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Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Challenge

  • When Jun 30th 2017
  • Where UK
  • Time 07:30

This is your opportunity to take part in the iconic 'Lands End to John O'Groats' (LEJOG) cycle challenge, organised by The Children's Centre and requiring a minimal amount of time off work ...

Based on the success of the of the team of 14 riders who successfully completed the challenge in 2016, we are pleased to announce that in 2017 we are offering you the chance of participating in this 1000 mile adventure, over nine days ), spanning three countries and touring the length of the British Isles. This is the ultimate British cycling challenge.

Pictures From LEJOG 2016 

Route

Starting at Land's End on the southwesterly tip of England, we pedal our way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, skirting the Lake District into Scotland, via lochs and mountains to the North coast and John O'Groats. In all we will cover almost 1000 miles in nine days, passing through some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the British Isles.

This is a tough challenge but a fabulous way to see the country, and one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!

Day 1 Lands End - Okehampton
Day 2 Okehampton - Bristol
Day 3 Bristol - Shrewsbury
Day 3 Alternative Bristol - Shrewsbury
Day 4 Shrewsbury - Lancaster
Day 5 Lancaster - Moffat
Day 6 Moffat - Loch Lomond
Day 7 Loch Lomond - Loch Leven
Day 8 Loch Leven - Tain
Day 9 Tain - John O'Groats

To see how Mike coped with this fantastic journey in 2012, and to see what you could be letting yourself in for check out his Blog.

Backup

An experienced leader will cycle with you each day and be on hand to help with any bike problems that may occur. You will have detailed route notes so that you can go slower or faster than the leader if you prefer, or you can cycle behind him so that you don’t have to navigate at all.

A back up van will 'leap frog' the group a number of times each day so that help is never far away. We will carry a range of spare parts so that repairs can be made en-route and we will have a spare bike available in the event that your bike has a serious breakdown.

Fitness 

This event is suitable for someone with a good level of fitness and who wants a challenge. If you do plenty of training beforehand you should have no problem completing the ride. We will schedule training days around the Island if you would like to join the group before the main event.

It must be stressed that a good amount of training before the ride will make your tour much more enjoyable and ensure that you finish your ride. We are always happy to advise you about training plans in preparation for the ride.

Support

The Children’s Centre's fundraising team will be there every step of the way with advice and support with every apsect of this challenge from fundraising, to kit and we will also help to ensure that your body is in peak physical condition so that you get the most from this once in a life time experience.

Payment Options

Riders will be raising much needed funds for The Children’s Centre, the Island’s leading children’s charity dedicated to helping the Manx community.

Option A: Raising the minimum sponsorship

Registration Fee: £95 
Minimum to raised: £1300

Option B: Self funding

Registration Fee:£95 
Payment: £550
Minimum to raised: £750

 What is Included?

• All accommodation
• Cycle leaders
• Support vehicle
• Transportation of bike to start and from finnish
• Fuel costs
• Support with training
• Support with fundraising
- Transfers to and from Hayle to Land's End 
- Transfers from John O'Groats to Inverness

What is not included in the package?

• Food (although we will provide energy gels and drinks)
• Personal spending money 
• Transport and travel costs to the start and from finnish.
• Bikes
• Tips and gratuities
• Travel Insurance

If you would like more information please contact Lisa Motley on 676076 or email: lisamotley@thechildrenscentre.org.im

To sign up now simply pay your deposit below and complete and return this registration form to the address provided.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week