Joshua Toll, our Community Projects Officer, has just returned from his marathon cycle ride, stretching 910 miles, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in aid of Cancer Research UK and The Oddballs Foundation.
Part of a team of six, all friends, Josh set out on a scorching day at 7am on Friday 2nd July 2021. Their route took in the breath-taking beauty and varied scenery of the numerous counties they have had to cross, with over 43,500ft of vertical climbing taking 13 days to reach their destination of John O’Groats. No support vehicle accompanied them, everything they needed for survival was carried on their bikes. They cycled in all weathers, with their longest ride covering 101.5 miles and took them 8 hours and 45 minutes to complete.
Josh says of his adventure “The UK is actually quite big when you’re sat on a bike. Having cycled through 21 counties in 3 countries through blazing sun and torrential rain, it did make quite the adventure. There were good days and bad days but it was all worth it having raised money for these great causes. Any further donations are welcome and hugely appreciated because I won’t be doing that again! I’ll be sitting on a pillow for a while longer yet”.
The group were hoping to raise £3000 towards their chosen charities and are so pleased this has already been exceeded, but anymore towards these worthwhile charities is always needed and appreciated.
If anyone wishes to donate then please visit the following link:
Councillors and Staff would like to say huge congratulations to Josh for this amazing feat, and hope he recovers quickly from his momentous effort to raise funds for such worthwhile causes.