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Electric Bike Breaks Distance Record

Egyptian rider Ali Abdo has set a new world record for the longest journey by electric motorcycle. He rode 12,749km (7921.86 miles) across Egypt in what he billed as his ‘Ride to COP 27’, hoping the feat would raise awareness about climate change, especially amongst the young. It took him 30 days (10th October to 9th November), averaging 264 miles a day. And the bike? A standard spec Energica EVA EsseEsse9, which has an 18.9kwh battery and an official range of 143 miles.

Abdo has previously broken electric records on an EsseEsse9, setting the longest distance ridden in 24 hours (571.58 miles) and last year broke the record for the longest journey on an electric motorcycle in a single country – both were confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records.

His next goal is to break the record for the most countries visited on an electric bike. This ride, his longest yet, will run from Egypt through Jordon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman to the United Arab Emirates to coincide with COP 28.

“Great bikes, and a great way to make a point, riding through the heart of OPEC, without using hydrocarbon fuels. I hope Ali Abdo will be relying on solar generated electricity.” said Jim Freeman, Chair of the BMF.

Written by Peter Henshaw

Top image courtesy of Ali Abdo Facebook