Apr 022013
 

A music teacher is hoping to break the record for cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again.

Chris Hopkinson, from Richmond, North Yorkshire, set off on the 1,700-mile journey at 10:00 BST on Tuesday.

Read it on BBC News website.

You can follow him on twitter @ twitter.com/Hoppo347.

Sep 082012
 

A volunteer driver for The Bassetlaw Community Car Scheme is raising money for the charity by cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats.

David Wadsworth, 57, of Cavendish Road, Retford is hoping to raise £5000 for The Bassetlaw Action Centre by cycling the 990 miles starting on Sunday 9th September.

Read it on Worksop Guardian website.

Aug 232012
 

A BABY’S diagnosis of cystic fibrosis has inspired her father to do his first fundraising event – cycling the length of the country.

Mike Smith took 12 days to cycle from John o’Groats to Land’s End, joined by six friends for the final 60-mile leg from Bodmin.

Read it on This is Cornwall website.

Aug 232012
 

A blind cyclist is to pass through Glastonbury on August 24, as part of a charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Chris Mairs, 55, registered blind, will be cycling 1000 miles across the country on a tandem bicycle with the help of his good friend and personal fitness trainer Guy Simpson, 45.

Read it on This is Somerset website.

Make a donation:  www.justgiving.com/keepyoureyesopen

 

Aug 222012
 

A Land’s End to John O’Groats charity cyclist raising money for terminally ill children has had his top-of-the-range bike stolen by thieves in Shrewsbury.

The county man, who has not been named, was in the middle of completing the 600-mile cycle ride when the thieves struck.

Read it on the Shropshire Star website.

Jun 222012
 

Tom Nicholls, Assistant Headteacher at St John’s in Marlborough, will attempt to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in July in order to raise money towards the planned All Weather Pitch at St John’s.

He aims to cycle 100 miles each day for nine days,  to raise £5,000.

Read it on the Marlborough People website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/TomNicholls12

Jun 212012
 

If you thought the Tour de France was the toughest bike event on the planet… think again!

Four men from a leading St Helens company have set their sights on completing the epic Land’s End to John O’ Groats slog in a non-stop relay… in under three days.

Read it on the St Helens Star website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/ena-shaw-lejog

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

 

Feb 292012
 

A GLIMMER of hope is on the horizon for concerned disabled students at The Angmering School as a cycling-mad duo have pledged their support.

Competitive youngsters at the school’s Lavinia Norfolk Centre feared that, due to mounting costs, they would not be able to make the annual Stoke Mandeville Games national sporting competition for disabled students, this year.

Read it on the Littlehampton Gazette website.

Feb 132012
 

If a brain tumour the size of a clementine won’t stop you enjoying life, then it’s unlikely that anything will.

This is the mentality of 22-year-old Warwick man Mat Davis who, despite being diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous tumour, has found the joy in life rather than giving up on it.

Support worker Mr Davis was diagnosed with the tumour two years ago and is now planning to cycle from Lands End to John O Groats with his close friend Matt Whatson.

Read it on the Warwick Courier website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/Mattsend2end

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