Friday, October 2, 1998 Published at 16:49 GMT 17:49 UK
Tandem pair record attempt fails
The intrepid duo get into shape for the record attempt
Two cyclists failed to break a 61-year-old record of riding a tandem further in one hour than anyone else - by just half a mile.
The record, set in 1936 by two British cyclists - Bill Paul and Ernie Mills - remains 31.06 miles (49.991km).
Mr Paul, 88, vowed to find a new partner to have another go at the record.
Mr Paul was confident before the attempt that the record would be broken.
"If they don't, then I'll find another partner and go again myself," he said.