A gaggle of college pals have damaged the file for biking the size of the UK on a convention bike and raised hundreds of kilos for a most cancers charity.
The group, nicknamed “Magnificent Seven”, rode from John O’Groats to Land’s Finish on a seven-seater bike and accomplished the problem in simply 5 days and 21 hours.
Two core groups of riders set off on Sunday Might 22 and cycled in shifts all through the day and night time on the 200kg (441lb) seven-seater bike, ending the problem on Might 28.
The group additionally raised greater than £18,000 for Cyclists Combating Most cancers – a nationwide youngsters’s charity which gives light-weight bikes, tandems and tailored trikes.
The earlier Guinness World File for a similar route travelled on a convention bike was set in 2010, by a group of 194 individuals taking greater than 28 days.
Magnificent Seven group member Colin Bolton stated: “Regardless of a lot of the group being skilled riders, it took quite a lot of psychological in addition to bodily vitality to maintain going – particularly via the nights.
“The beneficiant donations and the actually inspiring work that Cyclists Combating Most cancers does to assist youngsters and households residing with most cancers saved us pedalling till the very finish.”
One other group member, Jeff Kapp, who was recognized with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2008, stated elevating funds for a most cancers charity was the “pure factor to do” as he had cycled all through his therapy.
“As an ex-elite bicycle owner there was no approach I used to be going to observe the inventory ‘relaxation and take it straightforward’ recommendation,” Mr Kapp stated.
“I saved driving during my most cancers therapy and I’m assured that I got here via the opposite aspect in a a lot better approach because of the train.
“Most cancers is hard on adults, however a lot more durable on children, so supporting (Cyclists Combating Most cancers) was a pure factor for me to do.”
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