Ex-Midhurst school friends cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 11 days
Three ex-Midhurst Grammar School friends have successfully cycled nearly 1,000 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 11 days for charity.
Supported by Alex Schlich, whose company Yellowstone Advisory Services sponsored the event, Richard Bounds, John King and Sam Walker, school friends between 1981 and 1986, set off on Monday, September 2 and arrived back on Friday, September 13, riding an average of 90 miles per day.
Richard said: “We cycled 970 miles, having taken a few wrong turnings. I personally raised about £1,200.
Richard said the challenge was ‘quite relentless’.
He added: “Some days were non-stop. The furthest we went in one day was 103 miles.
“This is something I’ve always wanted to do and the opportunity to do it with my school friends was too good to miss.
“I have done things like marathons but this certainly was the biggest challenge we’ve ever had. There was a lot of fun and laughs. It was tough but I would definitely recommend it.”
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