Six fat dads pedal their way to over £40,000
SIX FAT dads have raised more than £40,000 after a Land's End to John O'Groats cycle ride drummed up huge support.
The men, with an average age of more than 50, decided to take on the charity challenge a year ago and completed the journey this month in their planned time of just nine days.
"The biggest challenge for us was on day five. You start to lose track of days and times, your muscles are getting wearier, the weather was awful with the wind almost blowing us backwards; and we had one of the biggest climbs on the way up to Gretna," said participant Martin Speed.
But Mr Speed proclaimed it was worth every minute, adding that encouragement from the public along the way was "fantastic," with "great messages on Facebook and Twitter" and international riders joining in throughout the route.
Buy one get one free on main course and specials excludes fillet steaks and beef Wellington
Must book to qualify 01209 860332 and present voucher on arrival
Mon- Thur 6-9pm
Contact: 01209 700617
Valid until: Saturday, December 21 2013
The Fat Dads noted they might not be worthy of their name now, having trimmed down after the mission.
Mr Speed noted the following facts about the group. They:
cycled 898 miles
climbed 50,646ft – over one and a half times the height of Everest
pedalled 1,229,000 strokes
burnt 351,000 calories
cycled for 64 hours
To donate and help the former Fat Dads reach their £60,000 target, visit: www.fatdadstours.co.uk