200 miles in two days for group of Rugby friends

Paul, Terry and Tony after the ride
Paul, Terry and Tony after the ride
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Three friends saddled up and have raised thousands of pounds for two charities after cycling 200 miles in two days.

Terry Jenkins, Tony Rogers and Paul Regan cycled a coast-to-coast return journey from Plymouth to Ilfracombe.

The team raised more than £2,322 for the air ambulance and Bethany’s Wish, which is affiliated to CLIC Sargent.

Terry, who lives in Rugby, said: “We had our ups and downs and a few injuries, strains and pains – we not spring chickens any more!

“The route took about ten hours cycling to compete plus a couple for stoppages, food, stretching and drying out. We had a very wet start with four hours of rain in the morning and a bit in the afternoon which put a bit of a dampener on the start, but once the weather picked up so did our spirits.”

Terry’s employer Network Rail has also donated a percentage of the amount raised to CLIC.

“We would all like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us,” he added.

“All our time, travel and expenses came out of our own pockets and every penny raised goes to two worthy causes.”

Visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/200miles2days to donate.