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Ride Britain - Lands End to John O'Groats

Saturday 5 September 2020, 8:30am
Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Guide, Ivybridge
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The Ride Across Britain classic route, Land's End to John O'Groats, is a challenge that has endured for centuries! The 'End to End' has been an iconic challenge since before the Tour de France was even a glint in Henri Desgrange's eye. It is a true test of stamina and will. The reason it has stood the test of time as a challenge? The simplicity of going from South to North and the breathtaking scenery the route passes through.

You will be guided through the rugged coastline of Cornwall to the rolling hills and valleys of the North of England, right up to the barren majesty of the Scottish highlands. There is possibly no other event in the world that manages to string together such a range of moorlands, hidden green valleys, winding back lanes and stunning coastal roads and historic sites. This is a nine day cycle challenge, cycling, on average, 110 miles a day. The longest day is 127 miles.

With one hardy cyclist already signed up for this epic challenge, we are now looking to put together a small, but perfectly formed (!) team to join them this September and are taking expressions of interest for anyone who thinks they have what it takes to complete the, almost, 990 mile ride. Entry is £499 when you pledge to raise £2,200 for SpecialEffect. Combined with a contribution from ourselves, your entry fee goes towards the cost of the facilities and services put in place for riders, including camping, food (breakfast, lunch, dinner and pit stop snacks), sports nutrition and facilities for showering. It also goes towards crew service costs on the events, such as chaperones, medical and massage teams to help keep you fit for the road, mechanics, luggage transport and basecamp/pit stop crew. Tents will be provided but you would need to bring your own sleeping bag and mat. 

If you are interested in joining Team SpecialEffect for the Ride Across Britain or simply want to find out more about what's involved, please fill in your details below and we will be in touch. Please note that places are strictly limited and that an expression of interest here does not guarantee you a spot on the team. 

As a Fundraising Event Participant, any information you provide in this form will be stored safely and securely and we will retain it for an appropriate time. For our full Privacy and Cookies Policy, please visit our website at https://www.specialeffect.org.uk/privacy-and-cookies.The minimum age for participation in this event is 18 years.

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Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Guide, Ivybridge


Event Contact

Ellie Dimmock
ellie@specialeffect.org.uk