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UK cyclist couple killed in crash

A British couple cycling around the world were killed in a crash in Thailand.

Peter Root and Mary Thompson, both 34, set off on a round-the-world adventure in July 2011 and had cycled through Europe, the Middle East and China.

The Guernsey couple is understood to have died in an accident on Thailand's notoriously lethal roads on Wednesday, The Telegraph reported.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said they were "aware of the deaths of two British nationals in Thailand on February 13" and were providing consular assistance.

On their website, Two on four wheels, the couple posted a travel journal, photographs and short films from the 23 countries they had visited.

Root was born in Jersey but grew up in Guernsey. Thompson was originally from Bristol. They met 14 years ago at an arts college in Falmouth, Cornwall.


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