Eight men will cycle 1,200 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in aid of Chelmsford Sea Cadets and other good causes.
The group, who will set off from the Scottish village on Wednesday 17 May, are aiming to raise £2,000, and a further £4,000 for homelessness charities No Second Night Out and Whitechapel Mission.
Nigel Bunton, a former Commanding Officer at Chelmsford Sea Cadets, said: “For me, Sea Cadets gives children of all backgrounds equal opportunities.
“If someone wants to go on a course or earn a qualification, the funding can be provided. You wouldn’t find that anywhere else. Everyone is treated the same.
“It would be great if more people could volunteer, as it really does make a difference to young people. It’s a cause very close to my heart.”
Nigel will be joined on the 11-day cycle by Chris Watson, Chris Bagshaw, Mike Fitzgibbon, David Hamer, Sean Dunn, Dave Chitty and Stephen Butterworth. Keith Chapman will accompany the group as a driver.
Speaking about the challenge ahead, Nigel 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.”
Follow the group and sponsor their efforts at: http://cyclingknights.uk/.