Fred and Edith White have just celebrated their diamond wedding and say enjoying day trips on a tandem is one of the things that has kept them together.Read more in the Southern Daily Echo, UK.
Their passion for cycling began in 1949 about a year after they got married.
They were living in Morden, Surrey and Fred, 81, said: "We bought the tandem from a neighbour for £25."
Later family outings included the couple's children, Brenda and Peter, in a sidecar.
Since buying their second tandem they have clocked up another 2,000 miles but nowadays tandem trips are usually restricted to the local shops.
Occasionally, though, they like to venture further afield with a spin down to Lee-on-the-Solent. They take their frying pan and have breakfast on the beach before returning home with a "bicycle made for two" ringing in their ears.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Octagenarian tandem tourers
This is such a sweet story!