After their epic ride the group have collectively raised £14,500 for their nominated charities, Weston Hospicecare and Click Sergeant.
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32 local cyclists will ride from Lands End to John O'Groats for local charities in July.

Charity Cyclist

3 Tandems and 26 solo cyclists from the Weston super Mare area are aiming to raise money for Weston Hospicecare and CLIC by cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats. The cyclists, 6 ladies and 26 men set off on the gruelling 933 mile ride on Friday July 3rd, averaging well over 60 miles a day and they aim to arrive in John O'Groats on Sunday July 19th. Ages of the cyclists range from 41 to over 70 with 2 members over 70 and many in their 60's and 50's. After a hard days ride they will spend each night under canvas at a different campsite along the route.

The cyclists are from the Weston Chain Gang, a local group who meet informally every Saturday morning for a cycle ride. Many are also members of Weston Athletic Club.

The ride has been organised and funded by the cyclists themselves with vehicle support from "The Window Merchants". All monies raised by the group will go directly to the two charities.

They will be passing through Weston on Monday 6th with an overnight stop and setting off again on Tuesday morning from the Woolpack in St Georges at 08:45.

Route Details

Day 1Land's End to Lanivery62 miles
Day 2Lanivery to Nomansland69 miles
Day 3Nowmansland to Weston-super-Mare65 miles
Day 4Weston-super-Mare to Hereford74 miles
Day 5Rest Day0 miles
Day 6Hereford to Wem69 miles
Day 7Wem to Wrightington69 miles
Day 8Wrightington to Orton (nr Penrith)72 miles
Day 9Orton (Nr Penrith) to Lockerbie62 miles
Day 10Lockerbie to Steeps, Glasgow83 miles
Day 11Steeps, Glasgow to Callander35 miles
Day 12Callander to Glencoe63 miles
Day 13Glencoe to Lewiston, Inverness68 miles
Day 14Inverness to Dornoch59 miles
Day 15Dornoch to Dunbeath44 miles
Day 16Dunbeath to John O'Groats39 miles

Route Map

Current Location

Completed : 17-July-2009
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