Thursday 19 August 2010

Southampton lads take on 980 mile cycle for the CF Trust

Southampton man Dan Doherty will be raising vital funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust this August by cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End.

29 year old Dan, who works for the engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald as an acoustic engineer, has chosen to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust because his younger brother Ben died of CF in 2008. He is taking part with three friends, Craig Bremner who also works for Mott MacDonald and his university friend Thomas Spenkuch. The team will cycle 100 miles a day for 10 days and will be riding without a support vehicle. Dan said “We are all avid cyclists and have been training but we’ve never cycled anything like the distance we’ll be covering during the challenge. I lost my brother, Ben, to Cystic Fibrosis when he was just 23 years old. We’re hoping to raise money to help fund research into a cure as well as treatment of the symptoms so that CF sufferers have brighter prospects and a longer life expectancy.”

The team leaves John O’ Groats on Sunday 22 August and you can sponsor them at

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