Docs travel world on bike built for two

Jules Verne’s fictional character Phileas Fogg traveled around the world in 80 days. But a pair of British doctors recently made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for doing it in 218 days, 22 hours.

And, according to Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], they earned the record on a bicycle built for two. They covered more than 18,000 miles across Australia, Asia, India, Europe, and North America.

In Verne’s novel, “Around the World in 80 Days”, Fogg’s circumnavigation of the world was done on a bet. Doctors Lloyd Collier and Louis Snellgrove did it to raise money for Spinal Research and the Brain Foundation.