Team MK boys show real pedal power

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A group of young Team MK cyclists swapped their bikes for a pedal car and won the U14s title at the British Pedal Car 24 Hour Championships held at Shenington.

Teams assembled from across the UK, plus one from Italy, pedaling a wide array of machines – some seriously, some less so. The Team MK squad was made up of Oliver Knight, Riley Searle, Jamie Lloyd, Lewis Muncaster, and Louis and Evan Carter.

The rules prevent those under the age of 16 from racing throughout the night – stopping at midnight and re-starting at 6am – but even so, in the 18 hours they were allowed to race, the lads pedaled 293 miles at an average speed of 16.3mph and smashed the previous distance record by over 33 miles.

Team manager Gareth Lloyd said: “It’s a great achievement for the lads to convincingly win the U14s category and to smash the distance record, especially considering most of the team are 12.”

Team MK now lead the British Pedal Car Championship for U14s and are in second place in the U16s with four races remaining.