Keen cyclists Scott Thirkettle, Frank Witcombe and Terry Adams are taking on the challenge of a lifetime cycling more than 1,000 miles across the country in just two weeks.
The trio are currently cycling from Lands’ End on the extreme south western tip of England, to John O’Groats at the very top of the Scottish mainland.
The trio, who are calling themselves The St Michael’s Pedalers, left Lands’ End on July 5th and aim to cover 1050 miles, averaging 70 miles a day for 15 days, with no rest days.
The route takes the trio through some of the most scenic countryside in the UK and most of it is very hilly! The pedalers travel through the spectacular north coast of Cornwall, over the wild moors of Dartmoor National Park, across the beautiful countryside of Devon and Somerset, climbing through the famous Cheddar Gorge, into the rolling countryside of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire, then onto the the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, crossing Hadrian’s Wall into Scotland.
The route then follows the Southern Uplands into the Clyde Valley, around Loch Lomond, through the town of Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, heading along the shore of Loch Ness, through the wild countryside of Northern Scotland and then finally reaching John O’Groats 1,050 miles later tomorrow (Saturday July 19) where they will camp overnight and enjoy a celebratory meal.
Scott, Frank and Terry are proudly raising money for a charity which is very close to their hearts.
In June, a fundraiser above The Carlisle pub, where family and friends enjoyed an evening of music, an auction and raffle, raised £725. To support the St Michael’s Pedalers visit www.justgiving.com/Anna-Thirkettle/