American Kurt Searvogel breaks cycling highest annual mileage record

Kurt Searvogel has broken the highest annual mileage record held by British rider Tommy Godwin since 1939

Kurt Searvogel

(Image credit: Kurt Searvogel/Twitter)

British rider Tommy Godwin's 1939 record for the most number of miles ridden on a bicycle in a single year has been broken by American Kurt Searvogel.

Searvogel rode through Godwin's long-standing record of 75,065 miles (120,805 kilometres) on Monday (January 4) to reach 75,270 miles (121,135 kilometres), having started his attempt on January 10 2015.

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