Rider creates massive bike on Strava

David Taylor's 212-mile ride creates a huge bike mapped out around Bournemouth and the New Forest

Salisbury rider David Taylor has created a stunning piece of Strava Artwork – a massive bicycle mapped out around the New Forest, Bournemouth and surrounding area.

Taylor carefully plotted out a route in the shape of the bike and then undertook the mammoth 212-mile (341 kilometre) ride on September 20 that also took in 7,201 feet (2,195 metres) of climbing.

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Aside from taking the King of the Mountain title on the ‘Big Bike’ segment created from the ride (which is unlikely to ever be challenged, if we’re honest), Taylor also managed to average a respectable 16.3mph average speed over the 13 hours it took him to do the ride.

“I actually missed some turns so had to redesign as I went. Still, you can see what it’s meant to be,” commented Taylor.