Thursday, October 29, 2009

NEWS: Scottish cyclist smashes record

Scott Napier with his bike in South America

A Scottish cyclist has smashed the world record for cycling solo from the top of Alaska to the bottommost tip of Argentina.
Scott Napier, 24, from Leslie in Fife, cycled about 13,500 miles in just 126 days, passing through 13 countries on the way.
Covering an average of more than 100 miles a day, he beat the previous record of 140 days.
He made the epic journey to raise money for two charities.
Scott started in Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, at the very top of the North American continent, on 22 June and finished in Ushuaia, Argentina - generally regarded as being the most southerly city in the world - on Sunday.
The route in known as the Pan American Highway.
He was expected to return home to Scotland on Thursday.

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