Kenneth’s bike challenge in aid of charities

Fundraising cyclist Ken Ions, from Morpeth.
Fundraising cyclist Ken Ions, from Morpeth.

A Morpeth man will embark on a nine day challenge to cycle 900 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for charity.

Kenneth Ions will take on the challenge next weekend that will see him cycle 100 miles a day through England, Wales and Scotland, to raise funds for Childine and St Oswald’s Hospice.

“The challenge has been over a year in the planning,” he said.

“I’ve been regularly commuting down Newcastle over the past two years which has really helped my training and improved my fitness.

“I set myself a goal of riding 100 miles per week and have just about stuck to this plan.

“Riding 200 miles over to Cockermouth and back to Morpeth recently has also given me valuable insight into the mental stamina I’m going to need. It’s also made me aware of the need for a pair of top-quality, padded cycling shorts.”

Kenneth is being supported by the school-to-home communications provider ParentMail, who are enabling donations to be made through their website.

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