Tandem world trip set to leave on June 8

John Whybrow and George Agate are setting off on a world record breaking tandem tour of the globe in June ANL-160128-102656001
John Whybrow and George Agate are setting off on a world record breaking tandem tour of the globe in June ANL-160128-102656001

Hunstanton man John Whybrow is in the final stages of preparations for his round-the-world tandem cycle ride attempt starting next month.

If successful, John and his tandem partner George Agate, from Sussex, will be the first people to manage to circumnavigate the world by tandem.

In the process they aim to also raise £100,000 for charity.

The record and route has been approved by the Guinness World Record organisation and after over a year of careful planning the boys are only a few months away from departure, and they cannot wait to get on the road.

John and George met whilst studying at the University of Kent in Canterbury, and have always had a thirst for adventure.

The historic entrance gates to the Canterbury Cathedral will act as their starting line on June 8 and their finishing line approximately nine months later.

“We’ve always wanted to travel together and travelling by bicycle is such a great way to see the world, I can’t wait to get to the start line” says John. ”The ride is going to be riddled with challenges, both physically and mentally, but overcoming these will be a great achievement,” said George.

John and George will be keeping everyone back home up to date with their travels and experiences through the website and blog at www.thetandemmen.com as well as through their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds (www.facebook.com/TheTandemMen; www.twitter.com/TheTandemMen; www.instagram.com/TheTandemMen

Money raised will be split between the charities, Porchlight, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Water Aid.