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  • Team members: PAUL BARTON, MICHAEL TURTON, JOHN GRIFFIN, JAMIE GRIFFIN, GARY TESTRO, MARTYN JACKSON
  • Event: John O'Groats to Lands End Record Attempt on a 6 seater bike, 02 Oct 2010

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Saddle Row

 

John O’Groats to Lands End 2nd October 2010

 

Why?  

Competed in many ultra-marathon running events for many different charities and sought a new challenge other than running. Bike ride idea from John in memory of his brother Roy who died from bowel cancer. Decided to bike from John O Groats to Lands End. Whilst looking for a bike, found a 1930’s 4-seater bike on ebay. Imagination kicked in and decided to look into possibility of a 6-seater bike to accommodate the team.

     

    The Team

     

    Paul Barton, 44, Rolls Royce Manager, Ultra-marathon runner (40 miles plus) Fell walker, Three Peaks x 2, Atlantic canoeist, Arctic fisherman and Cyclist. 

    Mick Turton, 44, Rolls Royce Electrician, Ultra-marathon runner (40 miles plus), Triathlons and Cyclist.

    John Griffin, 46, Builder, ultra-marathon runner, Atlantic canoeist, Arctic fisherman and mountain biker.

    Jamie Griffin, 18, Ultra-marathon runner, Triathlons, Football and mountain biker.

    Gary Testro, 49, Steel Erector, ex-Navy, dangerous sports member, Cyclist.

    Martyn Jackson, 50, Rolls Royce Electrician, Ultra-marathon runner (40 miles plus) Marathons, Triathlons, Cyclist.

       

      The Bike

       

      Bespoke 17ft long, 6-seater (Hex), designed and built in America by Santana. Chromalloy frame with interchangeable sections via S+S couplers and Santana designed bottom tube coupler. Can be configured to be a 3, 4, 5 or 6-seater bike. (Triple, Quad, Quint or Hex). Hubs manufactured by Hadley Racing. Captain has control of the front brakes. Stoker No. 5 (the last man), has control of the back brakes and gears. Imported and commissioned by Ruth and John of JD Cycles, Ilkley, Leeds.

         

        Charities  

        Cancer related charities to include:

         

        Cancer Research UK

        Bowel Cancer UK

        Breakthrough Breast Cancer UK

        Macmillan Cancer Support UK

        Mesothelioma UK

        Myeloma UK

           

           

          Route  

          John O’Groats Glasgow Manchester Nottingham Derby Birmingham Northampton London Lands End

             

             

            Subject to route alterations

             

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            www.saddle-row.com

             

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