T-4-3 Triplet Hire Company offers charity bike riders a
unique opportunity to raise money in an unusual way.
Charity bike rides on solo bicycles are great fun, but
not exactly a novelty charity fundraising idea these
days. If you are planning a charity bike ride it is
important to enthuse your potential sponsors too.
Triplets are expensive and as rare as hens' teeth! They
are guaranteed to turn heads during your charity ride.
Many strangers will be moved to donate to your cause on
the spot, so keep a collection tin handy at all times
when you stop for a break! If you want to be different
and aim to more than triple your fundraising potential
on a charity bike, give us a call. But don't leave
booking a triplet or a tandem until the last minute;
remember to plan your charity ride around our exclusive
machines well in advance.
and Somerset Air Ambulance
A spectacular Air
Ambulance Cycle Challenge
of cyclists assembled at Watchet Harbour on the Somerset
coast to take part in the 7th annual Dorset
and Somerset Air Ambulance Coast to Coast (C2C) Cycle
Challenge on Sunday 14th May.
event, which is not a race, saw a total of 580 cyclists
turn out on the day, in what has become an annual
cyclists took part in the gruelling but glorious 54 mile
ride to West Bay in Dorset and a further 16 cyclists completed the shorter 11-mile route
which began at Drimpton and also ended at West Bay.
This year, for the first
time, the cyclists were joined by members of the Dorset
and Somerset Air Ambulance crew who also took part
team, who called themselves the ‘COASTBUSTERS’
headed up the starting line on a triplet bike.
2017 Announcement of a World Hour record attempt on one
of our triplets
- One of
our Triplets being used on BBC Blue Peter
a pint of beer 3 friends from England, Netherlands and
Germany challenged each other to join a cycle race from
London to Amsterdam for charity. The charity,
"Lessons for Life Foundation", aims to enable
the most vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa to
access quality education at primary, secondary,
vocational and tertiary level.
The 3 friends realized
though that the race would be more entertaining if we
could attempt to challenge together as a team rather
than against each other and so we set forth to find a
race was divided into two stages from London to Harwich,
and after an overnight ferry ride from England to
Holland, from Hoek de Holland to Amsterdam. Having had
no practice on the bike beforehand and dressed all in
orange to accordance with our destination, we put the
Dutch cycle specialist in the driving seat up front, the
German into the engine room in the middle and the
British to command and shout encouragements from the
back seat where he could be best heard.
Day 1 proved challenging,
as due to the lack of practice and a number of turns we
found ourselves mostly in the back of the field.
Boarding the ship from Harwich, the triplet bike was
naturally the centre of attention, much to the
displeasure of the 2 tandems participating in the race
as well. During the second day, the plain flats of
Holland proved to be advantageous terrain for a triplet.
Once we reached our speed, even the well-trained cyclist
with the most sophisticated equipment struggled to match
the momentum of the triplet.
In total, the charity
managed to raise over €500,000 from the event, with
nearly €25,000 coming from the triplet team itself and
complete a unique experience across the channel!
on from a conversation late one January evening in a
pub, three Irish lads decided to cycle a lap of their
country on a triplet bicycle to help raise funds in aid
of the Irish Cancer Society.
Andy and Declan flew to Blackpool for a quick practice
session on the bike and a few weeks later the bike was
shipped to Dublin for the beginning of their 1000+ mile
journey. With friends and well-wishers there to see them
off, the three lads began their first day of the trip,
Dublin to Belfast, under a police escort to help get
them through the city safely and quickly. The next three
weeks would see the three friends cycle up through
Northern Ireland, then from Donegal down the west coast
to Cork before making their way over to Wexford and back
up to Dublin.
the help and kindness of friends and family, strangers
and bike shop owners met along the way, the boys and the
bike stood up to the daily rigors of their challenge,
without so much as a puncture to the triplet. Over the
course of the trip, the lads were able to raise over
€14,500 in aid of their charity and complete an
unforgettable journey around their beautiful island.
intrepid riders raised more than £1,500 to buy a
defibrillator for Morecambe Football Club. At first we
thought this was a machine to remove the hairs from
players' legs until we learned it was a machine used in
emergencies, to help re-start peoples' hearts.
Easter Bank Holiday, Graham Howse, MFC's Financial
Controller; Dr Trevor Fleet, Club Doctor and Danny
Strength and Conditioning Coach rode 158 miles from
Morecambe to Lincoln, through rain, wind and sleet.
Their average speed was well over 12 mph with some very
brisk downhill runs whenever it was safe and straight.
reliably informed they cycled all the way up and
free-wheeled down every hill on the way, only dismounting
for scheduled rest breaks and two good night's kip.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, officially opened
Travelodge's 400th hotel at Waterloo and also joined in
the party to celebrate the hotel chain's 25th
a UK first and to celebrate the opening of London
Waterloo Travelodge, the hotel company offered an
exclusive complementary 'Triplet London sightseeing
tour' - with tour guide, to its customers. This service
allowed two customers and the tour guide to cycle around
London visiting the Capital's famous landmarks.