British docs' bid to pedal into record books

British docs' bid to pedal into record books

Kanhangad: The numbers are quite daunting. 8,588 km in 29 days; that too on a bicycle, and still a long way to go. British doctors Lloyd and Lewis want to pedal into the Guinness Book of World Records by covering 20 countries in the least possible time. They have one more goal – to raise money for voluntary work.

The duo, who are working at Queensland in Australia, reached India after cycling through Australia, China, Mongolia and Russia. The docs started the Indian leg of their expedition from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and reached here in Kasaragod district on November 13, and resumed their journey after lunch to Mumbai.

Currently, John George, also a British, holds the world record, which was set two years ago, for visiting 20 countries in 290 days after travelling close to 29,000 km on a bicycle.

“Keralites are very good people and the state is very beautiful,” said Lloyd, when asked about his experience in Kerala. Keralites seem to be always very busy, he added.

Lloyd’s uncle is bedridden following a spine fracture, and the aim is to lend a helping hand to people who are paralyzed due to spinal injuries. They stay in tents in a bid to reduce expenses. 

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