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Guinness record for cycling duo

Guinness record for cycling duo

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An epic 18,000-mile charity cycling challenge has been completed by George Agate and John Whybrow, who have been dubbed ‘The Tandem Men’.

The pair are enjoying a well-earned rest after their adventure of a lifetime to circumnavigate the globe on a tandem bicycle after 290 gruelling days.

They crossed the finish line against the historic backdrop of Canterbury Cathedral, after their mission across Europe, before going through the Orient and onto the Australian outback before tackling the Pan-American Highway.

George and John, who met whilst studying at the University of Kent, rode unassisted and carried all of their equipment throughout their tandem ride. As they completed their epic expedition the cyclists entered the Guinness World Records as the first pair to ever achieve such a feat, and were greeted by a cheering crowd of friends, family and supporters.

Despite the saddle sores, the dynamic duo had one ultimate goal throughout their challenge – to raise as much money as possible for charities WaterAid, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Porchlight.

• Visit www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiserweb/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=thetandemmen

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