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By Imogen James


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Stuart at the finish point at John O'Groats.
Stuart at the finish point at John O'Groats.

STUART Croxford has made it to John O'Groats after cycling from Land's End over the course of 10 days in charity challenge.

He was raising money for charity Blesma which provides support to injured and limbless veterans.

He began on May 9, cycling up to 20 hours a day and sleeping outdoors, arriving at the top of Scotland's mainland in the early hours of this morning.

Mr Croxford joined the army in 2007 and injured his feet in 2012 when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

A further accident in 2014 resulted in the amputation of his right leg.

Mr Croxford said: "“The GB Divide definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. From the relentless weather, steep inclines and washed-out trails, it takes a toll on your body and bike. Now imagine doing that on 4 hours sleep a night.

"“The cycle thus has been a huge test of physical and mental endurance. At times it has involved sleeping out under the stars. Despite severe exhaustion at times, I kept pushing through, knowing we are raising funds for a fantastic charity."

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