Scott warming up for American cycle

Scott Rendles with head of Warm Up North Ian Wetherston.
Scott Rendles with head of Warm Up North Ian Wetherston.
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A sales adviser is warming up for his biggest fundraising challenge to date.

Scott Rendles, an energy sales adviser with Warm Up North, has raised more than £20,000 but wants to double it.

The 27-year-old will cycle from Niagara Falls to New York City over six days in aid of homeless charity Shelter.

Scott, from North Shields, first started fundraising in 2012, raising £3,500 at the Bike Britain cycle before raising more than £17,000 after cycling the Dead Sea to Red Sea the following year.

He will be joined by seven friends on the latest challenge next June, hoping to raise a total of £28,000.

Scott said: “This latest challenge will be mentally and physically draining with a lot more hills and dips along the planned route.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the sights of New York and to visiting one of the wonders of the world on two wheels.

For more on Scott’s journey or to make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/Scott-Rendles

Scott added: “I’m generally fit and play rugby but cycling is a different type of training, so I’ve been making the most of the good weather and getting out as much as possible.”

Members of the Warm Up North team will be helping to support Scott in the coming months with his fundraising efforts through a series of charity events, including supermarket bag packs, cake sales and a charity night.

Ian Weatherston, head of Warm Up North, added: “Fundraising is a huge part of any charity activity and it takes a lot of time and effort to gather the donations needed to really make an impact.

“Shelter is an amazing cause that deserves as much help as it can get, and as an organisation Warm Up North is committed to helping our staff, like Scott, as they embark on charity challenges in aid of causes that are close to their hearts.”