We just recently had the satisfaction of talking to Andrew Lock, that informed all of us regarding his 879 mile cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats – in memory of his close friend James Swallow.
James (or Jimmy, to his pals) died in 2017 aged 38 years of ages. He enjoyed bikes as well as had rather the collection; among which was a bronze Brompton with 6 equipments. In his memory, Andrew made a decision to cycle Jimmy’s Brompton from Lands End to John o’Groats to increase cash for The Faraway Children’s Charity.
The journey had not been all plain sailing. Andrew needed to manage 3 leaks on the initial 3 days. He additionally had 3 out of 6 equipments fall short – placing him behind the eight ball with a resort that would not confess entrance after 8.30 pm. Because of this, he needed to reconsider the course as well as obtain the bike repaired in Hereford at extremely brief notification by Mastercraft Cycles. Without them, Andrew states the remainder of the hillsides would certainly not have actually been feasible!
In spite of a couple of problems, the trip was a superb success general! We believe the statistics represent themselves:
Day 1. Lands End to Tiverton: 152.8 miles as well as 15 humans resources ride time.
Day 2. Tiverton to Hereford: 122.63 miles as well as 15 humans resources ride time.
Day 3. Hereford to Lancaster: 165.58 miles as well as 15 humans resources ride time.
Day 4. Lancaster to Earlston: 127.07 miles as well as 12 humans resources ride time.
Day 5. Earlston to Dalwhinnie: 129.74 miles as well as 14 humans resources ride time.
Day 6. Dalwhinnie to Tain: 95.61 miles as well as 9 humans resources ride time.
Day 7. Tain to John O Groats: 85.5 miles as well as 8.5 humans resources ride time.
Overall miles: 879.
Overall time: 6 days 12 hrs as well as 40 mins.
Andrew mentioned going across the Severn Bridge right into Wales, going across the Scottish boundary as well as the Forth Bridge as the highlights of his journey. The weather condition was amazing on day 7, as well as he was fulfilled by his spouse as well as little girl at the end of the trip, together with James’ moms and dads Peter as well as Sue. The best end to a legendary week.
” It was a great as well as impressive trip: psychological as well as harsh, back-breaking as well as lengthy. I was sustained throughout by 3 incredible companions called Peter Higgins, Tom Archer as well as Charlie Ward. It would not have actually been feasible without them as well as a fantastic means to keep in mind Swaz”
Program him some assistance as well as contribute to a fantastic trigger by seeing his Just Giving page.
The Faraway Kid’s Charity sustains youngsters as well as youngsters in one of the most denied locations of Northants, with all philanthropic contributions going straight to assist youngsters that are most deprived.