JOHN O’GROATS TO LAND’S END 2014/15/16 CHARITY RIDE
The first ride in 2014 was in the memory of my friends Harry, Jim, Darren, Alex, Chester, John, Rolf, Andy (R.I.P) and the many who are currently battling with this illness. Also for Charlie, our dog, who died of cancer in 2013.
I wasn't racing against the clock and this was not for my own personal gratification. Yes, the journey was eventful and interesting, but the principal motive and objective behind this endeavour was to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and to highlight the importance of early detection of this condition and encourage men to be more proactive in their urological health care.
I've watched Henry Cole "World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides" and I decided that his own chosen route from John o'Groats to Land's End was as good as any to emulate.
An anecdotal account of my 2014 journey can be found at www.pccharityride2014.co.uk and on my BLOG page "Back in The Saddle" It took me South from Normanton to Land's End first and then North to John O'Groats and back to Normanton, Yorkshire.
2015 This ride never took place due to a lack of sponsorship.
In lieu of the postponed John O'Groats to Land's End ride, I organised a cycle event as detailed below.
12 HOUR CYCLE MARATHON CHARITY EVENT at SQUIRES CAFÉ, SHERBURN-IN-ELMET.
Sunday 19th JULY 2015
Started: 09.00 HRS <> Finished: 21.00 HRS
I'd like to thank all those who turned up to make this event a success.
Official Sponsors: SQUIRES Café, Sherburn-in-Elmet
Mr LOCK AND KEYS, NORMANTON .
The 2014 trip took me 8 days. I learned quite a lot from it and this time around, I allowed about 7-10 days to complete the journey.
Departure 13th August. Normanton Tyres, Normanton - John O'Groats - Land's End - Returned Normanton 22nd.
Allums - The Butchers of Altofts and Wakefield, Mr Lock & Keys - Normanton, Normanton Tyres, Castle Motorcycles - Castleford, BSB Motors - Normanton and finally my sister Edwidge from Bristol.
As long as I am physically able to do so, my plan is to make this charitable ride a regular yearly event and would like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of this pilgrimage.
Prostate Cancer is still with us. It will not go away unless more work is done to find the cure. And that means more funding.
The fight goes on.
Join the fight.
2017 Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to undertake the trip.
Watch out for 2018
If I can get enough support, I will do the ride again this year.
I’m trying to recruit other fellow bikers willing to join me in my pilgrimage.
If you are sufficiently interested, please contact me via Facebook or my email address and I will send you sponsorship forms.
The provisional departure date is Sunday the 1st of July.
As soon as I've reached my minimum of 10 riders, I will confirm the date and go on to outline the route in greater detail. In any event, the departure date will be set at the end of February.
I will be departing from the Squires Cafe.
Even if you are unable to do the whole trip, you may wish to join me on a leg or two or even meet me on the way for a coffee break. I will post my stops in my itinerary.
I would like to please ask you to please donate via my website www.pccharityride2014.co.uk so that I may keep track on the donations and respond appropriately to the donors. There is a good reason for this as 2 people have recently made a £20 donation each and they do not appear on any of my Charity Links.
JustGiving is listed and seems to be the most popular. Go to my website. Click on the link and donate.
Otherwise you can go directly to www.justgiving.com, but it is essential that you make reference to either Roger Raymond or pccharityride2014 so that Prostate Cancer UK also recognises the primary source of the donation.
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