Ride Across Britain Day 1: Team SUFFER heads south for epic cycling challenge

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A team of University staff who are raising money to fund research in Biomedical Science have set off on an epic cycling challenge.

Students, postdocs, professors, lecturers, cleaners and administrative staff have come together to form Team SUFFER (or Sheffield University Fundraising For ‘Earing Research), who are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

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This morning they set off from campus in a van to the Cornish coast, where they will begin their nine day adventure, covering 969 miles, as part of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2014. The first leg will take them as far as Okehampton.

JustGiving page has been set up where you can donate, or text HEAR51 and an amount of £2, £5, £10 or £20 to 70070.

Make a donation to Team SUFFER

The van gets loaded up with Team SUFFER's gear.

The van gets loaded up with Team SUFFER’s gear.

The team poses for a photo at the Development, Alumni Relations and Events office in Victoria Street.

All aboard the minibus...

All aboard the minibus…

...and they're on their way!

…and they’re on their way!

Make a donation to Team SUFFER

Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2014: Team SUFFER

Find out more about the Deloitte Ride Across Britain