Cyclists set new records for fastest ride along Munda Biddi Trail from Albany to Perth

Sarah MakseAlbany Advertiser
Callum Henderson is the first person to complete the Munda Biddi Trail in under four days.
Camera IconCallum Henderson is the first person to complete the Munda Biddi Trail in under four days. Credit: Steve Doherty

A Perth cyclist has become the first person to ride the Munda Biddi Trail end to end in under four days, smashing the 1000km journey in record-breaking time last week.

Baldivis man Callum Henderson rode from Albany to Mundaring in three days, 16 hours and 17 minutes.

Henderson smashed the previously set record by more than 15 hours, held by Perth mountain biker Declan von Dietze, who completed the trail in four days, six hours and 39 minutes in 2017.

He was joined by 30 endurance riders for the first Munda Biddi Ultra 2020 to tackle what is billed as the world’s longest continuous off-road cycle trail.

Armadale woman Sacha Dowell set a new female record at the inaugural Munda Biddi Ultra 2020.
Camera IconArmadale woman Sacha Dowell set a new female record at the inaugural Munda Biddi Ultra 2020. Credit: Supplied.

More than 22,000 riders usually travel from all over the world to take on the challenge every year.

Armadale woman Sacha Dowell broke the female record for an end-to-end journey by an hour, finishing in four days, seven hours and 46 minutes.

Henderson said he had been training for the colossal challenge for about a year, but already had his sights set on beating his achievement.

“It felt great to smash the record, but I feel I can go quite a bit faster if I change some stuff for next time,” he said.

Dave Hind, Simon Coates and Dan Adams also finished the ride under the previous record set in 2017.

In the gruelling challenge, riders cover more than 12,000m of vertical elevation across sand, gravel and dirt trails.

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