Here's an amazing achievement that went virtually unmentioned (I am ashamed to say) here in the U.K.
In 2012 a gentleman aged 100 set a new 100 kilometre world record for a centenarian of 4 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds; and that was even a little better than he had hoped. He admitted it was hard towards the end, when his hands were hurting.
The man in question was the Frenchman Robert Marchand and here he is during his ride on the track in Lyon.
After working as a wine dealer, a market gardener and a shoe salesman, Robert took up cycling only at the age of 66 and became a very keen, regular cyclist.
Well done, Robert!
What an example and inspiration to us all!