Mark’s epic bike ride nets nearly £4,000

bikeBS''Mark Moseley at John O'Groats
bikeBS''Mark Moseley at John O'Groats
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MARK MOSELEY may be at the bottom of the country but he’s on top of the world!

The 40-year-old Sheffield man cycled the length of the UK, from the northern tip of John O’Groats to the southern point of Lands End, to raise nearly £4,000 for charity.

He pedalled 960 miles in just nine days for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston and the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Mark, a project planning engineer at public services provider Amey’s Meadowhall office, covered an average of 110 miles per day.

He said: “It was an emotional rollercoaster, there were highs and lows every day.

“The first day we started out the weather was fabulous, but after lunchtime it rained every single day.

“The lowest point was when the alarm went off at 5.30am and you knew you had over 100 miles to cover, but seeing my daughter at the half-way point, cycling alongside the British Paralympic team when I even appeared on TV and then rolling into Land’s End were moments I certainly won’t forget.”

The keen cyclist said the journey was one he had always wanted to do and added: “I also recently celebrated my 40th birthday and I thought it was about time I fulfilled my lifelong ambition – it’s a great way to remember my 40th milestone.”

Mark raised an initial £2,896 for the two charities – but then persuaded his company to cough up a further £1,000.

He said: “Amey really look after their staff, donating £1,000 to these Sheffield initiatives genuinely make a difference.

“I’d like to thank Amey for their support and to everyone who donated, big or small.”