The round world criteria

Nic and I will be unsupported and follow the Guinness standards, made clear by:

Alan Bate “The record criteria requires the rider to cover 28,970 kilometers by bike, in an East to West or West to East direction, wavering no more than 5 degrees off course.The total journey distance must be a minimum of 40,075 kilometers, to include all transit by flight or sea. The ride must start and finish in the same place and must pass at least two antipodal points.”

Simon Evans & Fearghal O’Nuallain of Revolution Cycle include:

1 – Start and finish points must be the same location.

2 – The route must pass through two approximate antipodal points.

3 – The minimum distance ridden should be 28,970 km and the total distance traveled by the bicycle and rider should exceed an Equator’s length, i.e. more than 40,075 km.

4 – Cross the equator a minimum of two times.

5 – Cross all longitudes.

6 – The journey should be continuous and in one direction.

7 – Any considerable distance traveled opposite to the direction of the attempt must be discounted from any calculations of the overall distance traveled.

8 – A detailed photographic record of landmarks, boundary signs, etc., en route should be kept.


  • Trip sounds like fun. Can we join you for the Banf to Colorado Springs???

    Great web page and design and love the Kristina leaving from the gold coast scene, what great gear…200 km a day? And the triatholon.

    Sign us up…

    • Gidday Richard, we would absolutely love your company for the divide route!Tell you what, check out the film of the race at http://ridethedividemovie.com – we found it pretty inspiring 🙂 You can download the movie for $15 too… Must Skype soon, Nic.