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Two team members from Land Rover Stockton are gearing up for a 'Coast-to-Coast' bike ride in aid of charity.

David Mcintyre, Head of Business at Land Rover Stockton and Regional Manager, Eric Redpath will be cycling on behalf of The Born Free Foundation. Normally used to traversing terrain in luxury sports utility vehicles, the pair will be relying on pedal power alone to cycle from Whitehaven Newcastle-upon-Tyne in just two days.

They'll be completing the gruelling 142-mile journey on a Land Rover bicycle between the 27th and 28th of February.

The cycle ride is part of Jaguar Land Rover World's 'Kenya Do It' campaign that challenges retailers to fundraise for The Born Free Foundation. Founded in 1984, Born Free is an international wildlife charity, and the money raised will go towards saving animal lives, stop suffering and protect rare species. Ties between Land Rover and Born Free go as far back as 1966, when Land Rover vehicles were used in the film Born Free.

David comments: "The cycle ride will be a challenge, but something we're determined to do thanks to the backing and donations we've received as encouragement. I am incredibly grateful for all the support for the ride and we hope it encourages more people to get involved in the Kenya Do It campaign for this great charity."

Joanne Bartholomew, Events and Fundraising Co-ordinator for the Born Free Foundation, adds: "We are really grateful for all the fundraising efforts from the Stratstone Land Rover team. The money raised will go a long way towards supporting wild animal welfare and conservation in Kenya. We can't thank all the people involved enough, for all their help and hard work."

If you'd like to donate, you can visit David's Just Giving page.

Congratulations to Dave and Eric for their fantastic achievements. You can still donate at their Just Giving Page.

You can also follow their journey in pictures here and the original story below:

Day 1

day 2

Update - David McIntyre and Eric Redpath have braved the elements to raise over £2500 for the Born Free Foundation!
David, Head of Business at Land Rover Stockton, and Land Rover Regional Manager Eric, cycled coast to coast in just two days as part of Jaguar Land Rover World's 'Kenya Do It' campaign.

The two-bike convoy (along with their Land Rover Discovery support car) set off on Saturday February 27th just after 9:00am, and ended their journey just before 4:00pm on Sunday the 28th. Over the two days they reached the Hartside summit, enduring snow and sub-zero temperatures at an altitude of over 1,900 ft.

Their 142-mile journey took them from westerly Whitehaven to Sunderland's east coast, where fundraising efforts ended in beautiful winter sunshine at the Roker Pier Whitehouse.

David comments: "Although somewhat tender, I am delighted to say that I survived the challenge! We were really lucky to have some good weather over the two days, and it only snowed twice. The route itself was torturous at times, particularly the climb to Hartside summit at the end of the first day but it was all for a good cause! I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported and sponsored me for my Coast to Coast cycle."