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John O’Groats to Lands End 2nd October 2010
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.
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.
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.
Cancer related charities to include:
Cancer Research UK
Bowel Cancer UK
Breakthrough Breast Cancer UK
Macmillan Cancer Support UK
John O’Groats Glasgow Manchester Nottingham Derby Birmingham Northampton London Lands End
Subject to route alterations
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