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Boris Bike scheme expands - to Gambia

Oxfam's campaigns and policy director, Ben Phillips, posted this on Twitter - though it's not clear where the image originated. Picture: Ben Phillips/Twitter Oxfam's campaigns and policy director, Ben Phillips, posted this on Twitter - though it's not clear where the image originated. Picture: Ben Phillips/Twitter

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
2:20 PM

So, as this seemingly authentic image makes clear, one of the capital’s Boris Bike’s has made it as far as Gambia, which as far as we can work out represents a record-breaking achievement.

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Quite how it was a achieved, though, is another matter. No one knows.

From London to the west African republic is 5,800km, according to Google Maps, calculated at a speed of 15km and pedalling 12 hours a day, could have been managed in just over a month.

That includes two ferries - across the Channel and Mediterranean - and traversing the Sahara. Seems unlikely, but how do you think it got there?

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