At the end of June each year a group of minis, from all over the country head to Land's End for the start of the annual Land's End to John O’Groats mini run. We are proud to be fundraising for Demelza House Children's Hospice - one of many such establishments around the country. They do simply amazing work and everything we raise goes straight to them.
LEJOG is the first of the Small Cars, Big Hearts major fund raising events and each of the minis do a round trip of about 2000 miles. Using mainly A & B roads with 2 short sections of motorway we cross some of the country's best countryside. We leave on Monday and are in John O’Groats by Friday lunch time. We do about 250 miles a day between camp sites and stop every morning at a supermarket for breakfast, we even know where the toilets are en route. We've added some extra stops in and now take in Blackpool seafront and an amazing 39 mile stretch of twisty road coming back from John O'Groats. The event is not a race or a rally, it is just a small group of mini nuts doing what we enjoy most; driving our minis and knowing that we can help raise a great deal of money makes it even more fun.
The Blowin' Tyres team, consists of the mother and daughter pairing of Carol and Michelle Stone, and their classic Mini Jock. He is now the longest serving Mini - but very nearly didn't make it this year...
We will be lead car again this year, for (we think) the 7th time. I think we're getting the hang of it now....
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