Below are the guidelines for a circumnavigation of the globe by bike set by Guinness. We’ve been sticking to them since Nov 08 and have ticked all off the list but one- the journey must start and finish at the same point. We’ll do this Tomorrow, why don’t you join us?
– Start and finish points must be the same location.
– The route must pass through two approximate antipodal points.
– The minimum distance ridden should be 28,970 km and the total distance traveled by the bicycle and rider should exceed an Equator’s length, i.e. more than 40,075 km.
– Cross the equator a minimum of two times.
– Cross all longitudes.
– The journey should be continuous and in one direction.
– Any considerable distance traveled opposite to the direction of the attempt must be discounted from any calculations of the overall distance traveled.
– A detailed photographic record of landmarks, boundary signs, etc., en route should be kept.