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UPHILL STRUGGLE Scott Daley cycling in Snowdonia

UPHILL STRUGGLE Scott Daley cycling in Snowdonia

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CYCLIST Scott Daley is home after completing a 687-mile challenge.

The 27-year-old from Paulsgrove rode from Portchester Castle to Caernafon Castle in North Wales in just four days.

And he is overjoyed with completing the ride.

Scott said: ‘I enjoyed it because the scenery was amazing.

‘It made things a lot easier having such a lovely route.

‘I ended up doing 687 miles which is more than anticipated but after all my training it didn’t seem like that much longer. I would do it again tomorrow.’

Scott, who has also completed the Great South Run four years in a row, said: ‘I was inspired to buy a bike and take up cycling after watching the Tour de France last year.’

He added: ‘As I got fitter and able to ride further I began to think about embarking on a big challenge.

‘When I started looking at the map and planning the route I realised I could try and raise a bit of money at the same time.’

His ride, named Castle2Castle, is in aid of Kick It Into Touch which raises awareness for testicular cancer.

It was set up by John Willis, from Portchester.

He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2010 and since then has beaten three different types of cancer.

Scott added: ‘I knew of John Willis’s story as I had previously worked with his wife Angie.

‘Cancer is something that has at some point touched everyone’s life.

‘My own grandmother died of it.’

Scott was tweeting on social network site, Twitter, throughout the journey, keeping everyone updated with his progress.

As well as cycling, Scott has a keen interest in history and has always wanted to visit Caernarfon Castle.

You can still make a donation to Scott at fundrazr.com/campaigns/7Zyb2.

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