Our Wave Rangers Coordinator set to cycle Lands End to John O’Groats

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Our Wave Rangers Coordinator is cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats – without leaving the house.

Braunton-based Sarah Jellard is taking on the classic fundraiser isolation-style, after lockdown put paid to her fundraising plans.

She has converted her pushbike into a static bike to complete the 874-mile challenge to raise funds for to help children through surf therapy.

The 33-year old, who coordinates our Wave Rangers Project in North Devon, had planned to complete the classic ‘LEJOG’ cycle later this year to raise money to support the scheme.

Sarah said: “I was determined to complete the challenge and wanted to find a way to do it in lockdown. So I converted my bike, linked it up to a virtual tracker, and I’m chalking up my miles every day.”

Sarah gets up at 5am every day to put in 2 hours of cycling before work.

She added: “It’s great to have a positive challenge to focus on every day. Keeping active is important in isolation – and that’s also what the Wave Rangers project is all about.”

Wave Rangers is a Sport England funded programme that aims to engage 10-20 year olds in North Devon who are currently inactive through volunteering in the natural environment.

The scheme, currently on hold due to Covid-19, is an innovative way of helping young people become more active by engaging in volunteering.

The project is part of the wider Wave Project charity, which has been working in Devon for the past 5 years, delivering surf therapy to young people on both the north and south coasts of the county. Building from this experience of improving confidence, resilience and self-esteem, Wave Rangers opens the doors to experiences with partners such as North Devon AONB, Active Devon, the John Muir Trust and Devon Youth Service, all supported by Sport England.

To support Sarah, you can donate to her just giving page by clicking the link below: