Geert De Mulder attacks Everesting world record with elliptical bicycle on the Berendries
On Sunday 3 September, Geert De Mulder, a volunteer at Flanders Classics, is planning an attack on the Everesting world record with an elliptical bicycle. To break the record, he needs to climb the Berendries 140 times in less than 17 hours and 30 minutes. With this attempt, Geert hopes to raise funds for ‘Kom op tegen Kanker’.
The goal with Everesting is to conquer 8848 vertical metres - or the height of Mount Everest. Flanders Classics volunteer Geert De Mulder has set his sights on breaking the Everesting record using an elliptical bicycle, a bicycle on which you combine running and cycling. The current record with an ElliptiGO is held by the Brit Tim Woodier and stands at 17 hours and 30 minutes.
Geert is no stranger to challenges. Six years ago, he damaged the cartilage in his knee which prevents him from running. He found a new challenge in the ElliptiGO. Geert was the first person ever to ride Tour of Flanders with an elliptic bicycle and several years later he improved the world record for 24 hours of elliptic cycling from 516 to 560 kilometres.
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On Sunday 3 September, the Berendries will be the setting for his latest challenge. Geert needs to complete 140 climbs in order to conquer the height of Mount Everest. Geert was recently confronted with cancer in his family, which is why he wants to use his record attempt to raise money for Kom op tegen Kanker.
Would you like to support Geert? Then make your way to the Berendries on 3 September, cheer him on and enjoy a snack and a drink. That way, you are not only supporting Geert but also contributing to a good cause! You can donate here.