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Pedal For The Planet Delayed After Accident

Squall 11, Autumn 1995, pg 16.

Jason Lewis, one of two intrepid nutters cycling around the world, has broken both legs in an unfortunate accident on an American highway.

Jason completed a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a pedal boat with his partner Steve Smith earlier this year (see the ‘Pedalling for the Planet’ feature SQUALL 9).

After landing in Florida, the couple decided to try out separate routes, with Steve heading for Alaska to cross the Baring Straits by canoe and Jason rollerblading across the US heading for San Francisco.

Unfortunately, a motorist who was mistakenly driving on the hard shoulder of the highway hit him from behind.

Jason is back in the UK for a recovery period and then intends to fly back and complete the roller-blading journey to San Francisco.

From there he plans to pedal solo across the Pacific Ocean to Hong Kong. We kid you not.

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Pedal For The Planet - cycling across the oceans 'nutter stylee'. Squall 9 - Jan/Feb 1995.