This past weekend, the environmental campaigner took on a feat he’d envisioned since he was young: breaking a Guinness World Record, and on a VOLT™ Pulse, no less!
At the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, Aberdeenshire, Chris took to the track to beat the record for the furthest distance travelled on an electric bike in a 12-hour period.
The bar was set high at 110.6 miles back in 2016. On Sunday, Chris smashed it at a whopping 180.75 miles.
His ultimate goal was to spread the word about the many benefits of e-bikes, and how they represent a viable and accessible form of environmentally positive transport.
“I am not a major cyclist, and this is to demonstrate that e-bikes are a great form of sustainable transport within our cities and suburban areas,” he explained. “Demonstrating that the average cyclist can cover greater distances using an e-bike, all while helping to reduce emissions in cities.”
“I’m not a keen cyclist, and, in completing the challenge on an e-bike, I was able to demonstrate that even challenging routes and commutes are now within reach of the mass public. Normally people would shy away from a 10-mile cycle—now, that’s nothing on an e-bike.”
The Scotsman has long been an advocate for sustainable transport. He founded Plug In Adventures in 2011 as a way to combine his love for electric vehicles and his passion for adventure. With countless successes under his belt, it was an honour to see him representing VOLT™ in his latest historic endeavour.
Chris borrowed his Pulse from the Energy Saving Trust (EST) Scotland, who offer free short-term trials on a small fleet of VOLT™ bikes. If you’re a business, see how you can trial a VOLT™ eBike for up to three weeks.