There are many ways to get into the Guinness World Records, but one group of bicyclists decided to go the extra mile.
To grab their claim to fame, the bicycle team peddled 637 miles to draw a velociraptor using GPS and broke set a world record in doing so.
This endeavor involved a lot of careful planning, and it took 43 hours and 47 minutes to finish. According to To create the prehistoric drawing, they traveled through Cher, Saone-et-Loire, Indre, Nievre, Creuse, Puy-de-dome, and Allier over the course of six days.
You may be wondering why they chose a velociraptor. According to the Guinness World Records, it is because the French word for bicycle is velo.
Strava proudly shared the news on Instagram, so you can see a photo of the GPS dino:
It wasn’t just the six days of cycling that brought this dinosaur to life. It took more than a year of planning so the route could be flawless.
They also did it to raise awareness of the environment. According to the Free Press Journal, one of the cyclists, Maxime Brugère, said: “We are the main culprits of this environmental crisis, but also its main victims. As such, the future is in our hands and cycling is one of the best ways to contribute to change.”
The world record was official as of March 2023.SKM: below-content placeholder