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1,000 miles in 15 days for a courageous Cranleigh teenager

PUBLISHED: 11:12 19 September 2011 | UPDATED: 10:34 21 February 2013

1,000 miles in 15 days for a courageous Cranleigh teenager

1,000 miles in 15 days for a courageous Cranleigh teenager

A courageous Cranleigh teenager has raised over £3,000 by cycling the length of Great Britain in just 15 days. Sixteen-year-old Bradley Skillicorn completed the 1,000 mile route between Land's End and John O'Groats in August...

A courageous Cranleigh teenager has raised over 3,000 by cycling the length of Great Britain in just 15 days.

Sixteen-year-old Bradley Skillicorn completed the 1000 mile route between Lands End and John OGroats in August.


Bradley, of Southwood Chase, rode his bike between the famous landmarks to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, completing in a cycle time of 83 and a half hours and climbing a total of 48,000 feet.


During the 15 day trek, Bradley and his family, who were there every step of the way, stayed in some unusual places including wooden wigwams, a cell in St Briavel's castle and Hamilton Race Course.


Bradley has so far raised 3480 for the charity and thanks his local community for their support.


To train for this mammoth task, Bradley enlisted the help of his local leisure complex, Cranleigh Golf & Country Club. He spent five months training in their high tech gym and other facilities including the swimming pool, where he trained regularly.


Bradley commented: It has been a tough challenge especially on top of studying for my GCSEs but I am delighted to have completed it and raised over 3400 for the British Heart Foundation. I chose to complete the bike ride for them as my grandfather suffered from a heart attack and spent a few days in hospital. Therefore I am aware of the importance of the research they carry out and have seen the benefits first hand. Also, it was a personal challenge for me as well as being for a good cause. I would like to say thank you to all of those who have supported me in this bike ride especially my family and friends. Also, thank you to the staff at Cranleigh Club for all their help.


Dominic Eagle, General Manager at Cranleigh Golf & Country Club added: We are delighted to have been able to support Bradley in his enormous challenge for charity. He is an inspiration to our younger club visitors and others.


Bradley is still continuing to receive sponsorship for his achievement. To support him, please visit his Just Giving site: http://www.justgiving.com/bradley-skillicorn

A courageous Cranleigh teenager has raised over 3,000 by cycling the length of Great Britain in just 15 days.

Sixteen-year-old Bradley Skillicorn completed the 1,000 mile route between Lands End and John OGroats in August.

Bradley, of Southwood Chase, rode his bike between the famous landmarks to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, completing in a cycle time of 83 and a half hours and climbing a total of 48,000 feet.

During the 15 day trek, Bradley and his family, who were there every step of the way, stayed in some unusual places including wooden wigwams, a cell in St Briavel's castle and Hamilton Race Course.

Bradley has so far raised 3,480 for the charity and thanks his local community for their support.

To train for this mammoth task, Bradley enlisted the help of his local leisure complex, Cranleigh Golf & Country Club.



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