French cyclists Florent Arnaud, Maxime Brugère, Franck Delorme, Nicolas Meunier, and Jean Roule drew the dinosaur track.
The Guinness World Record for the largest GPS drawing by a bicycle team has been broken by a group of riders who drew a velociraptor that's 1,025km long (636 miles). French cyclists Florent Arnaud, Maxime Brugère, Franck Delorme, Nicolas Meunier, and Jean Roule drew the dinosaur track, with the expedition taking them 43 hours and 47 minutes to complete. It was recognized by Strava - a running and riding GPS. The team started and finished in Meillard in the Allier region in central France, reported LADbible.
Manchester's Playlist - this morning we need songs connected to the cyclists in France who've set a new World Record - taking six days to to map out this brilliant T Rex picture on GPS - just on bikes— XS Manchester - 106.1 FM, Digital Radio & App (@XSManchester) April 20, 2023
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They also crossed several other counties during the ride, including Cher, Saône-et-Loire, Indre, Nievre, Creuse, and Puy-de-Dome. But they also brought attention to an important cause. “Dinosaurs are proof that such strong species can quickly become extinct and that is what we are currently going through with the sixth mass extinction,” Brugère told Cycling Weekly. “We are the main culprits of this environmental crisis, but also its main victims. As such, the future is in our hands and cycling is one of the best ways to contribute to change.”
According to the outlet, Brugère, Arnaud, Delorme, and Meunier made their first dinosaur track in 2020 when they drew a 200 km Tyrannosaurus Rex pathway in the Loire region of France. According to the Daily Mail, the team decided to undertake the enormous cycle after discovering a registered Guinness World Record for the longest GPS drawing by a bike team.
They explained that they wanted to "pursue a childish dream of having our names on a world record - especially the Guinness Book that we used to read - to share a great journey with friends doing what we like" and to "promote transportation by bikes." "Most of us are daily bike commuters, environmentally engaged, who rarely use a car. We use our bikes for traveling also. Among the very complex issues that we are facing with global warming and other environmental crises, riding a bike instead of using a car only has advantages. It is good for physical health and mental health, it is cheap, and it avoids most road works and traffic jams."
They saw that a group of riders in 2018 had covered a 761 km heart-shaped ride they deemed 'looked beatable.' In 2019, the team cycled a 200 km Diplodocus in the Saône-et-Loire area. But at the center of each trail, the group promotes biking as a sustainable mode of transport and it can also be a source of good health.
Strava recognises French velociraptor as largest GPS drawing ever made by bike https://t.co/kVE7AEfWUi— Cycling Weekly (@cyclingweekly) March 20, 2023
The group also concluded, "We were very happy to see thousands and thousands of enthusiastic people that liked and commented on this adventure!"