A nurse is in “fine fettle” after successfully cycling the length of Britain to raise funds for a community nursing charity.
Anne Smith, a Queen’s Nurse from Berkshire, has completed a fundraising cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
Ms Smith and her husband John cycled in tandem, covering 947 miles in 15 days and raising over £2,000 for the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
“I’m really pleased,” she said. “The ultimate surprise was arriving at John O’Groats with 800 other cyclists who had been cycling for ‘Bike across Britain’, there was a great atmosphere.”
Over the two-week journey they had to endure steep hills and the odd puncture and encountered wild goats and Scottish mist’.
Ms Smith, who is a district nurse, said that she was “in fine fettle” after the trip, but was looking forward to some rest after her journey.
Queen’s Nursing Institute chief executive Crystal Oldman said: “We are in awe of Anne and John’s accomplishment and deeply grateful for the great effort this took.
“We look forward to using these funds for our vital campaign, ‘Right Nurse, Right Skills’ which will help ensure that good quality nursing is available to all patients when they need it,” she added.
Land’s End in Cornwall is the extreme south west point of Great Britain and John o’ Groats in Caithness is traditionally acknowledged as the extreme north east point of mainland Scotland.