Alex Monroe completes charity bike ride

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The Eye Cycle Team raises £16000 for charity in ride across Britain.

 Alex Monroe has completed a 1000 mile cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity ‘Fight for Sight,’ which undertakes research into the causes and treatment of eye disease.

The Eye Cycle Team, Alex Monroe, Lloyd Hutchinson and John Greenwood cycled on 108 miles on their last day to reach their destination.

Monroe was joined by friends along the way, including Jeremy Bowen, Mark Francis, Steve Moss, Mike Cheetham, Peter Lundh von Leithner, David Burgin, Paul Chapple and Sergey Novoselov. 

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The designer wrote a blog throughout his trip, giving updates of the journey.

“Left a little early in the hope of catching the world cup final in Glencoe (no such luck),” he wrote on day 11. “Today was a big 82 miles traversing the country from east to west, and heading north to boot. Very windy, but great fun and we were rewarded by the amazing run down off Rannoch moor into Glencoe. One of the best rides of my life. Absolutely amazingly brilliant. Very big. Lots of nature. Tomorrow Loch Ness, yikes!”

The bike ride took a total of 14 days to complete. On the last day, Monroe finally tweeted: “We have done it. Last day the most difficult. Very strong headwind in atrocious conditions. 108 miles. Absolutely exhausted. Had my doubts.”

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