West Auckland kids claim Guinness World Record
A group of 1799 school children, teachers and parents claimed the Guinness World Record title for the 'largest human image of a bicycle' at Glen Eden Intermediate this afternoon.
The entry saw kids, parents and teachers create the shape of a bicycle and hold their position for five minutes on the school sports turf. Along with Glen Eden Intermediate, students came from Konini Primary, Oratia Primary and Kaurilands Primary.
A Guinness World Records Project Manager, a Guinness World Records Adjudicator and independent witnesses attended and the whole event was captured by a drone as part of the securitisation process. The previous record was recorded in England and stood at 1,148 people.
Travelwise programme for schools
All the schools that attended the event are part of Auckland Transport’s Travelwise programme which delivers a Safe System approach to road safety around schools and reducing congestion through increased walking and cycling. There has been a 4 percent increase in walking and cycling in Travelwise schools despite long-term national trends of reduced walking and cycling to school.