The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

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Stradageek
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The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby Stradageek » 12 Jul 2018, 9:10pm

Is on his way from Edinburgh to Somerset on the last leg of his round the world tour ON A UNICYCLE, unsupported, carrying all his gear.

See Ed Pratt 'Athlete' on facebook for details some of which I've reproduced below

Dates:
12th July - Leaving Edinburgh
27th July - Finishing at School in a Bag HQ (Chilthorne Domer)
I WON’T be setting up any official riding days, so if you want to come out and ride with me (which you’re very welcome to do) the best way will be to track me down:
http://www.worldunicycletour.com/wheres-ed/
I hope this helps explain my plans for for the coming few weeks and answers the majority of the questions many of you have been asking me recently.
I’m pretty pumped to be riding my final 500miles on home turf and can’t wait to meet lots of you on my travels back home to Somerset.

I plan to try and intercept him somewhere in the midlands

Cheers

Stradageek

uppadine
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Re: The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby uppadine » 12 Jul 2018, 11:35pm

Fantastic achievement!

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Re: The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby ChrisButch » 13 Jul 2018, 8:21am

Not the first. A Japanese lad did this a few decades ago - I've never forgotten coming across him quite by chance when I was out on the bike.

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Re: The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby crazydave789 » 13 Jul 2018, 3:53pm

if you use a trailer is it still a unicycle?

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matt2matt2002
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Re: The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby matt2matt2002 » 14 Jul 2018, 10:24am

crazydave789 wrote:if you use a trailer is it still a unicycle?

Yes.
Ed's last YouTube post told how he was not posting any more clips while he crossed USA
He found the video editing too time consuming
Great guy
Great effort
Even if not the first
2014 Scottish End2End 1 month
2015 Pamir Highway Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan for 2 months
2016 Sri Lanka for 1 month.
2017 Herbrides Lewis Harris 2 weeks
2018 Ethiopia.5 weeks.
2018 Marrakech 2 weeks.
On a Thorn Raven/Rohloff hub.

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Re: The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby 1982john » 15 Jul 2018, 2:44pm

ChrisButch wrote:Not the first. A Japanese lad did this a few decades ago - I've never forgotten coming across him quite by chance when I was out on the bike.


Did this guy cycle around the world or cycle in lots of countries? I'm not sure this is comparing like for like but I could be wrong.

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Re: The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby rjb » 28 Jul 2018, 8:24am

He's arrived back home.

Unicyclist Ed Pratt completes round-the-world trip - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-44985060

What an achievement. :D
At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, 2 Dawes Kingpins, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, On One Pompino, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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matt2matt2002
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Re: The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby matt2matt2002 » 28 Jul 2018, 12:48pm

Amazing guy
I followed his trip from way back.
Great videos
2014 Scottish End2End 1 month
2015 Pamir Highway Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan for 2 months
2016 Sri Lanka for 1 month.
2017 Herbrides Lewis Harris 2 weeks
2018 Ethiopia.5 weeks.
2018 Marrakech 2 weeks.
On a Thorn Raven/Rohloff hub.

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Re: The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby Tiberius » 28 Jul 2018, 1:07pm

Not much impresses me these days.....but every now and then somebody does something truly amazing.

Big big respect to Ed' what an achievement !!!

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Re: The amazing Mr Ed Pratt

Postby reohn2 » 28 Jul 2018, 1:23pm

Tiberius wrote:Not much impresses me these days.....but every now and then somebody does something truly amazing.

Big big respect to Ed' what an achievement !!!

A BIG +1 from me too.
Not many true adventurists these days unless they have a pile of big name sponsors backing them.This lad is fantastic :D

PS,how come such a fantastic adventure with such a great cause attached to it doesn't make national news and Ed not hailed as a national hero? :?
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