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Harper Adams graduate and friends set to complete charity cycle ride today

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20 April 2021

An alumnus of Harper Adams University is among a team of friends who are raising money for cancer research by cycling the length of the United Kingdom.

Tommy Chappell, a BSc (Hons) Agriculture graduate and former student warden at Harper Adams University, is making the journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats alongside friends Grant Drummond and Elliott McMillan – with the trio hoping to reach their destination later today (Tuesday.)

All three are officer cadets at RMA Sandhurst and decided to take on the challenge – which they have dubbed Le Jog – to help raise money for Cancer Research UK, in a bid to help boost the charity’s coffers after covid-19 led to reductions in fundraising.

Tommy – who is raising money in memory of his godfather, among others, has already seen the team exceed their initial target – though is keen to keep raising as much as possible. The team have set up pages on both JustGiving, for donations and Instagram – where followers can keep up with their journey.

 
 
 
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He said: “We are obviously very pleased, and we want to keep that figure rising! We’re being kept motivated through the support of everyone that has donated so far, and the thought of a cold beer and warm bed when we finish for the day.

“Chaffing and niggles aside, it’s a case of so far, so good... We've being going for more than a week, cycled over 650 miles, and passed through dozens of counties.

“I just want to say a big thank you to everyone that has donated and been following us on our galavants!”

Anyone who wants to donate towards the Le Jog fundraiser can find the team’s JustGiving page here. 

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