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Pedal power.

Pedal power will be helping visitors explore an historic city in eco-friendly style.

The go-ahead has been given for Durham's first pedicab, or cycle rickshaw.

And dad-of-four Steve Murphy hopes the new mode of transport will be a hit with locals and tourists alike.

The pounds 7,000 machine, which has an electric motor to help Steve, 44, cope with the city's slopes, has been given the green light by city council licensing bosses, who have granted him a hackney carriage licence.

Pedicabs have become popular in British cities and Steve from Brandon, hopes the idea will catch on.

The rickshaw can carry up to three and Steve will charge pounds 3 for a five minute trip and pounds 8 for a guided half-hour tour. For more information call 07845 432569.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 5, 2007
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