Callum MacDonald and Kieran Sweeney
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Naked pedalo pair's third Atlantic crossing attempt

Two men from Whitehaven are planning a third attempt to cross the Atlantic on a home-made pedalo while naked.

Kieran Sweeney, 25, and Callum MacDonald, 23, are trying to raise money for the Children's Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.

They are wearing no clothes to avoid chafing.

A problem with their drive system scuppered their first attempt at the 3,000 mile crossing and food poisoning halted their second.

The pair are now recuperating and say they expect to set off for a third time in the next few days.

  • 31 Jan 2012