On November 6, MQ ambassador Leigh Timmis, cyclist and Guinness World Record holder, embarked on this attempt to break the record for the most bike distance traveled in seven days. The current record is 2,180 miles, which was previously set in 1939 by legendary long-distance cyclist Tommy Goodwin.
In addition to trying to break the record, Lee is also using it as an opportunity to raise money and awareness for MQ. With every purchase of 7 Days Smiles Jersey Cyclepart of the profits will go to MQ.
You can follow my progress His websitewhere you can see how close he is to achieving his goal.
“At 25, I thought I had fulfilled society’s expectations and had all the ingredients for ‘success’. However, it didn’t work for me. I was diagnosed with depression after being overworked, lonely, and damaging my life. One of the questions I asked during the counseling would remain. Persistent in my memory, “What color do you see when you look into the future?” I replied from the leather chair in the sterile counselor’s office, “I see nothing, only black. Void.
“The more I lived in the world, the more I discovered what I wanted to do with my life. The void that represented my future in the chancellor’s chair became a rainbow of colors and opportunity on the bike saddle.
“My motivation to try to set the Guinness World Record for the most distance by bike in seven days remains the same as it is for cycling around the world. It is a continuation of my journey of self-discovery.
“Attempting this record not only presents an opportunity for me to continue my personal development but to raise awareness of mental health in the hope that others will not end up in the same situation as I did.”
You can support Leigh’s attempt to score by purchasing a T-shirt over here.