Setting themselves a challenge to get into the Guinness World Records annual, members of Dutch cycling organisation the Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg built the Longest bicycle in the world, measuring an astonishing 35.79 m (117 ft 5 in) long. 


With several aluminium trusses used to link both ends (the kind used for lighting rigs at concerts) to ensure the lengthy frame doesn’t sag, the bicycle has to be operated by two people: one steers at the front while another pedals from the back.

However, in all other ways it is a true bicycle that actually works, with only two wheels and no stabilisers.


The group’s leader, Frank Pelt told GWR that the bike is quite easy to ride, “just don’t turn any corners!”

The Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg successfully achieved their challenge and secured a place in Guinness World Records 2016, but their record was stretched when Santos and University of South Australia (both Australia) created a 41.42 m (135 ft 10.7 in) long bicycle, as measured and ridden in Adelaide, Australia, earlier this year. Read more.

The Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg’s never-ending bicycle appears alongside loads of enormously impressive big stuff in Guinness World Records 2016.

2016 Guinness World Records Books