A Cycling World Record Across Oman: 1,200Km in Under Two Days

Thursday 18th Jan 2024, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

34 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3ED

A Cycling World Record Across Oman: 1,200Km in Under Two Days

In February 2018, whilst living in Oman and working as a science teacher at the British School Muscat, Jon Shubert set a Cycling World Record between Muscat and Salalah, lowering the previous best time for the 1,200 Km journey from six days to a new World Record mark of 47-hours.

The remarkable story of how a Brit came to set this exceptional World Record in Oman is rich in cross-cultural relationship building, philanthropy, self-motivation, teamwork, careful planning and resilience.

During the talk, Jon will discuss his sporting background, relationship with Oman and motivations for tackling his first world record. He will present a short screening of the World Record documentary and provide a deeper insight into the film, including hidden complications and challenges, philanthropic success and the positive consequences for the sport of cycling in Oman.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

There will also be an option to join us via Zoom.

This is a free members event, please book in advance.

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About the speaker:

Jon Shubert is a Scientist, Teacher, Presenter, Adventurer, Cycling World Record Holder and Bidlake Memorial Prize winner. Best known for becoming the first man to break cycling’s three-hour barrier for 100 miles; in November 2020, Jon bettered the long-standing Road Records Association mark by over 13 minutes, a staggering 6.8% improvement on the existing record. 

In 2013 Jon embarked on his most challenging expedition, undertaking a 13-month, 19,000-mile, self-supported, human-powered circumnavigation of the planet. Over a year later, and only three weeks after completing his journey around the world, Jon pushed himself to the limit of human endurance to ride 518 miles in a single day and become the British 24-hour time trial champion. Over the past decade, Jon has continued to live a life filled with adventure and record-breaking exploits, now having cycled through 65 countries, set two world records, won two British Cycling Time Trial titles, and set six British time trial records. In 2021 Jon became a presenter for Global Cycling Network Plus, featuring in tens of documentaries. Jon has written two books about his adventures around the planet.