St Albans cyclist's charity ride for war heroes

A CYCLING enthusiast from St Albans is pedalling all the way fromScotland to raise thousands of pounds for charity. James Dimock, 28, is determined to raise �25,000 by cycling just over 1,000 miles in 10 days from John O' Groats to Lands End in August, a mi

A CYCLING enthusiast from St Albans is pedalling all the way fromScotland to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

James Dimock, 28, is determined to raise �25,000 by cycling just over 1,000 miles in 10 days from John O'Groats to Lands End in August, a mission he will complete alongside five of his fighting fit friends.

James, an accountant who lives in Holywell Hill, completed the same challenge in 2001 when, with help from his friend Chris Pickering, he raised �7,000 for charity - a total James hopes to "smash" this summer.

James, who has been cycling every weekend to keep fit, said that he was inspired by a recent visit to Cornwall: "My girlfriend and I went there on holiday last year and it made me feel pretty nostalgic. I loved cycling the race the first time round and I am hoping that I will perform even better this time round."


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He added: "There's a great group of us going and once we break that initial pain barrier, nothing will stop us! My 25-year-old brother Richard is also doing it this year and I'm sure we'll push each other to work hard."

To help James reach his fundraising target, sponsor him online at www.justgiving.com/LEJOG-August-2010 or www.justgiving.com/LEJOG-August-2010-helpforheroes

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