Friday, 6 July 2012
Intrepid cyclists off again
Some of the young people from my parish are cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise funds for Mary’s Meals, St Pio’s Friary, Bradford and the African Missions. The above picture shows Anna Marie who decided on a warm-up from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to John O'Groats. Her father Adrian has gamely accompanied her; as he is only a year younger than me, I have the highest respect for this endeavour.
You can read about the various stages on the dedicated blog To Land’s End. Others will be joining throughout the route.
Roads through the mountains take the easiest route but it is still a long uphill climb on a bicycle. Here is a picture from a stretch in the Cairngorms:
There was a problem with a wheel, necessitating a careful freewheel down hill and a visit to a highland bicycle shop:
They have already raised over £4000 - to contribute, go to their Charity Giving page