2MORO RIDER BREAKS RECORD
Rhys ‘2moroRider’ Lawrey has begun the final chapter of his ride around the world by breaking the world record for "The Most Consecutive Capital Cities Visited by Motorcycle".
Arriving in Mbabane, Swaziland, his sixth consecutive capital city, the 23-year old has already travelled 42,000 miles across Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas on his Triumph Tiger 800XC called Tigger.
He reached Buenos Aires, capital city number two, at Easter. In order to qualify for the record, both rider and bike must be photographed in front of a landmark in the city centre. This is not always straightforward, as Rhys explains;
“I did arrive at the Government Building when a protest was happening, so had to get a quick photo and leave, but ticked it off none the less.”
Riders are not allowed to rest between cities, they may only stop for fuel, the toilet and/or borders, which is why the current record is just five capitals, (all in Central America). Rhys has set his sights much higher, aiming for a grand total of 52, which will take him across Africa, up through Europe, arriving home in Britain this July.
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