Matt's Magnificent Marathon

Issue 24

If you complained at all about the weather at the end of April, spare a thought for Matt Holmes, Associate Director of Newcastle-based architects, JDDK Ltd, who spent 12 days at that time cycling LEJOG – up from Land’s End to John O’Groats in a 12 day, 1,200 mile marathon effort that has so far raised over £2,000 for Diabetes UK.

Inspired by other cyclists and a friend’s struggle with diabetes, Matt completed the 1,274 miles from the 15th to the 26th of April.

He commented, “It’s still a really strange feeling buying a single rail ticket to Penzance and realising you’re totally on your own to make your way to the other end of the country! It was a fantastic experience, however, with lows and highs battling against a 45 mph head wind and thundering logging trucks on the incredibly dangerous A82 running alongside Loch Ness was definitely a low point whilst reaching the finish was a tremendous feeling I’ll never forget.”

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