'Jogle9ers' raise over £36,000 cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End

'Jogle9ers' raise over £36,000 cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End

'Jogle9ers' raise over £36,000 cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End

Nine men from Devon have cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End over nine days, raising over £36,000 for four charities, including the RD&E Charity.

The money raised will be split evenly between the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust’s stoma nurses (RD&E Charity), Cancer Research UK, Children's Hospice South West and Beat. Spencer Lane, one of the cyclists, wanted to support the RD&E’s stoma nurses to thank them for the care he received after his stoma surgery in December 2020.

Spencer was joined on the trip by Andrew Thomson, Brendan Spokes, Sam Meadham, Sam Richardson, Mike Darch, Adam Rutter, Jevon Astley-Jones, and Rory Honeychurch to form the team known as the 'Jogle9ers'.

Spencer said: “The idea for the cycle came after my emergency surgery in December. I really wanted to thank the stoma nurses and the surgeons who helped me and also raise some awareness around a hidden illness like Ulcerative colitis. The ride was amazing and all of the boys did themselves proud completing the 930 miles in 9 days. Thank you to everyone for all the support.”

Ian Roome, Head of Charity Fundraising at the RD&E Charity, said: “We’d like to express our thanks to Spencer and the rest of the Jogle9ers team for taking on this incredible challenge and for raising money for the RD&E Charity. The money raised will really benefit staff and patients within the RD&E’s stoma unit.”

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