Trekking across the countryside for road safety charity

PUBLISHED: 09:22 04 July 2011

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A NATIONAL road safety charity is seeking volunteers to do a 26-mile trekathon.

Brake, is seeking volunteers from Somerset to take on the trek in support of families bereaved from road crashes.

The trekathon begins at 8am on July 30 from Cheddar and walkers will travel through the Mendip Hills via Cheddar Gorge and across to Glastonbury Tor.

Every week 42 people are killed on the UK roads, so Brake wants to gather 42 volunteers for the walk.

Kevin Unitt took part in a trekathon near Hadrian’s Wall in June.

He said: “It was a really satisfying feeling to complete the challenge, a tough test but some excellent scenery and support from others on the trek kept me going.

“I did the walk in memory of my friend who was killed in a road crash, and was always going to finish it for that reason come what may.”

For more details, ring 01484 683294.

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