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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

End to End in 72hrs! Relay Challenge



Mile-eating junior Konnor Bracher-Walsh and his Royal Marine uncle, Dug, will be attempting to ride the 960 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats in just 72 hours during July in a bid to raise loads of cash for the University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust and Go Commando charities.
The pair will be riding in relay and say they believe this challenge has never been attempted before.
Konnor (16), who lives in Totton, Hampshire, said: "For a number of years I have been involved in fundraising for the University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust as part of the Solent District Dog Display Team and Training Club, who have raised a staggering £145,000 for the charity since 1983."
The money has helped fund equipment and facilities at the school's referral hospital "which not only treats thousands of animal patients from all over the UK each year, but helps train the veterinary surgeons and specialists of the future".
"Although I am taking a break from the display team this year due to other commitments, namely my GCSEs, I wanted to continue fundraising for the trust and, as I have always had an ambition to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats, thought this was the perfect way to do it.
"I'm really pleased that my Uncle Dug is joining me in this challenge and raising money for his own charity, Go Commando, which supports Royal Marines and their families. A Royal Marine himself, Uncle Dug is making sure that we don't slack on the training.
"Please support me in my ride and in doing so support Cambridge Veterinary School and their aim in providing the best animal healthcare, now and in the future.
Your gift, no matter how large or small, will make a huge difference to their work."
Donate on line at www.justgiving.com/konnorbracherwalsh or catch up with him or his mum Maggie at a New Forest CC club event.
Konnor and Dug's marathon pedalling adventure is due to begin on July 9th.

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