THREE Bradford men are cycling from Land's End to John O’Groats in just six days to raise money for charity.

Ellis Ward, who is managing director of Connaught Carpeting Ltd, on Manningham Lane, Bradford, has been joined by Andrew Schofield and Dean Johns in tackling the challenge this week.

Elllis’ dad Mick Ward, who is running a support vehicle on the journey, said: “They are cycling the length of the country in a blistering six days averaging 150 miles a day.”

He said the three men wanted to support the local charity Marie Curie Bradford to help “people who need it the most”.

“Everybody’s lives have been touched by cancer, certainly ours has,” said Mick.

They travelled down to Land's End on Monday (May 20), and are riding each day as follows starting on Tuesday:

Day 1: Lands End to Tiverton - 140 miles

Day 2 Tiverton to Leominster - 140 miles

Day 3 Leominster to Kendal - 185 miles

Day 4 Kendal to Dunfermline - 156 miles

Day 5 Dunfermline to Inverness - 150 miles

Day 6 Inverness to John 0 Groats - 125 miles

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ellis Ward, Andrew Schofield and Dean Johns ride through Cheddar Gorge on WednesdayEllis Ward, Andrew Schofield and Dean Johns ride through Cheddar Gorge on Wednesday (Image: UGC)

Mick said that Ellis and his friends are avid bike riders, who were clocking 300 to 400 miles a week to prepare for the challenge.

“Although nobody is quite sure how they came to the decision of 150 miles a day,” he added.

He said that Ellis and his friends have already raised £2,500 for the charity so far and they have been bowled over by the generosity of people on their journey.

Mick added: “Just last night, three old ladies gave £40 and a guy from the hotel we were staying in gave £100. It’s unbelievable.”

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