Businessman gets on his bike for tough charity ride to raise money for chYps

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

Cycling trek for David

A volunteer driver for The Bassetlaw Community Car Scheme is raising money for the charity by cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats.

David Wadsworth, 57, of Cavendish Road, Retford is hoping to raise £5000 for The Bassetlaw Action Centre by cycling the 990 miles starting on Sunday 9th September.

Read it on Worksop Guardian website.

1,000-mile blind ride

A blind cyclist is to pass through Glastonbury on August 24, as part of a charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Chris Mairs, 55, registered blind, will be cycling 1000 miles across the country on a tandem bicycle with the help of his good friend and personal fitness trainer Guy Simpson, 45.

Read it on This is Somerset website.

Make a donation:  www.justgiving.com/keepyoureyesopen


Marlborough St.John’s Teacher in Charity Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle Ride

Tom Nicholls, Assistant Headteacher at St John’s in Marlborough, will attempt to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in July in order to raise money towards the planned All Weather Pitch at St John’s.

He aims to cycle 100 miles each day for nine days,  to raise £5,000.

Read it on the Marlborough People website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/TomNicholls12

Ena Shaw squad saddle up for Land’s End to John O’ Groats challenge

If you thought the Tour de France was the toughest bike event on the planet… think again!

Four men from a leading St Helens company have set their sights on completing the epic Land’s End to John O’ Groats slog in a non-stop relay… in under three days.

Read it on the St Helens Star website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/ena-shaw-lejog

I live each day as if it’s my last – because it could be

If a brain tumour the size of a clementine won’t stop you enjoying life, then it’s unlikely that anything will.

This is the mentality of 22-year-old Warwick man Mat Davis who, despite being diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous tumour, has found the joy in life rather than giving up on it.

Support worker Mr Davis was diagnosed with the tumour two years ago and is now planning to cycle from Lands End to John O Groats with his close friend Matt Whatson.

Read it on the Warwick Courier website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/Mattsend2end

Land’s End to John O’Groats penny farthing cycle ride

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.

Hightown’s Les Holmes to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats – and back again – on an old postman’s bike

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.

Bob celebrates 50th with a 950-mile ride

While many people mark their 50th birthday with a party or a night out with their mates, Cleator Moor man Bob Riley has decided to go a bit further – 950 miles in fact – and cycle from one end of the country to the other.

He plans to complete his challenge in an impressive eight days and hopes to raise lots of money for three charities.

Read it on the News & Star website.

Website:  le2jog.sports.officelive.com.

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