Yep you read that right the world record for reversing a tractor and trailer (that's a thing) has been smashed. You might remember we reported on it the other day. Well its offical and its happened!
Reversing a tractor and trailer is hard right? You can get into a weird turn and then the bloody trailer is jack-knifing and you get stuck with the back tire hitting the trailers hitch.
The world record for reversing a tractor and trailer was held by an Irish man Eamonn Hickson, who back in heady days of 2014 reversed a respectable 17.36 km in his native Kerry. But not anymore Patrick Shalvey just outdid it reaching 21 kms.
You might have seen our video on the story and if not here it is again:
Shalvey spoke with local radio Shannonside northern Sound about it saying:
"There was wonderful support on the road, all the lorries and jeeps were beeping their horns at us.
"And at a couple of stages some bicycles went past me, that was a wee bit disconcerting - to be reversing, doing your best going backways and a racing bike goes by with a fella giving you wave.
"But it went very well and we're very happy with the whole thing."
After the world record attempt, Mr Shalvey bent down and kissed his tractor.
Cavan men are different and this world record attempt proves it!
Image and quotes via Shannonside Radio.
Video courtesy of Gleb Maguire.