10:53AM, Wednesday 02 October 2013
A cycling team have raised £16,500 for Rosie's Rainbow fund by pedalling the length of Britain.
Matt Wadie, 26, of Lock Avenue in Maidenhead and Phil Eastabrook, 52, from High Wycombe, made the 1,000 mile trip from Land’s End to John O'Groats from August 22 to August 31.
They were joined by Paul Clements, Pete Gain, Stuart Everton, Dee Allgood, Rosie Bleazard and Lucy And Stuart Graham for a two-day, 200km leg through Wales.
The group hoped to raise £5,000, but ended up more than trebling that figure.
Matt, a personal trainer said: "I can’t believe we all raised so much.
"This definitely makes up for all that pedalling through gale force winds and hail storms in Scotland worth it."
Rosie's Rainbow Fund was set up in memory of 11-year-old Rosie Mayling, who died in 2003 from a rare disease called vasculitis.
It supports sick and disabled children in hospitals, schools and throughout the community.
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