Saturday, 9 April 2011

On Yer Bike!

Last year the dynamic duo, Mike Turnbull and Gaz Watts, took on the challenge of the 220 mile Trans Pennine Way.   They conquered the trail on their bikes in a week, and had a great time doing it.   In fact they enjoyed it so much they hadn't been home long before they were talking about setting themselves another challenge for this year.   And here it is...

On 27th May, Mike and Gaz will set off down to Cornwall with their trusty bikes and on the 28th May will begin the journey from Land's End to John O'Groats.   That's 1,000 miles!   They have allowed 3 weeks for the whole trip, but are expecting to do it in slightly less, which means a minimum of 50 miles per day.   Someone will meet them at the end of the ride and bring them home, but until then they will have no back up whatsoever.

Overnight stops will be in their tent, and they'll be catering for themselves on camping stoves.   All their equipment will be carried in panniers on the bikes.   Well, that's the plan.   They'll be doing the ride for charity, and have decided to split the sponsorship money equally between the Stroke Ward of Hull Royal Infirmary and one of the Forces Charities.   If you'd like to sponsor the boys on their epic journey please give Mike a ring on 650330 and give him your pledge.   Sponsorship forms will be available at the Post Office and various other venues nearer the time.

Mike said he's really looking forward to it, and is sure they'll do it in less than the 3 weeks.   "That's if we don't get lost," he said, with a twinkle in his eye.   "Gaz swears he gave me the map, but I can't find it!"

Good luck, to both of them.

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