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.

Jul 042013
 

The charity which two cyclists were raising money for when they were hit and killed by a lorry has been “overwhelmed” by donations.

Andrew McMenigall, 47, and Toby Wallace, 36, were killed in the crash on the A30 in Cornwall on Tuesday.

Read it on BBC News website.

To give money check out uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/mcmenigallwallace

Jul 032013
 

Two cyclists who died after being struck by a lorry during a charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats have been named.

Andrew McMenigall, 47, and Toby Wallace, 36, were killed in the crash on the A30 in Cornwall on Tuesday.

Read it on BBC News website.

 

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.

Oct 042012
 

Scotland’s cycle path network is to get a £6m revamp, which will include improvements to the Land’s End to John O’Groats route.

The famous route will be upgraded from Barnton Junction to the Forth Road Bridge.

The money will also be used to create more cycle paths in Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Read it on BBC News website.

 

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.

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