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Disabled Yorkshireman to cross Alps on 1932 Tricycle.

That's the (Yorkshire) spirit!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-13641917

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The ride is a tribute to Oswald Arthur Denly who, after contracting polio while in the navy, was invalided out of the service, paralysed from the waist down.

Having not yet realised his dream of seeing the Alps he set out alone on his 1930s Argoson 147cc tricycle, reaching heights of almost 8,000ft (2,900m).


Mr Denly also founded the charity that has now become Disabled Motoring UK. He was made an MBE in 1959 for services to disabled people and died in 2010.




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