SOUTH Bromsgrove High School headteacher Paul Topping is today into the sixth day of his marathon ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise cash for the Alzheimer’s Society, writes Ed Gwillam.
Today Paul will cross the border into Scotland after passing the halfway mark in Lancaster yesterday.
The challenge will see Paul ride the 1,000 miles from Cornwall to North Scotland in ten continuous days. He has dedicated the feat to his dad who passed away in May who suffered with Alzheimer’s.
The considerable ascents and lack of a rest day makes the challenge even more difficult, especially when considering the scorching conditions Paul has had to endure.
On Twitter he described the Plymouth to Street leg, via Dartmoor, as ‘difficult but exhilarating’ and said it was ‘great’ to ride over the Clifton and Severn bridges.
You can follow Paul on Twitter @PaulTopping62 as he continues his ride and can visit www.justgiving.com/Paul-Topping5 to donate.