Alberto Cendrero Nieto sets the first record for East-West crossing of Spain

Congratulations to Alberto Cendrero Nieto whose new record is now officially certified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA). This is the first ratified “horizontal” crossing of Spain. Alberto chose to ride East to West. The West to East record is still up for grabs!  

See ultracycling.com for details of current and past records across countries.

Alberto Cendrero Nieto

DREW’S NOTE

This is the first record for Spain E-W (or W-E). There is already a record for Spain N-S by Santy Mozos set in 2015 (643.7 miles in 47:36).
  

RECORD STATS

Alberto Cendrero Nieto, 30, Austin, Texas
Standard Bike
Spain, East-West
New endpoints:
West: Traffic circle at the intersection of Avenida de Elvas and Calle de Santiago Soutillo (west side of Badajoz, Spain) 
East: On Highway CV-742 where Carretera Del Cabo De La Nao intersects Calle de Enrique Granados (southern end of CV-742) in Cabo de Naos, Spain
August 10-12, 2016
1 Day 16 Hours 57 Minutes (40:12)
490.8 Miles
12.21 mph average speed
Officials: Miryam Samos, Miguel Cendrero

Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman

Four 50-59 category records in 1000km for Eugenio Gómez Álvarez

Congratulations to Eugenio Gómez Álvarez whose four new records are now officially certified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA).   

See ultracycling.com for details of distance and timed outdoor track records.

Eugenio Gomez Alvarez Eugenio Gomez Alvarez Eugenio Gomez Alvarez

DREW’S NOTES

Excellent speed! In what could have been 5 records, alas Eugenio’s time for the 100 Mile did not break any existing record. His 4 new records will replace existing records as shown here:
 
Record
Current record holder
Current record
New record by Eugenio?
100 Mile
Tony Mellsop
4:36:25.4
No new record; Mellsop keeps his record
200 Mile
Tony Mellsop
9:33:35.0
9:30:22.156 (Mellsop record replaced)
12 Hour
Tony Mellsop
246.967 miles
248.285 miles (Mellsop record replaced)
24 Hour
Carles Nebot
423.365 miles
444.980 miles (Nebot record replaced)
1000 KM
None
None
37:41:20.231 (new record)

RECORD STATS

Eugenio Gómez Álvarez, 50, Gijón, Spain
Standard Bike
Outdoor Track (Las Mestas Velodrome, Gijón, Asturias, Spain)
October 14-16, 2016
Official time for 200 Miles is 9:30:22.156
Average speed is 21.04 mph (33.86 kph)
Official distance for 12 Hours is 248 Miles 1507 Feet (248.285 miles) (399.577 Km)
Average speed is 20.69 mph (33.30 kph)
Official distance for 24 Hours is 444 Miles 5176 Feet (444.980 miles)  ( 716.127 Km) 
Average speed is 18.54 mph (29.84 kph)
Official Time for 1000 KM is 37:41:20.231
Average speed is 16.49 mph (26.53 kph)
 
Officials: Alfredo Acebes Cordero, Juan Jose Piniella, Jaime Alonso, Benigno Ruza
Crew: Santy Mozos, Diego Villas Alcala, Constantino Fernandez Roces, Luis Alberto Sandoval, Eduardo Fernandez Sanchez
 

Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman

Gérald Granger sets three new indoor track records in 60-69 category

Congratulations to Gérald Granger whose three new records are now officially certified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA).   

See ultracycling.com for details of distance and timed indoor track records.

Gérald Granger Gérald Granger Gérald Granger

DREW’S NOTES

These three records will replace the existing records held by Rene′ Schiegg. Schiegg will keep his 24 Hour record of 379.122 Miles.

RECORD STATS

Gérald Granger, 61, Pougny, France
Standard Bike
Indoor Track: Geneva, Switzerland
October 15, 2016
Official Time for 100 Miles is 5:05:31.495
Average speed is 19.64 mph (31.60 kph)
Official time for 200 Miles is 10:24:51.396
Average speed is 19.20 mph (30.90 kph)
Official distance for 12 Hours is 232 Miles 434 Feet (232.082 miles) (373.500 Km)
Average speed is 19.34 mph (31.125 kph)
Officials: Daniel Béné, Eric Flaction, Gilles Flaction
Crew: Julien Vierray, Isabelle Boscardin, Bruno Boscardin, Page Marcel

Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman

Terri Sullivan sets another cross Alabama state record

Congratulations to Terri Sullivan whose new record is now officially certified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA).  

See ultracycling.com for details of current and past records across states.

Terri Sullivan

DREW’S NOTES

Terri already holds a West-East Alabama record.

RECORD STATS

Terri Sullivan, 54, Shelby, Alabama
Standard Bike
Alabama North-South
Using previously established endpoints
September 30-October 1, 2016
22 Hours 12 Minutes (22:12)
374.4 Miles
16.86 miles per hour average
Officials: Katelyn Englert, Chris Baroody
Crew: Taylor Kitchens, Fred Keith, Tracy McKay, Michael Staley

Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman

Serial record setter Gerry Eddlemon claims 3 more country crossing records in Israel

Congratulations to Gerry Eddlemon whose new record is now officially certified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA).  These are the first UMCA-certified cross-country records in the Middle East, adding to Gerry’s impressive total of records (over 100!).

See ultracycling.com for details of current and past records across countries.

Gerry Eddlemon Gerry Eddlemon Gerry Eddlemon  

RECORD STATS

Gerry Eddlemon, 71, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
Israel E-W-E
September 10, 2016
New endpoints:
East: Zemach Junction, Roundabout at intersection of Roads 90/92
West: Caesarea National Park, Junction of Israel National Trail and Hwy 6511 (Coordinates 32.5017445, 34.8936017)
East-West:  4:32, 59.6 miles, 13.15 mph average speed
West-East: 4:41, 54 miles, 11.53 mph average speed
East-West-East:  9:13, 113.6 miles, 12.33 mph average speed
Official: Tal Katzir
Crew: Drora Katzir

Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman

Steve Hodge sets new standard for Scotland West-East

Congratulations to Steve Hodge whose new record is now officially certified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA). This is the first ratified crossing of Scotland West to East, so Steve has established the standard to beat. 

See ultracycling.com for details of current and past records across countries.

Steve Hodge - Scotland W-E Steve Hodge - Scotland W-E

DREW’S NOTE

Good ride with typical bad Scottish weather!
  

RECORD STATS

Steve Hodge, 48, Ormskirk, United kingdom
Standard Bike
Scotland West-East:
New endpoints:
West: Car park next to jetty end of B884 Lower Milovaig Road, Lower Milovaig, Isle of Sky, IV55 8WR
East: Parking area by jetty end of Harbour Street, Cruden Bay, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 0NB
September, 18-19, 2016
16 Hours 36 Minutes (16:36)
256.6 Miles
15.46 mph average speed
Officials: Derek Ireland, Alex Howarth
Crew: Phillipa Kerfoot-Ross, Olly Howarth, Jan Johnston

Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman

Jesper Jauert Duus sets new records for South-North-South and North-South crossing of Denmark

Congratulations to Jesper Jauert Duus from Denmark, whose double crossing of Denmark has been officially certified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association. In cycling from South to North to South endpoints, Jesper also set a new record for the North-South leg.

See ultracycling.com for details of current and past records across Denmark.

Jesper Jauert Duus

Denmark S-N-S Record


DREW’S NOTE

Great ride for two new records. (The South-North record will continue to be held by Christian Krause at 11:41, set in 2012.)
  

RECORD STATS

Jesper Jauert Duus, 36, Broager, Denmark
Standard Bike
Denmark South-North-South
September 16-17, 2016
Using previously established endpoints
South-North: 12:33 (Not a record)
North-South: 14:41 [245.4 miles (395 km), 16.72 mph (26.90 kph)]
South-North-South: 27:14 [489.6 miles (788 km), 17.98 mph (28.93 kph)]
Officials: Allan Plehn, Johannes Berg Rasmussen
Crew: Johnny Frederiksen, Peter Sandholt, Steen Jauert Bødker

Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman

Steve Abraham breaks the Highest Monthly Mileage Record with 7104.3 miles

 

Congratulations to Steve Abraham whose epic month of cycling has been officially verified and certified by the UMCA. It’s a new record! 

This record will replace the current record which was set by André Goeritz earlier this year. This new record by Abraham is the record for the 18-49 age category and is also the overall record since no other HAMR Month records have been yet certified for any other age category.

NOTEs from the field

All completed on open roads with wind, rain, hills, junctions and traffic to contend with.
 

RECORD STATS

Steven Abraham, 42, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Bike type NA
HAMR Month
30 days: September 2-October 1, 2016
7104.3 Miles
236.81 miles per day
Official-of-record: Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman
Crew: Ian Hennessey

Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman

Call for Board Position Nominations

An email communication from the current Board of the UMCA has been sent out today (October 17th 2016), to all members who have voting rights, asking for nominations to fill 5 positions (which will become available in January 2017) on the Board.

This email communication details the positions available, the process for nominating candidates and the next steps.

A number of UMCA members (particularly longer standing life members) do not have valid email addresses in our database. Where it has not been possible to contact members via email, all attempts will be made by the Board to contact these members by snail mail or telephone. If the Board cannot contact you as a member, you will lose your ability to nominate candidates to decide policy and strategy for the UMCA, and subsequently vote in any election.

Any members who know that their email address is invalid or have any worries that they have missed the formal communication, should contact the webmaster@ultracycling.com so that corrections can be made.

The final date for nominations to the Board of the UMCA, this year, is October 31st.

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Krause adds his 6th cross country record

Congratulations to Christian Krause from Denmark, who has had his latest national record officially certified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association, adding a North South crossing of Italy to his 5 other cross country records! We wonder where he’s heading next…

1. Denmark South-North (2012)
2. Germany West-East (2014)
3. UK West-East comprising:
   4. Wales West-East and
   5. England West-East
   (all set at the same time, 2015)
6. Italy North-South (2016)

See ultracycling.com for details of current and past records across Italy.

DREW’S NOTE

Really good average speed for a long, multi-day ride.
 

CHRISTIAN’S COMMENTS

During the ride: We were stopped by police 4 times. The first 3 times they were curious to find out what we were doing and smiled and sent us off again quickly. The last police stop took 20 minutes and we got a ticket for 29 Euros for using the flashing lights on the follow vehicles. After 20 minutes we went on and did not get stopped by police again!
 
PR wise: My crew chief, Sheraz Alam, was also functioning as my PR person and a press release was sent out to the entire media world in Denmark the day before the record attempt. He also published reports and video interviews with me before, during and after the record attempt. He has also arranged a direct line into the Danish National radio station called P3, and that Thursday evening the 1st of September the national radio station broadcast a 3 minutes live interview with me during a sports show. Approximately 1,2 million people listened to that interview and after I got more than 1750,000 visits on my open Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/teamkrauseultracycling and they stayed tuned in for the next 4-5 hours. It was a good feeling knowing, that my crew and I managed to put UMCA and Ultracycling on the air that day – and the following days. 
 

RECORD STATS

Christian Krause, 50, Hoersholm, Denmark
Standard Bike
Italy, North-South
Using previously established endpoints
August 31-September 3, 2016
2 Days 1 Hour 13 Minutes (73:13)
915.9 Miles (1,474 km)
12.51 mph average speed (20.13 kph)
Officials: Hans Joergen Binder, Michael Veith
Crew: Sheraz Granhoej Alam, Henrik Holmer, Preben Enggaard Jensen, Wicky Fangel Petersen

Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman