The hour record is recorded for the longest distance cycled in an hour on a bicycle. This would also fall under the fastest bicycle speed ever recorded.

These are recorded on upright bicycles. Any upright bicycle has been permitted since 2014.

Although these records are not the farthest distance, the current UCI hour records are:

  • Bradley Wiggins – 2015 – 54.526 kms. (UCI Men’s Record)
  • Evelyn Stevens – 2016 – 47.980 kms. (UCI Women’s Record)
  • Chris Boardman – 1996 – 56.375 kms. (UCI Farthest Distance Men)
  • Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli – 1996 – 48.159 kms (UCI farthest distance Women)

Fastest Bicycle Speed Ever Recorded on  Recumbent Bicycles

The international Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA) records records held for human-powered machines, which are typically recumbent bicycles.

These bicycles feature a lower frontal area and enclose the rider and machine in an aerodynamic shape made of carbon fibre to reduce air resistance.

Streamlined Recumbent Bicycle Records

  • Francesco Russo of Switzerland set a new World Record by covering 91.556 km (56.89 miles) in one hour at the DEKRA test track in Germany on 2 August 2011.
  • Sam Whittingham Achieved 90.598 km at the Ford Motor Company’s 5-mile oval test track in Romeo, Michigan on 19 July 2009.
  • In 2008 Damjan Zabovnik achieved 87.123km.

Non-Streamlined Recumbent Bicycle Records

Non-streamlined recumbent bicycles have no shell, only disk wheels and the rider sitting the top frame.

  • The best mark was achieved by Aurelien Bonneteau, a French rider at the Bordeaux velodrome. He rode a bicycle with a nearly horizontal seat to allow his back to lay flat, two standard sized wheels, an elliptical chainring, and with shortened pedal arms to reduce the air volume swept out by his legs. His distance was 56.696 km (35.229 miles) on Wednesday 16 July 2014.

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