Belgian sets new World Record by riding 3,619km in a week

Matthieu Bonne staged his attempt in Arizona desert

Matthieu Bonne's world record weekly mileage ride, shot by Amandine Grulois
(Image credit: Amandine Grulois)

Belgian ultra endurance athlete Matthieu Bonne has set a new Guiness world Record for the distance ridden in a week.

The endurance athlete rode 3,619km in and around Phoenix Arizona in the USA. He did all his riding un-paced.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.