Couple honeymoon for two years on a tandem bike

Published Monday, Mar 17 2014, 20:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Most honeymoons generally involve lazing around an infinity pool for a fortnight, cocktail in hand. But one daring couple spent two years travelling the world on a tandem!

Kat and Steve Turner cycled across the world on a two-person-bicycle, travelling a jaw-dropping 20,000 miles over 674 days.

The newlyweds embarked on their journey in New Zealand back in April 2012. And over the last 24 months that have taken on deserts, earthquakes and floods as they pedalled through mainland Europe, Australia, China and the Far East.

Kat and Steve left their Forest Hill, London home, and quit their jobs as teacher and parliamentary caseworker, respectively, to embark on the mission.

Couple on tandem

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Yesterday (16 March) they finally arrived back on British turf and were greeted by applauding family and friends as they got off the ferry in Plymouth Docks.

The couple endured the two-year challenge with tandem, Hooch, to raise cash for Practical Action, an international development charity. Kat, 32, had never even ridden a bike before!

Both suffered during the trip, with Steve, 34, experiencing heat exhaustion in Cambodia, and Kat fracturing her kneecap in the Australian Outback.

Steve was quoted in the Western Daily Press talking about the mammoth journey: "We've been completely taken aback by the many acts of kindness we have received, from being handed a chocolate bar, to being warmly welcomed into the homes of strangers and fed wonderful meals."

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