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Written by Mike Turner
Monday, 14 June 2010 19:19
THE John O'Groats finishing line is now in James Clarke's sights as the Cholderton cyclist prepares for the final leg of his 1,000-mile charity ride.
Day eight of his adventure saw the 36-year-old arrive in Carbisdale Castle having completed the 115 miles from Glencoe.
"It was another long ride today," the Salisbury Road Club member told Sport4Salisbury. "But at least it was a dry day!
"I started well but it got surprisingly hard near the end. Again it was very hilly, but the views were worth it."
James, who is raising money for charity in memory of his mother who died earlier this year, now has just 110 miles to go.
A trio of charities - Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal, Cancer Research UK and Salisbury Hospicecare - will benefit from his fundraising efforts.
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
Day 8 Glencoe to Carbisdale Castle 115 miles
Final leg: Tuesday, June 15 - Day 9 Carbisdale Castle to John O’Groats 110 miles
Last Updated on Monday, 14 June 2010 19:19