Lands End to John O'Groats: Cycling 1000 miles to fight cancer
MEMBERS OF THE SIR DANIEL ARMS PUB CYCLE THE LENGTH OF BRITAIN TO RAISE MONEY FOR CLIC SARGENT – PUB HOPPING ALONG THE WAY!
On 28th September 2011 three intrepid cycling enthusiasts cycled from one tip of the British Isles to the other, all in a brutal effort to raise money for the charity Clic Sargent. Clic Sargent supports children and young people who suffer from cancer, as well as their families, all the way through their treatment and recovery.
During treatment Click Sargent provides specialist nurses and play specialists who make home visits to keep families as comfortable and stress free as possible. They help offer grants and community support, and can even help organise holidays for children with cancer and their families, and still help support after treatment has finished, either by helping survivors or by offering counselling support for the bereaved.
These 3 enthusiastic young men are all members of the Sir Daniel Arms Pub in Swindon (part of the JD Wetherspoons pub group), and decided to raise money for this more than worthy charity by cycling almost 1000 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats, stopping at 211 Wetherspoons Pubs along the way.
The group also had a bespoke beer created especially for their cause which they sold to great affect across the country. All profits from the sale of this beer also went towards Clic Sargent.
As the route across England and Scotland is a long and potentially treacherous one, a fourth member of the team drove a back-up van in support of the group, repairing the bikes as necessary and storing them overnight. This van was provided free of charge by Limesquare Vehicle Rental, who was keen to support such a worthy cause.
It took the team just over two weeks to get to John O'Groats, averaging over 60 miles per day – this is a fantastic time to complete such a long distance and we would like to congratulate them all on their hard work. At last count the Sir Daniel Arms Pub Team had raised over £17,000 for Clic Sargent.
By Marina Wryer