‘Pedaling Picasso’ breaks Guinness record with huge GPS drawing
British cyclist Anthony Hoyte broke a Guinness World Record when he cycled 66.48 miles through the streets of London to create a giant GPS drawing of a mustached man. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records
November 22 (UPI) – A British cyclist seeking to raise awareness of men’s health issues has broken a Guinness World Record for the largest continuous GPS drawing on a bicycle in 12 hours.
Anthony Hoyte, nicknamed the “Pedal Picasso,” walked 66.48 miles through the streets of London and used a GPS tracking app to create a massive image of a man with a mustache.
Hoyte said the image was in recognition of Movember, an annual event that encourages men to grow mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, including mental health issues.
The record-breaking ride began on November 13 and ended 8 and a half hours later. Hoyte told Guinness he struggled early on with unexpected road closures.
Fortunately, the key elements – the eyes, nose, mouth and ‘stain – went as planned. There were a few other issues towards the end – including the crowds at Portobello Road Market – but I was less concerned about this as hair shape is not critical, ”Hoyte said after his ride.
Hoyte’s ride earned him the Guinness World Record for the largest continuous GPS drawing by bike in 12 hours (individual).