Visor Down (UK) – URS ‘GRIZZLY’ PEDRAITA SETS NEW RECORD FOR CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE WORLD

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SWISS endurance rider Urs ‘Grizzly’ Pedraita has set a new record for circumnavigating the globe through each continent’s longest axis in 119 days and 21 hours. That time includes the time his bike spent being transported between continents – unlike other records that don’t include transfer time. Actual riding time was 72 days and 13 hours and a total distance of 47,390 miles. Pedraita completed the epic journey on board a modified Victory Cross Country Tour – perhaps not the obvious choice for a globetrotting adventure, although fellow adventurer Nick Sanders has also eschewed using more conventional bikes for his long rides – choosing instead to circumnavigate the globe on a Yamaha R1.

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