Cyclists 'made it' after 1,400 miles to Spain

By David Newble

Friday, August 29, 2014


AN EXHAUSTED team of eight cyclists from the Isle of Wight are celebrating today (Friday) after riding nearly 1,400 miles in the Square to Square challenge.

The announcement that the team had completed the challenge of cycling from St Thomas’ Square, Newport, to Porticada Square, Santander, Spain, was made on Facebook by team member, James Sumner, from TAV Cycles, Ryde.

In the posing, he said: "1,325 miles, a million emotions, so many amazing people, we made it."

The team set off two weeks ago from the Island with the aim of riding 100 miles a day to raise funds for Help for Heroes and the IW branch of the Motor Neurone Association.

They hope to have raised at least £20,000 during the journey, which was timed to coincide with the start of the First World War.

For the full story, see next Friday’s issue of the County Press.

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