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Written by Mike Turner
Sunday, 13 June 2010 16:58
CHOLDERTON cyclist James Clarke is now just 225 miles from the finishing line as he nears the conclusion of his Lands End to John O'Groats charity bike ride.
The 36-year-old had one of the more leisurely rides of his mammoth journey today - covering the 80 miles from Stirling to Glencoe to arrive just after 2.30pm.
"It was all main roads today - lots of climbs but longer and gentler and easier to navigate," he told Sport4Salisbury.
However, more rain meant James rode non-stop to his destination.
James is raising money for a trio of charities - Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal, Cancer Research UK and Salisbury Hospicecare - and is right on schedule to complete the adventure in nine days.
The challenge facing him tomorrow, on day eight of nine, is to cover the 115 miles from Glencoe to Carbisdale Castle
The Salisbury Road Club member had planned to undertake the 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
Day 6 Greenhead to Stirling 130 miles
Day 7 Stirling to Glencoe 80 miles
Monday, June 14 - Day 8 Glencoe to Carbisdale Castle 115 miles
Day 9 Carbisdale Castle to John O’Groats 110 miles
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 June 2010 17:37