On the sixth of November, MQ ambassador Leigh Timmis, bike owner and Guinness World File holder, started this try to interrupt the file for the best distance cycled in seven days. The present file stands at 2180 miles, beforehand set in 1939 by the legendary long-distance bike owner Tommy Godwin.
Along with making an attempt to interrupt the file, Leigh can be utilizing it as a chance to lift cash and consciousness for MQ. With every buy of a 7 Days of Smiles cycle jersey, a portion of the income will go to MQ.
You’ll be able to monitor Leigh’s progress on his web site, the place you’ll be able to see how shut he’s to attaining his aim.
“At 25, I believed I’d fulfilled society’s expectations and had all of the substances for ‘success’. Nevertheless, it didn’t work for me. Overworked, lonely and sabotaging my very own life, I used to be identified with despair. One query I used to be requested throughout counselling will all the time stand out in my reminiscence, “What color do you see whenever you look to the long run?” “I don’t see something,” I replied from the leather-based chair within the sterile guide’s workplace, “Simply black. Vacancy.
“The extra I skilled the world, the extra I found what I needed to do with my life. The vacancy that represented my future within the counsellor’s chair grew to become a rainbow of colors and alternatives on the saddle of the bike.
“My motivations for making an attempt the Guinness world file for the Biggest Distance Cycled in Seven Days stay the identical as for biking world wide. It’s a continuation of my journey of self-discovery.
“Making an attempt this file not solely presents a chance for me to proceed my private growth however to lift consciousness of psychological well being within the hope that others gained’t find yourself in the identical scenario as I did.”
You’ll be able to assist Leigh’s file try by shopping for a jersey right here.