Jun 172012

A FLIGHT lieutenant who is based at RAF Cranwell near Lincoln is one of 10 people cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats from today.

John Cook from Oakham, who is also a member of Rutland Velo Club, has been in charge of getting the team up to speed as they intend to complete the 1,000 mile journey in 10 days covering 100 miles a day.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/CranwellLEJOG


Nov 082010
Retired solicitor John Eatough (63) has completed an epic cycle journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The 1,078-mile journey raised funds for a charity close to his heart, the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, in Preston, his mother having died from the disease in her mid-30s.

Read the full news article on Clitheroe Today website: www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/clitheroenews/Solicitor-completes-Land39s-End-to.6613189.jp.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/EatsgoesEndtoEnd.

Nov 012010

Paul Owen at John O’Groats

A HAMPSHIRE policeman has completed a 936-mile cycle challenge, with only ten days training.

Paul Owen, 42, from Gundleton near Alresford, stepped up at the last minute to take on the Land’s End to John O’Groats bike ride, when another team member pulled out. Travelling from the furthest south west point of Great Britain to the extreme north east, Paul battled gale-force winds and driving rain to reach the finish line.

Read the full news article on Daily Echo website: www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8485333.Land___s_End_to_John_O___Groats_bike_ride_for_Hampshire_policeman/.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/PaulsStupidRide.

Oct 252010

Kathryn Lazenby at Land's End

A FIREFIGHTER has completed a 1,250 mile cycle ride from one end of the country to the other.

Kathryn Lazenby, from Terrington, rode solo and unsupported from Land’s End to John O’Groats, staying at fire stations along the route.

Read the full news article on the Hazette & Herald: www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/8466149.Terrington_firefighter_cycles_from_Land___s_End_to_John_O___Groats_for_charity/.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/Kathryn-Lazenby

Oct 252010

A 14-YEAR-OLD schoolboy has raised thousands of pounds for charity by cycling the length of Britain.

Nathan Bailey, of Llanfaethlu, pedalled from Land’s End to John o’ Groats for the Alzheimer’s Society, raising more than £2,600 in the process.

Nathan, a pupil at St Gerard’s, Bangor, was joined on the 980-mile journey by his father, Mark.

Read the full news article on The Bangor and Anglesey Mail website: www.theonlinemail.co.uk/bangor-and-anglesey-news/local-bangor-and-anglesey-news/2010/10/20/llanfaethlu-schoolboy-cycles-from-land-s-end-to-john-o-groats-for-alzheimer-s-society-66580-27500624/.

Oct 172010

The former Hull FC star Steve Prescott MBE, who is battling stomach cancer, is already looking ahead to his next charity challenge.

The 36-year-old is planning to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in June next year to raise money for the Steve Prescott Foundation, which he set up in 2007.

But not content with just cycling, Steve is also aiming to climb the national Three Peaks – Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland – along the way.

Read the full news article on the Hull and East Riding website: www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/health/Steve-Prescott-cycle-Land-s-End-John-O-Groats-climb-Peaks/article-2755194-detail/article.html.

Website: www.steveprescottfoundation.

Sep 142010

A CYCLIST has completed a 1,000-mile charity fundraiser at the second attempt after a crash put him out of action for 12months.

It was second time lucky for Adam Druett, of Lechlade who has returned from a successful attempt to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

But his feat is even more impressive than most as it came just 12 months after he destroyed his bike and damaged his knee ligaments when he crashed into a wall at 35mph.

Read the full news article on the Wiltshire & Gloucestershire news website: www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/8390384.Second_time_lucky_for_Lechlade_cyclist/.

Wiltshire & Gloucestershire
Sep 142010

A group of friends from Derby are preparing to ride a six-person hex-cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for a cancer charity.

Paul Barton, Michael Turton, John Griffin, Jamie Griffin, Gary Testro and Martyn Jackson will embark on the epic adventure in early October.

The men reckon they can complete the 874-mile journey in 16 days.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website: news.bbc.co.uk/local/derby/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8997000/8997665.stm.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/HEXBIKE-BreakthroughBreastCancerUK.
Website: www.saddle-row.com.

Sep 122010

Setting off at the end of July, John Hoath, from Freshwater, and James Quigley, from Carisbrooke, both 24, finished the epic journey in just 16 days — a day earlier than planned.

They completed the journey without a support vehicle and slept in tents along the way.

A run of early bad luck caused punctures and four snapped bike chains in hilly Cornwall and the final part of their route took them through Scotland and up and over “harsh” 2,200ft mountains, such as Glen Shee.

Read the full news article on the Isle of Wight County Press website: www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/pair-cycle-length-of-country-for-charity-34725.aspx.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/quigley1100miles.

Aug 292010

Taunton-born cyclist Ben Rockett has set a new world record by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back in under six days.

Mr Rockett, 23, completed the journey in five days and 21 hours, arriving in Land’s End at around 6am this morning.

He beat the previous record for the 1,781-mile journey – set at six days and twenty hours by Bobby Brown in 2000 – by an impressive 23 hours. The dedicated cyclist also used the challenge to raise money for charity Cardiac Arrest in the Young, who are dedicated to reducing the frequency of sudden cardiac deaths in young people. So far he has raised just over £2, 535 and donations are still flooding in.

Read the full news article on the This is The West Country website: www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/8358169.Taunton_cyclist_sets_new_world_record/.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/rockettrides.
Website: www.rockettrides.com.

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