England to India cyclist Jude Kriwald visits St Margaret's Hospice in Bishop's Hull (From This is The West Country)
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England to India cyclist Jude Kriwald visits St Margaret's Hospice in Bishop's Hull
A TEENAGE fundraiser who cycled from England to India in aid of a charity close to his heart has returned home.
Jude Kriwald, 19, clocked up almost 10,000 miles travelling across 17 countries to Amristar and raised thousands of pounds for St Margaret’s Hospice.
His gran, Sue Daw, 78, of Taunton, suggested he supported the charity before he set off last June - unaware she would be diagnosed with lung cancer shortly before he left and cared for by the hospice.
Jude came home at Christmas to visit his gran but she died in January this year. He finally finished his trip on Tuesday (August 20) at the Bishop’s Hull hospice where Sue spent her final days.
Jude, who won a Pride of Somerset Youth Award run by the County Gazette and BBC Somerset, said: “I originally wanted to do this for St Margaret's as my grandmother has always told me of the great work they do within the community.”
On any trip there are highs and lows but on Jude’s epic trip these proved to be extreme.
The lowest temperature he experienced was -30.5 deg C and in contrast, the highest temperature was 43.4 deg C.
He cycled to an altitude of 5528m and achieved a distance personal best by covering 101 miles in a single day - all while carrying 33kg of luggage on his back.
Mum Ali Cameron-Daw said: “His adventure has been gruelling and the distance he has covered and the things he has experienced have been amazing.
“We are all so proud of him, as was his gran.”
Ann Lee, the charity’s deputy chief executive, said: “Extraordinary people do extraordinary things for our charity - Jude’s journey is one of the most amazing things anyone has singlehandedly done for us.”
Money can still be donated by visiting www.englandtoindia.com
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