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Written by Mike Turner
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 20:11
LANDS End to John O'Groats cyclist James Clarke endured another rainy day as he completed the second leg of his nine-day charity ride.
The 36-year-old arrived in Street, Somerset earlier this evening having cycled the 80 miles from Launceston in Cornwall.
James, who is raising money for a trio of charities - Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal, Cancer Research UK and Salisbury Hospicecare - had to contend with shredded brake blocks and cold, numb hands as he progressed through numerous heavy showers in Devon.
"It was another wet day which made it quite a hard ride," said the Salisbury Road Club member, who has completed 210 miles in two days.
"The brake blocks shredded due to the bad weather and the hills. Luckily I found a bike shop so I could buy more!"
Leg three of the charity trek will see James attempt to cycle approximately 125 miles from Street to Clun in Shropshire.
He had planned to undertake the cycle ride some six months ago, but the death of his mother from cancer earlier this year has made his journey all the more poignant.
Anyone wishing to support James’ charity ride by sponsoring him, can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/james-clarke-e2e
Day 1 Lands End to Okehampton 130 miles
Day 2 Okehampton to Street 80 miles
Wednesday, June 9 - Day 3: Street to Clun 125 miles
Day 4 Clun to Eccleston 120 miles
Day 5 Eccleston to Greenhead 130 miles
Day 6 Greenhead to Stirling 130 miles
Day 7 Stirling to Glencoe 80 miles
Day 8 Glencoe to Carbisdale Castle 115 miles
Day 9 Carbisdale Castle to John O’Groats 110 miles
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 20:11