A FATHER and son took on a mammoth cycle ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Tim Stott, 48, and his son Ewan, 18, of Tattenhall completed the 967-mile ride from Lands End to John O’ Groats over 15 days riding 60-90 miles each day and spending six to nine hours per day in the saddle.
They organised their overnight accommodation beforehand – mainly staying at youth hostels – and were self supporting. “The toughest part was the day we both got food poisoning. I wanted to stay in bed but we still had to cycle 55 miles over the hills of the Scottish borders,” said Ewan.
The pair were spurred into the challenge in memory of Tim’s mum (Ewan’s gran) Pam, who died suddenly of a heart attack in 2005.
The British Heart Foundation saves thousands of lives thanks to ground-breaking research and innovative health initiatives.
Anyone who would like to find out more or make a donation to Tim and Ewan’s collection fund for the British Heart Foundation, which currently stands at £330, can do so online at www.justgiving.com/LEJOG-Tim-and-Ewan-Stott.