Our fundraising cyclists race to get home for lockdown
"We could have said 'right that's it we'll stop now, get on a train and go home and finish this another day', but we didn't want to do that, we desperately didn't want to do that." - Julia Gooch
Julia Gooch and Lyndon Tunmore, from Bergh Apton in Norfolk, were in Hull when they heard the new restrictions were being imposed. They had cycled the majority of the 5,000 mile route but had to double their daily distance – from 50 km to 100 km – to get back and complete the challenge. They had originally planned to begin the ride in May, but the first lockdown put paid to that!
When restrictions eased, they set off on July 4th. The couple were cycling in memory of two friends who died last year from different cancers. Despite driving winds and having to cycle in the dark, they made it back to Gorleston safely. The welcome party limited because of lockdown rules. They’ve raised over £5,000 for both Pancreatic Cancer UK and our new hospice appeal.
Read more of Julia and Lyndon’s story here.
Credit and thanks to ITV Anglia.