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An 82 year old cyclist rides his 1 million mile bike

It would be like going back and forth to the moon twice or going around the earth 40 times

Russ Mantle, an English cyclist of 82 years old has managed to travel the distance of 1.609.344 kilometers (1 million miles), which would be like going back and forth to the moon twice or going around the Earth 40 times

Mantle told the BBC, he has no plans to stop riding a bicycle and believed he could travel another million miles before he died.

Russ Mantle, from Aldershot in Hampshire, was greeted by the top when he reached km 1.000.000

Keep track of all your kilometers from 1952

Russ Mantle carpenter and carpenter removed He has kept a meticulous record of all his bike trips from 1952, completing an average of 14,700 miles per year.

Has kept un paper diary detailing your mileage, as well as the results of his various career victories when he competed against the clock between the years 1953 and 1975.

In the previous video, you can see how the record of all the kilometers it has traveled has been.

Mantle continued riding after he retired from the competition, joining several cycling groups and traveling with his bike through the United States, Canada and Europe.

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"I will probably end up very close to two million by the time I die at 100 years."

After his last trip in Mytchett, Surrey said he felt «as usual»And described the achievement as«just another milestone«.

He added: «I went through 700.000, then 800.000 and so on, it is another milestone to spend a million, and I will go to 1.1, 1.2, and so on. "

Cycling UK Executive President Paul Tuohy said: «Walking a million miles is not only incredible, it is almost incomprehensible. Russ never set out to break any records, cycling is simply a part of his life.«

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