Indian motorcyclist Manigandan Manjunathan has successfully broken the Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country’.
The record was set in India. Astride a Royal Enfield Classic 500, Manigandan started his expedition on November 9, 2014 and journeyed on until February 15, 2015. This determined motorcyclist covered 29 states and five union territories in 106 days — a distance of 38,239km — to hold this globally recognised record. He officially breaks the previous record set by Buck Perley, who rode throughout China with Amy Mathieson, and covered 33,357km.
Manigandan hails from Vaniyambadi in Tamil Nadu, and is self-employed. He also holds a technical degree from the Bharathiyar University.