Jun 182018
 

Michael Broadwith has become the first rider to set a new Land’s End – John o’Groats record in 17 years as he knocked nearly 40 minutes off the previous mark.

Broadwith completed his ride of the length of Great Britain in a time of 43 hours, 25 minutes and 13 seconds, going 39 minutes and seven seconds off the previous record of Gethin Butler from 2001, which some had seen as unbeatable, covering the 841 miles at an average speed of 19.4mph/31.2kmh.

Read more from the Cycling Weekly website.

Jun 152018
 

A duo of Suffolk born cyclists have successfully cycled the length of the UK in a bid to raise money for two charities which are very close to their hearts.

On Thursday, May 31, 15 days after they set off, John Melvin, 73 and Peter Melvin, 69, completed the gruelling 1000 mile cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The brothers, who were both born in Metfield, near Harleston but now live in Ashfield, Nottingham and Newton, Derbyshire undertook the challenge to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Read more from the Diss Mercury website.

Jun 042018
 

A Highgate bowel cancer survivor is cycling 1,000 miles for charity in the hope of raising £100,000 for Bowel & Cancer Research.

Paul Reynolds, who took up cycling after beating the illness in 2009, will ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in Scotland.

Read more from the Ham & High website.

Oct 072014
 

An 11-year-old that battled a life threatening illness is gearing up for a mammoth cycle challenge to raise funds for the hospital that saved him.

Patrick Kiehlmann, and his father Mark, are planning on cycling 90 miles each day, totalling to over 1000 miles between Lands End to John o’Groats on Wednesday.

Read it on STV News website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/Ride4RecoveryUK

 

Apr 022014
 

Team MoisyA FUND-RAISER has cycled the length of Britain in memory of his sister-in-law who died of cancer.

Paul Harrison, of Minehead, tackled the iconic John O’Groat’s to Land’s End challenge and completed the route in ten days.

Read it on Somerset County Gazette website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/teammoisy

Apr 022014
 

A businessman is swapping the boardroom for the open road as he tries to raise £100,000 for children’s charities.

David Lench, managing director of Kent-wide independent estate agents Ward and Partners, is in training for a gruelling 1,000-mile bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in September.

Read it on Kent Online website.

Make a donation: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/LenchLEJOG

Apr 022014
 

Mark RaffertyA Sowerby Bridge banker is taking to the saddle in preparation for a nine day sponsored September cycle from Lands End to John o’ Groats for Alzheimer’s charity.

Read it on Halifax Courier website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/Mark-Rafferty5/

Mar 282014
 

ELY Memorial FundA GROUP of cyclists are taking on the ride of their life to raise funds for a county charity this summer.

The six cyclists are taking on almost 900 miles over six days from John O’Groats to Lands End in aid of the ELY Memorial Fund between July 2 and 7.

Read it on Hereford Times website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/Colin-Headland1

Mar 272014
 

DenplanJOGLEA TEAM of dentists is swapping drilling and filling for nine days of puffing and panting.

The trio from two North Yorkshire dental practices are gearing up to complete an epic cycle ride to help raise thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Read it on The Advertiser Series website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/companyteams/DenplanJOGLE

Mar 052014
 

Martyn UzzellThe widow of a Clevedon cyclist killed after hitting a pothole is to sue a council which failed to repair it, despite a warning from police.

Martyn Uzzell, who was 51, was on a Land’s End to John O’Groats charity cycle ride with two friends when he hit a 10cm (4in) deep pothole on the A65 at Giggleswick, North Yorkshire and was thrown into the path of a VW Golf driving behind him. The driver of the car, travelling at about 50mph and only a car’s length away from the group, was unable to avoid Mr Uzzell, who died instantly of severe head injuries.

Read it on Bristol Post website.

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