A wedding and a tough climb for Denis
11:20am Saturday 14th September 2013 in Latest News
VETERAN charity cyclist Denis Hedges, 80, is still making good progress on his trek from Land’as End to John O’Groats.
Denis is cycling the length of the country to raise cash for a charity which provided his ill grandson with a once-in-a-life-time trip, is now in Scotland.
He is raising raise money for the charity Make A Wish which provided his 13-year-old grandson Tom Hyde with a trip to Florida when Tom was suffering with cancer.
On his seventh day, Denis set off from Kendal, cycling over the monstrous Shap hill before arriving 88 miles later in Moffat, near Lockerbie.
The trip is being completed on a bike he bought from the Salvation Army.
“We’ll have to get our kilts and bagpipes out now,” said Denis. “It was a very hard climb up Shap but the rest of the day wasn’t too bad. My bike is holding out well.”
When he passed Gretna Green he saw a couple getting married.
He is expecting to make it to the finish by Wednesday next week.
So far he has collected about £1,100. To donate to his cause visit www.justgiving.com/denishedges.
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