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Gullivers’ travels: Scottish couple set to cycle around the world on tandem to raise money for Ukraine

Gullivers' travels: Scottish couple set to cycle around the world on tandem to raise money for Ukraine

Bob and Deborah Gulliver plan to leave home soil on Saturday on their around the world voyage to raise funds of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland…

Monday, Mar 21

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Bob and Deborah Gulliver plan to leave home soil on Saturday on their around the world voyage to raise funds of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (Chas) and the Hospices for Hope Help for Ukraine .

Mr Gulliver, 53, said: “While we have no idea what we will encounter along the way, after 30 plus years working in IT programme management around the globe I always have to have a plan.”

Both non-cyclists until now, Mr Gulliver and his wife, 49, will spend the next 21 months on a tandem as they pedal around the planet. Bob and Deborah Gulliver who are set to cycle around the world by tandem “This is slightly longer than Mark Beaumont’s world record,” said Bob, who added: “It was reading Mark’s book of cycling around the world in 194 days that first inspired us to take up expedition cycling, although Mark’s latest record of cycling around it in less than 80 days just tired us out reading about it.”

And Mr Beaumont has offered his own words of encouragement, wishing them luck for the thousands of miles ahead.

“What a mission, what a fantastic adventure to set out on to support the incredible work of Chas,” he said.

“It’s a wonderful mode of transport to get immersed in all these incredible cultures and landscapes in the next 21 months or so.

“These are extraordinary times so what a way to show that you can still travel. Joining the world up again is such a commendable aspiration.”People can donate to the […]

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