Respect to Shearer, Chiles and Cracknell- Sport Relief

From the BBC Sport Relief website:

Against all odds Newcastle and England football legend Alan Shearer and BBC presenter Adrian Chiles have completed their epic Sport Relief Super Cycle.
The duo were set a challenge of cycling 335 miles from Newcastle to London, via West Bromwich, in only two days.

After completing day one, riding 186 miles from Newcastle to Burton-on-Trent they still had it all to do.

But as Sport Relief kicked off at Television Centre on Friday the pair arrived on time to complete their task.

That is an epic ride, and a fantastic achievement by any standards. To give some idea, around 150 miles in one day is the maximum amount riders in the Tour de France will do. These guys had five hours sleep then got back on the bikes again.

Amazing work – and a great result for sport relief, £371,065

And also an astonishing achievement by James Cracknell, who has rowed, cycled and swum his way from the U.K. to Africa.  Spending an incredible 108 hours in the saddle over 10 days, more details here.

This is Herculean stuff, well done gentlemen.

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