This project will couple two guys, equally idealistic but 25 years apart and on different continents, teaming up to break a record.
with a skeleton on the back seat of his tandem. This act of lunacy/creativity garnered him national attention, a mention in Ripley's Believe It or Not and ultimately in a book of world records.Fast forward twenty five years. A 22 year old Iraqi born college student, now living in England, learns of that record. He is passionate about raising money
for students to attend his school (Imperial College London) and is a fierce advocate for cyclists rights. He decides that breaking the distance record will generate similar attention for his crusades. Being half the age, he will double the distance. Thus, a plan is hatched to bike the entire length of Great Britain, a distance of almost 1000 miles, with a skeleton on his tandem.
A simple short email from Kadhim Shubber to Art Hoffman gives the story legs (femurs?) The two will meet this July in England, just before the Olympics, to travel part of the journey together. With media pouring into the country from all over the world, and support from RecordSetter.com, based in New York,the sight of not one but two cyclists with their skeletons on tour will turn heads each kilometer they ride.
As Art's good friend, I will accompany him to England to chronicle this once in a lifetime spectacle. My one hour documentary will incorporate footage from the ride, interviews with Kadhim and Art and support staff, members of the cycling community, and students and staff at the college about the impact of this ride on enrollment.Pedaling the Message or Peddling the Message? Take your pick. Compelling adventure, any way you look at it.
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Signed color print of Art and Kadhim with bikes and skeletonsEstimated delivery:
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