Sep 122010

Setting off at the end of July, John Hoath, from Freshwater, and James Quigley, from Carisbrooke, both 24, finished the epic journey in just 16 days — a day earlier than planned.

They completed the journey without a support vehicle and slept in tents along the way.

A run of early bad luck caused punctures and four snapped bike chains in hilly Cornwall and the final part of their route took them through Scotland and up and over “harsh” 2,200ft mountains, such as Glen Shee.

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