BMW F850GS Adventure assists in Three Peaks World Record

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By Michael Mann
MannOnABike BikeSocial's Web Editor. Been riding bikes since 1984 and writing about them since 2013. Commuted in Central London for 10 years, fast and smooth road rider, does a reasonable job in a track day quick group. 6 ft and 14 st.

Former Royal Marine Commando, and BMW ambassador, Aldo Kane has successfully completed a unique world record by completing the Three Peaks Challenge by motorcycle in under 24 hours.

To climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales is challenging enough yet all the charity and sponsorships requests usually come from a team who employ a driver allowing the participants to rest, recover and eat on the journey between each climb. Yet Kane has set a solo Three Peaks Challenge record – transporting himself the 462 miles of riding between Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on BMW F 850 GS Adventure.

11,180ft of climbing formed part of the 23 miles of hiking which began at 14.00 on 14th October 2019.

His accomplishment is a world-first as no one has ever completed the Challenge on two wheels within the 24-hour deadline. 42-year-old Kane managed to summit the three peaks in 23hrs 13mins.

Achieving an ascent to the 1,345m summit of Ben Nevis by 16.14, Kane quickly headed to his BMW to set off for the 978m high Scafell Pike in Cumbria.

On arrival, he was joined by his friend and Bennetts British Superbike rider, Christian Iddon, at 1am. The pair got to the top of the UK’s highest peak by 2.45am – almost 13 hours after the challenge began.

After descending then riding to Snowden in Wales, Kane had covered his 462 road miles on the BMW and was joined by Fitness and Lifestyle Influence, Lex Griffin, to keep morale up. The pair headed for the highest peak in Wales by 10.30am reaching the top by 12.07pm, leaving the pair 1h 53m to get back down again.

Aldo Kane, said: “The Scottish Highlands has everything – immaculate roads for riding motorcycles and some of the biggest mountains in the country. And that’s what gave me the idea about combining the Three Peaks Challenge in the UK with riding motorcycles.

It’s taking two of my biggest passions and put them together. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

You can watch the 6-minute video here:

Aldo Kane rides BMW's F850GS Adventure to the Three Peaks
To complete the Three Peaks Challenge in under 24 hours is tough but to do it on your own and to ride a motorbike between each mountain is a real adventure. Former Royal Marine Commando, Aldo Kane, was up for the task.
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