UK cyclist attempts to break world record
Published 29/03/2009 | 08:41
A furniture maker from the UK begins his attempt to break the world record for cycling around the globe later.
31-year-old James Bowthorpe, from south London, sets off from Hyde Park this afternoon.
He aims to complete his journey in five-and-a-half months, and knock three weeks off the current record.
He is raising funds for research into Parkinson's disease.