Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 18, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kirsten Wild wins scorching Santos Women’s Tour finale, Amanda Spratt keeps firm GC hold; Caleb Ewan scorches to victory as extreme heat shortens Tour Down Under stage 1; La Méditerranéenne cancelled; Laura Kenny likely out for track World Championships; Loes Sels asks Belgian coach to only consider her results for worlds selection; CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 22: Changing lives in the off-season with Team Novo Nordisk; Owain Doull suffers appendicitis at Tour Down Under; Aevolo Cycling announces roster, sponsors; Christoph Strasser sets new world record for cycling across Australia; Guinness World Records verifies longest distance ridden by a woman; Video: Men’s Santos Tour Down Under, stage 1 highlights; Crash compilation from Fiuggi World Cup races; Mathieu van der Poel trains in Spain; Bike thief caught in the act on bike camera.

Guinness World Records verifies longest distance ridden by a woman

by CyclingTips

Guinness World Records verified the attempt by Kajsa Tylén to give her the world record for longest distance ridden by a woman on a bicycle in a year.

The Irishwoman began on New Year’s Day in 2016 and over the year covered 52,025.09 kilometres. In the process she broke the previous record of 47,641.41 kilometres set by Briton Billie Dovey 77 years ago.

Tylén said the motivation behind the attempt was to motivate people to exercise.

“When I decided to take on this challenge, the obvious choice was to raise money for charity, and I searched high and low for a charity that helped adults get into exercise,” she wrote.

“I couldn’t find any — most were either for adults with learning difficulties, or for children. Not that these are not great causes, but I believe that if every adult made time to exercise, others would do the same. After all, if it was the norm for every adult to go running 3-4 times a week, or cycle to work every day, wouldn’t it also become the norm for their children to grow up to do the same?”

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