We are 3 good friends who have been cycling together now for a number of years. We have cycled in spain and france multiple times and are keen to expand our challenges.
We have decided that because one of our number has a significant birthday this year, we would like to give back to charities close to our hearts whilst cycling together again
The plan to ride lands end to john ‘o groats was born one evening over a curry
We will split all our donations between 3 nominated charities:
- School in a bag
- Prostate cancer
- Bowel cancer
We really appreciate all the support we have already gained and hope that you can see your way clear to adding to our total.
Friday 21st July 2023
Day 1 – Lands End to Lydford – 99 miles
Day 2 – Lydford to Bristol – 103 miles
Day 3 – Bristol to Shrewsbury – 103 miles
Day 4 – Shrewsbury to Lancaster -112 miles
Day 5 – Lancaster to Carlisle – 70 miles
Day 6 – Carlisle to Glasgow – 104 miles
Day 7 – Glasgow to Fort William – 111 miles
Day 8 – Fort William to Inverness – 65 miles
Day 9 – Inverness to John O’Groats – 120 miles
School in a Bag
Globally, there are millions of children who are deprived of an opportunity to learn. On an individual basis, a SchoolBag for these children can provide vastly improved learning capabilities, hope and a lifeline to a future out of poverty. On a world scale, educating the next generation is a key force to human development and global stability. School in a Bag send SchoolBags filled with educational resources to poor, orphan, vulnerable, disadvantaged and disaster-affected children.
Prostate Cancer UK’s top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. We’re investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
Bowel Cancer UK
We provide expert information and support for everyone affected by bowel cancer and we’re here for you at every step. We also educate the public and professionals about the disease. We run training, workshops and study days for healthcare professionals and have a dedicated team of volunteers who give free awareness talks across the UK.
I began cycling following a back injury when i was told to stop running due to the impact of that particular exercise. Although a little nervous at first i met luke simon of school in a bag and formed a friendship. This took me on a charity ride to brussels with them and took me completely outside my comfort zone.
Since then, i have continued to cycle on behalf of school in a bag and also cycle with the navy cycling club. I have competed in time trials and now have progressed to building my own bikes. I hope that this ride will help to do some good for this worthwhile local charity.
One of my earliest memory’s of my father was cycling back from the farm in devon with me sat on the crossbar of his bike, i was probably only 2 or 3 years old. From that day i was hooked on cycling and have been ever since.
Dad sadly passed away in 2016 from prostate cancer, i’ve cycled for prostate cancer uk several times to raise awareness and funds. Legog is a great challenge for any cyclist, as i’m in my 60th year in 2023 i feel it’s my year to undertake this iconic ride not just for me or my dad but for all the dad’s battling cancer.
I have been cycling for a few years now and have done quite a few miles. I am now able to cycle more miles in a single ride which culminated in a 200 mile one day ride last year. I am excited to be taking on this challenge with my 2 good friends this year.
I wanted to make a constructive effort by raising money for charity and bowel cancer was a personal one for me as my dad had died from this.
I feel it’s my way of helping the fight against this disease especially as my dad bravely tried to fight it too.