Australia W-E 4x Handcycle Record – Team Sport’s Life – 2019-10-19

Congratulations to the team of: Wolfgang Timischl, Wolfgang Almer, Alexander Gritsch, and Michael Langer – Weninger

These 4 brave hand-cyclists attempted to cross from Perth to Sydney Australia on Oct 14 2019. The conditions were extreme and to make matters worse, they were prevented from going any farther east than 44km east of Wagga Wagga NSW, 370 Km short of their original goal. The police said it was dangerous and illegal for them to continue. Many attempts were made to allow them to pass, but the group and riders were threatened with jail if they continued. They covered the 3545 Km in 4 days and 20 hours 10 min for an average speed of 30.52 kph.

Even though they did not ride the entire distance this attempt is recognized by WUCA as the Australia W-E record for hand-cycles in the 19-49 age-group,  male 4-man team category.




Team Information

Team Name: Team Sport's Life

Name Age Hometown Country Bike Type
Wolfgang Timischl
Wolfgang Almer
Alexander Gritsch
Michael Langer - Weninger
Team Age Group: Men 18-49
Team Category: 4x Relay
Team Website: Link

Record Information

Record Type: Cross Country
Record Country: Australia
Record Category: 4x Relay
Record Start Date: 2019-10-14
Record End Date: 2019-10-19

Record Statistics

Direction: W-E
Start Point: AUSTRALIA - WEST - Cottesloe Indiana Beach Hotel, (104 Marine Parade) Perth, Australia.
End Point: AUSTRALIA - EAST - Opera House, Sydney Autstralia
Distance (miles): 2456.9
Distance (km): 3954
Time (days:hours:minutes): 05:09:32
Speed (miles/hour): 18.96
Speed (km/hour): 30.52

Extra Information

Officials: Lukas Gfrerer, Lukas Wiesbacher
Crew: Hans Peter Gfall, Dietmar Krappinger, Andrea Schartner, Martina Prassl, Sandro Schönenberger, Franz Hufnagl , Michael Flir, Bernhard Hüttl, Phillip Olavide, Jochen Lenhart, Burkhart Huber, Thomas Tunst
Notes: The group was forbidden by police to pass from 44km east of Wagga Wagga to Syndey, credit given for avg speed to Sydney
Report: report