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Cornish record breaker

Watch our film about record breaker Vin Cox from Par

A man from Cornwall who cycled around the world has just found out he's entered the record books as the fastest cyclist to circumnavigate the globe.

Vin Cox from Par knocked a month off the previous record.

His epic journey began back in February 2010.

Vin returned to Cornwall a month ago, unaware he was about to enter the record books.

Vin heading to the Dead Sea
Vin visited Egypt and Jordan during his record breaking voyage

The record breaker travelled more than 18,000 miles in his epic voyage.

Vin did this in just 163 days. He started and ended his amazing adventure at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

The fun started right from day one. The first week so Vin travel down through France in sub-zero conditions.

Vin's arrival in Tunisia and onwards into Libya was complete with sandstorms and a dodgy stomach.

By week six Vin had reached in India, contending with both the extreme heat and the kamikaze drivers, not to mention yet another dodgy stomach.

Week 10 saw Vin starting out through Indonesia. This brought its own set of adventures with the cyclist arriving in Sumatra just a few days after an earthquake, making road conditions tricky.

Vin's journey took him to all the world's continents except one, Antarctica.

To claim the world record title, Vin had to provide detailed logs, photographs and GPS information.

Vin is now thinking of organising a race for others to possibly beat his impressive record.

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