Cycling Netherton fundraiser scoops thousands for kids charity

Netherton cyclist John Dyson

Netherton cyclist John Dyson

First published in Local

A NETHERTON man got on his bike to raise more than £8,000 after cycling 400 miles in four days.

John Dyson, aged 60, rode from Anglesey in north Wales to Land’s End to support the children’s charity ChildLine, a service which is provided by the NSPCC.

Mr Dyson, an area manager for SPAR shops, and fellow cyclist John Kelly, aged 46, from Machynlleth in Wales, are no strangers to charity fundraising. The pair’s latest adventure takes their total for Childline to nearly £28,000.

John Dyson said: “Since 2006, SPAR has been raising money for ChildLine in all sorts of ways and we thought it would be good to do something unique to contribute.

“We did our first challenge a few years ago and every year we’ve increased the distance by 100 miles but this cycle ride was our most challenging yet.

“We had mixed weather along the way and sometimes the days seemed endless but we got there in the end, arriving four days later in Land’s End at 11pm in the pitch black.”

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