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EVENT 29th Aug 2017

Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle: 29 Aug 2017

Bike 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of cycling enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Bike 4 Cancer is a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. cycling) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

Cycle the length of mainland Great Britain in this iconic cycling challenge. Starting at Land's End on the South West tip of England, we pedal our way through Cornwall to the Welsh border.

We then skirt along the edge of the Lake District into Scotland, via lochs and mountains to John O'Groats. We will cover almost 1,000 miles in 12 days, passing through some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the British Isles.


The ride starts on Tues 29 August. You arrive in John O'Groats twelve days later.


DAY 1: Land's End to Liskeard (80 miles)
We cycle from Lands End through Cornwall on undulating roads

DAY 2: Liskeard to Tiverton (77 miles)
We cross into Devon and over the tough climbs of Dartmoor

DAY 3: Tiverton to Tintern (96 miles)
Cycling on the flat roads of Somerset, we cross the Severn Bridge to the Wye Valley

DAY 4: Tintern to Shrewsbury (90 miles)
We ride on undulating country roads via Hereford to Shrewsbury

DAY 5: Shrewsbury to Preston (92 miles)
Today we ride flat and fast roads through Cheshire, bypassing busy towns

DAY 6: Preston to Carlisle (90 miles)
Today, we climb up Shap Fell and through Carlisle towards the Scottish border

DAY 7: Carlisle to Kilmarnock (100 miles)
We cross into Scotland at Gretna and continue through the lowlands

DAY 8: Kilmarnock to Inveraray (80 miles)
Riding along the coast, we take a short ferry ride and cycle to Inverary

DAY 9: Inveraray to Loch Lochy (95 miles)
We cycle through the highlands and Fort William to Loch Lochy

DAY 10: Loch Lochy to Tain (75 miles)
We cycle along the Caledonian Canal stopping at Tain

DAY 11: Tain - Thurso (87 miles)
We head North once more towards Thurso

DAY 12: Thurso - John O'Groats (30 miles)
Cycling along the coast, we pass beautiful beaches to the finish at John O'Groats!

DAY 13: Depart Inverness

Costs & Sponsorship

There is a registration cost of £250. You can either pay the balance of £1,400 yourself or raise a minimum sponsorship fund of £2,800 (before Gift Aid is added).

What's Included?

All accommodation is included, as well as all meals (except 2 as specified in the itinerary). It also includes full trip support with experienced group leaders, luggage transport and mechanics.

Find out more!

Take part in this fantastic charity bike ride and help British families living with cancer. To register, simply fill out the form below and we'll set the wheels in motion!


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