Broadstone father and son cyclists raise money for charities with big bike ride
FATHER and son cyclists from Broadstone have completed a fundraising bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
James Pearce, 17, said the 1,001-mile ride had gone well and he and his father John had raised £1,150 for three charities.
The money is being donated to Cancer Research UK, Julia’s House children’s hospice and Dorset Expeditionary Society.
James, a student at Poole Grammar School, and John stayed at Youth Hostels on their journey north.
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They logged their average speed on the journey at almost 13mph with a top speed of 47mph.
Donations can still be made to their www.virginmoneygving.com/team/jamesjohn account.
James said he was keen to raise money for the DES which is supporting a community in Kenya that he visited last year.
He also wanted to help Julia’s House, which supports children with terminal illness and their families and to help in the fight to beat cancer.
They are already planning another adventure next year - possibly a sky dive or bungee jump.