CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 22 April 2017

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Pedalling their way into the Guiness Book of Records

HONG KONG (SE): Leung Shek Chee College in Sau Mau Ping broke the Guinness Book of Records record for generating the most electrical energy pedalling bicycles over an eight-hour period on February 26.

The all out assault on the record included the muscle power of around 1,000 students, alumni and parents, who took turns at riding 35 bikes from 9.15am until 5.15pm.

A total of 13,484 watt hours of electricity was generated. The school has video footage of the record-breaking marathon and will submit it to the judges of the Guinness Book of Records for confirmation and recognition.

Leung Shek Chee College organised the event to mark its 40th anniversary, as well as to promote the value of sport and environmental protection.

The Guinness Book of Records lists records for the generation of electricity under different categories. The Polytechnic University in Hong Kong holds the record for 24 hours, which was set on 11 and 12 September 2014, with 31,399.31 watt hours chalked up. Forty-eight bicycles were used.

The record for static bicycles belongs to the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It was set on 26 November 2016.

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