Watch Three Pals Cycle a Boris Bike Up a French Mountain and Return it in the Nick of Time

By Gerald Lynch on at

Mount Ventoux is considered one of the toughest cycling routes in the world, having claimed the lives of veteran cyclists and all-but destroying those who've somehow managed to scale it. So attempting it on the back of a weighty Boris bike with the added stipulation of cycling back to London before the rental timer runs out sounds like suicide.

But that's what Matthew Winstone, Ian Laurie and Robert Holden have managed. Picking up a 24-hour rental, they set off from Southwark, South London at 3.58am on October 26th to take on the monumnetal challenge. Only taking a load off to board a van to take them through the Eurotunnel, they managed to get the bike back to a docking station with just 22 seconds to spare, avoiding a £150 fine and scoring £3,600 in donations for Macmillan Cancer Support in the process. Incredible! Watch the epic feat in the highlights reel above. [Metro]