Steve Quinlan is going to try to get his name in the Guinness Book for a speed record… on the SkyTrain.

Quinlan, an addictions counsellor from Maple Ridge, is originally from Manchester, and is going to create a Lower Mainland version of London’s Tube Challenge. That competition is a longstanding race for the fastest time to travel to all London Underground stations. It has been tracked by Guinness since 1960. There are 270 stations, and the record is 15 hours, 45 minutes and 38 seconds.

Other cities such as New York now have similar challenges, and Quinlan wants to bring a version of that to Vancouver. After six months, he’s got Guinness to agree that if he can get to every SkyTrain station in under three hours, they will list it as a record.


A Maple Ridge man will be trying to set a Guinness world record for the fastest time travelling the entire SkyTrain system.

On Friday, Stephen Quinlan plans to ride to all 53 stations on the Expo, Millennium, Canada and Evergreen lines in under the three hours stipulated by Guinness and set a world record — the first — for travel on the Lower Mainland’s rapid-transit line.

“We start at Richmond Brighouse at about 1:30 p.m., then we aim to be at VCC-Clark, hopefully, before 4:30 p.m.,” said Quinlan.

Originally from the U.K., Quinlan moved to B.C. more than two decades ago. He was inspired by the London Tube Challenge, the longest-running challenge of this type, tracked by Guinness since 1960.


Ever since he was a young child, Stephen Quinlan has wanted to be a world-record holder.

Originally from the United Kingdom, he grew up watching the BBC show Record Breakers, a children’s show that followed contestants as they sought to break a myriad of Guinness World Records.

Now, he’s getting ready to fulfill that dream.


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