1,000 cyclists line up to break world record

PUBLISHED: 10:06 15 May 2015 | UPDATED: 10:06 15 May 2015

Gearing up for the Guiness World Record cycle attempt on June 13 when it is hoped that around 1,000 will take part on the Exmouth seafront. Ref exe 6225-20-15SH.

Gearing up for the Guiness World Record cycle attempt on June 13 when it is hoped that around 1,000 will take part on the Exmouth seafront. Ref exe 6225-20-15SH.

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A thousand cyclists will bid to break a Guinness World Record on Exmouth seafront next month.

But organisers need volunteers to act as stewards to ensure the attempt is a success.

The record bid - for the longest single line of bicycles moving over two miles - will take place on Exmouth seafront on Saturday, June 13.

The effort is being co-ordinated by the town hall.

Suzanne Birkett, town management project officer, said: “The key to our success is proper management on the day and ‘holding the line’ all the way.

“We will invite cyclists to participate in the longest single line of bicycles.

“The current world record is 916, set in California, and we mean to make it 1,000.”

Organisers need help with road closures and traffic management from 1pm to 6pm.

Suzanne added: “You will be supporting our qualified town hall staff, setting up barriers and stewarding crossing points along the route.

“We can easily divide this into smaller shifts.

“We need stewards to each be responsible for a group of 50 cyclists, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, to support, ride alongside and observe, gathering evidence for the official record.

“I do hope you can help and a big thank-you!”

The day will feature entertainment and a series of other events.

Olympics commentator Joe Fisher, together with Bay FM’s Stuart ‘Huggy’ Hughes, will be building up the excitement ahead of the attempt.

If you can help out or want to take part in the record attempt, contact Suzanne at the town hall by calling 01395 276167.

You can also email Suzanne at tmassistant@exmouth.gov.uk.

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