- Amanda Coker
- 139,326.34 kilometre(s)
- United States (Tampa)
Between 15 May 2016 and 14 May 2017, Amanda Coker (USA) rode 86,573.2 miles (139,326.34 km), the greatest distance ever cycled in a year by a woman. The record was verified by the World UltraCycling Association (previously UltraMarathon Cycling Association).
Amanda alternated between a road bike, a recumbent and a triathlon (or “tri”) bike cycling on the same seven-mile loop of trails around Flatwoods Park, in Tampa, Florida, every day, often for over 12 hours at a time, and averaging 237.19 miles (381.72 km) per day. The previous, and first, female record for the category was set by British Billie Fleming in 1938, at 29,603.7 miles (47,642.63 km), which Amanda beat on 21 September 2016, 130 days into her year-long record attempt.
The World UltraCycling Association is the leading international organization dedicated to ultracycling. The WUCA governs and certifies record attempts in several categories, including cross-country, cross-state/province as well as fixed-distance attempts (100 miles, 200 miles, 1,000 km) and fixed-time attempts (6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours). Also, the WUCA governs and certifies attempts in two categories called HAMR (Highest Annual Mileage Ridden) and 100,000 Miles, both recognized by Guinness World Records.