Knaresborough man's epic bike challenge for NHS

Knaresborough man Bernard Higgins, who played a key role in getting sections of the Harrogate-Knaresborough bypass named after two local legends - John ‘Blind Jack’ Metcalf and historian Arnold Kellet - is cycling in his own home to raise funds for the NHS.

Sunday, 26th April 2020, 11:18 am
Updated Sunday, 26th April 2020, 11:24 am
NHS fundraising challenge - Knaresborough man Bernard Higgins.

He is one of 150 former PE students who trained at the City of Leeds and Carnegie College in the mid-1970s, taking part in a virtual challenge to run, walk and cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats which is a distance of 1,796 miles.

Chairman of the John Metcalf- Blind Jack Of Knaresborough Tri-Centennial Anniversary Committee 2017, Mr Higgins, 65, said: "I've just finished my half hour bike ride. Up to 14.75km after one month. Was struggling to reach 13km at the beginning four weeks ago!"

They are raising funds for the NHS , with a target of £2,000 and you can donate at

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