THREE local cyclists have returned triumphantly from their ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End, a distance nearing 900 miles.
Five riders had been hoping to complete the challenge and although two had to pull out due to injury, Len Savage, James White, and Simon Comley reached Land’s End on Saturday 1st October after nine days of cycling.
Len said, “It was hard, very hard! When we got to Land’s End we were relieved more than anything else! Scotland was really bad – lots of wind and rain which made it hard – fortunately we made the time up in Cornwall in the sunshine.
“The families came down to Land’s End so we had about 20 people at the finish line for us. We finished at about 12.00pm on Saturday and then spent the day at Land’s End to celebrate.”
Each cyclist was raising money for a cause close to their own heart. James was fundraising for Westbury Amateur Swimming Club, Simon cycled for the MS Society, while Len was raising funds for Cancer Research UK. Between them, the cyclists have raised well in excess of £3,000.
Len said, “A big thank you goes to A’n’A Removals for supplying the support vehicle which supported us all the way, proving A’n’A do get you Anywhere at Anytime! A huge thank you to Mr Michael Hillier, manager of Tesco Store, Tidworth; the goodies kept us going during those darkest hours in Scotland, especially the flapjack and jelly babies!
“Heartfelt condolences go out to the family of a lady killed at John O’Groats (cycling) the day the men started their challenge, showing what a dangerous, remarkable feat we’ve all achieved.
“Thank you again to all those who supported us during our cycle and remember anybody still wishing to donate can contact me on 07969 538114.”
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