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Netherlanders build bicycle measuring 180 feet, 11 inches long

Written by on June 27, 2024

Record Holder Profile Video: The longest bicycle in the world

A Netherlands man assembled a team of engineering experts to achieve his lifelong dream of building the world’s longest bicycle, which measures 180 feet and 11 inches long.

Ivan Schalk, 39, said he has been dreaming of building the world’s longest bike ever since he was a young boy.

“I’ve been thinking about the idea for years. I once received a Guinness World Records book in which I came across this record,” heĀ told Guinness World Records.

Schalk, who has experience building carnival floats, finally set out to make his dream into a reality, and recruited fellow Prinsenbeek residents Joost Sweep, Jimmy Vermeeren, Sander Vissers, Bas Zuidema, Steffie van de Riet, Daan Husson, Toine Kleemans, Jasper Korving and Op De Beek Hebben We De Langste to his cause.

“Prinsenbeek is known for its volunteers and high technical employability,” Schalk said. “You can hang out in front of the TV, but we’re not like that here in Prinsenbeek. We have the technical knowledge and want to apply this knowledge to the maximum.”

Schalk said designing and building the bike was a long process that ended up being paused for two years amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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