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Andy Miller John O'Groats to Lands End DONE!!!

SEVERE headaches forced former rugby professional Andy Miller to quit the sport he loved last year - but his incredible fundraising achievement has ensured plenty of Galashiels youngsters will get the chance follow their sporting dreams. The 30-year-old raised £1,410.80 for the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust after cycling the 900 mile journey from John O'Groats to Lands End in August. The former Border Reivers and Exeter Chiefs flanker admits the longest training ride he put in beforehand was just 40 miles, but the Stow farmer still managed to complete the famous journey in a week. Andy said: "I wanted a challenge so decided to do John O'Groats to Lands End with two mates from Exeter. "It was a great experience. The longest we cycled in a day was 140 miles from Inverness to Helensburgh, past Glen Coe and Loch Lomond. The scenery was just incredible. "The hardest part was getting back on the saddle again in the mornings, and one day in particular we never got out of the low gears, even when going downhill, because of the wind. "But knowing that I was raising so much for the trust made it all worthwhile."

Andy

Photo By Brian Sutherland of Flip Photography

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