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Cycling on a tandem was never going to be easy
5:00pm Saturday 10th August 2013 in News
CYCLING from Lytham to Warrington on a tandem bike was never going to be easy, but a group of friends were pushed to their limits as they found themselves taking a wrong turn onto Bradley Wiggins’ training route.
Edward Brennan, from Latchford, said: “We approached one roundabout and decided to turn left. We later found out we should have gone straight ahead.
“This led us into the rolling hills of the north west, which we have since found out are Bradley Wiggins’ stomping ground where he does all of his incline training.
“Not really ideal for eight grown men on tandem bikes to tackle the route used by an Olympic Gold medallist and former Tour De France winner.”
The eight cyclists, who have been friends since college, raised more than £3,500 for Prostate Cancer UK, smashing their original target of £2,000.
Edward said: “We all had great fun taking part in the ride and managed to complete it in a credible three and a half hours.”
The team, aged between 24 to 45, comprised of Jacob Lovatt, Adam Daniels, Mark Forster, Chris Forster, Edward Brennan, Jason Garrathy, Daniel Kane and Liam Woods.
The ride saw the friends navigate two triple tandems and one double tandem along more than 50 miles of the north west’s scenic terrain with the journey concluding at Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Edward said: “Our bikes were public enemy number one for a while but we all came through it together in the end.”
The group survived the gruelling journey without any injuries and managed to enjoy a few drinks at a celebratory party, which was organised to raise even more money for the vital cause.
Edward said: “We just had a few numb bums to contend with in the evening.”
To show your support for the friends visit justgiving.com/Triplet-Tandem-Trail.
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