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Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle

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Date: Tuesday 28th August 2018

Location: Across the UK

Length of challenge: 13 days

This is a tough challenge but a fabulous way to see the country, and one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!

About the challenge

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the furthest possible distance in the British Isles, is a classic challenge that many dream of. Starting at Land’s End on the south-westerly tip of England, we pedal our way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, skirting the Lake District into Scotland, via lochs and the Highlands to the North Coast and John O’Groats.

In all we will cover roughly 1000 miles, passing through some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the British Isles.

We work with DiscoverAdventure for these events so do get in touch with us at fundraising@designability.org.uk  if this is the sort of fundraising event you might like to do. There are various dates and various challenges so we hope that you will find one to suit you.

Challenge itinerary

Day 1: Land’s End – Liskeard
Cycle approx 80 miles

Day 2: Liskeard – Tiverton
Cycle approx 77 miles

Day 3: Tiverton – Chepstow
Cycle approx 87 miles

Day 4: Chepstow – Shrewsbury
Cycle approx 93 miles

Day 5: Shrewsbury – Preston
Cycle approx 92 miles

Day 6: Preston – Carlisle
Cycle approx 90 miles

Day 7: Carlisle – Kilmarnock
Cycle approx 100 miles

Day 8: Kilmarnock – Inveraray
Cycle approx 80 miles

Day 9: Inveraray – Loch
Cycle approx 95 miles

Day 10: Loch Lochy – Brora
Cycle approx 97 miles

Day 11: Brora – Thurso
Cycle approx 65 miles

Day 12: Thurso – John O’Groats
Cycle approx 30 miles

Day 13: Depart Inverness

A full lowdown on the beautiful scenery and experiences to expect each day is available over on the Discover Adventure website.

What's included:

  • Full vehicle support en-route
  • All meals except where specified and accommodation
  • Discover Adventure leader, mechanic and driver(s)
  • Maps and route information
  • Transfer from John O' Groats

What's excluded:

  • Two meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
  • Optional night's accommodation in Cornwall (before Day 1)
  • Cycle helmet (compulsory) and water bottles
  • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
  • Optional Discover Adventure bike courier return service
  • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions