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Even if just popping out to the shops, your journey might leave you with a sore back and aching knees.

But imagine spending hours every day for three weeks behind the wheel of the world’s smallest car as you drove the length of Britain.

Alex Orchin, 31, did just that, setting off in the Peel P50 from John O’Groats in Scotland on November 13 bound for Land’s End.

He arrived on Saturday, having travelled over 1,400 miles at a top speed of around 23mph.

At 5ft 11in, Mr Orchin, from Wivelsfield, East Sussex, had to cram himself in with his knees jammed at either side of the steering wheel.

Alex Orchin, who is driving the worlds smallest car, a Peel P50 from John O'Groats to Land's End, to raise money for Children in Need

Alex Orchin, who is driving the worlds smallest car, a Peel P50 from John O'Groats to Land's End, to raise money for Children in Need

Alex Orchin, who is driving the worlds smallest car, a Peel P50 from John O’Groats to Land’s End, to raise money for Children in Need

Mr Orchin, who is 5ft 11in tall, had to drive with his knees jammed either side of the wheel due to the confined space

Mr Orchin, who is 5ft 11in tall, had to drive with his knees jammed either side of the wheel due to the confined space

Mr Orchin, who is 5ft 11in tall, had to drive with his knees jammed either side of the wheel due to the confined space

He bought the car after seeing another P50 on Top Gear in 2007.

‘I can’t believe that little car has managed it,’ he said. ‘What an achievement.’

He raised more than £8,000 for Children in Need through his journey.

The P50 was made from 1962 to 1965 by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man. 

Production resumed in 2011 and a new one costs around £14,000.

Source: Daily Mail UK

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