Cycling commentator David Harmon and wilderness trail guide Jez Hastings will attempt to recreate one of cycling’s great traditions in their new venture: Team Wiggle Tandem.


Eurosport’s voice of cycling, Harmon, will team up with friend Hastings in a two-year project to attempt to break a number of long-distance records under the rules of the Road Records Association.



Starting in late March, the duo will aim to set a new benchmark of under 17 hours for the ‘Side-to-Side’ from Pembroke in West Wales to Yarmouth in East Anglia before attempts on the 12-hour record and Liverpool to Edinburgh.



An even more ambitious 2011 calendar could see the pairing mount assaults on the End-to-End record and venture oversees for the infamous Paris-Brest-Paris.



“We are painfully aware that neither Jez or I could hold a candle physically to some of the great record holders of the past but we feel that using advances in training and equipment we have a realistic chance of success,” explained Harmon.



Some of these advances will see the twosome riding a development tandem built by the legendary Terry Dolan and some of the latest aero equipment.



Harmon and Hastings will head to Snowdonia for early-season training, followed by a week in the south of France with the Endura team.



You can follow the team’s progress on www.wiggleblog.com or at the team’s website www.teamwiggletandem.com

David Harmon with Michael Hutchinson
Harmon and Hastings could learn a thing or two from time-trialling legend, Michael Hutchinson (centre)

 

 

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