From run­ners to riders

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

Run­ners Gary Masters and Ian Val­lance are swap­ping train­ers for bikes to em­bark on the 1,000-mile Land’s End to John O’Groats jour­ney in aid of Sue Ry­der Thorpe Hall Hospice. In­spired by Gary’s em­ployer Colo­plast’s year long sup­port of the hospice, the friends from Peter­bor­ough are hop­ing to raise at least £1,000. They will be set­ting off from Land’s End on Au­gust 30, av­er­ag­ing around 90 miles a day in the sad­dle. While Gary (pic­tured in blue dur­ing the Tour of Cam­bridgeshire) has been train­ing for around three months, Ian is re­ly­ing more on stamina built up as a run­ner. “He did do one train­ing ride – to the pub for a pint,” joked Gary. “We’re both re­ly­ing on our grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion rather than our fit­ness to fin­ish!” To spon­sor the pair visit http:// uk.vir­gin­money­giv­ing.com/GaryMasters3.

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