Where: From John O’ Groats to Land’s End
What is it?
The Tour de France is well under way at the moment, but how about taking part in an altogether different cycling challenge? People from all across Britain are being invited to take part in a charity bike ride from John O’ Groats to Land’s End this August. But it’s not just any bike ride. The group will be riding a seven-seater circular bike, all in aid of Cancer Research UK.
The core team of four is led by Ed Greig, 25, who works for Deloitte, which has chosen Cancer Research UK to be one of its charity partners. He is calling for other supporters to join the team en route to make up the seven needed to pedal the bike. Whether you can stretch to one mile or twenty, or would prefer to help out with accommodation or meal stops along the way, it’s your chance to do something out of the ordinary to help beat cancer. Anyone interested in taking part can book their place on the bike by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ride starts at John O’ Groats on 1 August, and the team aims to reach Land’s End on 28 August. The 1,136 mile route will take them from the UK’s tip to toe via Dundee, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, London and Southampton, including some of Cancer Research UK’s key sites along the way.