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.

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.

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