Green-minded cyclists fight pollution on 969-mile ride

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A team of cyclists from the University of Sheffield will cycle nearly 1,000 miles in nine days wearing pollution eating clothing to raise money for charity.

The 969-mile ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats begins today and has already raised more than £20,000 for Deafness Research UK.

A team of 20 cyclists will wear ‘special jerseys’ treated with a photo catalyst that eats pollution.

Team captain Professor Tony Ryan, who pioneered the idea of wearing pollution eating clothing, said: “Cycling is such a green way to travel across the country but by using the catalytic treatment on our kits means that our riders will actually be leaving a trail of fresh air right across Britain, removing some of the pollution caused by cars.”

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