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Northern Gas Networks supports charity cycle

Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distribution network for the north of England is supporting a charity bike ride that is raising money for four different charities.

A group of five cyclists, including NGN’s director of stakeholder relations, David Gill, are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Huntington’s Association and Alzheimers Society.

On Sunday 6 September the group, who have a combined age of 270, began the gruelling 12 day challenge where they are aiming to cycle around 100 miles a day to reach the small village in the Scottish Highlands. NGN are supporting the cyclists by providing a support vehicle to accompany the group throughout the famous journey.

David Gill said: “I’m very excited to be taking part in the challenge, if a little nervous! I decided to take part following a major operation a couple of years ago and felt LEJOG would be a great way to get fit again whilst raising money for some excellent causes at the same time.

“We’ve been in training since March, cycling around 160 miles a week and we’re pleased to finally be underway. It’s going to be really hard work but a lot of fun at the same time!”

Graham Watson, Corporate Manager at Run for All is also taking part in the challenge.

Graham said: “We’re delighted that NGN are supporting us throughout the challenge and I’m sure the van will be a huge help!

“We’ve already raised a fantastic amount for the charities, but if you would like help us raise even more money for these fantastic causes, please visit www.justgiving.com/David-Gill9.

The group is aiming to raise £5,000 for its chosen charities.

You will be able to follow David’s progress on the Northern Gas Networks Twitter page @NGNgas.