Fire fighters, Ant Wilson and Lee Harding, will cycle 1000 miles in 4 days - from John O’ Groats to Land’s End - in 2019 for charity. 

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“We are two Fire Fighters from Worcestershire, who have recently been touched on a personal level by the evil that is childhood cancer. We decided we couldn’t just sit back and moan about how bad things can get for people, and felt we should do something positive. 

“As we are both keen cyclists, we decided to raise money by cycling an ‘old favourite’ route between Land’s End to John O’Groats. But, we didn’t want people to think we were simply living out our own dreams to complete this journey and going on a jolly! So, we thought we would flip the route on its head and start at the top (John O’Groats) and travel down to Land’s End. 

“The enormity of this challenge most people complete this event in a total of 9 days, so we will be really pushing our minds and our bodies to the limits. If you feel it in your hearts to help support us however big or small every penny will help to spur us on that extra pedal stroke.”

“This, we have been told, is the hardest way to complete the route, as the wind tends blow in your face for most of the journey. Just to add some more pain to the challenge, we propose to complete the journey in just four days.  

“To give more insight for those unaware of the route - most people who undertake this epic challenge complete the distance in 9-12 days. The distance will be 1000 miles, meaning we will be averaging 250 miles a day, which is no easy feat in itself.

“We are putting ourselves through this testing journey to help to raise awareness of childhood cancer, in order to raise much-needed funds for charities supporting the families suffering the devastating affects of this disease. 

“We will begin our journey at John O’Groats at 6am on the 9th of August 2019. Day One will see us finishing just south of the Cairngorms, then Day Two takes us to just outside of Blackpool. Day Three is the longest stretch – from Blackpool down to Weston-super-Mare. Finally, we will be travelling from Weston down to our final destination at Land’s End on the 12th of August.

“We have been overwhelmed with the support we have already received, which has included the supply of a support vehicle by Ford, and various companies supplying the much-needed equipment to help us to complete this epic challenge in the short time frame we have set. We will also cycle alongside our support crew, Baz Milton and Phil Griffis, who have dedicated their time to help us to complete our journey.

“We kindly ask friends, family, and readers to help us to reach our target of £10,000. All proceeds will go to the ‘Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust’ – a fantastic charity completing extremely important work and raising awareness of childhood cancer, as well as supporting the many families affected. 

“Any donation, big or small, will be greatly appreciated to help us to reach this goal and fund the charity making a difference to children across the country.”

 

You can follow Ant and Lee’s efforts for the 4-DAY 100-MILE CYCLING CHALLENGE and find the link to their fundraising page by visiting any of the pages bellow:

Twitter: @1000Cycling 

Facebook: 1000-mile-4-day-cycling-challenge

Donate: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/4day1000milecyclingchallenge

More information on the GRACE KELLY LADYBIRD TRUST can be found here:

Website: www.gracekellyladybird.co.uk 

                                                   

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