Charity goal made the 971 miles worth it!

Roger Brown on the left, Andrew Turner of Woodhall Spa on the right. EMN-141109-153451001
Roger Brown on the left, Andrew Turner of Woodhall Spa on the right. EMN-141109-153451001

Two cyclists, 971 miles ridden, 70,413 calories burned, 54,973 feet climbed on their bikes and almost £7,000 raised for charity.

Lincolnshire Co-op duo Andrew Turner and Roger Brown have spent 12 days riding from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats, the north west tip of Scotland to raise cash for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Andrew Turner from Woodhall Spa, said; “Although it was hard work, we enjoyed every minute of our cycle ride and the knowledge we were raising money for such a worthwhile cause was great motivation.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has sponsored us and encouraged us along the way, it really has meant a lot.”

The duo, know as Team LEJOG, have so far raised £6,884, smashing their £5,000 target.

Roger added: “We were quite lucky with the weather, it wasn’t perfect but it could have been a lot worse. Cycling through it you really appreciate how beautiful the country we live in is, especially some of the Scottish highlands.

“It was a real privilege to be cycling for Alzheimers Society and contributing to the fantastic total our colleagues at Lincolnshire Co-op have already raised.”

But the ride was not all plain sailing, despite not suffering a single puncture along the way the pair did have to endure thunder and lightening in the Scottish Highlands, driving rain some very sore legs.

You can still support Andrew and Roger and donate to the Alzheimer’s Society by logging on to their Just Giving webpage: http://www.justgiving.com/teams/LEJOGAug2014