Laura and Lucy cycle for FORCE

PUBLISHED: 11:06 16 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:09 16 August 2013

Laura Pyle and Lucy Barber complete another training session before they embark on their cycle ride from John O'Groats to Lands End. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhh 4043-30-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Laura Pyle and Lucy Barber complete another training session before they embark on their cycle ride from John O'Groats to Lands End. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhh 4043-30-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Keep your eyes peeled for the girls, who are currently cycling home.

Two East Devon women are putting pedal to the metal and cycling over one thousand miles to raise funds for a local charity.

Laura Pyle, 26, from Feniton, and Lucy Barber, 23, from Honiton are currently riding from John O’Groats, Scotland, to Cornwall’s Land’s End for Exeter-based charity FORCE.

The charity plays a vital role in local cancer services and provides valuable assistance and support to cancer patients.

The two-week long ride started on Monday, August 12, and Laura and Lucy hope to raise £2000 for FORCE.

“FORCE is a great local charity,” Laura said.

“We looked into supporting a local charity and when we saw what FORCE does for the community, we thought it was the right choice.”

The two friends have undergone various preparations for the trek, including a recent ride from Tiverton to Polzeath.

“We did the ride in a comfortable time which was great,” said Laura.

“We rode 83 miles in a day, which is the same length as the second-to-last day of our ride to Land’s End, so we’re feeling good.

Lucy said: “I also cycle to and from work five days a week, and I regularly do spinning at the gym to keep my stamina up.”

“I’m a bit anxious about getting lost,” Laura said. “We’re taking cycle routes so hopefully the signs will help us instead of leading us onto the M5.”

“The ride gives us a nice opportunity to see the country though,” Lucy added.

You can support Laura and Lucy by visiting their sponsor page: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/lucyandlaura


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