SALISBURY cyclists Darren Klat and Mark Underwood will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats later this year raising funds for charity.
The duo will set off on what they have tagged The Long Good Ride 2012 on August 24 aiming to complete the mammoth journey inside nine days.
Funds raised will be donated to the Salisbury Stars Appeal and the CF Trust.
Already in training for their adventure, the pair will aim to cover 120 miles per day, before stopping at camp sites overnight.
“We appreciate cycling the length of Britain is not an original idea. However, to us it represents a massive challenge as neither of us has attempted to cycle anywhere near this distance before.
“We will have to put in many, many hours of training in the build-up to completing this challenge with the main aim of raising a large sum of money for worthwhile causes.
“Every penny we raise in sponsorship will be split evenly between our two chosen charities - all expenses incurred will be entirely self-funded. All sponsorship will be gratefully received, no matter how large or small. Thanks very much for any support you can offer.”
Supporting them on their trek will be Darren's brother, also called Mark. As well as providing mechanical support, he will be driving between campsites to ensure their tent and a well deserved cuppa is ready for their arrival.
To sponsor the cyclists, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/thelonggoodride2012
For more details: http://thelonggoodride2012.blogspot.com/2012/02/overview.html