A team of nine cyclists, five of them from agricultural and amenity grass seeds specialist DLF Seeds, has completed the Lands End to John O’Groats road trip to raise money for three UK charities.
DLF managing director Tim Kerridge led the team, which set off from Lands End on Saturday July 1st, arriving at John O’Groats Sunday July 9th.
Team DLF LEJOG starts its ride from Lands End: (L to R) John Walker Jr (support) Mervyn Jones, Craig Spooner, Simon Santry, Nick Duggan, Tim Kerridge, John Walker Snr, Jo Hillwaert, Mark Sinclair, Jeremy Hindle, Derek Smith, Ramsey Kerridge (support).
ForFarmers hosted a lunch for the team at the half-way point in Penrith, where the cyclists received a donation of £500. The team’s fund-raising target is £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, Diabetes UK, and The Cure Parkinson Trust.
Mr Kerridge said: “’We are delighted to have taken on this challenge and although pretty tired at times and battling some pretty extreme weather, both heat and rain, the excellent team spirit and fantastic support kept us going.
“So far we have raised more than £5,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, Diabetes UK, and The Cure Parkinson Trust, which makes it all worthwhile.”
Donations to help the team meet its fundraising target can be made via the www.justgiving.com/teams/DLFLEJOG2017 website.