Most Interesting and Strangest Cycling World Records

From fastest cyclist to longest bicycle wheelie, deepest cycling underwater to longest distance cycling backwards. Here is a list of bicycle Guinness World Records you might not know about. Can you guess the highest paid cyclist in the world?

Deepest cycling underwater: 218′ 2.11″ and was achieved by Vittorio Innocente (Italy) in Santa Margherita Ligure, Liguria, Italy, on 21 July 2008. 

Longest distance cycled in a lifetime: From 1922 to 25 December 1973 Tommy Chambers (UK, 1903-84) of Glasgow, rode a verified total of 799,405 miles.

Youngest person to cycle the Pan-American highway: Emmanuel Gentinetta (USA / Argentina), was 18 years 266 days old when he completed his solo cycle journey from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Bahia Lapataia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina from 23 June 1999 to 9 March 2000. The trip, which took 261 days, covered an estimated 15,234 miles.

The longest distance cycling backwards: 209.77 miles achieved by Andrew Hellinga (Australia) at the Holden Performance Driving Centre, Norwell, Queensland, Australia, on 7-8 October 2013.

Highest altitude cycling: Gil Bretschneider and Peer Schepanski (both Germany) rode their mountain bikes at an altitude of 23,658″ on the slopes of the Muztagata peak in the Xinjiang province of China, on 10 July 2009.

The greatest distance cycled with no hands: 75.8 miles achieved by V.T Vignesh Kumar (India) in Tamil Nadu, India, on 9th February 2017.

Most cycling Grand Tour wins: The most cycling Grand Tour wins is 11, achieved by Eddy Merckx (Belgium) between 1968 and 1974.

The longest distance cycling underwater without oxygen: 221′ 9.41″ achieved by Fabio Falla (Italy) at Centro Sportivo Alba Marina, Valdengo, Italy, on 29 August 2013.

Longest bicycle wheelie: Kurt Osburn from California, United States rode a wheelie for a record 11 hours on 8 August 1998.

Fastest speed ever achieved on a bicycle: Sunday September 16, 2018, Denise Mueller-Korenek,183.932 mph at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats.

Highest paid cyclist in the world right now: Peter Sagan – 6 million euros