THIRTY two years ago four firefighters from Tarporley Fire Station jumped on a four-man tandem bike and rode to London for charity.
This weekend, history is set to repeat itself as colleagues from the same station attempt a similar charity ride, using a bike they have modelled on the original, called ‘Flame Tamer’.
They will start the 226-mile route at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, crossing the finish line at Great Ormond Street in London.
Tarporley firefighter Martin Boardman said: “The bike has been in the planning stages for a while as we tried to work out how to build it following a photo we have of the original Flame Tamer.
“With the help of Harbrook Engineering, Reaseheath College and Audlem Cycles we have finally cracked it and Flame Tamer 2 is ready for the ride.”
To sponsor them visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/Flametamer2.
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