Dutch Cycling Group Creates 117-Foot Bicycle, Sets World Record


Some people get bicycles to have a means of transportation, while some use it for exercise. But this group from the Netherlands, they have a different purpose for creating a bicycle—they want to set a world record.

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Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg, a Dutch organization, has made a bicycle that measures 117 feet and 5 inches long. It has been declared by the Guinness World Records as the longest bicycle in the world.


The longest bike basically works the same way as any normal bike that has two wheels and no stabilizers, except that you would need two people to operate it—one who will pedal and one who will steer. And another thing, with the bike’s length, making turns will be impossible.


According to the team, making it into the Guinness Book of World Records proved to be a very big challenge, but the difficulty of achieving it was what mainly motivated them to build it.


But it seems like the certificate from Guinness they have long wanted will be snatched from the group by the University of South Australia’s School of Engineering, who reportedly made a bicycle that measures 135 feet and 10.7 inches long.


The university also claims that their bike has been ridden 100 meters, which is 70 meters longer than the distance recorded by the Dutch group. But the Guinness World Records still hasn’t given them a rubber stamp, meaning, Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg is still the current and official record holder.


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