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Written by Mike Turner
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:26
CHOLDERTON cyclist James Clarke has successfully completed the third stage of his Lands End to John O'Groats charity ride.
After contending with two days of almost constant rain, the 36-year-old enjoyed a marked improvement in conditions today on the 120-mile leg from Street in Somerset to Clun in Shropshire.
James, who is raising money for three charities - Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal, Cancer Research UK and Salisbury Hospicecare - is aiming to complete the mammoth journey in nine days.
"It was a much better ride today," he told Sport4Salisbury. "It helped being dry, but there's still a long way to go and it's far from easy.
"I left Street just before 7am and managed to miss all the rain - it started just as I arrived in Clun at 5.15pm!"
James (pictured) aims to cover another 120 miles in Thursday's fourth leg of the charity trip - from Clun to Eccleston.
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
Day 3 Street to Clun 125 miles
Thursday, June 10 - 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 Wednesday, 09 June 2010 19:26