The T-4-3 Triplet Hire Company
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The 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.
May 2017

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

A spectacular Air Ambulance Cycle Challenge

Hundreds 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.

The event, which is not a race, saw a total of 580 cyclists turn out on the day, in what has become an annual spectacular.  564 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 (pictured).  The team, who called themselves the ‘COASTBUSTERS’ headed up the starting line on a triplet bike.

Dorset Air Ambulance Challenge

Dorset Air Ambulance Challenge

Dorset Air Ambulance

April 2017 Announcement of a World Hour record attempt on one of our triplets

July 2015 - One of our Triplets being used on BBC Blue Peter

One of our Triplets being used on BBC Blue Peter In July 2016

May 2013

London to AmsterdamOver 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 triplet bike.

London to AmsterdamThe 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!

July 2011

Following 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.

Shane, 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.

With 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.

Ireland Triplet Charity RideIreland Triplet Charity Ride
Ireland Triplet Charity RideIreland Triplet Charity RideIreland Triplet Charity Ride
April 2010

Three 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.

Over the Easter Bank Holiday, Graham Howse, MFC's Financial Controller; Dr Trevor Fleet, Club Doctor and Danny Birdsall, MFC's 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.

We are 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.

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July 2010

The 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 anniversary.

In 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.

Travelodge Triplet Sightseeing Tour

Travelodge Triplet Sightseeing Tour

Travelodge Triplet Sightseeing Tour

Travelodge Triplet Sightseeing Tour



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