Biking challenge for Pete

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A keen cyclist from Watnall will bike from Lands End to John O’Groats in just nine days to raise money for charity.

Pete Campbell wants to bike the full 980 miles in just over half the time people normally do it in because he wanted to push himself ‘harder than the norm’.

“I like a challenge and wanted to push myself harder than the norm,” he said.

“I also had to take into consideration I have two young children and 14 days would take up a lot of our summer holiday!”

The 35-year-old, who is the coach for Moorgreen Colts under 7s, biked 300 miles from London to Paris last year and raised £2,500 for Christian Aid, and this year he wants to raise even more.

This time around he will be raising money for both Christian Aid and Disability Snowsport UK – a charity that makes skiing and snowboarding accessible to everyone and where Pete works as an instructor.

The bike ride will take place on July 20, and several friends will be joining him, also raising money for charity.

The team are self funding this ride and are looking for sponsors and suppliers of energy products and snack foods.

To help with fundraising the cyclists are planning a Spring barbecue and golf day.

Visit the website www.lejog2013.co.uk where you can donate to one of the various great causes.

More information and how to sponsor the team can be found at the website www.lejog2013.co.uk.