Ipswich trio prepare for 1,200 mile charity bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End

Some members of the cycling group. From left, David Hamer, Chris Watson, Mike Fitzgibbon, Chris Bags

Some members of the cycling group. From left, David Hamer, Chris Watson, Mike Fitzgibbon, Chris Bagshaw and Sean Dunn. - Credit: Archant

Three Ipswich men are gearing up to get on their bikes and cycle 1,200 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End for charity.

Nigel Bunton, 47, Sean Dunn, 41 and Stephen Butterworth, 39, will kick off their journey in Scotland next Wednesday – the trio hope to raise thousands for good causes.

The 11-day cycle aims to collect £2,000 for the Sea Cadets unit in Chelmsford and £4,000 for homelessness charities No Second Night Out and Whitechapel Mission.

Nigel is a former commanding officer at Chelmsford Sea Cadets.

Speaking about the challenge ahead, he said: “The group are different levels – we have three club cyclists, some novices, and everything in-between, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.

“We’re all looking forward to the challenge and to raising as much money for our chosen charities as possible.”

Sponsor the group’s efforts here.