Scorching the Munda Biddi Trail

Callum Henderson became the first rider to complete the Munda Biddi Trail in less than four days at last week's Munda Biddi Ultra 2020 – completing the 1000 kilometre course from Albany to Mundaring in a staggering three days and 16 hours.

Having beaten the previous record by more than 15 hours, Callum still wasn't satisfied, saying after crossing the line: "I feel I can go quite a bit faster if I change some stuff for next time." 

To put that in perspective, we rode about 650 kilometres on last year's Great Vic Bike Ride ... and it took us 10 days! Granted, Callum probably wasn't stopping at every glorious country pub along the way.

So if Callum was riding 12 hours each day non-stop, that would put him at around 20km/h average speed for four days straight. Oh, did we mention the 12,000m of elevation across rugged, sometimes sandy terrain? 

Now that's a serious bike ride.

The epic Munda Biddi Trail is dubbed as the world's longest continuous off-road bike trail and attracts keen riders from all over the world (when borders are open).

This year, just 30 other riders joined Callum for the event, with Sacha Dowell, pictured above, also beating the previous female record by an hour.

Three other male riders also broke the previous record set by mountain biker Declan von Dietze in 2017.

Pro cyclist Wiggins (not the one you're thinking of) has already set his sites on beating the new record, reported The Western Australian

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