Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Postmen’s Epic Journey Completed

On Wednesday 25th April four work colleagues from Post Office Limited at Wymondham completed their eleven day cycle ride from John’O Groats to Lands End. 

Paul Wightman, Dean Whitnall, David Crisp and Trevor Manser (pictured) pedalled the entire journey, a distance of over 900 miles and which spans the length of Great Britain.

The team from Wymondham are all keen cyclists and after deciding they would like to take part in the endurance challenge thought it would be an added incentive to attract sponsors and collect for a local charity.

‘We chose Star Throwers cancer support as it is a local charity and does great work for local cancer sufferers and their families,’ said Paul.

The lads, who have been in serious training since January, set off on Sunday 15th April from John’O Groats in Scotland and pedalled south through snow, high winds and lashing rain to reach Land’s End eleven days later on Wednesday 25th April.

‘The weather could have been kinder! But we made it, and would like to thank everyone for all their support,” said Paul.

The teams support van was driven by Andrew Howard, who also kept the cyclists supplied with snacks, drinks and dry clothes along the way.

Upon arriving home, the team were very pleased to find that they reached their target of raising £2700 for Star Throwers. Steven Ho from Star Throwers said, “It is awe-inspiring what they have done for Star Throwers, what an incredible achievement. We are so proud of the team and grateful that they chose to support Star Throwers and the work we do.”

Star Throwers would like to express special thanks to everyone who has supported the team, Barford Van Hire for helping out with the support vehicle and Sainsbury’s at Longwater who provided energy drinks and snacks and for all the donations to our charity.

To see details and pictures of this amazing cycle ride visit www.polscnrjogleblog2012.co.uk If you would like to find out more about Star Throwers you can call a member of the team on 01953 423304 or email info@starthrowers.org.uk.