Date: Monday, 23 February 2015
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Peter GrandiekWhile Southland cyclists have been winning medals at the world track championships in Paris, back at home a world record was being broken, albeit unofficially.

Peter Grandiek unofficially set a new world's best mark for the 80-84 year hour record.

Cycling doesn't recognise world records at masters level, preferring the 'world best' moniker instead and Grandiek, 83, completed a total distance of 29.634km during his hour ride at the SIT Velodrome on Friday night.

The existing record of 28.388km was set last year by 84-year-old Sidney Schuman in London.

A range of protocols are required for a world best mark to be officially recognised and Grandiek will now likely make another attempt when Invercargill hosts the Oceania championship later this year.

Article courtesy The Southland Times, photo courtesy Robyn Jordan

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