24-HOUR WORLD RECORD
Provisional 24-Hour World Record 894.35km
On 30 and 31 March, 2018, supported by a close community of family, friends and colleagues and under a powerfully large Easter moon, Mitch averaged over 37.25kmh to set a new provisional UCMA 24-hr world record of 894.35km at the Australian Automatic Research Centre near Melbourne, Victoria.
He will not only be riding swiftly but also raising awareness for depression and funds for the family of Craig Percival Memorial Trust, which provides for the family of Craig who died after post-operative complications at aged 46 on Dec 4th 2016. He left behind his wife Lindell and two children Sam (11) and Sienna (9).
VTWO events will be promoting the 24h attempt with a live webcast from stationary cameras and ‘dot-watching’ lap updates, as well as videography/still photography from Korupt Vision. A twenty minute documentary of the build up and event will be produced and hosted by SBS commentator Stewart McKenzie.
As we get closer to the record attempt date, please check back to see options to donate to the Craig Percival Memorial Trust.
Fund Raising Background
Mitch raised over $100 000 with the 12h event for the bereaved family of Craig Percival, who died of a heart attack of 2016. Additionally, the focus of the media attention was to raise awareness for depression. Mitch helped raise $2.7 million dollars for BCNA (Breast Cancer Network Australia) by riding to Perth (from Melbourne) with footy show star Shane Crawford in 2014.
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12-Hour Record Holder
On 13 March 2017, Mitch averaged over 42kmh to attain a new distance world record for the 12-hour event of 491km.
Many thanks to the support of Korupt Vision for the highlights film below:-