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Took to a recumbent hand trike in the name of charity

Here's a sight you thought you'd never see: confirmed petrolhead Jeremy Clarkson on a bicycle, well, okay a hand cranked recumbent trike, but it's close enough.

Perhaps he should try doing it more often (although we've heard more than one story about motormouth being spotted on a bike) - if his comments on Twitter are to believed it seems the star isn't in such great shape - although he actually looks fitter than usual to us. He posted the above snap of himself at the wheel of a recumbent trike  on Twitter, writing: "They're riding from Paris to London. I had a heart attack after 17 yards."

On the plus side, he does seem to have changed his tune, from having once claimed cyclists 'deserve' abuse from motorists, taken together with his comment last year that he would live in Copenhagen "in a heartbeat" due to the lack of cars cluttering up the place. Maybe he's mellowing. Maybe.

Clarkson's handcycling adventure took place at Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Wiltshire where he joined two disabled soldiers, Staff Sergeant Steve Arnold and Corporal Josh Boggi, to see how they were preparing to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for the  Help For Heroes. charity as part of their Hero Rides on the 2nd of June.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.

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Colin Peyresourde [1636 posts] 2 years ago
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You should never take Jeremy seriously, even when it comes to his car reviews, and on that bombshell.....

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oadatapa [10 posts] 2 years ago
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I reckon most petrolheads in reasonable shape would very much enjoy a spin on a recumbent tri-cycle with a very low centre of gravity like the Hase, HPVelotechnik, Velokraft et al. More fun than any car!

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PK Munroe [2 posts] 2 years ago
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According to rumour Clarkson has experienced a complete about-face and is now a cyclist and environmentalist! He even changed the name of his show to Top Gaia. See this blog www.youcanstickit.blogspot.co.uk/ - entry for 25 March

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Gizmo_ [1333 posts] 2 years ago
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Clarkson has been supporting Help for Heroes and other similar charities for a long time.

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SteppenHerring [322 posts] 2 years ago
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Jeremy Clarkson with his controversial opinions that he has for money.

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soundsunlikely [8 posts] 2 years ago
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If I wanted to read about this tawt I would read other publications. Get him out of here.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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soundsunlikely wrote:

If I wanted to read about this tawt I would read other publications. Get him out of here.

No-one forced you to click the story titled

"Jeremy Clarkson rides a bike".....

Who's the twat now..... BYE  103

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koko56 [330 posts] 2 years ago
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Colin Peyresourde wrote:

You should never take Jeremy seriously, even when it comes to his car reviews, and on that bombshell.....

QFT Yo! :p

lol gkham!

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Hollisharri [43 posts] 2 years ago
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Technically it's not a bike, having three wheels.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Hollisharri wrote:

Technically it's not a bike, having three wheels.

Its recumbent handcycle, handcycle's are normally called handBIKES.  19

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Nick T [913 posts] 2 years ago
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Put the handbags at ease chaps, the opening paragraph points out that its a trike.

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Al__S [957 posts] 2 years ago
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He's previously praised cycle-friendly Copenhagen... for being cycle friendly

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Hollisharri [43 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:
Hollisharri wrote:

Technically it's not a bike, having three wheels.

Its recumbent handcycle, handcycle's are normally called handBIKES.  19

That might be what the're nicknamed but it should be a handtrike as it has three wheels. Tri=3 Bi=2.

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Sanderson [3 posts] 2 years ago
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Apparently Clarkson is also a keen ornithologist... I always find 'revelations' that people in the public eye are not as one-sided as they are portrayed to be somewhat underwhelming... The ignorant oaf is a character crafted for entertainment purposes. What a surprise...

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Vic Brown [43 posts] 2 years ago
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“Trespassers in the motorcars domain, they do not pay road tax and therefore have no right to be on the road, some of them even believe they are going fast enough to not be an obstruction. Run them down to prove them wrong” J. Clarkson

He might not believe what he says, but how many dickheads in cars are influenced by this kind of crap?

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tired old fart [77 posts] 2 years ago
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most of his comments ought to be taken with a pinch or even a celler full of salt as he is probably just playing to the opinion, or the opinion he thinks top gear viewers have

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koko56 [330 posts] 2 years ago
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tired old fart wrote:

most of his comments ought to be taken with a pinch or even a celler full of salt as he is probably just playing to the opinion, or the opinion he thinks top gear viewers have

top gear is viewed and liked by all sorts of people, did not think someone could get properly upset about it either until i read some comments from what sounded like embittered handbag wearing middle aged men with a stiff upper lip.  39

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Team Rux [20 posts] 2 years ago
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A few years ago I was part of a team of cyclists riding from Oxford to Paris to raise money for an Oxford hospice that had cared for a friend in his final days. We wrote to a number of local celebs asking them to lend their support - either vocal or financial - and as Clarkson is an Oxfordshire resident we sent him a letter with the attached photograph, in the hope that it would appeal to his sense of humour. We never heard a squeak back and no pennies were forthcoming! Still makes me laugh though, whenever I look at it, but obviously it didn't have the same effect on the man himself!