British rider Sean Conway sets new record for fastest unsupported crossing of Europe by bike

Sean Conway breaks previous world record by nine hours, cycling across Europe in 24 days, 18 hours and 39 minutes

Sean Conway

British endurance athlete Sean Conway has set a new world record for the fastest unsported crossing of Europe by bike.

Conway started in Cabo da Roca in Portugal and finished in Ufa in Russia, cycling 3980 miles (6405km) in 24 days, 18 hours and 39 minutes.

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