Dringhouses scouts to ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Martin House Hospice

York Press: Yorvik Explorer Scout leader Michelle Wilson with some of the Scouts from Dringhouses who are to take part in  a bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to help raise money for Martin House Hospice Yorvik Explorer Scout leader Michelle Wilson with some of the Scouts from Dringhouses who are to take part in a bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to help raise money for Martin House Hospice

YORK Scout leader Michelle Wilson is leading the way on a 1,000-mile cycle trip.

Michelle, of Yorvik Explorer Scouts in Dringhouses, will be getting on her bike with 12 young people from the group who are going to tackle a route from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The youngsters have been raising money for the trip by bag-packing and fundraising at fairs.

They have all got some experience of long rides by taking part in previous trips with Michelle – such as the lochs and glens (Glasgow to Inverness) and the coast to coast – but the furthest they have been in a week is about 260 miles. This latest journey is set to take 18 days, roughly 60 miles a day, 13 campsites and six youth hostels.

Most of the Explorers are collecting sponsorship for Martin House – and they hope to have a cheque big enough to present at the open day later in the year.

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