Friends take a ride on 25-foot tall bicycle to break Guinness World Record | Watch

  • Nicolas Barrioz and David Peyrou recently set the world record in France. The former successfully completed a 100-metre ride on the tallest bicycle ever built.

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Updated13 Jun 2024, 05:44 PM IST
A screengrab of the video where the French duo can be seen riding the tallest bicycle in the world.
A screengrab of the video where the French duo can be seen riding the tallest bicycle in the world.(X)

Two friends from France set a new Guinness World Record by building the tallest rideable bicycle in the world. Nicolas Barrioz and David Peyrou recently broke the world record as the former completed an over-100-metre ride on the bicycle, which was 25 feet and 5 inches tall. It broke the previous record for the tallest bicycle, beating it by an impressive one foot and two inches.

A video of the record feat was also shared on YouTube. In the video, the duo can be seen dragging the tall structure on their bicycle to the location of the act. The local administration was seen helping the crew members set up the structure. After a while, Nicolas Barrioz was seen on a platform, which allowed him to sit on the bike. Initially, he took a very unstable ride from one platform to the other.

After some hiccups, Nicolas Barrioz was seen riding the bicycle smoothly as the crowd cheered for the record-breaking act. Later, Nicolas Barrioz revealed that the key was the speed of the bicycle, which should have been around 15-20 km per hour.

Here's the video

According to an NDTV report, Nicolas Barrioz and David Peyrou came up with the idea during a casual pub conversation, and it took them five years to create the tallest rideable bicycle in the world. "The speed of the bike was the key to its stability," Nicolas revealed. "It had to go at least 15-20 km/h [9-12 mph]."

Nicolas Barrioz also elaborated on the items used to build the bicycle and explained its ecological perspective. "Wood is an interesting material from an ecological perspective. In my opinion, it will replace alloy in bicycle-frame construction in a few decades because of mineral shortages," he said. 

"This experience has completely transformed my worldview. Before this, I really needed self-confidence; I was shy and had a negative self-opinion. Now it's better, and sometimes I feel unstoppable; I think I can repair, build, or design anything," he added. 

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First Published:13 Jun 2024, 05:44 PM IST
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