Velosure - Official Record Breakers!

Written by Alex Bennett

Social media executive

Velosure Cycle Claims & Cycle Insurance are delighted to announce that we are now official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title holders!

As the team here at Velosure are cycling crazy, we decided to make it official and set out on our attempt for Most participants in a static cycle relay in 8 hours.


With the help of brilliantly dedicated members of the public we smashed the record with a total of 329 participants, 8 better than the previous holders.

The feat took place at the wonderful Eroica Britannia Festival in Buxton, home of “The world’s most handsome bike ride”. The weekend was a rip-roaring affair offering up vintage cycling delights and beautiful sunshine, with revellers kitted out in the finest tweed and merino wool, all too happy to help us make history.


On the day of the attempt, our nerves began to creep in. Would we get enough participants? Would there be enough interest? Worse – would it rain?

Thankfully, the sun played ball and we kicked off proceedings at 11am.

As the day got underway, our madcap effort piqued festivalgoers intrigue and they came thick and fast - some in dapper blazers and astride tandem bikes – people of all sizes and ages mounting our static bike with style and aplomb. The classy, retro fashion choices made for a stark contrast when seeing their ferocious efforts as the pedalling began!

At 7 minutes past 7, after a gruelling 8 hours of sheer teamwork, 329 participants had taken the challenge and returned home victorious as official record breakers.

We could not have done it without your help and so we just wanted to say a huge, huge thank you to all who participated in our Guinness World Records attempt. This is why Velosure will always be by cyclists, for cyclists.


Why not get insured with an official Guinness World Records title holder?

At Velosure we don’t just specialise in smashing records - we also offer one of the most in-depth levels of cycle protection on the market for fantastic value for money. Our cycle insurance has been specifically designed by cycle insurance experts to ensure fellow cyclists have cover where they need it most.

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We also offer an industry leading cycle accident claims service fronted by cycle injury specialists. Had a cycle accident? Give us a call today on 0800 093 6313 or email enquiries@velosure.co.uk, a member of our friendly team will be more than happy to help.