Jul 262010
 

Three separate attempts to cycle the length of Britain have been completed successfully.

Andrew Robertson and Alan Falconer, of Inverness, reached John O’Groats from Land’s End on Friday after 11 days.

Julian Heitz-Jackson, who is blind, rode tandem with Nicola Bennett. They also took 11 days to get to Land’s End, arriving on Wednesday.

Ten friends from Surrey cycled in fancy dress north to south and completed the route in 10 days.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-10760376.

Jul 222010
 

A 71-YEAR-OLD man is cycling more than 870 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats – despite being completely blind.

Derek Pritchard will man the rear end of a tandem bike, steered by pal Bobby Feven, for the epic journey they began on Monday.

The Cornish Guardian caught up with the pair as they enjoyed a final luxury breakfast at Fifteen in Watergate Bay.

Read the full news article on the This Is Cornwall website: www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/news/way-tandem/article-2434325-detail/article.html.

Jul 172010
 

Three teenagers who are on track to beat the UK’s distance skateboarding record by rolling from John O’Groats to Lands End travelled through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Thursday (July 15th) when they were given a Mayoral welcome.

Matt Elver (18), Charlie Mason (19) and Lee Renshaw (17) from Plymouth are undertaking the challenge to raise money for the Gogo Trust, a charitable organisation based in South Africa.

Read the full news article on the Burnham-On-Sea website: www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2010/teenagers-record-15-07-10.php.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/orsumjogle.
Website:  www.orsumboards.co.uk.

Jul 172010
 

Stephen Norwood

THE DEPUTY head of a Sunbury school will be starting his summer holidays by cycling over 1,000 miles across the country from John O’ Groats to Lands End.

Stephen Norwood, a teacher at Chennestone Primary School, will be setting off from the Scottish village on Monday (26) and will be cycling an average of 100 miles a day, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Read the full news article on the Staines News website: www.stainesnews.co.uk/staines-and-ashford-news/news-staines-and-ashford/2010/07/16/teacher-to-ride-100-miles-a-day-for-children-s-hospital-54472-26869652/.

For more about the trip, and to make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Norwood.

Jul 152010
 

Team TROTT: Left to right: Tarn, Robbie, Ollie, Tom and Tudor.

A TEENAGE cancer survivor is part of a team of three Kingston Grammar School boys who set off on a charity bike ride covering the length of Britain this week.

Tudor Morris saddled up alongside schoolmates Robbie Montgomery and Tom Beaumont on Tuesday (July 13) at the start of the epic 1,000 mile trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Read the full news article on the Hounslow Chronicle website:
www.hounslowchronicle.co.uk/west-london-news/local-hounslow-news/2010/07/13/cancer-survivor-s-1-000-mile-ride-109642-26842218/

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/le2jog-momentum.
Website: teamtrottcycle.blogspot.com.

Jul 102010
 

Friends of a teenager who broke his neck in a rugby match are preparing to cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End.

Max Levene, 18, from Truro broke his neck during a rugby match between Truro School and Kelly College, Tavistock, in October.

Six of Max’s friends, who were in the same school year as him, will start their 12-day ride on 13 July.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/10560273.stm.

Jul 102010
 

A charity cyclist has died in road accident while on a trip from John O’ Groats to Land’s End.

Arthur Platt, 37, from Lyndhurst, Hampshire, died in hospital on Tuesday after his bicycle crashed into a car on the A442 in Telford, Shropshire.

The leisure centre shift manager was raising money for soldiers’ charity Help for Heroes.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/birmingham/10575410.stm.

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Jul 062010
 

Generating media interest in John O’Groats to Land’s End charity attempts is getting tougher, according to those taking part and reporting on the bids.

Veteran far north journalist Noel Donaldson said people were having to come up with increasingly novel ways of completing the route.

A team who will cycle dressed as superheroes said getting national media attention had been “a slog”.

It has been estimated that up to 6,000 people tackle the route each year.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/10486050.stm.

Jul 032010
 

Tour de France official website

It’s that time of year again the Tour de France is back 🙂 It’s going to be a great year with the Team Sky, doing the tour for the very first time.  If like myself you don’t have pay TV and never will do. ITV4 in the UK is showing highlights every night and for the first time even showing live stuff 🙂

ITV4 can be found on Freeview (24), Freesat (117), $ky (120) and Virgin Media (118).

Useful links:-

Below is the ITV4 schedule for the next number of days:-

Tour De France 2010 Preview
Date: Saturday 3rd July 2010
Time: 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM

A look forward to the 97th Tour de France. The programme features the background to the building of Team Sky, the new British team in the race under the guidance of leader Bradley Wiggins who was fourth in the race last year. And Gary Imlach asks Mark Cavendish if he can beat his 2009 six stage victories? Plus the highlights from the Team Presentations taking place at the start in Rotterdam along with route and rider previews, as well as the best bits from 2009.

Tour De France 2010 Live
Saturday 3rd July 2010
Time: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Rotterdam hosts the start of one of the biggest annual sporting events of the calendar. The Prologue time trial returns after a two year absence. The short flat 8.9 km course should suit Britain’s Bradley Wiggins, but watch out for Fabian Cancellera who is the world time trial champion.

Tour De France 2010 Live
Sunday 4th July 2010
02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

The Tour moves from Holland to a finish in Brussels in Belgium. The 223 km route in Stage One is very flat so expect a bunch finish, something Mark Cavendish will relish.

Tour De France 2010 Highlights
Date: Sunday 4th July 2010
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

All the highlights as the Tour moves from Holland to a finish in Brussels in Belgium. The 223 km route for Stage One is very flat so expect a bunch finish, something Mark Cavendish will relish.

Tour De France 2010 Live
Date: Monday 5th July 2010
Time: 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

A second day in Belgium as the race follows the routes for the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The rolling 201 km route could be an opportunity for a breakaway.

Tour De France 2010 Highlights
Date: Monday 5th July 2010
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Highlights from a second day in Belgium as the race follows the routes for the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The rolling 201 km route could be an opportunity for a breakaway.

Tour De France 2010 Live
Date: Tuesday 6th July 2010
Time: 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

Stage three and cobbles will be prevalent as the Tour moves into France for the first time into the classic Paris Roubaix. Expect crashes and punctures over 213 km between Wanze and Arenberg. Will all the favourites survive to the finish?

Tour De France 2010 Highlights
Date: Tuesday 6th July 2010
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Highlights of Stage Three and cobbles will be prevalent as the Tour moves into France for the first time into the classic Paris Roubaix. Expect crashes and punctures over 213 km between Wanze and Arenberg. Will all the favourites survive to finish at Arenberg?

Tour De France 2010 Live
Date: Wednesday 7th July 2010
Time: 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

Stage Four goes across the WW1 battlefields between Cambrai and Reims, 153 km. Mark Cavendish will be looking for a bunch finish as he looks for Green Jersey points.

Tour De France 2010 Highlights
Date: Wednesday 7th July 2010
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Highlights from Stage Four which goes across the WW1 battlefields between Cambrai and Reims, 153 km. Mark Cavendish will be looking for a bunch finish as he looks for Green Jersey points.

Tour De France 2010 Live
Date: Thursday 8th July 2010
Time: 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

Stage Five action which takes the 187 km route from Epernay to Montargis. This should be one race that will favour the sprinters.

Tour De France 2010 Highlights
Thursday 8th July 2010
07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Stage Five highlights which take the 187 km route from Epernay to Montargis. This should be one race that will favour the sprinters.

Tour De France 2010 Live
Date: Friday 9th July 2010
Time: 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

Stage Six is this year’s longest ride of the Tour at 227 Km between Montargis and Gueugnon. Yet another opportunity for Mark Cavendish to pick up points.

Tour De France 2010 Highlights
Date: Friday 9th July 2010
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Highlights from Stage Six which is this year’s longest ride of the Tour at 227 Km between Montargis and Gueugnon. Yet another opportunity for Mark Cavendish to pick up points.

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