The Tandem Men welcomed home to West Sussex after epic round the world challenge

The Tandem Men made a triumphant return home to West Sussex this morning (Friday March 24) on the 290th day of their ride round the world in a quest to raise £100,000 for charity.

George Agate and John Whybrow left the ferry at Portsmouth Harbour at 7.30am and began the last leg of their incredible journey through Fishbourne and Lavant and on to Duncton where they were greeted by pupils at the primary school George, 23, attended some 17 years.

They went on to Fittleworth Primary School and stopped at Pulborough where George was also a pupil.

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“It seems very surreal to be back in England signing autographs on Red Nose Day,” said George. “It is incredible to be home. I am really looking forward to a cup of tea and a hot cross bun and catching up with all the news.

The Tandem Men arrive at Fittleworth at lunch time today

“I’m going to have a bit of a rest, but you never know I might just get itchy feet again!”

Tomorrow morning (Saturday, March 25) George and John, who were students together at the University of Kent will leave Great Ormond Street Hospital (one of their charities) and head back to their starting point, Christchurch Gate at Canterbury Cathedral for a reunion with family, friends and sponsors.

They have cycled across five continents, and 30 countries and completed 180,000 miles.

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Leaving Fittleworth and heading off to Pulborough

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The Tandem Men arrive at Fittleworth at lunch time today

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Leaving Fittleworth and heading off to Pulborough