|ROBERT MARCHAND (photo UCI)|
Well I think that I have found it. However there is just one small problem....
I need to make it to 100 years old before I can make my attempt and that is a challenge in itself.
Recently Robert Marchand established a cycling world record for riders over 100 years old.
He set the world record for the hour completing 24.251 kms during his attempt.
The record was set at the World Cycling Centre Velodrome at Aigle in Switzerland. Robert said that he just wanted something to do for his 100th birthday....apparently he reached that grand century a couple of months ago.
He completed the event on a standard track bike, although he said that he had not ridden on a track for over 80 years, normally preferring to ride on the road.
The advice he was given before the start of his ride was to keep his heart rate under 110 bpm and in the main he managed to stick to this, although Robert did say that on a recent hill climb whilst out on the road he did take his heart rate up to 134 bpm with no ill effects.
Robert went on to say that over the last five years he hasn't done rides of more than 100kms. "There is no point in going overboard" he said.
Apparently he doesn't smoke and he has never been much of a drinker either and his advice to both young and old is to keep on moving.........
Come to think of it I know a lot of riders a third of his age that don't ride more than 100kms at a time, if they even get to that..........................