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Goodies' trandem resurrected

The three-seater ‘trandem’ bike ridden by The Goodies has been brought out of retirement to promote an Edinburgh show.

Three-man sketch troupe The Trap brought the original bike on eBay for £600, and have spent several weeks fixing it up so they can ride it around the Scottish capital during the festival.

Only two trandems were ever made for the cult Seventies show, a red one and the blue one brought by performers Dan Mersh, Paul Litchfield and Jeremy Limb.

They say they are ‘chuffed’ with their new piece of memorabilia, which they brought from a collector in York.

Mersh said:  "It's actually very easy to ride once you get the hang of it, as there are three people powering it along.

"People always wave at us, but we try not to wave back in case we lose our balance.

"I am sure it will come into it's own on the 4am journey from the Pleasance back to our flat in the Meadows"

Litchfield added: "I was thinking abut getting some binoculars and growing a beard for the festival so I can really be like Bill Oddie, wo also used to take the back seat."

Published: 20 Jul 2004

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