Teacher completes charity cycle

A Norfolk teacher has completed a more than 900 mile cycle across the length of Britain to raise funds for kidney research.John Wilson, deputy headteacher at Long Stratton High School, finished the ten day pedal from Land's End to John o'Groats on Monday evening .

A Norfolk teacher has completed a more than 900 mile cycle across the length of Britain to raise funds for kidney research.

John Wilson, deputy headteacher at Long Stratton High School, finished the ten day pedal from Land's End to John o'Groats on Monday evening .

The 49-year-old, who lives in Fleggburgh, near Great Yarmouth, is set to raise more than �1,500 for the Kidneys For Life charity.

Mr Wilson said he completed the gruelling challenge after 66 hours in the saddle and at an average speed of 13mph with a 'huge smile on my face and a tear in my eye.'

The teacher, who had been in training for nine months, took on the charity cycle in support of his brother, David, who received a kidney transplant at the Manchester Royal Infirmary earlier this year.

Mr Wilson said: 'Maybe the last ten days has proved that I am mad, though I'd like to think not. I hope it shows what can be done by anyone. Our bodies are remarkable things and we should be grateful for our health.'

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