Molesey man Nathaniel Fowles completes Land's End to John O'Groats journey
Through the hills, torrential rain and frequent headwinds, a teacher from Molesey completed a solo bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End for Cancer Research UK.
Nathaniel Fowles, an art teacher at Reigate Grammar School and professional artist, started his journey on Sunday, August 5.
Covering 1,140 miles cycling in 18 days, Mr Fowles arrived at Land’s End on Thursday, August 23.
Mr Fowles said: “It had been my ambition for a long time to do it. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.”
The route took him down through the Highlands, past the Lake District to the Welsh Marches and to the Westcountry.
Everything went according to plan on the journey with no aches, injuries or problems with his bike. Mr Fowles said: “On the last day I was the most tired I had ever been in my life.”
Speaking on why he took on this challenge, Mr Fowles said: “So many people I know have been affected directly or indirectly by cancer, including a recent scare with my own family.
“Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research and is a cause I wholeheartedly support.”
Mr Fowles has raised about £1,300 of his £1,500 target and said he had been overwhelmed by the generosity of sponsors so far.
He said: “I would like to do something like that again, maybe with someone else.”
To help Nathaniel reach his target, visit justgiving.com/NathanielFowles1703 .