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Gainsborough: Cycling challenge from Lands End to John O’Groats

The group on a training session where they cycled from Lincoln to Chapel St Leonard's and back

The group on a training session where they cycled from Lincoln to Chapel St Leonard's and back

A group of six are getting on their bikes and cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for charity.

The challenge is starting on Thursday 31st July and they are aiming to complete the journey in 10 days.

The cyclists, who are all from the Lincoln, Gainsborough and Hemswell areas, have all chosen a charity which is very close to each of their hearts.

Kate Revill, who has helped plan the journey, said: “We are riding for several charities that are close to each of us and our aim is to highlight these charities while undertaking this epic task and making it to the end alive.”

“We don’t intend to set any land speed records or mimic the Tour D’France but to make a difference in any way we can.”

Rob Newman organised the challenge and after recently becoming a father he has chosen to raise funds for Little Hearts and Acorn.

Gary Barber is cycling for WWF.

Jamie Cocks is riding for breast cancer as his wife lost her mother too it.

Matt Willows is cycling for Macmillan after his mum had a breast cancer scare.

Phil Haynes is cycling in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

And the final cyclist is Tom Cox but he is only able to join the group for part of the journey due to work commitments.

You can keep up to date with the group’s progress along the way at www.facebook.com/groups/292236757614054.

 

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