Day: 10 August 2010

1000-mile charity bike ride

Two teenage cyclists crossed the border today as part of a marathon ride the length of Britain to raise money for charity.

Instead of sitting around doing nothing during school holidays, 15-year-old Tom Claxton and 16-year-old Giles Calder got on their bikes.

The pair set off from John O’Groats last Wednesday and hope to arrive at Land’s End 1000 miles later.

The teenagers, who attend Lomond School in Helensburgh, want to raise cash for international charity WaterAid.

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Pc in John O’Groats to Land’s End running record bid

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.

Weird bike in End to End attempt

A bicycle powered by seven cyclists sitting in a circle is being pedalled from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

The team led by Ed Greig, from London, hopes to set a world record by being the first group to complete the route on a conference bike.

Volunteers are being sought along the way. So far the bicycle has reached Inverness and is now heading towards Grantown-on-Spey.

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