Some people might get on their bike to go and get a pint of milk. Not so Eddie McKnight!
Eddie has been a friend of the family for some years now and has a young family
so when he heard the news of Lucie he was moved to get on his bike! He has already
bagged one extraordinary trip in 2011 and is now planning on his next.....
The Leprechaun Tour - 2012
In 2012 Eddie is taking on the “Leprechaun Tour”! This trip is being completed over
9 days. This trip is shorter in distance than his trip last year For Lucie (see
below) but probably even tougher due to the terrain of the country. He leaves for
Cork and Mizen Head where the challenge is to start with a few other friends. From
there he travels through Kenmare, Listowell, Nenagh, Athlone, Carrock Shannon, Omagh
and finally to Malin Head on the north coast. This trip is 459 miles which is an
average of 66 miles a day with lots of ups and a few downs!!
Lands End to John O’Groats - July 2011
Eddie set off from Land’s End with the intention of getting to John O’Groats and
he did exactly that in July 2011! Eddie was keen to raise funds For Lucie and embarked
on his epic 700 mile journey over 10 days last summer. He experienced all weather
conditions and had the misfortune of catching the end of a hurricane that swept across
the west coast of Scotland! One of his group had to withdraw due to injury which
only left 3 in the group! As you can see from the pictures he landed up at journeys
end on a beautiful and calm day - a perfect end to a superb challenge!
Eddie has a raised a huge amount of money and at his christmas party in December
Trish and Jon arranged for a bit of a surprise for him! They put together a short
video thanking him for all his efforts and had a cheque presented to him in front
of about 70 people! Trish was quick to point out that Kaye his partner was the real
star as she had agreed to stay at home and look after the kids!
Eddie & Kaye with the cheque
In these time pressured days why not text Eddie your sponsorship. You can text amounts
up to £10. It couldn’t be easier just text EMCK04 £5 to 70070 to give £5. For those
web wizards simply click on the link above to visit Eddie’s Just Giving page.