Duo break Cape Town to London record

12th Feb 2013

A British duo have smashed the Cape Town to London drive-time record, which has stood for 30 years.

Philip Young, 63, and Paul Brace, 49, completed the journey in 10 days - four fewer than a UK husband-and-wife team in 1983.

They arrived at Marble Arch in London on Monday afternoon to complete their 10,000-mile trek after setting off from Cape Town on February 1.

The journey, which has spanned 13 countries, was completed in a Fiat Panda for the Farm Africa charity.

Mr Young, from Kent, and Mr Brace, from East Sussex, also managed to beat the London to Cape Town record of 11.5 days that was set three years ago.

Their effort was helped by the fact they were able to use a new land crossing between Egypt and Sudan, while they had also been given permission to drive across Libya without being held up at the border.

So far the trek has raised more than £12,500 for Farm Africa, but this is expected to increase now it has been completed.

The charity helps families in rural Africa to produce food more effectively.


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