Pedal power on the heritage railway

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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway was transported back to a bygone era when the velocipede rally returned last week.

Enthusiasts from all over the United Kingdom travelled to the heritage railway to ride along sections of the track in their lightweight three or four wheeled vehicles - all of which rely on pedal power to get them from A to B.

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“We have had a really good reception on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, “ said Roger Fuller, the national co-ordinator of www.velocipedes.co.uk. “They are fantastic people and just to be in the area is lovely.”

The custom-built machines, invented in 1879, have historically been used for track maintenance and inspection.