PEDALLING pals splashed through Oxford on a pedalo to set a new world record.

The four men, representing motor neurone disease charity Challenging MND, broke the Guinness World Record last week by travelling the 128 miles of the Thames in a pedalo in the fastest time.

The previous record was four days, 12 hours, 49 minutes and 17 seconds but the team, led by Alex Gibson, who founded the charity and was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2018, beat it by almost two whole days.

Mr Gibson said: “The team absolutely smashed it and I am so proud of everyone involved, together we have rewritten the records and created history."

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The men completed the challenge at Teddington Lock in heavy rain at 10.19pm on Friday, completing the stretch in two days, 15 hours and two minutes and have already raised more than £20,000 for the charity.

Mr Gibson added: “Thank you to everyone involved, everyone who came to the river and of course all who donated. We are completely overwhelmed by the support and interest. Along with making a superb new Guinness World Record, we hope this feat raises awareness for motor neurone disease and puts Challenging MND on the map to help establish us as the go-to charity for creating memories for people affected by MND.”