A TEAM of cyclists is already more than halfway to giving Huddersfield’s sick children a £10,000 boost.
Four businessmen are gearing-up for a tough 860-mile challenge next month to raise vital funds for Brackenhall’s Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
The group is planning to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just six days – half the time it normally takes to complete the gruelling route.
They will need to pedal 150 miles a day to reach their target, requiring 12 hours of strenuous cycling each day, burning around 10,000 calories.
Organiser James Sutherland, 31, said all the cyclists have been pushing themselves to the limit to prepare for the mission and have even managed to complete a 150-mile practice passing through Holme Moss.
He added: “Our team comprises of individuals from the construction industry of varying skills and experience in endurance events.
“Each participant has already invested a significant amount of time in building up the strength and stamina required to make it through the 900 miles with strict diets, daily training routines and the occasional 5am early morning practice ride.
“On one ride, earlier in the year, the team’s water bottles actually froze.