Devizes Lions Club member Nick Seager, 75, has set himself an extraordinary challenge: to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats - a challenge known as LEJOG.

He will become one of the oldest people to complete the ride without a support team, and is embarking on the challenge to raise funds for the Lions.

His route will take him through sights such as the Two Tunnels in Bath, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen canal and through scenic routes such as in the Lake District and Aviemore.

Nick, who lives on London Road, said: "I was meant to do this last year, and at that point the plan had been to have family and friends joining me.

Nick on a practice cycle

Nick on a practice cycle

"Things have changed because of covid, but the support so far has still been fantastic."

Nick has been inspired by his son, Jerry, and his girlfriend who cycled the globe.

"I've always loved cycling, but seeing what they achieved was just fantastic," he added.

"I understand the risk involved at my age, and have been doing a lot of training to prepare."

Nick will compete the 1000-mile challenge between June 2 and June 25. Jerry King, this year’s President of the Devizes Lions, added: “Our members and friends are in awe of the challenge that Nick has set himself. The money that he raises will be used where it can do the most good.

Nicks proposed route

Nick's proposed route

"It is great that the Devizes Lions will getting back out in the public eye during June, when we also hold our major children's sports event and a new classic car show on The Green.”

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