Cyclist beats his own record aged 102 years old

Robert Marchand on his bike

There are definitely no excuses for not getting on your bike after you read about Robert Marchand.

He has just got himself another world record in a race for over 100-year-olds.

He's 102 years old and he peddled at a rate of nearly 17 miles an hour, beating the old world record, which was his anyway!

When he was 100 years old he hit the record books with a 100 km cycle round a velodrome in Lyon.

His latest feat took place at a velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines near Paris.

After completing the race, he hurried off round the track to meet and greet his supporters.

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