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Last Updated: Saturday May 13 2006 13:59 GMT

Cyclist, 4, bids to break record

Henry and his bike
A four-year-old cyclist is set to become the youngest person to bike the length of Britain after taking part in a charity challenge with his father.

Henry Cole, from Somerset, is on the last leg of a 874-mile trek from Land's End to John O'Groats, travelling on a specially adapted tandem with his dad.

Father and son started their trip in August and are covering the ground in three parts to fit in with dad's job.

They aim to finish their trek in June, when Henry will be a record-breaker.

They have already cycled more than 500 miles and are now on the Scottish leg of their journey.

Henry's dad, Adrian, said his son's "little legs never stop pushing".

The pair cover an average of 30 miles each day, with Henry's mum following behind in a car to make sure father and son are safe.

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