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Frome volunteer’s cycle challenge for greyhounds

FROME’S Jan Lake has taken part  in a national cycle challenge organised by Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE).

The charity’s Land’s End to John o’ Groats challenge came to Somerset last Wednesday, and Jan joined in to pedal a section of the route; arriving in Bristol at 11.30am the following morning.

“It was enjoyably hard work for me, but for our lead cyclist Toby Boram this is a formidable challenge” said Jan. “Toby set off from Land’s End on August 5th and intends to ride all the way to John o’ Groats in just 10 days.”

GRWE is run by volunteers, with the support of just three administrative staff  – so funds raised by the challenge will go straight to dogs in need.

“Toby is not a professional cyclist,” continued Jan. “He is a 51-year-old schoolteacher, who wanted to make a difference for the dogs he loves. His tagline is ‘all about the hounds, not the bike’ which says it all for me too.”

Volunteer Jan, whose role within GRWE includes matching greyhounds and lurchers with local adopters, says her training with Frome Running Club held her in good stead for the event.

If you wish to support Jan, go to www.justgiving .com/tobygrwelejog

To follow the progress of the cycling team, go to