Cumbrian pensioners and their bicycle made for two
Forget Olympians Laura Trott and Jason Kenny – meet Cumbria’s golden cycling couple.
Wigton pensioners Ian and Heather Thwaite, both 82, have travelled thousands of miles across Europe and the USA – on a bicycle made for two.
Not only that but they pedal out on their trademark tandem three times a week on a 28-mile round trip from their home in Longthwaite Crescent to a cafe in Silloth, where they enjoy a coffee and read the newspaper.
It’s a remarkable way of spending the day for the couple, at a time of life when many pensioners are more likely to enjoy a comfy chair and a cup of cocoa.... read more
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