Cycling the length of the country in memory of Sally

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An intrepid band of cyclists are pedalling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in memory of a teenager who died suddenly.

The group, lead by Pete Humphries from Thornborough are in the process of cycling the 874 mile endurance feat, to raise money for the Cardiac Risk In The Young charity.

Bob Gregory, from Buckingham, Rob Smart, Steve Quainton, Julie Gregory and Tom Gregory are also taking part.

Mr Humphries, who is a friend of the Wells family, whose daughter Sally passed away in 2012 aged 17, said: “It is all going well.

“Scotland was tough, especially over Glen Coe and Rannock moor, we did 115 miles that day into Glasgow so we are a bit sore.”

On Tuesday the men cycled 92 miles from Shrewsbury to Bristol, and will cycle an average of 80 miles every day on the challenge.

Mr Humphries added: “We are pleased the sun is shining.

“I snapped a gear cable yesterday which meant pedalling a few miles up hill in the highest gear, so lost a few pounds.”

Sally, who studied at Akeley Wood School died suddenly after a medical condition lead to a sudden cardiac arrest.

Mr Humphries said: “Sally was a fun loving, energetic young person who had an amazing zest for life.

“Although it’s difficult to take in the enormity of her loss, I know that we will be spurred on by my memories of Sally and her determination to succeed.”

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