Canadian cyclist rides nearly 81 miles hands-free


Published in Weird News

(UPI) An Alberta cyclist took a nearly 81-mile ride on his bike without using his hands to break a Guinness World Record.

Guinness World Records announced Robert Murray earned the title for greatest distance cycled (no hands) when he rode 80.95 miles in a time of 5 hours and 37 minutes.

Murray said he used his hands to massage his legs when they fell asleep during his record attempt.

The cyclist said he has had a lot of practice riding without using the handlebars.

"Personally, I find it to be a more comfortable position to be in rather than hunched over," he told GWR. I can text, change the song, get anything out of my backpack all while riding my bike. It's like second nature for me.


Murray's record attempt served as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Society of Calgary.

"Alzheimer's is something that runs in my family, and I have since lost my grandma to the disease," he said. Breaking a record and raising money for a cause near and dear to my heart was just a double win!

Murray said he now has his sights set on a very different world record.

"I am hoping that in summer 2024, I can attempt the record for the world's largest ice cream party/social," he said.

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