Shubert had set his eyes on the most difficult feat of physical endurance to date, cycling by means of day and evening more than 1,300km from Muscat to Salalah, to assistance ‘Lifting Hands International’, a non-government organisation that supports Iraq’s Yazidi neighborhood.
Shubert took 1 day, 23 hours and 21 minutes to accomplish the feat as he arrived in Salalah at around 5am on Tuesday. The prior record for this distance was six days.
Shubert had to brave heat as nicely the dangers of driving in the evening on highways. During the day, temperature went up to 32°C causing sun stroke and discomfort in abdomen. He employed stocking down his back with ice to cool him down, as nicely as hydration tablets to overcome sick feeling.
During the journey, he had to eliminate the helmet as soon as in a whilst to cool his head. The extended, dark evening posed its personal dangers, with the danger of colliding with camels, speeding automobiles, or trucks on unlit element of highways.
Between March 2013 and March 2014, he embarked on an unassisted, 30,000km circumnavigation of the globe passing by means of 29 nations, 3 continents, which incorporated all extremes of climate and terrain.
Only 3 weeks following finishing his round the globe expedition, Shubert fulfilled yet another life dream: Cycling an unparalleled 835km in a day to grow to be the 2014 British 24hr time trial champion.
After moving to the Middle East and an 18-month hiatus from cycling, Shubert returned to British extended-distance championships setting national records and medaling in each 12 and 24hr championships.
Shubert embarked on the Muscat-Salalah challenge to assistance ‘Lifting Hands International’. “After living and working in the Middle East, I feel compelled to do something to help people afflicted by terrible conflicts that play out in this region. As a former British 24hr national cycling champion and round the world cyclist, it only seems appropriate that I support Lifting Hands International in the best way I know how – by riding.”
Someone who has been into cycling from early childhood, Shubert has yet another huge adventure planned in his head. “I have begun toying with the idea of cycling back to the UK from Oman, passing through the Arab-speaking world.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily