Edinburgh retailer joins 900-mile bike ride for cancer charity

Nick McNally, director of Kitchens by Nick McNally in Edinburgh, is taking on an epic 12-day cycle ride to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Teaming up with three like-minded Scottish adventurers – Adam, Donald and Kayleigh – and calling themselves The Quad Squad, he will undertake a cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats on September 2.

They hope that their 916-mile, 12-day adventure will help them raise £4,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Said McNally: “The Quad Squad will pedal the world-famous 916-mile cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats through villages and towns, taking in the landscapes while making friends, memories and raising vital funds along the way.”

All four are novice riders and have been in training since March for the challenge.

“Training is well under way, said McNally, “and you can follow every step of our journey, including all the highs and of course all the lows. As we travel through the country, we welcome friends and family to join us on various legs of the journey. Whether standing on the side of the road cheering us on or cycling alongside us, we appreciate all the support from each and every one of you.”

In the course of the challenge, the team will travel from Cornwall and up through the English countryside until they cross the Scottish border and face rides over mountains and around lochs to reach the far north coast.

Cancer is the most common cause of death in Scotland with two out of every five people being diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Cancer Research UK was founded 20 years ago but its history stretches back to 1902 with the founding of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

To make a donation, visit the dedicated Just Giving page.

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