Future Challenges

On May 19th, 2016, I will set off from Bragança, Portugal in a bid to set the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to visit all 24 contiguous EU countries by recumbent bicycle. On my way to Haparanda, the finish point in Sweden, I will also attempt to set records for visiting the most countries in 24 hours, in one week and in one month. I will cycle more than 7,000 miles in pursuit of these records. To set the records, every inch of the journey must be cycled, which means no ferries may be used to cross rivers.

These will be my first record attempts using a recumbent bicycle. The journey will be completely self-supported so everything taken will need to perform at the highest level or it will have to stay at home. For this journey, I will be riding a Cruzbike Silvio S30 equipped with a Rohloff internally geared hub. I chose Cruzbike for its dynamic boom front wheel drive system, which allows it to climb hills more quickly than any other recumbent. I was also inspired by the history of records already set by Cruzbike riders. I’m proud to join the ranks of Cruzbike cyclists who have ridden incredible journeys for great causes.

Setting four new records, however, isn't my only goal for the journey. I am also raising money for Rainbows Hospice for children and young people https://www.rainbows.co.uk/ and preparing for a much bigger adventure ahead. "The big dream has always been to circumnavigate the world, and I hope to attempt this in July. This journey will be a fun way to prepare myself mentally and physically for such an immense challenge and hopefully bag me a few more records along the way.

You can track my progress live on my tracking page and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/glenburmeisteradventurer. Consider a gift to support my cause here: https://www.justgiving.com/GlenBurmeister1

Learn more about Cruzbike at www.cruzbike.com  here and Rohloff at www.rohloff.de/en/products/speedhub/