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Rich Kelly will join Oliver Lewis, from Taunton, Will Bancroft, from Exeter, all aged 28 and Tom Strange, aged 27, from Bournemouth on the Tour de Triplet Challenge, which will see them ride a 104-year-old triple bike, more than 700 miles, from London to Switzerland, with one in a support car.
Mr Kelly suggested the idea, after previously riding the bicycle from Lands End to John O’Groats, earning himself a place in record books as the youngest person to complete this route on a triplet bicycle.
Mr Kelly said the bicycle was named Cerberus, after the mythological three-headed dog said to guard the gates of the Underworld.
“It’s owned by a close family friend who found it in a shop while studying at Oxford Uni. He restored it and has even taken it to Greece,” said Mr Kelly.
Calling it an eye-catcher, he added: “Random passers-by laugh, cheer and honk their horns.
“She even caught the attention of rock legend Sting, who has had a go.”
The four pals will take Cerberus through the Swiss Alps on a route that includes a near-vertical climb of 1,800 metres, and which will take them about seven days to complete.
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