Congratulations to Wolfgang Fasching who covered the 5656 Km distance from Gilbralter to Nordkapp in 10d 21hr 48mi 19.79 kph or 12.3mph
Here is Wolfgang”s account:
Wolfgang Fasching, Europe Coast to Coast, August 2019
Europe coast to coast – Malaga/Gibraltar – North Cape (Nordkapp)/Norway
Name of rider
Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute
5 August, 2019 17:11 (CET)
Exact start location described so that someone else could find the same spot.
Trinity House Lighthouse, Europa Point, Gibraltar; coordinates: GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
What were conditions like?
Hot, cloudless, very windy, start temperature: 30° Celsius (starting point)
1st part: extremely hot (max. temp. 38° Celsius, very humid)
2nd part: cold, very rainy, (temp. 4° – 12° C)
2/3 of the race we had south winds
Why did you want to do a record?
Because I already did: in the US, Asia (Russia), Australia – each from coast to coast,
therefore I wanted to cycle Europe, as fast as I could.
What equipment did you use? Anything special?
I did not use anything special. I rode 2 KTM street bikes.
I used the same bikes I did in all other long distance races, complying with
WUCA (formally called UMCA)
What did you eat & drink?
I only ate Ensure+® and I drank carbon-hydrated drinks,
I ate a few portions of pasta and a few cookies
What was the best part?
The part in Germany, because it was very flat and I had a lot of tailwind
What was the hardest part?
The last and 3rd part of the race, because it was very hilly, low temperatures,
very often rainy
Did anything particularly unusual happen?
A car crashed into our pace car which crashed in to me and overrun my bike, I crashed against the windshield.
Exact finish location described so that someone else could find the same spot.
Nordkapp, 9764 Nordkapp, Norwegen , iron globe statue, on a stone platform
Exact finish time
Friday, 16 August 2019, 13:59 (CET)