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.

 

Jun 172011
 

Cyclists are being invited to mount penny farthings, tandems and circus bikes for an alternative charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Leicester charity Cyclemagic is aiming to raise funds for the development of its disability cycling project.

Read it on the BBC News website.

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.

Aug 272010
 

Ben Rockett

A Bath student is laying claim to a new world record for cycling from one end of the country to the other – and back!

Ben Rockett, a postgraduate student from the University of Bath, rode from Land’s End to John O’Groats and then back again to Cornwall.

Ben set off on Saturday, 21 August aiming to cycle the 1,781 miles in just six days – which he completed in the early hours of Friday.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website: news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8945000/8945860.stm.

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

Aug 262010
 

Ben Rockett

A Bath student is getting on his bike in a bid to set a new record.

Ben Rockett, a postgraduate student from the University of Bath, is taking on the challenge of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again.

Ben set off on Saturday, 21 August aiming to cycle the 1,781 miles in just six days – he has a support team of fellow students with him.

Read it on the BBC News website.

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

Aug 102010
 

A father of three from Surrey is hoping to break the world record for running from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Police officer Lee Chamberlain aims to beat the nine days, two hours and 26 minutes record for the 850-mile route.

The challenge is the equivalent of four marathons a day and Mr Chamberlain will only have a few hours rest each day.

Read it on the BBC News website.

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