A group of seven cyclists from East Anglia are taking to the saddle this summer and riding around 450 miles in just five days to raise money for charity!
The ride is the brainchild of serial fund raiser Nigel Jeavons, a senior salesperson with Hughes Electrical in Hunstanton, who has once again persuaded his colleagues to help with his third fund raising charity event.
“I originally considered cycling from John O Groats to Lands End but soon realised it would be too time consuming,” said Mr Jeavons. “So, I looked at a route taking in Hughes most northerly, westerly, southerly and easterly branches and concluded it could be done in five days.
“Then it was a case of persuading my colleagues to take up the challenge – we now have seven taking part plus a good friend of mine, Eddie Herbert.”
Mr Jeavons continued: “We will be setting off from Preston, furthest north/west store, on June 6, making our way to Rayleigh, furthest south, before finishing in Lowestoft, furthest east on June 10.
“As we are based throughout East Anglia, each rider will be responsible for their own training regime and we know we will be tackling some pretty arduous rides, particularly when we cross the Peak District.”
Money raised will be going to The Benjamin Foundation, a charity which supports children and young people in Norfolk and Suffolk who are experiencing challenges in their lives, including young carers and young people who may be at risk of homelessness. It was founded in 1994 and helps over 2,000 people annually.
“We know what a valuable job the charity does every day, so we are delighted to support it and have set ourselves a fund-raising target of £5000,” said Mr Jeavons.
The route is:
June 6: Preston to Buxton – 85 miles;
June 7: Buxton to Redditch – 90 miles;
June 8: Redditch to Luton – 95 miles;
June 9: Luton to Braintree – 95 miles; and
June 10: Braintree to Lowestoft – 85 miles.
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