IDENTICAL twins Hugo and Ross Turner embarked on a 1,575-mile trip across Europe on fully electric motorcycles last month.

Both adventurers, 30 and from Christow, set off from the London Transport Museum and headed towards the Iberian Pole of Inaccessibility near Madrid, Spain.

Their aim was to challenge people’s perceptions of what electric vehicles can achieve and test just how feasible long distance travel is using only electric power.

Hugo and Ross – also known as the Turner Twins – left central London on May 29 and made their way to Dover before working their way through France, crossing the Pyrenees and down into Spain.

The mammoth trek to the most inland point on the continent took the pair seven days to complete, but they spent two-and-a-half days charging their machines.

Hugo, who arrived back in the UK last weekend, said: ‘The adventure went really well, but the reality of charging for so long really started to take its strain.

‘The daily distance which in an ordinary vehicle would take a couple of hours would take us up to 15 hours on these electric motorcycles – and doing this back-to-back for a week was exhausting.’

He added: ‘On the flip-side, it was hugely reassuring that long distance electric vehicle travel is just about achievable – great news for the future of green travel.

The pair’s latest outing was the fourth Pole of Inaccessibility they’ve reached having already conquered the Australian, South and North American centre points.

And they are not stopping there as the brothers are planning to reach all of the world’s poles in the coming years.

Ross said: ‘Reaching the world’s Poles of Inaccessibility is something that still hasn’t been done. I guess we are curious to discover these locations and document what is there.’

Other past achievements include rowing the Atlantic Ocean and climbing Europe’s highest mountain, Elbrus.

Hugo explained: ‘These expeditions help us continue the endless discovery of new knowledge by supporting environmental innovations in product development and testing the limits.

‘It is incredible to think we travelled across Europe on electricity alone, but there is still a huge way to go.’