After months of true dedication, hours in the saddle and some serious determination an intrepid St Andrew’s duo are celebrating after cycling an epic 874 miles for Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton.
Grant Byworth and Simon Stringer, both nursing staff from the charity’s adolescent service, are back in Northampton after successfully cycling all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity.
The pair embarked on their heroic challenge last month and battled sweltering temperatures and copious punctures during the weeklong ride that took them the length of the country.
Karl Savage, assistant manager in the St Andrew’s Physical Recreation Team, supported during the ride and provided the twosome with energy packed food and drinks as well arranging accommodation and keeping morale high.
Simon said: “We are absolutely delighted to have completed the ride in only eight days.
“Cynthia Spencer Hospice is a charity close to our hearts and at times our desire to raise funds for such a valuable charity was what kept us pedalling.
“As challenges go it was pretty epic and certainly a challenge of a lifetime! Our thanks go to all those who have supported us, people have been amazing and it is much appreciated.”
For the second year running St Andrew’s has asked staff in Northampton to nominate their charity of the Year. This year staff selected Cynthia Spencer and both staff and patients have arranged and taken part in events to raise funds for the local hospice.
If you’d like to show your support for Grant and Simon please visit their JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/GrantandSimon/