BREAKING BORDERS

ATTEMPTING TO VISIT MORE COUNTRIES BY BICYCLE IN 7 DAYS THAN EVER BEFORE

  • 14 COUNTRIES 

  • 1800+ KM 

  • 13,000M ASCENT 

  • 7 DAYS

our story

challenge ahead

Aaron and Paul hope to break the World Record in visiting more sovereign nations by bicycle than anyone has before. Setting out to beat the current record of 13 countries will be difficult, especially as they'll be entirely self supported. In order to ride through two countries every day for a week, they will need to ride in excess of 1800km. 

the hard work

ROUTE

Poland · Czech Republic  · Slovakia  · Austria  · Hungary  · Slovenia  · Croatia  · Bosnia & Herzegovina 

Sebria · Montenegro · Kosovo · Albania  ·  Macedonia  · Bulgaria · Greece

paul guest

Paul grew up in Pembrokshire National Park, Wales. After graduating, he moved to New Zealand for four years competing in triathlons and adventure racing. Based in the UK again, he continues to manage sporting events across the globe, spending much of his time working remotely to fit as many endurance expeditions as he can. 

adventure cv

Hillary trail run race 80km (<12 hours)

ITERA World Series Adventure Race (<6 days)

ARC 24 hour adventure race (2nd place)

K2 Road Cycle classic sportive 200km (<24 hours)

Coromandel Classic Multisport Race 170km (<2 days)

Tongariro Crossing in under (<2.5 hrs)

Panasonic NZ Tri Series (2nd place)

Auckland 1km ocean swim series (1st place)

aaron rolph

Aaron was lucky enough to grow up in the English Lake District, climbing his first big peaks from 5 years old. He raced downhill mountain biking to a national level but now spends most of his time on big mountain climbing and long rides. Aaron works full time for a ski travel company spending much of his winters in the French Alps. 

 

adventure cv

Cycled 1200km between London & Italy (<7 days)

Fred Whitton Round cycle spotive (<24 hrs)

Cycled height and width of Wales 355km (<24 hrs)

Solo ascent of Mont Blanc (<24 hrs)

5000m+ peaks like Mount Orizaba and Kilimajaro

Itera - World Series Adventure Race 660km (<6 days)

Haute Route ski mountaineering tour (<7 days)

National Three Peaks challenge in under (<24 hrs)

Great Glen kayak tour (< 48 hours)

Cycled Coast to Coast (<24 hrs)

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A massive thanks to our partners for generously providing us with incredible equipment and support. We hope we do our part in return and break this Guiness World Record! #BreakingBorders

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