Land’s End and back for charity

Duncan Banford and Matthew Upton, both 17, of Parkwood sixth form college, cycling to Lands End and back for charity

Duncan Banford and Matthew Upton, both 17, of Parkwood sixth form college, cycling to Lands End and back for charity

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TWO teenage cyclists are pedalling more than 700 miles to Land’s End and back to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.

Duncan Banford and Matthew Upton, 17-year-old students of Parkwood College, The Ridge, were cheered by friends and family when they pushed off from Hastings Pier at 8am on Sunday (July 24).

“I wanted to do something that would change my life,” said Duncan, of Milward Road. “After this sort of activity you learn something about yourself. And quite a few of my family members have had cancer-related illnesses, so we decided to do this for a good cause.”

Around 360 miles later, they will reach Lands End. Many would opt for the train station, but Duncan and Matthew plan to cycle straight back to Hastings.

The pair plan to complete their journey in 19 days, camping out along the route. They hope to raise £500 for Cancer Research.

To donate, or for information, visit www.justgiving.com/matthew-upton.