Intrepid trio raise thousands for children’s charities

Mark Shirley, Richard Marley and Michael Sheridan. Mark Shirley, Richard Marley and Michael Sheridan.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
8:31 AM

An intrepid group of friends from Ely completed a cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats last Thursday, raising thousands of pounds for charity.

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Richard Marley, Mark Shirley and Michael Sheridan cycled the 1,000 miles between the two iconic locations in just 12 days – averaging about 85 miles a day.

Along the way they raised money for two charities; Blue Smile, in support of youth mental health, and Ormiston, in support of disadvantaged children.

In the run up to the event, Richard said: ““There is a lot of nervous anticipation to get the challenge going, it is a big thing. It will take up a lot of our time but it is just something that we feel we are ready for and that we all wanted to do.”

The trio’s feat helped raise a whopping £5,000.

You can still donate online at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bikesandapump to support Blue Smile or https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/richardandmarkbikesandapump1 to support Ormiston

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