TWO friends will be going the distance in an epic cycling challenge - riding the length of the country in just four days.
Ady Dench, from Ecclesall, and Andy ‘Woody’ Turner, from Meersbrook, will be cycling 874 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
They will be riding in memory of Ady’s dad John who died last December, just two months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Decorator Ady, aged 42, and IT administrator Andy, 29, are both members of the Sheffield Triathlon Club and Sheffield Phoenix Cycling Club where they have been putting in training for the adventure, which will see them ride a whopping 220 miles a day.
They will be backed up by a support vehicle carrying supplies and family and friends, including Ady’s partner Nancy and daughter Millie.
The pair are aiming to raise more than £2,000 for Marie Curie, as well as for St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire.
Ady said: “My dad was allowed to come home for the last few weeks of his life and the care he received at home, from both the Marie Curie and St Barnabas Nurses, proved to be exceptional.
“We will forever be in gratitude.
“Lands End to John O’Groats has been an idea for a few years now, and this family tragedy has given me the drive and ambition to do it.
“And I’ve roped in my good mate Andy to do it with me!”
Log on to www.justgiving.com/denchandwoody-do-LEJOG to sponsor them.