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Update: 24-6-11

Well, we done it and completed the route in 2 days 22.5 hrs. Starting in Lands End at 11:10am on Sunday 19th and finishing in John O'Groats at 9:40am on Wednesday 22nd.

It was eventful, it was emotional but above all it was an amazing experience and I can't think of a better way to honour Michael.

Thanks to all the companies who helped with the costs and not least Safe Access who were amazing.

We actually had a late addition to the team in the shape of a mechanic (bike & HGV) and his skills were put to good use and he also rode for a bit too. Hats off to Chris Hughes thanks for all your help.

Thanks again for all your donations and if you know anyone who hasn't donated let them know of our feat and I’m sure they'll be so impressed that will do so immediately.



Here's the story,




Six of us will be riding our Bicycles nonstop from Lands End to John O’Groats between Sun 19 & Wed 22 June 2011. The Riders are Peter Collins, Garry Quinn, Steven Quinn, Billy Brierly, Trefor Baker & George Rhodes and we have in support so far Sean Murphy (reserve rider) & Tom Nelson both on driving duties and we will kindly be supplied with a 28ft Motorhome by Gordon and Tina Brown from Inverness ( Safe Access Scaffolding.




We are looking to raise at least £10,000 for the Kilbryde Hospice that is soon to be built near Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride. The service provided by this hospice will be invaluable to the people of South Lanarkshire and we want to help make it happen.




We are doing this firstly to raise money but we have mainly been motivated to do this in memory of a dear friend who we lost on June 4 this year. Michael Nelson was taken from us and we will be honoured to take on this challenge in his name as nothing less would do justice to such a courageous man. He had just turned 31 when he passed and left behind his wife, Sharon and three boys Luke (8) Freddie (6) and Sam (1) and as it was his love of cycling that brought us to know and love him it seems only fitting that we honour him by taking on this mammoth ride.




As of today 6-Sep-2010, There is a lot of planning to do and lots to be raised so every penny you can spare will be very much appreciated.




Thanks in advance from all the team.


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Raising money for

Kilbryde Hospice

Kilbryde Hospice

Charity Registration No. SC032424

Kilbryde Hospice provides a wide range of free support services for people with life limiting illnesses, as well as their families and carers in and around South Lanarkshire, through our hospice, on the grounds of Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride.

Raising money for

Run by Kilbryde Hospice

Charity Registration No. SC032424

Donations 100

Donation for the Hospice

Donation by David Rhodes on 08/09/11


+ £35.75 Gift Aid

Thanks to the Fulton's of BALLY-ESTON;-)

Donation by Peter Collins on 02/09/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done all, hope you reach your target!!!

Donation by Robyn Calderwood on 23/08/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Thanks to Duncans of Stevenston. Cheers Big Sis

Donation by Peter Collins on 20/08/11


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Thanks to John Love and all his collegues at Glasgow City Council land services.

Donation by Peter Collins on 20/08/11


+ £33.00 Gift Aid

Thanks to Eddy Moore and all the team at Kwik-Fit Fleet in Tannochside.

Donation by Peter Collins on 12/08/11


+ £27.50 Gift Aid

Thanks to Marjorie Collins & friends for all your support.

Donation by Peter Collins on 12/08/11


+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Thank you to Alan Mackenzie & Family for their wonderful support for Team Nelson

Donation by Sean Murphy on 11/08/11


Donation by william brierley on 11/08/11


+ £72.50 Gift Aid

well done

Donation by russell walker on 10/08/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Many thanks to everybody who made this donation possible.

Donation by Trefor Baker on 08/08/11


+ £79.28 Gift Aid

1st load of donations from staff at PCWorld East kilbride. Thanks for the support guys!!

Donation by Steven Quinn on 02/08/11


+ £46.25 Gift Aid

Thanks guys for all your help and sponsorship

Donation by Garry Quinn on 02/08/11


+ £22.50 Gift Aid

Thanks to the Coyle's and the Billington's

Donation by Peter Collins on 25/07/11


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Thanks to Billy Smith & Davy Nicol

Donation by Peter Collins on 15/07/11


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation from Ross, Robbie and myself, members of Glenmarnock Wheelers. Hope you reach your target.

Donation by Christopher Hughes on 06/07/11


+ £19.25 Gift Aid

Well Done everyone Love from Aileen , Bobby and Jennifer King and Agnes Watson x

Donation by Aileen King on 04/07/11


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Guys thanks for your help

Donation by Garry Quinn on 04/07/11


+ £65.00 Gift Aid

Well done Peter - hope the pain has eased slightly. Karen Hendry

Donation by Karen Hendry on 04/07/11


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Magdalen Twaddle on 01/07/11

Thanks guys it all helps increase the total

Donation by Garry Quinn on 29/06/11


+ £72.50 Gift Aid

Well done to all the team. Donation collected as part of Tom Nelson Body Wax. Thanks to all who helped.

Donation by Rob & Claire on 29/06/11


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

More Sponsored Body Wax money

Donation by Tom Nelson on 29/06/11


+ £66.88 Gift Aid


Donation by Anonymous on 28/06/11


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done.

Donation by Lindsay and Nisakhon Nelson on 28/06/11


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£5,824.02
  • Offline donations£2,300.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£8,124.02
  • Gift Aid£1,233.50

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