JOAN Alexander cycled 34 miles throughout Oxfordshire in her wedding ceremony costume after assembly her husband on a biking discussion board.

The pair rode in tandem from Didcot to Watlington nearly 12 years in the past to have fun their nuptials.

After getting married at Sutton Registry Workplace, the couple, initially from South London, cycled to Paddington, caught the prepare to Didcot after which cycled to Watlington.

Joan and TJ on their wedding ceremony day in 2010

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Mrs Alexander, 51, mentioned biking her in wedding ceremony costume was “nice enjoyable” and getting her buddies concerned made the marriage really feel “extra like a group”.

She met her husband, NHS supervisor TJ, 57, on a biking discussion board in early 2007 and the pair acquired engaged three years later, aged 39 and 45.

Oxford Mail: The pair met on a cycling forumThe pair met on a biking discussion board

“TJ had posted on the discussion board on the lookout for someplace to remain,” she mentioned. “I mentioned sure as I knew folks he’d stayed with beforehand and so they got here out alive so we met when he got here to remain for the weekend.

“We each cycled on the time as I used it to get round as I had simply stopped being a live-in nanny and TJ was enhancing his health as he is asthmatic.

“In January 2010 we went cycle tenting with folks from the discussion board and he proposed to me within the tent.

Oxford Mail: They rode in tandem across OxfordshireThey rode in tandem throughout Oxfordshire

“The very first thing I did was name White Mark Farm in Watlington to see once they had house for our wedding ceremony because it’s my favourite campsite.

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“I referred to as my mother and father and my mum mentioned, ‘Hallelujah,’ and my dad mentioned, ‘That is good. I simply acquired seven leaks from Tesco for seven pence.”

Oxford Mail: She tucked her dress into a white beltShe tucked her costume right into a white belt

The couple, who now dwell in Wakefield with their eight-year-old son Nye, determined to cycle on their wedding ceremony day six months later because it was “in step with their relationship.”

“We acquired just a few bizarre appears to be like,” mentioned Mrs. Alexander. “We at all times say that individuals in Tooting would not discover in the event you rode an elephant via but it surely’s not true as all of them seemed.

Oxford Mail: She wore white cycling shoesShe wore white biking sneakers

“Folks have been very supportive and cheerful. We stopped for a drink in Wallingford and somebody mentioned, ‘You are not mendacity, did you actually get married right this moment?’

“It was very memorable and nice enjoyable. We like biking and did not have a automotive on the time and all our buddies joined in – it made them extra concerned than if we had pushed off in a limo.”

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Oxford Mail: The couple now live in Wakefield with their son NyeThe couple now dwell in Wakefield with their son Nye

The bride wore white biking shorts and a white belt to maintain her costume tucked in on the experience.

She mentioned: “It might have gotten a little bit of oil on it but it surely’s arduous not to try this.”

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