Eight members of the Rolling Felix team took part in a non-stop cycle ride from one end of the country to the other in July to raise funds for Felix Fund and more than doubled their goal.
Col Matthews, Assistant Director, Defence EOD & Search, set a challenge to cycle non-stop from John O’Groats to Land’s End over a period of three days in order to raise £1000.
The team faced the great British summer, with strong winds and rain from the start and during the end of second and third legs, but by the end the weather had improved, so the final ride to Lands End was a slightly more pleasant experience.
Despite the weather, and aside from a few navigational deviations (some forced and some in error), the team completing 200 miles in each 12-hour leg, achieving an average speed of over16mph. There was not much time between legs, and there was some overnight cycling! A total of £2500 was raised. Congratulations to all who took part and thank you to those who sponsored the cyclists.