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Chris Oliver's 500 Miles FlySpec Cycle

Fundraising for 500 miles

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  • Event: Chris Oliver Lands End to John O'Groats

500 miles

We help people with disabilities in Africa to get artificial limbs and limb supports

Charity Registration No. SC038205

Story

Well I never expected I would ever do this cycle ride. Neither did I expect to raise £10,000. Thanks to everyone that donated. Not even after a Lap Band. However I completed the Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle Ride on August 21st 2009. My ride distance was 1077 miles, took 20 days, range of between 40 to 80 miles per day, 57,000ft climbing hills (almost twice height of Everest!), about 97 hours total cycling time, average speed of about 11mph, maximum speed 41mph, 5 punctures and one new tyre! I was burning between 4,000 to 6,500 calories per day. A very memorable ride for which I learnt that you just have to "take each day as it comes".There were press articles in the Edinburgh Evening News, Scotsman and Scottish Sun. I would like to thank the superb cycle guides from Saddle Skedaddle Cycle Holidays: Nigel Methley and Tim Carter whom supported me on the ride. Also much thanks to my personal trainer Colin Wycherley (Well Coaches) who got me in shape to do this. Also thanks to Neil Hogg who was my spinning trainer a major cycling inspiration at Greens Gym Edinburgh. I am thinking that as a long term fitness aim I'm going to try and stay fit and do LEJOG again in ten years time!  My pictures are here.  Chris Oliver's blog "Obesity to Triathlon" is at christopheroliver.blogspot.com  This charity page will stay open until the end of December. Thanks to offline donations: £942.50 Mr Pradip Datta MBE FRCS - MRCS & Anatomy teaching honoraria. £100.00 Alison Coates. £50.00 Ms Christine Evans FRCS. £20.00 Dyanne McCurdy. £50.00 Olaf Bach FRCS.  £20.00 Daniel Porter FRCS.£442.59 Mr Pradip Datta MBE FRCS - MRCS & Anatomy teaching honoraria. £100.00 Mr Ray Briggs FRCS. £50,00 Mr Kevin Newman FRCS, £30.00 Lisa Hadfield-Law, £10.00 Janet Smalley, £25.00 Sue, Jo & Richard Moseley, £1000  Morningside United Church Garleton Singers Concert.with Rev John Smith £20 Carolyn MacPherson £10 Morningside United Church Parisioners, £40 Alexander Mccall Smith. £20 Janet Boyle (MacDermid). £5 Dianne McLean, £100 President Frank Keane PRCSI on behalf of Royal College College Surgeons Ireland, £20 Colin & Gerri Kirkwood, £20 Nicole Elvin, £10 Ruth MacKenzie, £20 Miss Judy Evans FRCS. £100 Patrick Joyce & Mark Wrighton Hanson, £30 Sallie Nicholas (Joint Committee Surgical Training), £50 Sheila & David McLetchie MSP, £20 Dr John McKnight, £50 Mr Malcolm Macnicol FRCS, £250 Malcolm Kemp, £20 Prof Hamish Simpson FRCS, £50 Mr Mike Lavelle-Jones FRCS, £60.00 Mr John Barr, £50 Mr John R Logie FRCS, £40 Professor Peter McCollum

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  • Chris Oliver on LEJOG August 2009
  • At the Finish John O'Groats 21st August
  • Chris Oliver for 500 Miles FlySpec

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