On 16th November 2019 I took on one of the toughest known fitness challenges when I attempted to break the world record for the most pull-ups ever done in a 24 hour period. The world record stood at 7,600 reps so I was aiming to perform just under 6 pull-ups every minute across the full 24 hours.
For a full report on how it went and all the reasons why I was facing this challenge, please click on the image below…
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20 July 2018: My World Record Ride (Video Blog)
On 24th June 2018 I started my longest ride ever, aiming to set a new Guinness World Record for the 2,768km (1,720-miles) return journey twice across Britain (between John o’Groats & Land’s End) using an Elliptical Bike. I covered 240km (150-miles) per day and took 11 days, 10 hours & 31 minutes to complete the task.
Below is the video blog from my 1,720-mile (2,768km) World Record Elliptical Bike ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats & back (‘LEJOGLE’) which took place between 24th June & 5th July, 2018. A shorter (10-min) video summary can also be watched on this link…
12 July 2018: BBC Live Interview
The BBC News report below gives a summary of my 1,720-mile (2,768km) Double End to End Guinness World Record ride (twice Across Britain – from Land’s End to John o’Groats and back to Land’s End – or ‘LEJOGLE’). The ride took place from 24th June 2018 to 5th July 2018 and was held in memory of my late brother Garai Makaya, who passed away in a skydiving accident on 11 February 2017 in Rustenburg, South Africa.
You can also read my full event report on this link.
23 June 2018: BBC News Report
From 24th June – 5 July 2018 I will attempt my longest ride ever, aiming to set a new Guinness World Record for the 2,768km (1,720-miles) return journey between John o’Groats & Land’s End (‘LEJOGLE’) on my ElliptiGO elliptical bike.
Find out more about why I am doing this challenge and how you might be able to be involved on this link (or watch the 2-minute BBC News report below):
12-13 August 2017: ‘Everesting’
In August 2017 I attempted to ride the height of Mt Everest on an ElliptiGO stand-up elliptical bike. The task was to ride (23 times in a row) up a 5.1km long Welsh hill called ‘The Tumble’! To succeed I’d have to cover 225km (141-miles) and would need to climb over 8,848m (29,029 feet) – which matches the full height of Mt. Everest!
It’s an endurance cycling challenge called ‘Everesting’ – and it is tough! All riders who succeed earn a place in the Everesting Hall of Fame. I rode with my long-term team-mate Alan McDonogh and you can see how we got on in the video below (or you can read a more detailed report of our Everesting challenge on this link).
26-31 May 2016: Land’s End to John o’Groats
I took on the iconic 1,368km (850-mile) crossing of Great Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats (‘LEJOG’) on an ElliptiGO Bike. The goal was to set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of Britain on an elliptical cycle. The film below outlines my End to End ride, from the start of my training until the very end of the mammoth challenge ride itself and a written report of this epic adventure can be read here.
16-20 August 2015: Paris Brest Paris
I rode with the ElliptiGO Ultra-Endurance Team in the famous Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP 2015) Audax cycling challenge. Each rider was tasked with completing the 1,230km (765-miles) course within 90 hours. You can read my report about this epic endurance adventure on this link – or watch my film about the ride (below).
28 July-2 August 2013: London Edinburgh London
London Edinburgh London, or LEL, is a “randonnee” cycling event held every four years. To complete the event, riders must cover the 1,418 km (886-mile) round trip from London (England) to Edinburgh (Scotland) – and back – within 116 hours and 40 minutes.
1,000 cyclists from 33 different countries attempted this feat in 2013 – alongside 3 ElliptiGO riders: Alan McDonogh, Steve Cook and Idai Makaya. Read the report here, or watch the 5-min video summary below: