Dax Humberstone of Antwerp Diamonds and Justin Gomersall of Kling, completed the 1,000 mile bicycle challenge from Lands End to John O Groats in 11 days, raising £25,000 for charity.
The once in a lifetime trip was in aid of four charities: Mind UK; Sarcoma UK; The Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital, London and Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Northampton.
Justin Gomersall of Kling GMBH, who was the chief architect of the momentous challenge and leader of the team named ‘Numbnuts’, says:
To date, we have hit a magical figure of £25,000. With two charity events still to happen, we hope the end figure will be in excess of £50,000.
Averaging near 100 miles per day in the saddle, the distance covered took 11 days to complete. Thankfully the weather Gods looked down on us and we had blue sky and gentle breezes for albeit 10 days, only for the last slog up to John O Groats to face a fierce head wind and lashings of Scottish rain. But on our arrival at John O Groats, the clouds parted and the sun came out again.
It was a magical experience, one I am sure the team will never forget, but it goes without saying the name of the team was more than apt!
The members of the jewellery industry have once more shown that are a very generous and charitable bunch, with many donations coming in from retailers, suppliers and industry leaders alike.
Myself and Dax will be at International Jewellery London, if there any cycling enthusiasts around who are thinking of doing something for charity and need some advice.
Please see us at www.numbnuts2015.co.uk and uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/NumbNuts2015