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866 miles, 500,000 wheel rotations and 44 Full English breakfasts later, St. Modwen’s intrepid cycle team has successfully completed its Lands End to John O’Groats charity cycle ride.

Completed in 54.66 hours over 10 days, averaging 15.86 mph, the peloton team comprising regional director Mike Herbert, senior development surveyor Mike Murray and development surveyors Andrew Cox and Jonathan Green, has already raised in excess of £25,000 for the challenge’s four nominated charities – The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust; Breast Cancer Campaign; the British Heart Foundation; and the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer.

Regional director Mike Herbert commented: “We are delighted to have successfully completed the cycle challenge which we set ourselves at the beginning of the year. Having spent months intensively training to ensure we had the stamina to successfully complete the route, we were thrilled to reach John O’Groats some ten hours ahead of schedule. The route wasn’t without its challenges as we tackled steep ascents, inclement weather and perilous caravans but we persevered as a team and, with the help of over 125 energy bars and thoughts of our many supporters behind us, we were delighted to cross the finish line injury free!

“The cycle challenge was originally conceived out of our desire to raise money for local and national charities which we each feel passionate about. We are thrilled to have already raised over £25,000 and, with donations still coming in, we hope to further swell that figure and make a real difference to the charities which we were so proud to represent on this once in a lifetime challenge. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated so far and to Tom Hart and Jason Tait who gave up their time to drive our support vehicle.”

Donations can still be made to the St. Modwen team with the total money raised due to be split between the four chosen charities later this year:

The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust runs a comprehensive children’s hospice service within Staffordshire and South Cheshire, providing respite and end of life care for children with life threatening conditions.

Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.

The British Heart Foundation envisages a world where people do not die prematurely from heart disease, and looks to achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

The James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer is the UK’s leading specialist kidney cancer charity. It seeks to help reduce the harm caused by kidney cancer by increasing knowledge and awareness, providing patient information and by supporting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of the disease.

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