Five Stamford colleagues cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Colleagues from Alltech UK who cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats

Colleagues from Alltech UK who cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats

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FIVE fit colleagues from a Stamford company cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for various charities.

The 930-mile journey took nine days - from June 24 to July 2 - and the intrepid team, who work for animal health company Alltech UK, spurred each other on to cover an incredible 140 miles on the toughest day.

Paul Ramm, of Stamford, who is married with two daughters, raised more than £1,000 for The Stroke Association in memory of his mother-in-law Brenda, who died in 2009.

He said: “Brenda had a stroke two years ago which took away her independence and left her incapable of doing anything for herself. She had become a very special friend to me over the years.”

The Stroke Association’s regional fundraiser Debbie Rawlings said the team had really pushed themselves to complete a huge challenge in an impressive time.

“We are very proud of Paul, who has raised a fantastic amount of money for The Stroke Association,” she said.

Another member of the team, Clive Knox, also from Stamford and married to exercise-mad Liz and with two sons, raised £345 for the NSPCC.

The men, who called themselves Team Selenium, were also raising awareness of healthy eating and of the importance of selenium in the diet.

They stopped at Co-op shops en route to buy a healthy lunch and chat to shoppers. To support the team visit www.justgiving.com/paul-ramm