Rory cycles from Land’s End to John O’Groats
This year we’re offering a range on sponsorships for riders doing amazing things for charity. Rory from Southport was awarded one of our £500 sponsorships for his charity – raising money for Cancer Research by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
See what Rory had to say about his ride:
“Since retiring, I joined Deliveroo as a great way to train and raise the funds for this ride. From 1-28 May, I cycled the length of the country from Land’s End to John O’Groats, covering 1200 miles.
“Joining me were two friends and a support vehicle. I chose to ride for Cancer Research, a charity very close to my heart, managing to raise £4,000 including the £500 from the Deliveroo sponsorship which was a great boost.
“Averaging 30-70 miles per day, I was unable to take any rest days as the accommodation was booked in a different place each night. This was definitely tough!
“My route took me from the south of the UK to the north. I’d originally thought Scotland would be the most challenging but it turned out it was Cornwall: so may hills!
“The weather held up throughout the ride with only were a couple of rainy days but I had my friends to support me and I kept my mind on the cause.
“I still work with Deliveroo but must confess I haven’t put on lycra since the ride! I intend to do a coast to coast ride with my son and will start my training in February.