Another Spinning Guinness World Record Attempt

, | UltraRob | Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Ryan Corey fell short in his attempt to set a new Guinness World Record in spinning a couple weeks ago. Last Saturday George Hood, former record holder, starting his attempt to reclaim the record. The current record is 200 hours and was set back in March of this year by Frank Trtschka of Germany.

George is riding at Urban Tri Gear in a Chicago subarub. He will need to continue riding until November 1st to set a new record. His attempt is a fundraising event on behalf of the Gunnar Hotchkin Memorial Fund for a local soldier killed in Afghanistan.

George is the only athlete in the world to have set this particular record repeatedly and as always, will be done in accordance with Guinness World Record rules. They include, but are certainly not limited to, a 5 minute break or “rest” for every hour completed on the bike. This time may be accumulated and used throughout the ride as necessary. During any given break, George will be off the bike for the duration of the break, which usually averages about 15 minutes or so.

Like with Ryan’s attempt there is online streaming video of the attempt. The clock you see continues to run during the break and as with any marathon, it is the total time at the end of the ride that will be certified. You can text George during the ride at 630-415-6222 or email him at or chat with him on U Stream.

Donations for the cause may be made on line at by simply clicking on the “donate” tab at the top of the page, which will direct you to the Pay Pal site dedicated to the Gunnar Hotchkin Memorial Fund.

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2 responses to “Another Spinning Guinness World Record Attempt”

  1. […] wrote a while back that George Hood was spinning on a spin bike to set a new Guinness World Record. Not only did he succeed in breaking the record but he smashed it! The previous record was 200 […]

  2. Bob Smith says:

    “By my calculations, he would have turned the cranks nearly 15 thousand times.”

    What??? That’s about 3 hours!

    Something like 1,200,000 times would be a more educated guess.

    90 revs per minute x 60 x 222

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