Tandem triplets pedal their way to a charity windfall

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A triplet has completed one of the UK’s toughest cycling challenges with her siblings to raise money in memory of their mum.

Kate Dalton cycled 112 miles across the Lake District with fellow triplets James and Kate and their brother Toby.

The quartet rode on two tandems – which made the ride even more gruelling said Kate, who lives in Stony Stratford.

“On a normal bike you can stand up when the going gets tough but you have to stay seated on a tandem because they are just too heavy.

The weather was bad and it was incredibly hard... but worth it.”

Mum Elizabeth died of cancer last year and the siblings raised more than £5,000 for Macmillan and the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Their proud dad Graham joined them for the last eight miles of the ride.

The family agreed they would cross the finish line together and finished, amid cheers from spectators, in 10 hours and 37 minutes.

Brothers Toby and James run a bike store in the Lake District and our keen cyclists.

But Kate and sister Alice had not ridden for years and had to train for months.