Gold medallist Jody completes the Deloitte Ride Across Britain

PARALYMPIC gold medallist Jody Cundy swapped the cycle track for the open road when he completed the gruelling Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2010.

The route from John O’Groats to Land’s End covered more than 1,000 miles, and the 600 participants have already raised more than �300,000 through sponsorship for Paralympics GB.

Jody shared the cycling over nine days with Barney Storey, a tandem pilot on the paralympic squad; and local fund raiser Ken North of Emneth also took part in the ride.

Jody -- the fastest paralympian on a bike -- is a member of the British cycling team, and won gold at world championships in 2006 and 2007.

Jody was granted the Freedom of Wisbech earlier this year, and is currently training for the next cycling world championships and the 2012 Olympics.

“It was a great experience, it is not the sort of distances I usually ride, because I am a sprinter,” said Jody. “Barney and I shared most of the cycling, but we both completed the last leg of 95 miles from Launceston to Land’s End.”


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Jody Cundy (right) and Ken North at Land’s End sm0610