A CHARITABLE Glamis couple are preparing to take part in one of the most challenging bike rides in Britain later this month.
Fiona Young (44) and Jack Davies (64) will take part in the impressive 1000-mile ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The couple are paying for all the costs of the trip themselves so all money raised will go straight to Macmillan.
They decided to take part in their longest challenge yet after meeting at a previous event in India and doing another ride together in Mexico in 2009.
They said: “This is going to have to be our annual holiday and it is going to be very hard work, but knowing that any money raised it going to such a wonderful charity makes it all worthwhile.
“The hard work has already started with all the training needed which will have to continue right up to leaving while the fundraising will continue during and after the trip.
“All the hard work will be worthwhile if we manage to raise £2,500 we are hoping for.
“Starting in Cornwall we will be seeing a lot of the countryside all the way to the tip of Scotland and we are camping most of the time carrying all our own gear as we have no support vehicle.”
The couple will travel up the western side of England to Gretna then via Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Fort William and Loch Ness to Inverness then up the east coast of Scotland to John O’ Groats in two weeks.
Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity which helps and supports the people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.
The charity helps in a number of ways including providing support centres full of information, health specialists, cancer care centres, carer support and financial help.
One in three of us will get cancer and two million are already living with it. Everyone is affected by cancer and everyone can help too.
To sponsor Jack and Fiona please visit their fundraising page on www.justgiving.com/Jak-Fee. You can pay by credit or debit card and the money will go directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Where supporters are UK taxpayers the charity will automatically receive extra in Gift Aid which makes Justgiving the most efficient way of sponsoring them.