For many, riding John O’Groats to Lands End sits proudly at the top of a cycling career – but for Bruce Duncan and Anthony Emmet it’s only one third of six-and-a-half days of suffering.
In April, the two seasoned elite adventure racers will embark on The Epic Tri to raise money for Cancer Research.
This epic triathlon will see the duo kick-off with The Bob Graham, an infamous 65-mile fell run over 42 peaks in the Lake District, all to be completed within 24 hours.
Bruce and Anthony will then head north of the border to embark on a 874-mile end-to-end tandem ride, in a target time of 60 hours.
And their monster triathlon will finish with the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race over 125 miles, which they hope to finish in 24 hours.
When we heard of The Epic Tri, it evoked memories of the ultimate cyclo-adventurer, Swede Göran Kropp, who cycled 8,000 miles from his homeland to Everest Base Camp in 1996, before scaling the world’s highest mountain unsupported. He then cycled home.
Bruce and Anthony will start The Bob Graham on Monday April 18 and they expect to reach Westminster Bridge in London on Sunday April 24.
“The Epic Tri will be a huge undertaking,” said Bruce, three-time winner of the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race and 2010 Nokia Coast to Coast Adventure Challenge champion.
“It will far outweigh any of the huge multisport adventure races we have done before but with a personal incentive we will push through the pain to raise as much as we can for Cancer Research.”