Gloucestershire Mason, Brother Malcolm Wearing and partner Rachel are cycling the iconic Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) in an effort to raise at least £10,000 to be split between the Prince of Wales Benevolent Fund and a National Charity called P3. It was P3 that helped Malcolm’s daughter before she unfortunately died in September last year and feeling that JUST giving was never going to be enough, he decided to do something that would make his daughter proud of her old dad (he turns 60 in September). Malcolm has a passion in cycling and realised a long-time dream was the perfect vehicle to raise money and create awareness of the great things charities do.
Collectively calling themselves CoastBusters, it will take Malcolm and Rachel 15 days to cycle almost 1100 miles – that’s 70-80 miles per day, every day, for two weeks.
The journey is made even more challenging as the couple are completely organising and riding this challenge themselves – this means no other outside help – no backup vehicle, no ready meals, no cycling-specific accommodation and no mechanical support. It’s riskier but it means more of the donations will, go to helping others.
On 27th August the Coastbusters were greeted in Sandbach by a Cheshire delegation including Harry Wright, Mike Leese and Simon Palfreyman and a cheque presented for £500.00.
People have been following the journey via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/230962004287043/
If anyone would like to make an individual donation you would be very welcome to visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/coast-busters