The riders have completed the course on schedule, and write …. “We cycled into Lands End welcomed by all our families and many friends feeling absolutely amazing! We had spent most of the day on the very busy A30, had a crash as well, but nothing was going to stop us flying through the 81miles! The total mileage for the trip came to 987, a few more than expected due to our unplanned detours!”.
To remind you, Patrick Cheyne (Camino to Santiago 2011 & 2012) and three of his friends, Josh, Tom and Jason, are cycling the length of the country. The set off from John O’Groats on July 31st. and plan to reach Land’s End on August 10th.
To continue ….. “At the finish we were presented with chocolate gold olympic medals, flowers, balloons, and lots of bubbly. The sun shined for our last day and the hills were certainly challenging, but so close to the finish we cracked on. We would all like to say a massive thank you to everybody who has helped us and donated, we appreciate it massively and Macmillan do even more. We will try to get some photos up of us finishing, but for now we need rest!”
As well as a personal challenge, they are raising funds for Macmillan. Many of you, I know, generously support many charities and as part of my annual leave, I shall be driving the support vehicle for the lads and ask you to be generous in sponsorship.
There is a notice at the back of the church & if you look at the link from our website, you will be able to monitor their progress.
We plan to reach Lands End on Friday 10th August so if you are on holiday in Cornwall then, give us a wave! Thank you for your support, both for the charity and the lads.
— Fr. Philip.