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Robert Murray: How far did Canadian cyclist go hands-free to break world record?

Robert Murray set a Guinness World Record by riding his bike without using his hands for an unbelievably long distance

By Web Desk
December 07, 2023
Robert Murray cycling hands-free. — Guinness World Records
Robert Murray cycling hands-free. — Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records revealed that Robert Murray set a new record for the longest distance cycled (no hands) when he rode 80.95 miles in 5 hours and 37 minutes.

Murray claimed he massaged his legs when they fell asleep during his record attempt.

The biker stated that he had a lot of experience riding without the use of 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 attempt at the world record 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 stated that he is now aiming for a totally 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.