A TEAM of avid cyclists is riding from Land’s End to John o’Groats to raise money for the Haslemere Youth Hub.

The Dubai Drafters team includes Haslemere resident Matthew Hadden, Steve Green, Steve Smallwood, and Dubai residents John Hadden, David Bligh-Smith, Richard Morgan and Ben Morgan.

Sporting a new blue cycling shirt, the Dubai Drafters will start their Land’s End to John o’Groats ride on July 9. The ride takes most cyclists up to 14 days, but the team is aiming for 11 days of continuous cycling with an average daily ride of 150km.

The Haslemere Youth Hub provides support to hundreds of families in the area, and offers services to many children’s mental health groups. Through Covid-19 lockdowns and rising utility costs the charity now predominantly relies on donations to facilitate these services.

The Haslemere Youth Hub is headed up by Matthew’s wife Nadeana Simpson-Hadden and Karen Garland – who manage the building – and Deeza Harris, who helps arrange the activities.

Nadeana said: “For years, Karen and I had been using what is now the Haslemere Youth Hub building for our dance company and we saw so much potential to create a positive environment for young people, so we created the Hub.”

To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/crowd funding/thehaslemereyouthhub