Quite simply the most famous route in Britain. Covering 874 miles from the most South-Westerly point on mainland Britain all the way up to the Northern tip. Over 15 days riding you will see why this is a classic event on an epic scale.
This event has been organised to raise vital funds for many worthy charities. On this event you may choose to support any of these charities shown on our Charity Details Page
Riding over every type of terrain from the remote mountainous areas of Scotland and the heather-clad moors of Northern England, to the quaint country lanes of the South, this will be a journey to remember for the rest of your life.
Covering approximately 60-70 miles per day you will need to be a reasonably active person and have the determination required for 15 days riding.
We start in Penzance at noon on 6th May (we will collect you from the train station) when we will go for a short ride to ensure that your bike has been correctly “sized”. We have bikes for all shapes and sizes although if you have your own, please feel free to use it.
After we leave the far South West we head up through the undulating roads of the peninsula towards the Severn Bridge and over in to Wales. The route we have chosen generally heads Northward up the Western side of England and through the Lake District before crossing in to Scotland at Gretna. The Scottish leg will see us going round Loch Lomond over Glen Coe and up the Western side of Loch Ness towards Inverness and then following the coast road up to John O’Groats.
As you can imagine with events of this nature, there are many things that need to be paid for. For this reason we must ask that everyone on the event raises at least £1,500. This will ensure that not only are the costs covered but, more importantly, your chosen charity will benefit significantly.
There is a non-refundable booking fee of £200 per person for this event. This is not part of the sponsorship, it is what UK’OP charge to organise the event and provide the staff and equipment.
For the Lands End to John O’Groats event your chosen charity will receive a minimum of £1,500, from which they will pay approximately £850 to run the event (the vast majority of which as used to pay for accommodation and transport). PROVIDING THAT YOUR SPONSORSHIP CARDS ARE SIGNED AND RETURNED They will be able to reclaim the tax (28p for every £1 donation) on your sponsorship (£420). This means that, assuming that all sponsorship cards are signed and returned, they will benefit by at least £1,070 per participant.
Obviously if you can raise more than the minimum amount (as many people have on previous events) it would be greatly appreciated.