Coastal stage provided trio with unexpected tough challenge Cyclists eat up the miles to get in reach of target
email@example.com A trio of charity cyclists who rode more than 1,000 miles have almost hit their £5,000 fundraising target.
John Savidge, Steve Watts and Julian Cashan completed their two week journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of Holding On Letting Go (HOLG).
HOLG is a Kent charity which supports youngsters across the county, aged six to 16, who have experienced bereavement.
Mr Savidge’s wife Vanessa is chair of the board, so the keen rider roped in two of his close friends to complete the challenge.
Mr Savidge, 45, from Mersham, said: “You’d expect Scotland and the Highlands to be difficult, but it was actually Devon and Cornwall that were the tough bits, but once we got off the South coast and over the Severn Bridge, we really started to eat up the miles.
“The ride was great, the camaraderie was amazing, and it was a fantastic couple of weeks.”
So far, the trio’s efforts have raised a whopping £4,590. With the help of readers of the Kentish Express, they’re hoping to break the £5,000 mark.
He said: “With £5,000, HOLG can afford to send five children and their families away on a weekend break so it all makes a big difference. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.”
To sponsor their efforts, visit justgiving.com/jjscycle
From left, Julian Cashan, John Savidge and Steve Watts at Lands End; right, the trio triumphant at John O’Groats