Feb 292012

A GLIMMER of hope is on the horizon for concerned disabled students at The Angmering School as a cycling-mad duo have pledged their support.

Competitive youngsters at the school’s Lavinia Norfolk Centre feared that, due to mounting costs, they would not be able to make the annual Stoke Mandeville Games national sporting competition for disabled students, this year.

Read it on the Littlehampton Gazette website.

Aug 212011

Two friends from Otley are celebrating completing a ‘top to bottom’ UK cycling challenge.

Twenty-two-year-old Roy Wood, supported by driver and navigator Ben Wilson, took just two weeks to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Read it on Wharfedale Observer website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/top2bottom2011.


Jun 172011

A FATHER and daughter from Queensferry have raised a bumper sum for a cancer charity after undertaking to cycle the length and breadth of Great Britain.

Sixty-three year old Bob Henry and daughter Jane (39) cycled the 874 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End last month to raise over £3000 for Maggie’s Caring Centre in Edinburgh, the cancer charity which helps sufferers and their families live with cancer.

Read it on Queensferry Gazette website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/jane-henry.

May 192011

Workers from a building maintenance firm are parking up their vans and getting on two wheels to help three local charities.

Employees from Kier Sheffield, based on Manor Lane, are holding a follow-up event to a ride from Sheffield to Cleethorpes in 2009 and a sponsored coast-to-coast bike ride last year.

This time they are cycling almost 1,000 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Read it on The Star website.

Make a donation:  www.justgiving.com/teams/KierE2EChallenge.

May 192011

HIGHTOWN fund-raiser Les Holmes is in training for a 2,000-mile charity challenge to raise money for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Les, who is celebrating his 70th birthday this year, has undertaken 30 years of fund-raising for various charities including Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

In July he will be taking a 28-day trip pedalling from Land’s End to John O’Groats – and then back again – on an old postman’s bike with just three gears.

Read it on the Crosby Herald website.

Make a donation:  www.justgiving.com/clatterbridgebikeride.

Apr 182011

A young Royal Navy aircraft handler from Watford is preparing to cycle the length of Great Britain for charity next week.

Stephen Jennings, 20, will be covering 100 miles-a-day, for ten days, as he takes part in the gruelling ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Read it on the Watford Observer website.

Make a donation:  uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/celticcadence.

Mar 302011

Cyclist Julian Dagger, who is approaching his half-century, is hoping to ride from John O’Groats to Lands End this month in memory of his late mother and a dear friend.

Mr Dagger, 49, of The Butts, Westbury, has always wanted to attempt the epic cycle, and was inspired by the loss of family friend Derek New last year to a stroke.

Read it on the Wiltshire website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/julian-dagger.

Mar 292011

AN ACCOUNTANT inspired by his life-saving dad is taking on the ultimate cycling challenge.

Matthew Crocker, 35, of Alexander Terrace, Colchester, is cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise money for the Red Cross.

Read it on the Essex County Standard website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/matthew-crocker.


Nov 232010

At long last we have made a start on picking the dates for doing the End2End cycle next year. Right now it’s looking like the following.

  • Day 0: Saturday 6th August 2011 – travelling up to John O’Groats.
  • Day 1: Sunday 7th August 2011 – cycling from John O’Groats to Tongue.
  • Day 2: Monday 8th August 2011 – Tongue to Carbisdale Castle.
  • Day 3: Tuesday 9th August 2011 – Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness.
  • Day 4: Wednesday 10th August 2011 – Loch Ness to Glencoe.
  • Day 5: Thursday 11th August 2011 – Glencoe to Killearn.
  • Day 6: Friday 12th August 2011 – Killearn to New Lanark.
  • Day 7: Saturday 13th August 2011 – New Lanark to Carlisle.
  • Day 8: Sunday 14th August 2011 – Carlisle to Slaidburn.
  • Day 9: Monday 15th August 2011 – Slaidburn to Chester.
  • Day 10: Tuesday 16th August 2011 – Chester to Clun.
  • Day 11: Wednesday 17th August 2011 – Clun to Welsh Bicknor.
  • Day 12: Thursday 18th August 2011 – Welsh Bicknor to Street.
  • Day 13: Friday 19th August 2011 – Street to Okehampton.
  • Day 14: Saturday 20th August 2011 – Okehampton to Perranporth.
  • Day 15: Sunday 21st August 2011 – Perranporth to Land’s End.
  • Day 16: Monday 22nd August 2011 – travelling back home.
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