From runners to riders

Runners Gary Masters and Ian Vallance are swapping trainers for bikes to embark on the 1,000-mile Land's End to John O'Groats journey in aid of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Monday, 5th September 2016, 6:00 am
The ride

Inspired by Gary’s employer Coloplast’s year long support of the hospice, the friends from Peterborough are hoping to raise at least £1,000. They will be setting off from Land’s End on August 30, averaging around 90 miles a day in the saddle.

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While Gary (pictured in blue during the Tour of Cambridgeshire) has been training for around three months, Ian is relying more on stamina built up as a runner. “He did do one training ride – to the pub for a pint,” joked Gary.

“We’re both relying on our grit and determination rather than our fitness to finish!” To sponsor the pair visit