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Two friends benefit three charities after completing 945-mile Lejog ride


By David G Scott

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A pair of friends endured wind, rain, hail and sunshine as they cycled routes of more than 40,000 feet of elevation across 12 days for a Land's End to John O'Groats (Lejog) charity bid.

Edward Ryan and Phill Jenner, who met nine years ago while walking their dogs in Nottingham, had a big support crew behind them, with fellow dog walking friend Giles Blower driving their gear and feeding them between stops during the first half.

The two ride through Helmsdale on the trip north.
The two ride through Helmsdale on the trip north.

Their respective wives, Clare Ryan and Emma Jenner, and their dogs Luna and Cassie, were handed the baton to take them to the finish line at John O'Groats.

The cyclists also had surprise visits from friends and family throughout the journey for an added boost.

Edward Ryan, left, and Phill Jenner make it to Groats after setting off from Land's End on May 1.
Edward Ryan, left, and Phill Jenner make it to Groats after setting off from Land's End on May 1.

Phill said: "It was a challenging ride, especially given some of the conditions we had to face, but it was well worth it for the charities we are raising money for. Edward and I had good fun and were able to make light of the punctures and mechanical issues we had along the way. The support crew were amazing, with their pom-poms and megaphone, and I'm already looking forward to the next adventure."

So far, Edward and Phill have raised more than £3500 for three charities, Maggie's, Sarcoma UK and Hetty's.

End of the road celebrations for the cycling pair. Pictured with Edward and Phill are their wives Emma Jenner and Clare Ryan, holding banner, along with dogs Luna and Cassie.
End of the road celebrations for the cycling pair. Pictured with Edward and Phill are their wives Emma Jenner and Clare Ryan, holding banner, along with dogs Luna and Cassie.

To donate please visit Ed’s fundraising link at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lejog-for-hettys and Phill’s link is www.justgiving.com/team/Lejog2022

You can watch a round-up of each day of the Lejog trip on YouTube at youtube.com/channel/UCsGu9HZoxA4KSW63kXT7O2w


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