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Somerset teenager reaches Turkey on his unicycle

Ed Pratt is aiming to be the first person to unicycle around the world Credit: Ed Pratt

A Somerset teenager who aims to be the first person to unicycle around the world has crossed his first continent.

Ed Pratt left his home in Taunton in March to begin the journey which could take two years to complete. He has passed through Europe and is now continuing through Turkey.

Thank you to all the Europeans that hosted me, filled up my water bottles, fed me, fixed the unicycle, bought me beer, cheered as I rode past and wrote kind words of encouragement through messages and comments.

I know that in the context of my whole world trip, crossing Europe is still just scratching the surface, but it still feels amazing to finally arrive in Turkey after almost three months on the road.

I can't wait to start making some more progress into Turkey and excited to reveal what the second continent of this amazing tour has to offer.

– Ed Pratt

Unicycle world record attempt

Ed Pratt aims to ride round the world on a unicycle - something that's never been done before. Credit: ITV News

A young man from Somerset will head off on an extraordinary challenge tomorrow.

Ed Pratt aims to ride round the world on a unicycle - something that's never been done before.

He's raising money for the School in a Bag charity which provides equipment for vulnerable children around the world. It could take two years to complete.

Ed says: "It's very do-able. You just get up, you cycle, you sleep and you just repeat that day after day. It's just doing it day after day is definitely going to be tough but I reckon I'll get into it and it'll work."

Unicycle world record attempt

Ed Pratt aims to ride round the world on a unicycle - something that's never been done before. Credit: ITV News

A young man from Somerset will head off on an extraordinary challenge tomorrow.

Ed Pratt aims to ride round the world on a unicycle - something that's never been done before.

He's raising money for the School in a Bag charity which provides equipment for vulnerable children around the world. It could take two years to complete.

Ed says: "It's very do-able. You just get up, you cycle, you sleep and you just repeat that day after day. It's just doing it day after day is definitely going to be tough but I reckon I'll get into it and it'll work."

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