Coast to coast trek for charity

Pete and Jodie Tilbury-Fowler

Pete and Jodie Tilbury-Fowler

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A couple are to undergo a blister-inducing journey by travelling from the east coast of England to the west coast of Wales in 10 days.

The journey, which is more than 300 miles, has been labelled the ‘Great Yarberystwyth’ by Pete and Jodie Tilbury-Fowler, of Avenue Road, Wellingborough, who are hoping the feat will raise £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mr Tilbury-Fowler said: “Having completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 2012, I suppose we wanted to do something that’s just a bit bigger.

“There are a number of coast-to-coast routes but I couldn’t find any record of a crossing this far south, and where the coast is so wide. So we thought we would set ourselves a challenge.

“We have set the £5,000 target because if we aim high it will spur us on and also because it is a great charity.

“We just want to raise as much money as we possibly can for Macmillan.”

Mr Tilbury-Fowler, 40, will be walking the entire route, but Jodie, who is running the London Marathon and swimming the Great North Swim within six weeks of the event, will cycle.

She will be raising money for the cancer charity in all three events.

Mr Tilbury-Fowler said that he has been touched by the generosity of people so far, with firms donating equipment and offers of accommodation for the 10 overnight stops they will be making.

More information can be found at www.greatyarberystwyth.moonfruit.com.

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/greatyarberystwyth, or by texting ‘YARB99 £3’ to 70070.