Land's End to John O' Groats cycle challenge

A Cuckfield estate agent is taking on a 968 mile cycling challenge to raise money for Parkinson's UK.

Friday, 29th July 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:47 am
Richard at this year's 185 mile Dulux Revolution ride. Copyright: Sportivephoto

Richard Butler, director of Mansell McTaggart in High Street, Cuckfield, is one of 700 cyclists taking part in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, from Land’s End to John O’ Groats.

Richard, who will be camping out each night along the way, is raising sponsorship money for Parkinson’s UK.

On his Justgiving page, he says: “My father suffers from Parkinson’s and it is difficult to watch the worsening symptoms with no prospect of a cure.

“It is a worrying future ahead for sufferers of this disease and that’s why I want to help by raising as much money as I can for such a worthwhile cause.”

Last year, he raised £4,200 with a London to Paris ride, and says he is curious to know whether he can raise more this time.

“I think I might have my work cut out with this one but excited nevertheless about the challenge ahead and raising as much money as possible for such a worthwhile cause.”

The ride begins on September 10 this year.

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