2009 Guido Kunze (Germany) rode a 4200km support journey from Perth to Sydney in 7 days, 19 hours and 5 minutes. Other attempts and discussions can be found in the Australian Cycling Forums.

Christopher Jones
Christopher Joneshttps://www.bicycles.net.au
Christopher Jones is a recreational cyclist and runs a design agency, Signale. As the driving force behind Bicycles.net.au he has one of each 'types' of bicycles.
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