A German man is poised to enter the Guinness Book of World Records after building what he claims is the heaviest bicycle in the world.
The monster bike, weighing in at nearly one ton, is the labor of love of trucker Frank Dose, 49, who must get the bicycle to travel at least 500 yards in order to achieve the world record.
Dose, who’s from the small town of Schacht-Audorf near Germany’s border with Denmark, built the colossus using scrap metal for the body and two giant wheels from an agricultural muck spreader.
‘Go Franky!’ yelled a crowd of pals at the weekend when Frank – sitting on a saddle made from an old beer crate – rolled it out for the first time.
On September 3 he makes the world record attempt on the bike he has been building since March this year and reckons it has cost him nearly £3,500.
The current world record for riding the heaviest push bike belongs to Belgian Jeff Peeters whose cycle weighed in at 860kg – nearly 80kg lighter than Dose’s machine.
Dose’s wife Astrid will be there to witness the attempt saying: ‘I think his bike is sensational. I am proud and pleased that he has done it.’
Dose is intending to tweak the bike by adding more weight to push it to over one ton when he makes the record attempt.
‘I might as well go for broke,’ he said.
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