Edwards, left, and Lance Armstrong rode together in Iowa Thursday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The pressure of a hard-fought presidential campaign may not make John Edwards sweat, but riding a dozen miles with seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong sure does.
The former North Carolina senator joined Armstrong for approximately a 12 mile leg of The Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) Thursday. Armstrong, who is participating in the entire weeklong 472 mile week-long ride, invited all the presidential candidates to partake in the event but Edwards is the only one who agreed, according to the Des Moines Register.
Edwards, drenched in sweat following the ride, admitted he is not a particularly good bike rider and said Armstrong “had to show me how to shift gears.”
While Edwards is the only candidate who agreed to suit up along the championship cyclist, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, will was also scheduled to join Armstrong Wednesday and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s sons will partake in the event Friday, according to the Register.
Armstrong is hosting back to back presidential forums for both the Democratic and Republican candidates at the end of August to discuss cancer issues.
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney