Gearing up for cycle challenge

MHDE-02-06-11 CYCLE JUN08 (5)'Pictured are Stephen Guild & James McKenzie, who will be cycling 100 miles in a day, to raise funds for Cancer Research.
MHDE-02-06-11 CYCLE JUN08 (5)'Pictured are Stephen Guild & James McKenzie, who will be cycling 100 miles in a day, to raise funds for Cancer Research.
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A GROUP of cyclists from a Daventry warehouse are gearing up for a mammoth 100-mile charity ride.

Stephen Guild, Jamie McKenzie and Gary Howes, are all set to cycle 100 miles in one day to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

They are currently planning to head off on their journey on Monday.

Mr Guild said: “We all work together at DHL Wetherspoon in Daventry and we decided we wanted to do something for charity.

“None of us cycle a lot, but we thought it was something we could do, and we set it at 100 miles because we thought the more we do the more we’re likely to get support.

“My wife suggested the charity because lots of people are affected by cancer.

“We’re doing training and building up the distances, but it’s not going to be easy and anything could happen along the route as well.

“We’re going to be riding from Daventry over to Draycote Water and then coming back in a loop through Banbury.

“We think it’s going to take us seven hours, but that’s assuming there’s no mechanical problems and that there’s not a headwind.”