Peter Galliford, commercial director at Mechline Developments, has been battling the tough John O’Groats to Land’s End cycle trek for over 10 days, in memory of his brother and friends and to raise awareness and funds for charity.
Galliford and friends have faced 40mph headwinds in the Scottish Highlands, steep climbs in the Lake District and now hot weather in the Gloucester countryside, among other challenges. So far, Galliford has raised over £9,000 for his chosen charities, Macmillan and the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre based in Mount Vernon, London.
He commented: “When I started this adventure planning, and the raising money for Macmillan and the Scanner centre, I did not know seriously what to expect in terms of support and targets.
“I was loath to set too high a target and make unreasonable expectations. I’ve been so knocked out by the stunning support and contributions from people and businesses in the trade, that it has really humbled me and made me realise how important this is as a means of raising the profile of the charities and of course obviously the finances. We’ve been blessed and touched by people’s generosity. It’s sincerely appreciated.”
Mechline has shared his journey via the ‘PGtracker’ on the firm’s website, and via its Twitter account too.
As Galliford heads onwards in to the final few days of the ride, he added: “Ever the positive one, and dreamer, and now with the end in sight, I wondered whether or not we could smash through the £10,000 mark!”
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