Former amateur rugby league player Andrew Devaynes has set himself a formidable challenge as he plans to cycle from Lands End to John o'Groats setting off on 20th May. He will complete the 930 mile route over seven days raising funds and awareness for the Steve Prescott Foundation on the way.
Andrew says, ‘I am 34 years old, married with two daughters and currently studying towards a PhD. I played rugby league for Clockface Miners ARLFC for 10 years and represented Edge Hill University in the Challenge Cup in 2011.
After calling time on playing rugby I took up cycling and ride natural trails in the Lake District, Peak District and surrounding areas most weekends. I regularly cycle to Edge Hill University taking my annual mileage to around 4000 miles each year. Steve’s fundraising was an inspiration and has inspired me to undertake my own challenges, so this year I am running the Manchester marathon and cycling LEJOG unsupported in 7 days.’
Many thanks to Andy for choosing the SPF as his nominated charity in our Million Pound Year. We wish you a safe and successful journey
You can support Andy at www.justgiving.com/Andy-Devaynes