Etxebarrieta and his wife Okabe ride their tandem bike after a press conference in Madrid.
Basque teacher Eneko Etxebarrieta (R) and his wife Miyuki Okabe, a telecommunications engineer, ride their tandem bike after a press conference in Madrid February 21, 2005. The couple will try to become the first tandem bike riders to ride 120.000 kilometres around the world. The adventure is expected to last ten years and will take them to 80 different countries. The two adventurers have been named special United Nations representatives and will do educational and cultural field work on their journey around the world, gathering data and posting it on a website. REUTERS/Susana Vera SV/GB