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Metfield brothers take on a gruelling cycle challenge

PUBLISHED: 09:23 15 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:23 15 June 2018

Brothers John and Peter Melvin at John O'Groats. Picture: Peter Melvin

Brothers John and Peter Melvin at John O'Groats. Picture: Peter Melvin

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A duo of Suffolk born cyclists have successfully cycled the length of the UK in a bid to raise money for two charities which are very close to their hearts.

John and Peter Melvin have completed the gruelling journey from Land's End to John O'Groats on two wheels in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Prostate Cancer UK.John and Peter Melvin have completed the gruelling journey from Land's End to John O'Groats on two wheels in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Prostate Cancer UK.

On Thursday, May 31, 15 days after they set off, John Melvin, 73 and Peter Melvin, 69, completed the gruelling 1000 mile cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The brothers, who were both born in Metfield, near Harleston but now live in Ashfield, Nottingham and Newton, Derbyshire undertook the challenge to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Choosing the organisations for very personal reasons both brothers have been through the diagnostic process of prostate cancer whilst Peter Melvin’s wife suffers from M.S. meaning the family is aware of the difficulties suffers of the disease have to bear.

Hoping to raise a total of £2,000, fundraising for charities will remain open until July 9, when the grand total collected will be announced.

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