Monday, 6 December 2010

John O'Groats to Land's End

We recently received a kind donation from Emily & Chris who cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End and decided to raise money for the project in the process.

"The idea came about as a bit of a joke originally and everybody, including bike shop staff and our supportive parents thought we probably wouldn't make it", says Emily, "We met some of the most amazing people- the Laird of the Loch (a guy that lives in a boat on Holy Loch), a retired couple that overtook us on mountain bikes then fed us green tea, cherries and popcorn, the friendliest Dutch couple imaginable and some crazy folk in Bristol who led us to the discovery of the most incredible falafel takeaway place! It rained 28 out of 30 days and we cycled 1125 miles on bikes that have the combined age of 100".

"My friends kept telling me that I should raise some sponsorship money for it but I couldn't think of a charity that particularly stood out and then I heard about The Bristol Bike Project and was reminded by an article I saw in the Guardian newspaper. Basically, I think what they do is great and if I didn't live about 200 miles away I'd go down and get my hands covered in bike grease helping out! So Instead, I thought about doing the ride to raise money for the bike project".

A HUGE thank you to Emily & Chris for their kind donation - it really does make a difference and allows us to continue doing the work that we are.