Cornwall news Two Cornwall teens set to embark on epic trek for charity UK news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Lara Odling and Aimee Whitelegg are embarking on a 900-mile cycle in August to raise money for two different charities
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Two teenage girls have set themselves the challenge of cycling the entire length of the country in an attempt to raise £1,500 for TFC Gold Foundation and Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, two charities that are very close their hearts. Lara Odling and Aimee Whitelegg, both 16, have been training towards their ambitious goal in-between studying and sitting exams for their GCSEs. The teens, who became friends at Truro School, will cycle an average of 70-80 miles a day for 15 days across the UK from Land's End to John O'Groats in Scotland. They are set to begin their journey at the start of August, staying at hotels and relatives along the way. When talking about the inspiration behind the idea, Lara, who lives in Newquay, said: "We are both the type of people where if one of us has a crazy idea, then the other one will be like, 'yes, lets do it.' We've been to Wales and climbed mountains. We've done the Ten Tors and so it came up one day that we should cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats." Read more:Ukrainian mother and son settling into new life in Cornwall overwhelmed by love and kindness Lara and Aimee, who are both avid cyclists, initially undertook the mission to have a bit of fun and go on an adventure. However, they soon realised that through the power of social media, they had the potential to do some good. So far, the girls have managed to raise £566, which will be spilt equally between their two chosen charities.
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Lara and Aimee are set to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats at the start of August to help support the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and TFC Gold Foundation
She said: "I know what an incredible sport it is, so to be helping others experience something that I love so much is really important to me." Aimee on the other hand picked TFC Gold Foundation, a charity that provides financial support to potential world class young fencers. Amy has been fencing since she was seven years old and now competes across the world in the GB team, however, there are many who can not take part in the sport due to the high costs. In preparation for August, Lara has just completed the Dartmoor Classic Grande, the longest and toughest route option for the Dartmoor Classic Sportive. She said: "Cycling has always been apart of my life. I got my first bike when I was three and I jumped on it and cycled off before my dad could put the stabilisers on." To donate to Lara and Aimee's cause visit their GoFundMe page here. Want our best stories with fewer ads and alerts when the biggest news stories drop? Download our app oniPhoneorAndroid. Read next: A Ukrainian refugee's escape on a 'miracle' train brought her to Cornwall Muddy Stilettos awards 2022 go to brilliant businesses in Cornwall Cornwall's next big up-and-coming artist is a penguin Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan's life in Cornwall Students stranded in middle of the night after Newquay school fails to book Alton Towers coach
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