Jul 102010

Friends of a teenager who broke his neck in a rugby match are preparing to cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End.

Max Levene, 18, from Truro broke his neck during a rugby match between Truro School and Kelly College, Tavistock, in October.

Six of Max’s friends, who were in the same school year as him, will start their 12-day ride on 13 July.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/10560273.stm.

Jul 102010

A charity cyclist has died in road accident while on a trip from John O’ Groats to Land’s End.

Arthur Platt, 37, from Lyndhurst, Hampshire, died in hospital on Tuesday after his bicycle crashed into a car on the A442 in Telford, Shropshire.

The leisure centre shift manager was raising money for soldiers’ charity Help for Heroes.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/birmingham/10575410.stm.

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Jul 062010

Generating media interest in John O’Groats to Land’s End charity attempts is getting tougher, according to those taking part and reporting on the bids.

Veteran far north journalist Noel Donaldson said people were having to come up with increasingly novel ways of completing the route.

A team who will cycle dressed as superheroes said getting national media attention had been “a slog”.

It has been estimated that up to 6,000 people tackle the route each year.

Read the full news article on the BBC news website:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/10486050.stm.

Apr 072010

The Man Who Cycled the Americas – Mark’s Diary – Episode 3 – BBC iPlayer

The Man Who Cycled the Americas – Mark’s Diary – Episode 3 is now on the BBC iPlayer @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rv6b1/The_Man_Who_Cycled_the_Americas_Marks_Diary_Episode_3/. Catch it while you can, it’s only on-line till 11:32am Wednesday 14th April 2010.

Mar 312010

The Man Who Cycled the Americas - Mark's Diary - Episode 2 - BBC iPlayer

Just found out there is also a radio documentary about The Man Who Cycled The Americas on BBC Radio Scotland. You can listen to the second episode on the BBC iPlayer @ www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rpt5t/The_Man_Who_Cycled_the_Americas_Marks_Diary_Episode_2/.

Mar 182010

Just to remind everyone that The Million Pound Bike Ride: A Sport Relief Special is BBC 1 tonight from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. So make sure that you watch it or upset your Freesat+ Freeview+ or $ky+ boxes to record it.

Mar 152010

Catch a sneak preview of all the highs and lows from the incredible BT Sport Relief Million Pound Bike Ride when seven celebs cycled through night and day from John OGroats to Lands End to raise cash for Sport Relief.

The full program will be on Thursday 18th March on BBC One at 9pm. Don’t miss it!

Mar 102010

Mark Beaumont

Just doing a plug for a show which will be on BBC1 later this month. It’s a documentary called “The Man Who Cycled The Americas”, all about Mark Beaumont.

It will air on BBC1: Tue March 23rd, 30th & April 6th from 10.35pm.





Jul 142009

Nearly naked riders’ midge fears
Two men cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in only their underwear are bracing themselves for encounters with the Scottish midge.

Border blues for charity cyclist
A cyclist on a charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats was given three points on his driving licence within minutes of crossing into Scotland.

Police admit charity cycle error
Police have admitted they were wrong to give a fixed penalty to a charity cyclist caught pedalling up a motorway shortly after arriving in Scotland.

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