Teenager completes 1,000 mile charity cycle

PUBLISHED: 17:30 26 September 2011

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A WESTON teenager cycled the length of the country with his father to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.

Kings of Wessex sixth former Callum Rickard, aged 16, got on his bike at Land’s End and pedalled more than 1,000 miles to John O’Groats over the summer.

The teenager and his dad Mark covered 60 miles a day while carrying camping equipment and food.

They chose the cancer charity because their family and friends have been affected by the disease in the past.

Luckily they had two weeks of dry weather in their 17-day cycle, which raised more than £300 for the charity.

Callum said: “It was an amazing experience. I will never look at a map of Britain in the same way again.

“I would definitely recommend cycling and camping trips to other keen cyclists. But maybe not over that distance.”

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