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Navico UK Customer Support Manager Takes on John O’Groats to Land’s End

20 February 2011

Tim Davies, Customer Support Manager of Navico UK Ltd will be taking on the challenge of cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on 21st May 2011.

Tim is part of a team called “The Cycling Nomads” who are an enthusiastic and optimistic team of forty and fifty- somethings. Making the journey with Tim is, Brian John, Carol Greed, Andrew George, Jonathan Kinna, Claire Newton, Andrea and Bob Shimwell and Tony (the Godfather) Greed. Between them they have cycled from London to Paris and Buckworth to Bwlchtocyn. Each were four-day journeys of around 300 miles. These were just a mere warm-up for one of the UK’s biggest cycling challenges – cycling the length of the UK from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

They’ve decided this particular journey must be undertaken before they change their minds. In the spirit of nomads, they’re seeking the best pastures and doing the ride ‘the other way round’ from North to South. So on Saturday, May 21st 2011 they will be setting off on their  bikes from John O’Groats on a 12 day journey downhill all the way to Land’s End, a distance of around 1000 miles.

Supporting them on the trip will be a turbo yurt on wheels. It’ll be serving salted milk tea, flapjack and Panini’s at crucial points throughout the day. It’ll also ensure their evening encampment is set-up for occupation complete with chilled beer and wine.

Navico UK Ltd have kindly donated each of the team a Lowrance Endura Sierra Handheld GPS devices to be used to guide them safely on their route. For more information on the Endura range, please visit www.lowrance.co.uk/endura

The team are undertaking this ride as a personal challenge and they are funding it themselves. However, they also see it as a great opportunity to help others by raising money for charity in recognition of their efforts. They have selected Macmillan Cancer Support as their charity

Macmillan Cancer Support helps people who are living with cancer. Each and every day 739 people in the UK are told they have cancer. More than one million people in the UK today have had a cancer diagnosis, and more than one in three will be diagnosed at some time in their life.

As well as taking action today to support people from the moment they suspect they have cancer, Macmillan shape the future of cancer care. Their increasing range of services, including Macmillan nurses, doctors and other health professionals, cancer care centres, a range of cancer information, practical help at home and help with money, is funded entirely through the generosity of their supporters.

Thanks to them, Macmillan provides the practical and emotional support that will change the lives of people living with cancer today – and tomorrow.

Please help Tim and his team achieve their aim by visiting their fundraising page at:

http://www.justgiving.com/cycling-nomads  

For more details about the Charity cycle ride, please visit their website below:

http://www.cyclingnomads.org.uk/  

For more information on Macmillan Cancer Support, please visit their website below: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx

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