Katy Brophy

The BIG Ride! Age 88..a record breaking attempt to cycle nearly 2000 miles!

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Last year, age 87, I completed a Solo cycle from Lands End to John o’Groats, sleeping rough on the way to raise awareness and funds for the amazing work Llamau does. They work mainly with Young People up to the age of 25 and Women, who have experienced great difficulties in their lives, providing a safe place to stay and support to overcome their challenges.

I completed the challenge wondering if I was the oldest, at 87, to do this? However another 87 year old also completed the route that year, on a Brompton Bike no less. 

This year, starting the 16th August 2020, I not only hope to be the oldest person at 88, to complete the route, again at times sleeping rough along the way, having had more than a little trouble getting my bike home by train last year, I intend to take the easier option of also CYCLING BACK!  

I will be cycling from Pencoed, South to Lands End, heading North to John o'Groats, then turning straight round and heading back to Pencoed. A route that, including getting lost a few times, will be close to 2000 miles! 

Another challenge this year is going to be one of finding places to eat, pick up supplies, or find a bed for the night if the weather turns nasty, with the restrictions due to Coronavirus. My route will take me through the North of England. This only highlights just how hard it must be for Young People or people of any age to survive without a safe place to stay during such a challenging time! 

If that isn't enough... I will be cycling as 'The Green Man!'  Some of you will know I stood as a candidate for the Green Party in the 2015 election and have for the last 5 years been litter picking in Pencoed in order to have an impact in any way I can. Part of my challenge will also be to raise awareness of the importance of environmental issues and climate change for all of us.

I hope you will support my challenge and the work that Llamau do by giving generously! You will be helping to provide desperately needed support for the most vulnerable people in our society at a time when it's especially hard for charities like Llamau to make ends meet and carry on doing their invaluable work. 

You can take a look at the work Llamau do by clicking this link. 


Thank you very much all, wish me luck! 

love Laurie 

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