Airman John Cook cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats

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A FLIGHT lieutenant who is based at RAF Cranwell near Lincoln is one of 10 people cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats from today.

John Cook from Oakham, who is also a member of Rutland Velo Club, has been in charge of getting the team up to speed as they intend to complete the 1,000 mile journey in 10 days covering 100 miles a day.

Together the group, who are aged from 21 to 67, and is made up of men and women from the base want to raise £10,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

John said: “The RAF Benevolent Fund is a great charity.

“It not only helps people who are retired from the RAF but people who are coming back from the current conflicts and their families.”

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