Monday, November 5, 2007

Around Britain at 8MPH

Five disabled men from Devon have completed a 5,350-mile (8,610km) journey on a mobility scooter. The intrepid Scoot-A-Long team took 117 days to travel clockwise around the UK, traveling at an average of 8mph.

The clockwise route was completed by John Duckworth, Geoff West, Simon Parrott, John Seamons and Jason Uren. Mr Seamons said it was an experience he would not have missed for the world. "It was very scary at times sitting at 8mph with traffic whizzing by at 60, 70 or 80mph," he said.
When Mr West was in the driving seat in Scotland there was a "slight disagreement" with a Ford Escort. "The scooter had a minor dent, the Escort lost its bumper," said Mr Seamons.

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