- Valerio Boni
- 751 kilometre(s)
- Italy (Castelletto di Branduzzo)
The greatest distance on a pocketbike (minimoto) in 24 hours is 751 km (466.65 mi) and was achieved by Valerio Boni (Italy) in Castelletto di Branduzzo, Pavia, Italy from 11-12 May 2021.
Valerio was inspired to attempt this Guinness World Records title during the lockdown. "I accidentally visited the GWR site, and found that there are thousands of records, some of which seemed within my reach. I understood in 1979, when I rode a Vespa 50 scooter for 24 hours, covering 940 km. A result certified by the timekeepers, but at the time I didn't think it could become a real record. At 63, I felt ready to try again, in a category not quite suitable for retirees."
The difficulties on the day were represented by the weather. "I started after a storm, and it rained again during the night. Plus, after nearly 18 hours riding a 90cm long and 30cm high pocketbike, I started to have pain in my knees. I didn't have time to rest. My attempt ended in the afternoon and in the evening, after a shower, I went to dinner with my partner. And the day after I had to wake up at 6am and leave for a job."
"Being a Guinness World Records title holder is a great satisfaction. I like to think that Guinness World Records is very democratic, because it allows even those who are not a champion to enter a hall of honor. Just figure out what record you think you can beat, and try to beat.