I'm not sure if this is old news or not but James Bowthorpe has just completed a mammoth circumnavigation of the globe, on a bike! Mental? Yes, but for a good cause; James' trip raised 1.8 million pounds for Parkinsons research. The Stats: 18,000 miles, 150 days, and going from 120 to 150 miles a day unsupported, oh yeah and he beat the previous record by four weeks!
Checkout James' website http://www.globecycle.org/, Blog: http://www.globecycle.org/blog/ (some great stories of his travels in here) and Geotagged photos (including some from NZ): http://whereintheworldisjames.com/