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Rotherham supermarket staff in world-record attempt

Morrisons Catcliffe Store bike riding team.

Morrisons Catcliffe Store bike riding team.

A bicycle built for three was the focus of an unusual world record attempt as South Yorkshire shop staff took to the road.

Staff from Morrisons supermarket in Catcliffe used a ‘triplet’ bicycle to attempt to cycle the length of Great Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, across three days.

A total of nine staff used the bike on rotation across the three days, taking it in turns to pedal or drive the minibus that followed them.

However, the group fell short of their target – which would have been a Guiness World Record for a triple bicycle – and only managed to reach Edinburgh.

Aaron Brocklehurst, aged 39, said: “We were a bit disappointed, but we enjoyed the challenge.

“We did it for charity and we raised about £5,000 to £6,000 for compassionate care charity Sue Ryder. We are going to have another go at it next year and try for the world record again.”

Aaron was joined in the challenge by colleagues 39-year-old Wayne Wragg, Adrian Ferriday, aged 44, 27-year-old Jason East, Luke Dawson, 25, 55-year-old Gary Hague, James Godbehere, 44, 60-year-old Alan Lee and Martin Sambrook, 43.

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