Bathtub paddlers make record bid

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Two men hope they have set a new world record for the distance paddled in a bathtub in 24 hours.

Rob Knott, 40, from Portishead, and Ric Canham, 56, from Axbridge raised thousands of pounds for the Alzheimer's Society and the Portishead Lifeboat Trust with the bathtub challenge.

The pair will be writing to Guinness World Records to see if their achievement can be officially recognised.

Mr Knott paddled 17 miles (27km) in 13hrs 45minutes, while Mr Canham managed 11 miles (17km) in nine hours before having to retire exhausted at Hanham.

The current world record stands at five miles in 24 hours.

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