Couple set for bike challenge
PUBLISHED: 12:39 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 10:01 06 May 2010
CYCLING 1,000 miles from Land s End to John o Groats isn t everybody s idea of a holiday, but for one married couple it is a challenge of epic proportions. Glenys and Peter Knight are not dedicated cyclists. The furthest Peter has ever ridden in a day is
CYCLING 1,000 miles from Land's End to John o' Groats isn't everybody's idea of a holiday, but for one married couple it is a challenge of epic proportions.
Glenys and Peter Knight are not dedicated cyclists. The furthest Peter has ever ridden in a day is 105 miles - and that was in 1971.
The furthest long distance ride they have completed was 700 miles in two weeks on an organised tour of the Danube cycle way in Germany in 2004, and being alongside the river there were not too many hills.
To make the journey more worthwhile, the Stevenage couple have offered to use their ride to help raise money for local clubs and organisations which need extra funds.
Any club or charity that is interested will be given a fundraising sheet to sponsor Glenys and Peter for the whole trip or per mile ridden. It will be the responsibility of the organisation to find their own sponsors. All money then raised will be for their organisation.
Peter said: "In this way it should be possible to help a number of good causes to raise cash with just one, very long, bicycle ride."
All Glenys and Peter ask is that the beneficiaries let them know how much they have raised and if possible what the money will be used for.
If you wish to take advantage of this offer you can get a fundraising form by emailing pck@ talk21.com with your organisation's details.
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