Bangladeshi cyclists placed in Guinness Book...

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 January 2022

Bangladeshi cyclists placed in Guinness Book

 Sports Correspondent

 Published: 11:40 AM, 9 January 2022  

Despite the hostile weather on a winter night, Team BDC cycled.

Despite the hostile weather on a winter night, Team BDC cycled.

Bangladeshi cyclists have got placed in the Guinness World records Book recently by setting a unique record.

A team of Bangladeshi cyclists made the record by cycling 1,670 kilometers in just 48 hours. Through this world record, the team has been placed in the Guinness World Record.
The world record doer cyclists are, Dravid Alam, Tanvir Ahmed, Md. Alauddin and Rakibul Islam. In 48 hours, they have cycled 1670.334 kilometers in relay system.

However, none of this team is a professional cyclist. Their team name is Team BDC. They set the record for cycling on December 8-10 in the eastern part of Dhaka during hostile weather during cyclone Azwad.

Guinness World Records authorities said on their website on Saturday that the team had set a cycling record in Dhaka on December 10.

In a press release, Team BDC said that 48 hours of cycling were recorded on six cameras. Data was collected with GPS. Lots of pictures were taken. The authoity of Guinness Book of World Records made the final decision yesterday after verifying the testimonies of 13 eyewitnesses and surveyors.

Rakibul Islam, one of the four cyclists, said, 'Before taking up the challenge, I calculated in my notebook.' From the beginning there was tension as well as nervousness. We had to cycle at a fast speed, ignoring the rain on a winter night without sleeping for 48 hours. But we were physically and mentally prepared to overcome all obstacles.

About the preparation phase, he said the team members shed their extra fat, ate in a controlled way and practiced hard. The cyclist community and sponsors supported us. We have made the country proud with our hard work.