Project manager scoots across country for Children in Need

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Grace Witherden

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A project manager has raised more than £2,700 for Children in Need by travelling across the country on a scooter.

Chris Baister from Altwood Road has spent the last 23 days scooting 1,270 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats on a push scooter, and also climbed three national peaks on the way.

The 37-year-old reached John O’Groats on Monday, September 26 after taking three weeks off work to complete the mammoth challenge.

He said: “It was amazing, I didn’t have much time to take in the scenery on the way but I’m proud of what I’ve achieved.

"I tried to do an average of about 60 miles a day on the road. It was great meeting so many different people who would just stop me and ask about what I was doing.

"It only rained four days out of the 23 so I was pretty lucky, when I was in Wales it only rained on one day!"

Chris had to dismantle his scooter, called Pudsey, which was donated to him by Swifty Scooters, to fly home.

He said: “The scooter is still in pieces at the minute but I’ll probably put it together again and take it out for a ride this weekend.

"Scooting is a great way to travel and its good exercise."

Chris is hoping to raise more money for the charity by holding a raffle, and prizes include Pudsey Two (a second scooter) and a signed cycling jersey.

Everyone who donates £5 to his Just Giving page will automatically be entered into the raffle which will be held next month.

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pudseyscootsbritainto donate.

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