Buxton men set to cycle 950 miles for good cause

Long distance cyclists Stewart Welburn and James Wright
Long distance cyclists Stewart Welburn and James Wright

Two Buxton men are preparing to pedal for pounds as they take part in a 950-mile cycle ride for charity.

James Wright and Stewart Welburn will set off from John O’Groats on July 8 before spending 12 days cycling to Land’s End.

Their efforts will raise money for Cancer Research UK, a cause close to both of their hearts.

James, 22, said: “I’ve always wanted to do something since my dad passed away from cancer in 2003.

“At the time I was quite young but I took up cycling last year and then decided to do this for Cancer Research UK which is a charity I wanted to support.

“Me and Stewart both took up cycling at the same time, mostly just to get a bit fitter and as we got into it more and more we decided to do something challenging and raise money for charity.

“I’ve got mixed feelings about it. I’m a bit excited but I’m also a bit nervous.”

To sponsor them, visit www.justgiving.com/2014jogle.