A World War II pilot came in second at an international cycling championship.
Kenneth Judd won the silver medal at the 2021 Road Worlds For Seniors competition, which ran from Sept. 6 to Oct. 1.
The 99 year-old was one of 5,000 competitors who pedaled a combined 3,779 kilometers (2348 miles) over a total of 26 days.
“You have got to concentrate on your speed and how far you are going,” he said according to the British Broadcasting Corporation. “I worked out how many kilometers and hours I would have to do each day, and I did the cycling when no one else was around, late at night, or early in the morning.”
Since the competition is intended for the elderly and people living with dementia, the medical condition of cyclists was carefully monitored.
Motitech’s Motiview technology lets competitors objectively see themselves cycling across the landscape on-screen. They can choose background music from an extensive playlist, which music therapists compiled.
“Sometimes I watched Yorkshire, and other areas of the Lakes,” he said according to the broadcaster.
British Cycling sponsored the competition.