Superfit fundraisers are gearing up for a gruelling journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats that could earn them a place in the record books.
Andy North, 52, from Guiseley, is leading a five-strong team who are planning to run and cycle their way the length of the country in July.
They aim to complete a daily marathon before cycling a further 100 miles each day for six consecutive days as they make their way north.
Hitting their target would set a record for a Land’s End-John O’Groats journey.
Funds raised by the event – called the Ultra 6 Great Britain Challenge – will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Forces Children’s Trust.
Andy’s fellow team members are Ben Wood, from Keighley, Dave Edwards, of Calverley, Mick Bowden, from Boston Spa, and Mike Senior, of Harrogate.
They will be joined for part of their journey by former soldier Andy Reid, who lost three limbs in an explosion while serving with 3 YORKS in Afghanistan in 2009.
Andy North said: “He is facing an extraordinarily difficult challenge in attempting his first consecutive distance bike ride since his horrific injury fighting for our country.
“This endeavour is going to be tough enough for us but imagine then how tough it will be for Andy with no lower legs and only one arm?”
For more details on how to sponsor the lads, visit: www.ultra6.org
The team are keen for supporters along the route to join them on their journey, even for short periods.
Andy and some of his fellow fundraisers previously tackled a 2,000-mile run, bike and kayak challenge in 2011.