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Skateboarding the UK
Skateboarding into the record books
The skateboarders take a quick break in Penzance before heading to Land's End

Three young skaters have whizzed through Cornwall aiming for the records books

They hope to break the existing UK distance skateboarding record of 900+ miles in 26 days (set by Ben Stiff in 2008).

It translates into the distance of Land's End to John O'Groats.

The men are hoping to shave off days from the challenge completing the length of Britain in just under three weeks.

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The lads reached Penzance having skated nearly 900 miles

The three skaters are also hoping to raise funding for The Gogo Trust, a charitable organisation based in South Africa.

Its aims are to support the orphans and widows of AIDS victims, providing school and care facilities.

Matt Elver, Charlie Mason and Lee Renshaw are skateboarding mad, and wanted to put their hobby to good use.

Supported by their friends, with their families acting as support crew, the boys kicked off their trip from John O'Groats at the start of July.

They travelled on the National Cycle Network route getting ever closer to Land's End. The friends have been skating an average of 50 miles a day.

Team member Charlie Mason says: "We're hoping to raise £5000, we've had such good support. We've had the best time so far in Cornwall."

The money raised will help to finish off a pre-school for the youngsters in South Africa.

The team reached Penzance in 21 days, and then had just ten miles to do before completing the challenge, hoping to shave five days off the record.




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