Team breaks world record

PUBLISHED: 17:34 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 21:49 29 May 2010

The cyclists who broke the world record – Pic: Michael Boyton

The cyclists who broke the world record - Pic: Michael Boyton

ONE hundred and four people, comprising Dunmow Round Table peddled their way into the Guinness Book of World records on Saturday. Travelling along a taxiway at Duxford Imperial War Museum, they pumped their legs furiously for around 16 minutes, powering t

ONE hundred and four people, comprising Dunmow Round Table peddled their way into the Guinness Book of World records on Saturday.

Travelling along a taxiway at Duxford Imperial War Museum, they pumped their legs furiously for around 16 minutes, powering the 36 metre-long vehicle 700metres at a speed of 3.5 miles per hour. The previous record was 82 people from Sweden peddling 500 meters.

Shaun Pledger, Dunmow Round Table chairman and managing director of Alloy Fabweld, designers and builders of the vehicle, said: "I am absolutely delighted that we broke the world record. It was a real team effort."

Weighing in at five and a half tonnes unladen (12 tonnes with everyone seated) the vehicle is a salute to the brilliance of engineers that work in and around Dunmow.

"There is no way this record attempt could have taken place without the work of some incredibly talented people."

If you think you have what it takes to ride the vehicle from Norwich to Dunmow on

October 6 and 7 call Mr Pledger on 01371 878600 or e-mail spencercontracts@aol.com

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