Congratulations to Mr Ray Ross who has just completed his RAB (Ride across Britain)/ LEJOG (Lands End to John O’Groats) Cycle ride over a route of 970 miles. After months of gruelling training, Ray set out from Lands End, the most westerly tip of England on Saturday 4th September and after enduring all types of terrain & weather conditions, passed the finish line at John O’Groats, the most northernly tip of Scotland on Sunday 12th September, nine days later. In the process raising nearly £6k in aid for the charities McMillan and Christie’s in Manchester.
Ray and his nephew were inspired to give support to the charities after seeing and experiencing the fantastic work these Organisations do with individuals and their families first hand. Their original plan was to do the ride together last year, but it was postponed due to the Covid outbreak & unfortunately work commitments this year meant they were unable to do the ride together as planned. Matt is training to be a pilot with the RAF this year but is now determined that he will do the RAB next year.
Ray said “I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported me……….. It was a tough 9 days but an amazing experience. If there are any cyclists out there, with a yen to challenge themselves physically and mentally while raising some money for charity then this is definitely something you should consider doing.
A death from cancer cutting a life shorter than it should have been, prompted me to split my giving so Christie's in Manchester would benefit too”