University of Waikato law graduate Tim Chittock is hoping to set a world record by cycling the Indian Golden Quadrilateral.
The Golden Quadrilateral is a four-lane highway network which connects most of the major cultural centres of India. Total length is 5,846 kilometres.
To set a new world record, Tim will have to cycle 300 km a day to make the distance within 20 days. he will travel between Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Kanpur, Pune, Surat, Guntur, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam.
Tim, 24, has just completed a Bachelor of Laws degree with a second major in Economics.
He will begin his journey on 18 February 2016 from Delhi. To comply with Guiness World Records requirements he must keep a log book to record distance covered, and get the people he meets each day to verify that he has been to each location. In each city he must meet up with a police officer or city official and get a photo of himself with a landmark.