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Written by Mike Turner
Friday, 11 June 2010 21:04
SALISBURY Road Club member James Clarke enjoyed his best day yet in his attempt to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats.
The 36-year-old cyclist completed 130 miles on the fourth leg of the mammoth charity trek, departing Eccleston this morning and arriving in Greenhead just after 8pm.
"It was another long day," said the Cholderton cyclist. "But it was quite an enjoyable ride with some beautiful scenery. There was a lovely 12-mile stretch from Sedbergh where there were no cars!"
The last three hours of his journey was hilly and saw him contend with another strong headwind.
James is raising money for three charities - Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal, Cancer Research UK and Salisbury Hospicecare - and is still on schedule to complete the mammoth journey in nine days.
Another 130-mile schedule awaits James on day five as he leaves Greenhead for Stirling.
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
Day 4 Clun to Eccleston 120 miles (actual 130)
Day 5 Eccleston to Greenhead 130 miles
Saturday, June 12: 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 Friday, 11 June 2010 21:24