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Perth to Sydney record challenged

By:
Hedwig Kröner
Published:
October 09, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:31 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for October 9, 2006

NSW Southern Highlands Cycling Club President Richard Vollebregt will leave Perth, Australia, at...

NSW Southern Highlands Cycling Club President Richard Vollebregt will leave Perth, Australia, at 7:00am on October 13 with his support team in an attempt to break the 4000km trans-Australia world record of 9 days, 23 hours and 25 minutes set by Japanese cyclist Tomio Uranyu in 1992.

39 year-old Vollebregt of Moss Vale must arrive at the Sydney GPO by 6.00pm on October 22 for the record to be registered as a Guinness world record. Justice’s of the peace along the route will have the responsibility of verifying Vollebregts’ progress.

Vollebregt’s record attempt will commence heading east on the Great Eastern Highway to Coolgardie and follow the Eyre Highway across the Nullarbor to Port Augusta. The cyclist as well as his support crew will continue across the Sturt Highway, passing Mildura, Robinvale, Hay, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga and Gundagai. The final leg includes Yass and Goulburn as Vollebregt makes his way to the Sydney GPO.

For the World Record attempt, Vollebregt must continuously cycle 16 hours a day, covering between 400km to 450km a day. The support crew, all of whom are members of Southern Highlands Cycling Club and will take turns to cycle with him for approximately 100km each, will make available daily results of his progress on the Southern Highlands Cycle Club Website, www.southernhighlandscc.com.au.

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