‘Amazing’ supporters welcome round-Britain pair back home

Maggie Scorer celebrates the end of her ride as she crosses the finish line outside the Wentworth Ho

Maggie Scorer celebrates the end of her ride as she crosses the finish line outside the Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh. Picture: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

An epic 5,000m round-Britain journey finished where it started six months ago, as a Suffolk grandmother rode into Aldeburgh with her canine travelling companion in tow.

Maggie Scorer celebrates with family and friends outside the Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh. Picture: St

Maggie Scorer celebrates with family and friends outside the Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh. Picture: Steve Waller. - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Along the way, Maggie Scorer tackled remote stretches of tough terrain, facing down all kinds of extreme weather – but her homeward trip was met by a crowd of supporters and the assurance that her fundraising efforts had been worthwhile.

With nine-year-old retriever Oscar being pulled behind in a specially-built trailer, Maggie crossed the finish line at the Wentworth Hotel to a chorus of encouragement on Saturday.

Having made the approach from Thorpeness accompanied by three of her eight grandchildren, the 66-year-old said: “The support has been amazing. It’s a bit surreal looking at a map of Britain and thinking we covered it all.

“As well as being physically demanding, it has been quite a spiritual journey – such a combination of fantastic things, from the people we met to the places we’ve seen.”


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The coastal odyssey aimed to raise £25,000 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and for Stillborn & Neonatal Deaths (Sands). The current total is more than £21,000.

Maggie, whose other achievements include becoming Butley’s first female ferrywoman last year, was also nominated for a Pride of Britain award in recognition of the Dog on Tour challenge.

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