So, Tom and I have never done any proper cycling before. Therefore, we have decided to attempt to cycle (more than) the length of Britain in support of SASH - not the sesh.
SASH helps young people aged 16-25 in Yorkshire who are facing homelessness. Last year alone, they prevented 335 young people sleeping rough.
We’re going to be attempting this mega challenge over 11 days of constant cycling…
This includes an accumulated climb greater than the height of Mount Everest, over 1,000 miles from Land’s End, Cornwall, through John O’Groats in Scotland, to the Orkney Islands and will amount to over 100 hours of the saddle bruising our bums.
Here’s the updated plan. We start riding on Tuesday 4th June and finish (hopefully) on Friday 14th June 2019.
3rd – Train from York to Penzance
4th – Ride to Land’s
End, then to Launceston (93mi) - BED NEEDED
5th –to Taunton
6th – Taunton to Gloucester - BED NEEDED
7th –to Stafford (85mi)
8th – to Wigan (71mi)
9th – to Rydal (83mi)
10th – Rydal to Moffat - BED NEEDED (83mi)
11th – to Perth - BED NEEDED (103mi)
12th –to Boat of garten - BED NEEDED (98mi)
13th –to Altnaharra - BED NEEDED (111mi)
14th –to John O
Groats (followed by ferry to Orkney, then 20 mile ride to ferry)(105mi)
15th – Train from Aberdeen to York
Speaking of homelessness, we haven’t got a place to stay every night. If you or anyone you know lives within a reasonable distance of the towns on the route and can put us up for a night, it would be massively appreciated.
BIG THANK YOU to everyone that has already donated or provided a bed/couch for the night!
Love, Tom and Rory