Cyclists help the Osprey Flyaways Project in Africa

Pictured at Dover, are, from left, Gavin Young, Michelle Househam, Tim Mackrill, Llyod Park, Lizzie Lemon and Chris Ditchburn
Pictured at Dover, are, from left, Gavin Young, Michelle Househam, Tim Mackrill, Llyod Park, Lizzie Lemon and Chris Ditchburn
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A team of volunteers from the Rutland Osprey Project have emulated the first leg of the ospreys’ amazing migration by cycling over 200 miles from Rutland to Dover.

The group, which was supported by Rutland Cycling, spent a total of 17 hours cycling over three days and has raised more than £2,000 for the Osprey Flyaways Project, which provides wildlife education schemes in west Africa.

Tim Mackrill, senior projects officer, said: “Our total cycling time was just under 17 hours and with breaks it was 19 hours so there were a few sore bodies by the time we got to Dover beach!

“Although I have done a fair bit of road cycling, the rest of the team were complete novices, so it was a brilliant achievement.”