Round the world tandem challenge set for success for former Midhurst pupil

Right George Agate with John Whybrow on their incredible journey
Right George Agate with John Whybrow on their incredible journey

Former Midhurst Grammar School pupil, 23 year old George Agate, is one half of The Tandem Men crew soon to return home after cycling round the world on a custom built tandem in a bid to set a Guinness World Record.

George, from Pulborough is accompanied by university friend, John Whybrow from Norfolk. Their challenge to cycle the world and raise £100,000 for Porchlight, a Canterbury homeless charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Water Aid, took two years of planning.

They are expected to arrive in Portsmouth by ferry next Friday, March 24 and cycle via Duncton, Fittleworth, and Pulborough, on to London. They leave London on Saturday for Canterbury Cathedral where the journey began and where they will be many friends, family, sponsors and charity representatives waiting to welcome them home.

The cyclists are currently cycling through Spain, via Madrid; one of the two points that they had to visit as part of the Guinness World Record attempt. The other was Christchurch, New Zealand.

Donations to their charities can be made here

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