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Length & Breadth of the UK Cycle Challenge

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Baby Lifeline

We improve care for mothers and babies to give every baby the best chance of life

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[Update 15/07/2013 - Misson Accomplished!

 

 

I made it to John O'Groats as planned on Thursday 11th July despite the previously reported multiple mouth ulcers all the way from Devon and stomach pains from southern Scotland, and the 28c heat (I didn’t see that one coming)!

 

A huge thank you for all your incredible support and for your amazing generosity, with giftaid we have raised over £2,600 for babylifeline, it certainly made every pedal stroke worthwhile.

 

Lastly I'd like to mirror the sentiments passed by Stephen Fry and Julie Walters last year in the 'Staycations' campaign, being privileged enough to have cycled the length and breadth of this great nation I can’t urge you enough to go and see more of it..  

 

Thanks

 

Ollie]

 

 

 

[The finalised route 27th June -

 

Day -1 York to Penzance by train then from Penzance to Lands End and back                                                          20.64m -  Sat   29/06/2013

 

Day 1          - Penzance to Looe             67.35m -  Sun  30/06/2013

 

Day 2          - Looe to Honiton               74.92m -  Mon 01/07/2013

 

Day 3          - Honiton to Bristol           78.33m -  Tue   02/07/2013

 

Day 4          - Bristol to Ludlow             64.59m -  Wed03/07/2013

 

Day 5          - Ludlow to Comberbach  83.76m -  Thu   04/07/2013

 

Day 6          - Comberbach to Kendal  86.79m -   Fri    05/07/2013

 

Day 7          - Kendal to Lockerbie        79.91m -  Sat    06/07/2013

 

Day 8          - Lockerbie to Livingston  64.12m -  Sun   07/07/2013

 

Day 9          - Livingston to Dunkeld    62.19m -  Mon  08/07/2013

 

Day 10        - Dunkeld to Aviemore     73.10m -  Tue    09/07/2013

 

Day 11        - Aviemore to Brora          88.55m -  Wed  10/07/2013

 

Day 12        - Brora to Jonh O'Groats  65.88m - Thu   11/07/2013

 

                                                       Total 910.13m]                    

 

 

[Update: 16th June - Coast to Coast was completed over the first weekend of June, (131miles including some very steep hills) we had lovely weather the whole way, the climb up and decent passed Hartside was breathtaking (literally) and the 35 miles of cyclepath to Tynemouth (until you got to Newcastle) was fantastic - I heartily recommend it to anyone who has considered doing it. Its just my solo ride from the Lands End to John O'Groats left to do, with my first full day's riding on Sunday 30th June, so if you would still like to donate you have just under 2 weeks before I start - a huge thank you to those who have already kindly donated, it is very much appreciated, and I know the babies can't thank you themselves so I'm doing it for them, thank you!]

 

I’m doing my bit for charity again this summer with two long distance bike rides, covering the length and breadth of the Country. At the end of May I'm riding from Coast to Coast in 2 days and then at the end of June I'm riding Lands End to John O'Groats in 12 days. Then during the rest of July I'll be limping.

 

The chosen charity is Baby Lifeline who do excellent work supplying hospitals with extra vital maternity equipment and training as well as care for pregnant women nationwide. As fantastic as the NHS is, its never had enough money to do what it needs to do and from personal experience I know things don’t always go to plan when people try to have children (and it affects more people than you might realise). There are more details opposite or you can follow this link to their website  http://www.babylifeline.org.uk/about_us.html

 

If you feel like you haven’t given enough to charity this year please give what you can it really is a great cause.

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  • Me and Evie at John O'Groats
  • Made it into the Highlands
  • Made it to Scotland +6

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