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Chichester couple prepare for next tandem travel adventure

Daniel Sexton,Simon Marks

Tandem Travel Dave and Helen cycle on their Tandem on a mud road, surrounded by children and a motorbike behind themTandem Travel

The pair like travelling to places people don’t often go

A West Sussex couple who have been travelling round the world on a tandem bicycle have said they have “no plans to stop yet”.

David Barr and his wife Helen, from Chichester, say they like to “escape from real life” for months at a time.

The pair also like travelling to places people don’t often go and are planning their next trip to Kazakhstan.

However, on one trip they ended up in the middle of a conflict when in Georgia, which led to them having to “escape through villages being bombed” along with their two daughters.

Tandem Travel Helen stands with her two daughters in front the Polish Air Force One equivalent aircraftTandem Travel

The family fled Georgia and took a flight on the Polish equivalent of Air Force One

They managed to find a driver who took them over the border to Turkey.

In Turkey, a Polish Ambassador offered them a ride to Warsaw on the Polish equivalent of Air Force One.

Their daughters spent the entire duration of the flight in the cockpit with the pilots.

Tandem Travel Dave and Helen take a selfie on their bike in a desertTandem Travel

Recently they peddled the length of Africa

The couple have said they have no plans to stop going on their expeditions.

Some of their more recent trips have included going up the Himalayas and the length of the China/India border and peddling the entire length of Africa.

Tandem Travel Dave and Helen crouch for a photo by their bike Tandem Travel

The couple said cycling 60 miles a day is “comfortable”

Mr Barr said: “A comfortable distance in a day is 60 miles.

“The routes are not pre-determined, neither is our destination as when we go on these trips, we never have a fight booked home.”

The couple added that they have so many trips planned, they think they will be going until they are “about 100 years old”.