Lads to cycle length of Britain for Macmillan

A teenager from Ottery is one of a quartet of lads cycling the length of Britain next week to raise money for Macmillan.

Joshua Dale, 19, will be cycling from John O’ Groats to Land’s End, approximately 930 miles, in 10 days.

He and his three cohorts, who are all also 19, want to raise awareness of the cancer charity and raise as much money as possible through the event.

The group said: “We are a close group of friends, hopefully that will still be the case at the end of this epic journey!”

Setting off on Tuesday, July 31 from the most extreme northern point of mainland Scotland, Jason LeHuray and Patrick Cheyne, from Exmouth, Tom Temple Murray, from Exeter, and Josh, who lives in East Hill, will be averaging 90 miles and burning 4,000 to 5,000 calories every day, and hope to arrive at Land’s End on August 10


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He said they chose Macmillan as cancer has affected all of their close families and friends.

The boys explained: “Macmillan has helped some very close family and friends of ours and continues to provide essential support at incredibly difficult times.

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“Every penny we raise will be donated to the Exeter clinic so help us to help them and donate now.”

For more information and to donate to their cause visit www.justgiving.com/Johnogroats-Landsend-Cycle.

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