A DYNAMIC duo from Mid Cheshire have completed a 900-mile cycle ride from the end of England to the tip of Scotland in aid of charity.
Dave Gough and Mark Thornley, both members of Vale Royal Athletics Club, used just pedal power to reach John O’Groats after leaving Land’s End 14 days earlier.
Northwich Vics supporters Gough and Thornley, both 45, were riding in aid of the Dystonia Society and have so far raised £2,200.
Having reached their target destination one day early, the pair are now eager to surpass their fundraising goal of £2,500.
Gough, who works for Murray Smith Accountants in Winnington, said: “As non-cyclists until mid-May we were pleased to make the full distance which for us turned out to be 897 miles.
“Carrying our own kit, and four days of torrential rain and thunderstorms, made progress quite slow at times, but the fact we were doing it for charity kept us going and we met some great people along the way and saw some fantastic places.
“Mark’s dad has for many years suffered from dystonia, which is similar to Parkinson’s disease.
“There are 40,000 dystonia sufferers in the UK, and it affects people of all ages.
“Like a lot of medical charities they rely on voluntary donations and individual fundraisers to fund all of the work that they do for people affected by the disease.
“The society’s aims are to provide mutual support for those who suffer, and to raise awareness of the condition through education and the promotion of research.
“But it needs money so we are looking for donations please.”
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