Jubilee cyclists

Timothy John Timothy John

The cycling world is not averse to celebrating the Jubilee.

MIke Hall round the world cyclist
If Mike Hall returns to the capital during the jubilee, he'll have new world record to present to Her Majesty

And the Queen’s sixty year reign might not be the only British achievement celebrated in London this weekend.

Expected back in the capital during the bank holiday weekend is British cyclist, Mike Hall, who is on track to smash the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle.

He could be forgiven for thinking parties were being held in honour of a world record beaten by a fortnight, should he make it home during the next 14 days.

He is on target to smash the record of Alan Bate, which stands at 106 days, 10 hours, and 33 minutes.

As of writing, the Yorkshireman is in Rochefort, near La Rochelle on the west coast of France. He has ridden 25315.57 kilometres.

He left Greenwich on February 18, one of 13 competitors, among them Sean Conway, who has covered 15285.86 km and is, at time of writing, in central Malaysia.

The South African, cycling to raise funds for the Forward Foundation, is riding with a fractured spine.

Returning to London just 92 days after his departure, and clutching the biggest prize in endurance cycling, should please Her Majesty.

Elsewhere, British cycle clothing manufacturer, Shutt, gripped by Jubilee fever, is offering a right royal reduction on various garments this bank holiday.

Risking a spell in the Tower of London, the Oxfordshire firm  came up with this cheeky graphic to promote their end of season sale.

British Cycling has pulled together an alternative jubilee programme, including cheering on Wiggo at the Criterium du Dauphine, tackling sportives like the Wiggle Magnificat, the Bath Sky Ride, or heading to Torquay on Tuesday for the eigth round of the Halfords Tour Series.

Whatever you’re doing this bank holiday, we hope it’s on two wheels. Enjoy!

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