Congratulations to Jimmy Wright who set the Male, Solo, 18-49 age group record for UAE E-W Crossing.
This is also a Guinness Record
WUCA – Riders Summary Report
Fastest Crossing of the UAE by bicycle
Name of the rider
Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute
Date: 10th Nov
Exact start location described so that someone else could find the same spot
Carpark in vicinity of boarder post, RAS Al Khaimah
Al Dara Boarder Crossing
UAE & Masandam, Oman
What were the conditions like
The conditions were hot, approximately 33.5 degrees with swirling winds which raised the dust profile during the attempt.
Why did you want to do a record?
My endeavor to break the Guinness World Record was driven by a heartfelt commitment to raising awareness and critical funds for the treatment of children fighting cancer. My inspiration throughout this journey comes from the brave battle my wife fought against cancer, as well as the well-being of my children and the children we aim to help.
What equipment did you use? Anything Special
2 x Bikes
What did you eat and drink?
12.00: 1 water bottle with extend electrolytes
14.30: 1 banana, 1 Browne, 1water
15.35:1 mango coconut bar, 1 water with precision hydration 1500
16.35: 1 figs and oats bar, 1 30g carb lolly
16.58: 1 water with xtend
Water intake: 2.2liters
1st stop: 1 ball of oats with greek yogurt blueberries and strawberries, Smoothie including – peanut butter, cow milk, 1 and 1/2 banana, flex seeds
1 sault tablet and 2 magnesium tablets
19.00: 1 water
2nd stop: 1/2 ball of fruits, 1 gatorade
17.52: 1 brownie
20.28: water 1/4 electrolytes + dried apricot
3rd stop: 1/2 protein shake with beetroot and 2 vegemite sandwiches
22.52: 1 water with 1/4 electrolytes
23:28: vegemite sandwich
4th stop at 00.00: peanut butter and banana sandwich
1.45: sparkling water
2.30am: vegemite sandwich
5th stop 3.50am: 1 coke, 10 spoons of pasta, 2 coffees
4.20: 1 water- not drunken at all
6th stop 6.05: 1 vegemite sandwich and 1/2 bottle water with squeezed lemon 6.50: 1 water with squeezed lemon
7.05: ice lolly
7.10. Mango coconut bar
7th stop 8.00: vegemite sandwich and blueberries
0912: 1 x Crampeze, 1 x 650mL w/ CHO & sodium mix
0937: 1 x 30g carb gel
1005: Vegemite sandwich
1018: 1 x 650mL iced water
1050: 1 x ice cream
1105: 1 x redbull
1136: 1 x sip of Gatorade
1136: 1 x 650mL iced water
What was the best part?
Being on a journey with such a close group of friends and family. Life is about moments and memories; I will forever be grateful for the time we spent together and the reflections during the event. I remember listening to the group at the hotel after the event and the stories, banter and discussion they were having and thinking “this is what it is all about.”
What was the hardest part?
Dealing with a few pre existing injuries.
Did anything particularly unusual happen?
A few near misses from cars traveling on route.
Exact finish location describe so that someone else could find the same spot
ADNOC Service Station, Al Ghuwaifat (838)
Al Ghuwaifat Port Station & Sila Border Post UAE & Kingdom Saudi Arabia Boarder
Exact finish time
Date: 11th Nov
Name: Jimmy Wright