A CYCLIST who is traveling over 1,000 miles to raise money for charity is set to stop at a Carlisle Rugby club. 

Peter Delaney, from East Yorkshire, is currently cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association's Cure Finders and in memory of his beloved wife Maureen who sadly passed away after battling the disease.

As part of this journey, Peter will stop off at Carlisle's Creighton RUFC where he will be met and supported by members of the local club on Wednesday, May 15

Peter began the 1,189-mile trek, which will take him around five weeks to complete, on Friday, April 26, and during the challenge explained why his wife's battle with the disease has inspired the fundraiser

He said: "Maureen’s voice slowly deteriorated and initially COVID disrupted any access to people who could help us. 

"The only way we could get help was by paying for medical investigations until eventually MND was diagnosed.

"Every week, every day, every hour Maureen slowly deteriorated, and the symptoms worsened. She lost the ability to speak, walk, eat, or drink.

"Having been touched by MND it became my passion to follow through Maureen’s legacy.

"Maureen would want me to go into battle against this debilitating and deathly disease."

Scott Davidson, director at Creighton RUFC, expressed his delight at being able to support Peter's charity challenge whilst also highlighting the fundraising that the club has been doing in recent times.

He said: "We at Creighton as a club with community firmly in mind are delighted to support Peter’s challenge.

"In February a charity event was run by club veterans Paul Norman and Paul Armstrong which raised over £7,000 for the My Name5 Doddie Foundation.

"On the back of this, the charity put us in touch with Peter and we were very happy to be able to host him and his team.

"We are getting our growing youth section involved in Peters's virtual journey which is trying to get steps added up by those he visits to complete the route too"