For those interested in world records and outrageous bicycles – here is the world’s longest bicycle. Created by Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg, a Dutch cycling organisation, the never-ending bicycle measures 35.79m and appears in the book Guinness World Records 2016.
This stretched-out bicycle has to be operated by two riders, one in the front and one in the back. More specifically, the person in the front is in charge of steering while the person at the back has the task of pedalling. Although it looks intimidating it apparently is not difficult to ride, as long as one avoids turning corners.
In order to link the front and rear part, which have one wheel each and are separated by an awe-inspiring distance, several aluminium trusses are used. Given the length of this bicycle, it is stored and transported in parts and reassembled whenever it needs to come out for some action. How does such a long and heavy bike keep on standing up without the use of stabilizers or training wheels? Apparently, the rear wheel is wider than the front wheel.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be the person steering this serpentine bicycle than the one pedalling.