Branch Manager of Huws Gray Plumbing & Heating supplies in Shrewsbury, Gary Clarke, is back for revenge after his Lands’ End to John O’Groats ride was cut short due to COVID last time out. Gary made it all the way to Scotland, and was forced to stop because of the varying restrictions over the borders.
Gary is taking on the challenge to help raise monies to support The Movement Centre, a local charity supporting children with additional needs that find it difficult to control their movement. He will be taking on the challenge with two friends who will also cycle for children’s charities, Bryn Monks for Hope House and Lee Richards for Children with Cancer UK.
They will attempt to complete the 1402km route in a maximum time of just 116-hours and 40-minutes! The challenge will see them all cycle from Cornwall through the Cotswolds, the Midlands, the North before finishing off in the Scottish Highlands.
Gary along with the other two cyclists will be expected to maintain a minimum cycling average speed of 12kph including any time spent off their bikes. They will set off at 9am on Sunday 3rd July and attempt to reach John O’Groats by 8th July.
“Along with my wife Kelly we enjoy the outdoors walking, running and cycling. Kelly is a fundraiser and volunteer for The Movement Centre and we have our own fundraising page on Facebook. We are inspired by the wonderful work they do at The Movement Centre and the benefits it has on the children. I love that I am able to have a part in helping more children gain control of their movements, something we all take for granted”.
Fundraising Officer for The Movement Centre said “We are delighted to have the support from Gary once again and we are really proud of him for undertaking this challenge. His supports so much to us and the families who access our services, and we can’t wait to see how he gets on. We want to send our best wishes to Gary and team of cyclists, and thank him for the support”.