The world record for the biggest human image of a bike was set just last week in England - but a group of children in West Auckland plan to claim that record for their own.

About 2000 kids from the Glen Eden area hope to help set the new record on the grounds of Glen Eden Intermediate School on June 9.

The record is held by Warwickshire County Council, which got 1148 people on the grounds of Kenilworth School to form the shape of a bicycle on May 26.

It was a hard-won record for kids from across the Warwick county. They tried to break the record last year but failed after Guinness World Record officials ruled large green gaps were visible in the wheels of the bike.

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Auckland Transport is coordinating the Glen Eden record attempt as part of an ongoing campaign to inspire the next generation of Aucklanders to hop on their bikes rather than automatically jumping in a car.