Nick Sanders

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Nick Sanders

Nick Sanders is a British bicyclist, motorcyclist and author noted for his long-distance riding. On 9 June 1997, Sanders completed a world record 19,930-mile (32,070 km) circumnavigation of the world in a record riding time of 31 days 20 hours.[1][2]

Sanders has taken groups of riders around the world,[1] as well as Europe and the USA. He has also organised semi competitive road events in the UK. He has made films and written books about his journeys.

Sanders used to have the World record for cycling around the World, but that was broken on 15 February 2008 by Mark Beaumont of Scotland. Sanders has also cycled across the Sahara. He has also taken two narrowboats across the English Channel and along the entire length of the River Danube to the Black Sea.[3] Sanders holds a private pilot licence for a hot air balloon.

In the summer of 2011, Sanders became the first person to ride from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and back in under 49 days, 17 hours, a ride he completed on a Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré. The first leg of the trip was completed in 21 days, just a few hours short of Dick Fisher's record ride and easily outpacing the Guinness World Record of 35 days, currently held by Globebusters' Kevin and Julia Sanders.[citation needed]

Sanders normally eschews the dual-sport motorcycles traditionally employed for these type of journeys in favour of Yamaha Motor Company’s flagship sport bike, the R1.



Sanders, Nick Journey To The Source Of The Nile, 1983 ISBN 0 946940 00 2

  1. ^ a b Inman, Gary (6 July 2002). "Man with a global view". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Guinness World Records 2001. Guinness World Records Ltd. 2000. p. 34. ISBN 978-1-892051-01-1. 
  3. ^ Brace, Matthew (3 August 1995). "Wide horizons of the narrowboat adventurer". The Independent. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 

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