Former Ironman and current 12 hour outdoor World Record holder Dr Mitch Anderson has broken the existing 24 hour outdoor cycling World Record over the Easter long weekend. Under welcoming conditions, the 42 year old set off on-board his Giant Trinity Advanced Pro in front of family and friends at the AARC (Australian Automotive Research Centre) proving ground in Wensleydale, Victoria.
Things started off well for Mitch but the night presented challenges. He faced cold conditions under dark and in the second half of the event battled nausea and vomiting. Mitch persevered and powered through 24 hours to clock in a total distance of 894.35kms beating the previous record of 890km set by Slovenian Marko Bahlo. His average speed throughout the 24 hour effort was a super impressive 37.25 kmph!
Mitch had a stable of Trinity Advanced Pro Time Trial bicycles available to him for the event in the event of any mechanical mishaps. He also wore the Giant Rivet TT aerodynamic helmet throughout the record breaking ride.
It’s expected that the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association will shortly certify the new record.
To see the statistics from the event head over to the Shinbone Medical website here.
Checkout the hashtag #mitchsgiant24h on social media to see more highlights from the event.