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Former Royal Marine Commando taking on the Ultimate Cycling Challenge for Charity

Press Release: April 06, 2021

Former Royal Marine Commando Andy Hibberd will be taking on Lejog CC21 in June 2022 raising money for Dementia UK and the Royal Marines Charity

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in one continuous cycle ride, Andy Hibberd who runs his own photography business, will be cycling this iconic journey in order to raise money for the Royal Marines Charity and Dementia UK. 

This world-famous route normally takes between ten and fourteen days but Andy is determined to do this in one continuous cycle ride which will see him cycling for approximately 50 long and arduous hours. The journey covers a distance of 874 miles and takes in a 30,000 ft elevation (approximately the same height as Mount Everest). Lejog CC21 was initially scheduled for June this year but has been rescheduled to June 2022 to enable vital fund-raising that was unable to take place over the last year due to Covid.

Originally from Sheffield but who now lives in Chesterfield, Andy has always enjoyed cycling but says that it was around seven years ago when he purchased a new mountain bike that his passion for it was re-ignited, trying to increase his weekly mileage on a regular basis and striving to achieve new challenges. He trained in the Navy as a photographer and spent many years travelling the world on location 

Says Andy  “My Dad was a professional racewalker, who has also completed the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge, so I suppose the precedent was set then. I’ve always wanted to do the challenge myself as a keen cyclist. Most people participate in LeJogg over a few weeks, but I wanted to push myself further and do it as one complete cycle. Having served in both Iran and Afghanistan, I can be both determined and focused and I’m also familiar with sleep deprivation - however, this does take it to a new level! Hopefully, it will raise both money and important awareness of these two incredible charities that are both very close to my heart.”

Andy is being sponsored by the following companies
Lords Roofing and Sons Ltd 
Team Bootcamp 
Middlebrook Transport Ltd
Grinsty Rail
Sheaf Marble 
Paint and Bodywork Services Ltd 
Buzz Box Fitness 
Leading Imagery

If there are any other companies out there who would like to sponsor him or for more information, contact Andy at info@leadingimagery.com 

If anyone would like to make a donation, go to 

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LEJOGCC21

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Helen Scattergood

Tel: 07958274301

Email: hjgriffiths@btinternet.com

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